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  • Preferred temperature enhances working memory

    Preferred temperature enhances working memory

    Lorenza Colzato | | 0
    Humans are strongly affected by climate and temperature. Studies show that colder environments foster cognitive performance. Colzato and Sellaro found that working memory can be enhanced by performing under the preferred, not the objective temperature.
  • Eating to stop

    Eating to stop

    Lorenza Colzato | | 0
    A famous statement of the German philosopher Ludwig Feuerbach is "Der Mensch ist, was er iβt" (you are what you eat), but is it really true that the food we eat modulates the way we think and perceive the world?
  • Decision making in the game of life

    Decision making in the game of life

    Jonathan Barnhoorn | | 0
    Recent research has revealed a causal link between serotonin levels and people’s ‘sense of fairness’. A fascinating discovery because serotonin levels are in part dependent on what we eat. So, can you eat yourself toward a fairer world?
  • The compensatory effects of food

    The compensatory effects of food

    Laura Steenbergen | | 0
    The economic crisis has resulted in many budget cuts in health care and general care programs. The population as a whole is aging, and yet we desire to stay independent as long as possible. How can we retain the cognitive abilities supporting independence?
  • Running for happiness

    Running for happiness

    Hans Revers | | 0
    Why do some people run marathons? And why do they often appear to be so happy, even exhilarated after hours of running? There must be something wrong with them, or do they know something that we don't?
  • Cannabis use: doorway to creativity or to delusions?

    Cannabis use: doorway to creativity or to delusions?

    Meriem Manaï | | 4
    Cannabis is the most commonly used illicit drug in the world and it has been used for centuries. Many acclaimed artists from a variety of disciplines, maintain its usefulness in the enhancement of creativity. However, is there any truth in their claims?
  • Pope Francis: Do I have your attention?

    Pope Francis: Do I have your attention?

    Lorenza Colzato | | 0
    Roman Catholics have a new leader: Francis, the first Latin American Pope. Catholicism has more than a billion followers worldwide. How does Catholicism influence the way believers of this religion look at the world?
  • Sexual pheromones: myth or truth?

    Sexual pheromones: myth or truth?

    Lorenza Colzato | | 7
    Valentine’s Day is the day of love. Especially nowadays, pheromones are advertised and sold as cologne or perfume in order to stimulate attraction between people. However, the question is: do sexual pheromones really exist, and how good are they?
  • Are we what we eat?

    Are we what we eat?

    Lorenza Colzato | | 8
    'Der Mensch ist, was er iβt' (you are what you eat) is a famous quotation from the German philosopher Feuerbach, suggesting that the food one eats has a bearing on one's state of mind. Can food function as cognitive enhancer?