How we perceive colors unlocks other mysteries about the brain. (Brain and Cognition Lab, University of Oxford)
How we perceive colors unlocks other mysteries about the brain. (Brain and Cognition Lab, University of Oxford)In research powered by machine learning, scientists found it is possible to tell which color someone is seeing by monitoring their brain activity, independent of their words for that color, adding to our understanding of how memories are formed and helping researchers better "decode" the specific features they contain.

Posture can affect memory, according to this study. (Unsplash/Michal Parzuchowski)
Posture can affect memory, according to this study. (Unsplash/Michal Parzuchowski)People who cross their hands behind their back when learning new sentences are less likely to remember action verbs, nouns and sentences, but their memory of visual verbs is not influenced, according to new research from scientists in Spain, France and Italy.

If campaign ads leave you feeling a bit stressed-out, you're not alone. (AP Photo/Jon Elswick)
If campaign ads leave you feeling a bit stressed-out, you're not alone. (AP Photo/Jon Elswick)Exposure to campaign ads increased anxiety levels among U.S. adults on both sides of the aisle during the 2016 election cycle, a finding that may not surprise anyone, though local races likely added to collective anxiety alongside the rancorous presidential race.

It turns out that if you give kids more vegetables, they'll eat more vegetables. (AP Photo/Cheyanne Mumphrey)
It turns out that if you give kids more vegetables, they'll eat more vegetables. (AP Photo/Cheyanne Mumphrey)Persuading kids to eat more vegetables may be surprisingly simple yet somewhat counterintuitive, according to new research from The Pennsylvania State University: Doubling the portion sizes of broccoli and corn led preschool children to eat 68% more vegetables, but adding butter and salt did not change the amount consumed.

Engineers and social workers have developed a device intended to prevent quick access to a gun during a mental health crisis. (Unsplash/Thomas Def)
Engineers and social workers have developed a device intended to prevent quick access to a gun during a mental health crisis. (Unsplash/Thomas Def)University of Pittsburgh engineers teamed up with Department of Veterans Affairs social workers to develop a prototype of a key-locking device that may one day prevent veterans who are at risk of committing suicide from accessing a gun during a moment of crisis.

Forget wearing each others' sweatshirts; now it looks like texting styles of romantic partners become similar over time. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)
Forget wearing each others' sweatshirts; now it looks like texting styles of romantic partners become similar over time. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)College-age romantic partners' texting styles become increasingly similar as their relationship forms, according to a new study that is among the first to investigate linguistic alignment in text messages.

A rat study gives new clues about the damage childhood stress can do that leads to PTSD. (Pixabay/Shutterbug75)
A rat study gives new clues about the damage childhood stress can do that leads to PTSD. (Pixabay/Shutterbug75)Rats that were exposed to a highly distressing event as juveniles experienced changes in brain regions responsible for processing emotions and detecting danger, offering new clues about the mechanisms that can lead to post-traumatic stress disorder in humans, following adverse events during childhood.

Researchers have tracked down a part of the brain that goes haywire in rats when they crave drugs. (Pixabay/sipa)
Researchers have tracked down a part of the brain that goes haywire in rats when they crave drugs. (Pixabay/sipa)French researchers have linked abnormal activity in a specific part of the brain to compulsive cocaine seeking in rats, identifying a potential biomarker for addiction and method of treatment through deep brain stimulation.

Latinx voters' political leanings are influenced strongly by their American identity.  (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
Latinx voters' political leanings are influenced strongly by their American identity.  (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)The degree to which Latinx voters prioritize their U.S. American identity over their Latinx identity may have a significant influence on whether those voters support conservative immigration policies and Republican candidates, according to new research.

New research shows a strong link between the language used and the popularity of certain TED Talks. (Unsplash/Melyna Valle)
New research shows a strong link between the language used and the popularity of certain TED Talks. (Unsplash/Melyna Valle)New research on thousands of TED Talks shows that people who speak with more "I" statements, positive emotion words like "love" and social words like "mate" get higher view counts and are seen as more popular and authentic.

A very tiny brain probe could help scientists gather more mouse data. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
A very tiny brain probe could help scientists gather more mouse data. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)A new brain probe small enough to fit on a mouse without impeding its movements that can be left in place for weeks at a time could be a significant technological advance in neuroscience, providing reams of previously unavailable data on brain activity, according to the scientists who developed the device.

Brain temperature can be an important health indicator, but measuring it has been tricky until now. (AP Photo/Erika Kinetz)
Brain temperature can be an important health indicator, but measuring it has been tricky until now. (AP Photo/Erika Kinetz)Brain temperature differs from body temperature and is an important indicator of health after an injury, but it's difficult to measure without invasive procedures such as the implantation of temperature probes. A group of researchers has proposed a new biophysical model that can predict personalized brain temperature using data from magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of individual brain tissue and vessel structures.