Open-source software tracks neural activity in real time

Tracking the firings of individual neurons is like trying to discern who is saying what in a football stadium full of screaming fans. Until recently, neuroscientists have had to tediously track each neuron by hand. “People spent more time analyzing their data to extract activity traces than actually collecting it,” says Dmitri Chklovskii, who leads the neuroscience group at the […]

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In the age of smart devices, young children spending more time in front of TV screens

A new study by Robert Stempel College of Public Health & Social Work researchers about screen time shows that children are spending more time watching television than ever before. Comparing pre-mobile device usage in 1997 to when mobile devices were widely available in 2014, the study found that television consumption still significantly outpaced mobile devices such as smart phones or […]

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Data show no evidence that teens’ social media use predicts depression over time

Longitudinal data from adolescents and young adults show no evidence that social media use predicts later depressive symptoms, according to research published in Clinical Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. However, the findings do show that relatively higher depressive symptoms predicted later social media use among adolescent girls. This research stands in contrast with recent claims […]

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Screen time before bed puts children at risk of anxiety, obesity and poor sleep

Pre-teens who use a mobile phone or watch TV in the dark an hour before bed are at risk of not getting enough sleep, a new study reveals. The risk is comparatively lower for children who use these devices in a lit room or do not use them at all before bedtime. Pre-sleep device use The study by researchers from […]

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Fast 800: How cutting time spent eating can turbo-charge weight loss

Fast 800 Diet: Doctor Michael Mosley on how cutting the time you spend eating each day can turbo-charge your weight loss Time Restricted Eating is a form of fasting popular among millennials celebrities Aim is to gain benefits by extending night fast from 8 hours to ten or more hours Dr Mosley has provided several healthy soup and salad options […]

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Here's Eddie Murphy With All 10 of His Kids — for the First Time

Who’s your daddy? If you’re not sure, you might want to check with Eddie Murphy. The comedy legend, 57, has 10 kids — all of whom appear with him in a holiday photo posted by his daughter Bria Murphy on her Instagram. It’s the family’s very first photo all together. Check out this posse: View this post on Instagram Merry […]

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