Psicólogos explicam os benefícios de se fazer bolos, biscoitos ou pÃes para ou tras pessoas

Mas assar bolos e bolachas é muito mais do que apenas criar algo doce para comer.

As pessoas que gostam de fazer bolos ou biscoitos aproveitam qualquer desculpa para esquentar seus fornos. Fazem um bolo para comemorar o aniversário de alguém, dedicam tempo assando biscoitos para um dia de festa e preparam brownies simplesmente porque todo o mundo adora chocolate. Mas assar bolos e bolachas é muito mais do que apenas criar algo doce para comer. Especialmente quando é feito para outras pessoas, é um ato que traz toda uma série de benefícios psicológicos.


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China Shatters “Spooky Action at a Distance” Record, Preps for Quantum Internet



Results from the Micius satellite test quantum entanglement, pointing the way toward hack-proof global communications—and a new space race.



In a landmark study, a team of Chinese scientists using an experimental satellite has tested quantum entanglement over unprecedented distances, beaming entangled pairs of photons to three ground stations across China—each separated by more than 1,200 kilometres. The test verifies a mysterious and long-held tenet of quantum theory and firmly establishes China as the front-runner in a burgeoning “quantum space race” to create a secure, quantum-based global communications network—that is, a potentially unhackable “quantum internet” that would be of immense geopolitical importance. The findings were published Thursday in Science.


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Extra-virgin olive oil prevents dementia by clearing brain of debris

Extra-virgin olive oil prevents dementia by prompting the brain to clear out harmful debris, reveal scientists as they hail ‘exciting’ breakthrough

  • Oil is a key ingredient of a Mediterranean diet, which has many health benefits
  • Study found olive oil prompts the brain to remove harmful clutter in the brain
  • Olive oil reduces the amount of amyloid-beta plaques and neurofibrillary tangles
  • These structures increase a person’s likelihood of getting Alzheimer’s disease

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DNA Replication Has Been Filmed For The First Time, And It’s Not What We Expected

“It undermines a great deal of what’s in the textbooks.”

Here’s proof of how far we’ve come in science – in a world-first, researchers have recorded up-close footage of a single DNA molecule replicating itself, and it’s raising questions about how we assumed the process played out.

The real-time footage has revealed that this fundamental part of life incorporates an unexpected amount of ‘randomness’, and it could force a major rethink into how genetic replication occurs without mutations.

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A New Study Examines The Deep Benefits Of Meditation, Yoga And Tai Chi

Mind-body interventions (MBIs) such as meditation, yoga and Tai Chi don’t simply relax us; they can ‘reverse’ the molecular reactions in our DNA which cause ill-health and depression, according to a study by the Universities of Coventry and Radboud.

The research, published in the journal Frontiers in Immunology, reviews over a decade of studies analysing how the behaviour of our genes is affected by different MBIs including mindfulness and yoga.

Experts from the universities conclude that, when examined together, the 18 studies — featuring 846 participants over 11 years — reveal a pattern in the molecular changes which happen to the body as a result of MBIs, and how those changes benefit our mental and physical health.

The researchers focus on how gene expression is affected; in other words, the way that genes activate to produce proteins which influence the biological make-up of the body, the brain and the immune system.


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Why autistic people won’t look others in the eye: Doing so causes sufferers stress and makes them uncomfortable

  • People with autism often avoid eye contact with some saying it feels like burning
  • Scientists have used brain scans of autistic patients to back up their complaints
  • Researchers found eye contact overstimulates the brain of an autistic person

People with autism often avoid eye contact, with some complaining it feels like ‘burning’.

Often other people think they are being shy or indifferent, or that it is a sign of social awkwardness.

But now researchers have used brain scans of autistic patients to back up their complaints that eye contact is stressful and uncomfortable for them.

Researchers at the Massachusetts General Hospital in the US found that eye contact overstimulates the brain of an autistic person.