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    Nature on a screen can improve your mood

    If you can’t go outside, do the next best thing.

    Are you feeling anxious or irritated during the coronavirus lockdown? Do you constantly want to get up and move? Mayb...

    Behaviour April 30, 2020
  • The ways sleep deprivation affects you

    Tips for getting a better night’s rest.

    Along with diet and exercise, sleep is one of the three key pillars of health. But while we often discuss food and ph...

    ASC Edits March 19, 2019
  • A visit to the park may lift the mood

    A boost in positive words after getting among the trees.

    Scientists have discovered that just spending time in leafy parks can improve the emotion and decrease the negativity...

    Society August 9, 2018
  • Why is mood so important?

    What role does the brain play in shaping our mood?

    The brain is key to our existence, but there’s a long way to go before neuroscience can truly capture its staggering ...

    Biology October 31, 2016
  • Mellow yellow?

    The mood and cognitive effects of curcumin from turmeric.

    Curcumin is the component of turmeric (Curcuma longa) that gives the spice its bright yellow colour. It is one of mor...

    Biology October 17, 2016
  • Gut bacteria influencing your mood?

    Intestinal bacteria can boost the body’s production of serotonin.

    Microbes in the gut do more than aid our digestion – they may also alter our mood. Elaine Hsiao and her team at Calte...

    Biology April 20, 2015
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