Technology

Your Environment Is Part Of Your Mind

Here’s a fun experiment: Stick your finger in your eye. Well, not exactly. The experiment actually involves closing one eye, focusing the open eye on a target stimulus, like this letter O, and then gently pressing on the upper eyelid of that open eye. Give it a try. It looks like the world moves a

The Case For Accurate Reporting Of “Nonsignificant” Results

Empirical research based on experiments and data analysis requires an objective measure of the pre-experimental difference between treatment groups. The common way to measure such a difference is to use P-values. They are the outcome of statistical tests based on the data, for which level of statistical significance of P = 0.05 has become a

Brain Stem: Function And Parts

The brain is the single most complex machine known to humans. Millions of years of evolution have produced a complex network of neurons and synapses whose coordinated activity controls every function in the human body. Figuring out the organization and structure of the brain is the goal of neuroscience and cognitive science. The brain has

5 Unique Properties Of Parallelograms

In geometry, a parallelogram is a convex quadrilateral polygon that is characterized by having 2 sets of parallel sides. In other words, a parallelogram is a 4-sided figure in which opposite pairs of sides lie parallel to each other. Some key properties of parallelograms include: opposite sides are parallel opposite sides are congruent opposite angles

5 Amazing Properties Of Metals

Composing the bulk of the chemical elements on the periodic table, metals are among some of the most versatile and useful known substances. The development of metal-working technologies to create materials was likely one of the most important advances in human history. Metals are ubiquitous in the modern world. Bridges, skyscrapers, dams, and cars—most industrial

The Best Of Both Worlds: Creating A Strong, Stretchable Fiber For A Range Of Materials

Throughout history, humans have sought to find or design materials with desirable properties for different applications. Since each material has its advantages and disadvantages, oftentimes we want to try and combine them to get the “best of both worlds.” However, the way in which the materials are combined has a significant impact on the resulting

Using Computational Models To Improve Street Planning

Nowadays, we are continually facing mobility issues caused by the high number of circulating automobiles and people. These issues are more familiar to large cities, such as metropolis and megalopolis, but we can already note locomotion issues to a lesser extent in countryside cities. Lack of mobility is a problem that usually causes several other

Dirty Odor Reduces Genital Sexual Arousal In Men

Whether sexual stimuli excite people depends not only on how sexually exciting a stimulus is but also on the extent to which there are simultaneously active processes that actually counteract sexual arousal, such as feelings of disgust or fear. For example, earlier research has shown that sexual stimuli provoke less sexual excitement if these individuals

10 Examples Of Proteins: In Food And Biology

Proteins are a type of biological molecule that is composed primarily out of amino acids. Proteins perform a vast array of functions in the human body including: catalyze metabolic reactions synthesize and copy DNA transport molecules within the cell signaling paths in the body active in the immune system form physical structures of cells Proteins