Articles by Bo Christensen

  • Do neurons alone cause consciousness?

    Our thoughts and emotions may not only be controlled by the brain’s neurons. Study sheds new light on how the brain works.
  • Danish researcher wins ‘mini-Nobel Prize’

    A Danish researcher has won a ’mini-Nobel Prize’ for catapulting the medical condition ‘water on the brain’ from oblivion into the spotlight.
  • With exercise, sometimes less is more

    Moderately overweight people do not lose more weight by exercising 60 minutes. Shorter exercise sessions make people more active throughout the day, says researcher.
  • Beta blockers can kill during surgery

    Doctors should administer beta blockers to heart patients during surgery in a more nuanced way than previously believed. Incorrect use can have no effect and can in the worst case cost lives.
  • Unknown ’food function’ discovered in the brain

    A specific area of our brain responds strongly to the sight of food we have previously tasted – even before we become conscious of what we’re looking at. This function is likely to influence our choice of food.
  • Steroid effects can last decades

    Even a brief intake of anabolic steroids can have long-lasting performance enhancing effects, new study reveals. The effect can, in principle, last decades, argues professor.
  • How to get kids to eat vegetables

    If children eat vegetables when aged between 6 and 12 months, there is a greater chance that they will learn to like vegetables when they grow up, new study shows.
  • Extreme rituals enhance social cohesion

    Physically and mentally exhausting rituals promote the spirit of community in society, according to a new study. This is the first time that this hypothesis has been confirmed experimentally.
  • Architecture activates both old and new brain processes

    Our appreciation of architecture involves more brain processes than previously assumed. Evolutionarily speaking, the processes take place not only in the primitive reward system, but also in a much younger part of the brain.
  • Hunger increases support for social welfare

    If we are hungry when we’re asked about our attitude towards welfare, we are more likely to show support for a social welfare policy. This is a biological impulse which ensures survival, new research suggests.

Bo Christensen

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