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Toddlers ‘surprisingly sophisticated’ at understanding unfamiliar accents

A new University of Toronto study has found that by two years of age, children are remarkably good at comprehending speakers who talk with...

Bright lights breed stronger emotions

The next time you want to turn down the emotional intensity before making an important decision, you may want to dim the lights first. A...

Study Shows Autistic Brains Create More Information at Rest

New research from Case Western Reserve University and University of Toronto neuroscientists finds that the brains of autistic children generate more information at rest...

It’s more rewarding to tell truth than fib when deceiving others

A University of Toronto report based on two neural imaging studies that monitored brain activity has found individuals are more satisfied to get a...

Newly discovered celestial object defies categories

An object discovered by astrophysicists at the University of Toronto (U of T) nearly 500 light years away from the Sun may challenge traditional...

Tripling tobacco taxes would avoid 200 million tobacco deaths

Tripling taxes on cigarettes around the world would reduce the number of smokers by one-third and prevent 200 million premature deaths from lung cancer...

Fear of being single leads people to settle for less in...

Fear of being single is a meaningful predictor of settling for less in relationships among both men and women, a new University of Toronto...

A brain reward gene influences food choices in the first years...

Research has suggested that a particular gene in the brain's reward system contributes to overeating and obesity in adults. This same variant has now...

People prefer products that help them ‘save face’ in embarrassing moments

People who are feeling embarrassed are more likely to choose items that hide or 'repair' the face, according to new research published in Psychological...

Vaccinating boys plays key role in HPV prevention

Improving vaccination rates against the human papillomavirus (HPV) in boys is key to protecting both men and women, says new research from University of...

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