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Changes in social roles of men and women may increase gender violence

When sexist men feel their power threatened in their sentimental relationships, they may use violence as a way to restore their lost power, according to a University of Granada study. The study found that women who are afraid that their husbands will react violently against them if they do not stick to their traditional role… Seguir Leyendo Changes in social roles of men and women may increase gender violence

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Video games do not affect kids academic performance

Video games may not necessarily affect academic results of children, unlike most parents perception, according to a new study. In fact, the new research claims that video games can have a very positive influence in the education of children, when used in moderation. Ángeles Llorca Dez from the Department of Didactics of Musical, Plastic and… Seguir Leyendo Video games do not affect kids academic performance

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Exhaustion may be the only determinant of climbers performance

Exhaustion may be the only determinant of climbers performance The maximum time an athlete takes to become exhausted while climbing may be the only determinant of his/her performance, reveals a new study. Up till now, performance indicators for climbing have been low body fat percentage and grip strength. Moreover, the existing research was based on… Seguir Leyendo Exhaustion may be the only determinant of climbers performance

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Talk aloud to solve mathematical problems quickly

Talk aloud to solve mathematical problems quickly Cant solve a mathematical problem\’ Just talk aloud and see your troubles disappear, suggests a new study. The University of Granada (Spain) study, which has been recently published in the journal “Revista de investigacin psicoeductiva” and the Electronic Journal of Research in Educational Psychology, found that those students… Seguir Leyendo Talk aloud to solve mathematical problems quickly

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Consumption of certain fish linked to poor cognitive performance in kids

Consumption of certain fish linked to poor cognitive performance in kids Those with higher levels of exposure to mercury show a generalised delay in cognitive, memory and verbal areas. Mercury is a contaminant found especially in oily fish and canned fish and to a lesser extent in white fish. For the study, scientists analyzed the… Seguir Leyendo Consumption of certain fish linked to poor cognitive performance in kids

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Videogame designs military strategies based on ants movements

Videogame designs military strategies based on ants movements A researcher of the University of Granada has designed a new system for the mobility of military troops within a battlefield based on the mechanisms used by ant colonies to move using a commercial videogame. This work, developed at the department of Computer Architecture and Technology of… Seguir Leyendo Videogame designs military strategies based on ants movements

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Soon, ‘intelligent car’ that alerts drivers in case of accident hazard

Soon, \’intelligent car\’ that alerts drivers in case of accident hazard An international team of scientists has developed a novel system that detects unusual behaviours in drivers before a curve or an obstacle on the road and generates signals of alarm to warn of an accident risk. The so-called DRIVSCO system allows vehicles to learn… Seguir Leyendo Soon, ‘intelligent car’ that alerts drivers in case of accident hazard

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