7 days without Internet - this task has been undertaken by a group of employees and students of the University of Information Technology and Management in Rzeszow. They want to check whether they are addicted to the web, and how the experiment will affect their work and personal life.
The engine that drives us to take risks is, among other things, the dopamine system in our brain. Fortunately, we also have pretty good brakes, such as the amygdala. It keeps the dopamine system in check and allows us to analyse the situation instead of thoughtlessly taking a risk.
Researchers from Warsaw University of Life Sciences have taught the residents of Tengeru, Tanzania the cheese production technology. The product named Tangaru cheese was made using the combination of Tilsit cheese and oscypek technologies.
How to tell whether a child suckles due to hunger or just for enjoyment? Young mothers can watch helpful short video prepared and posted online by the scientists from Kraków. The authors emphasize, however, the recording would not replace a consultation with physician or midwife.
For the first time in Poland, research on empathy of parents will be conducted using extraordinary dolls - simulators of the needs of infants. As many as 200 couples will participate in the study - future mothers and fathers. The analyses will be a joint effort of experts in the fields of psychology, biotechnology, chemistry and obstetrics. The interdisciplinary project is coordinated by the Institute of Psychology of the University of Gdansk.
In the anechoic chamber of AGH in Kraków, one of the quietest places in Poland, last week on Tuesday a recording was made of noises made by babies during breastfeeding. The recording will help mothers distinguish between their child drinking milk, and suckling for enjoyment.
If we knew the mechanisms that occur in the amygdala of the brain, it would be much easier to build social relationships. We would be able to better treat autism and psychopathy. Therefore, many scientists in experiments on animals (such studies on humans are not allowed) investigate the functioning of the different communication channels. A lot of money is spent on this research.
The Madurese were the tribe that came to Borneo in search of work and a better life. They met there with resentment of local Dayaks and accusations of taking away jobs. The conflict ended in a bloody massacre. "Their history, however, shows that even after such a tragedy people can live in peace" - said Tomasz Burdzik, who conducts research on Borneo.
A new Polish app for training cognitive processes, including memory and concentration has been launched. The application Neurogra was created with the participation of scientists from the SWPS University of Social Sciences and Humanities.
Lively music and bright lights in fast food restaurants are not an accident. They make us eat faster, and when leaving, we make space for the next customers. Small plates in restaurants promote ordering more food. Restaurateurs use a number of traps that make us spend more money than intended.