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High-Fat, High-Sugar Diets Causes Bacterial Changes Related to Loss of Cognitive Function

June 23, 2015

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High-Fat, High-Sugar Diets Causes Bacterial Changes Related to Loss of Cognitive Function

Changes in bacteria making up the gut microbiome caused by high-fat and high-sugar diets appear related to a loss of cognitive function according to a study at Oregon State University. A study at Oregon State University indicates that both a high-fat and a high-sugar diet, compared to a normal diet, cause changes in gut bacteria […]

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The Scientific Cause of Near-Death Experiences

October 15, 2012

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Near-death experiences that have been widely reported by patients now have a scientific explanation. This phenomenon is thought to be caused by the abnormal functioning of dopamine and oxygen flow. The scientists published their findings in the journal Trends of Cognitive Sciences. Approximately 3% of the US population reports to have had a near-death experience, […]

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Perceptive Time Slows Down for Athletes before They Act

September 6, 2012

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Scientists at the University College London have discovered that an individual’s perception of time does seem to slow when they prepare to make a physical action. The study indicates that in professional athletes, this capacity might be increased. The scientists published their findings in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences. Getting ready […]

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