It is shown that if someone picks up their smartphone in a social situation we will also tend to do so

The "chameleon effect" is known as the tendency to unconsciously imitate the people with whom we are interacting. The best-known example is the contagion of yawning. A team of researchers from the University of Pisa has discovered that the "chameleon effect" applies to people who start using their smartphone. Researchers have thus discovered that when … Read more

Watching TV too long can lead to brain aging

Middle-aged people who regularly turn to television for entertainment appear to be at increased risk of impaired reasoning and memory as they age. These three new studies even suggest that a moderate amount of television was associated with poorer performance on cognitive tests as people aged. Regular viewers also experienced increased brain atrophy . The … Read more

Your zip code influences how long you will be active and you will not end up unable to perform basic tasks for your life

According to a new Yale study published in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine , older people living in disadvantaged neighborhoods become disabled about two years earlier than their counterparts in wealthier neighborhoods. The data also points to a tangible effect of structural racism in the lives of older Americans . Tracking nearly 800 people For … Read more

In Spain, one person commits suicide every two and a half hours: there are ten times more suicides than homicides

This Friday is the World Day Against Suicide Prevention , a silent pandemic that barely has news coverage (especially if we compare it with homicides). In Spain 3,671 people took their own lives in 2019 , according to the latest definitive data from the National Institute of Statistics (INE). There are ten people a day. … Read more

Those who exercised more during the confinement period of the pandemic experienced less anxiety and depression

According to a new study by Kaiser Permanente published in Preventive Medicine , people who exercised more during the initial lockdown period of the COVID-19 pandemic experienced less anxiety and depression than those who did not exercise . The study also suggests that people who spent more time outdoors generally experienced lower levels of anxiety … Read more

People have such unrealistic ideas about their own bodies that even their beliefs influence their self-perception

Internal images of ourselves can deviate from what others see and this can be affected by our beliefs about our personality and our self-esteem. Researchers at Bangor University’s School of Human and Behavioral Sciences have devised a way to access people’s mental image of themselves, and, for the first time, compare that image to reality … Read more