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Liquid metal discovery ushers in new wave of chemistry and electronics submitted by Owlchemy to science

alfonsotutti 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago

The thinner the better. Soon atom size will be the limit and the scientists will need to explore ways of working with sub-atom components. I'm sure there is more to come.

DIY Biohackers Are Editing Genes in Garages and Kitchens. With the latest breakthroughs in the life sciences, who needs a lab or degree? submitted by Thisismyvoatusername to technology

alfonsotutti 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago

Have you heard about Epigenetics?

I've learned about it only recently and my mind is still blown away that it's possible. The way I understand it is that there are some parts of our DNA that are covered with something. You can change the external environment (for example diet) and this could cause shift in the things that are covering DNA sequence. Not only will this change how your body develops, but it will also be inherited by your kids.

Still hard to believe it! Check out more from wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Epigenetics

The effect of marriage quality on cardiovascular health submitted by The_Cat to science

alfonsotutti 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago

The results from this study look pretty weak, even though I'd expect stronger relationship (maybe even causality, as relationship causing long-term impact on health).

In fact, I just remembered watching a TED talk covering longitudinal study covering exactly that topic. They had much stronger conclusions - here it is (P.S. Upvoat if you want more people to see it :- )

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Human brain has evolved to prioritise its own energy needs over those of peripheral organs, such as skeletal muscle. submitted by killer7 to science

alfonsotutti 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago

It seems intuitively right - lizards can drop their tail to preserve rest of the body when in danger. Is it selfish? I don't know - it increases the chances of survival.

Human brain has evolved to prioritise its own energy needs over those of peripheral organs, such as skeletal muscle. submitted by killer7 to science

alfonsotutti 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago

Some more thoughts - if brain and skeletal muscles are under strain it is a "shorter loop" for brain to take care of itself, rather than brain taking care of complex/heavy muscle movements and then coming back to taking care of itself.

Human brain has evolved to prioritise its own energy needs over those of peripheral organs, such as skeletal muscle. submitted by killer7 to science

alfonsotutti 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago

Also, since there is unusual/extra stress introduced, the brain can't just run on the autopilot. This means that the capacity of the current working memory needs to be used to respond to the stress situation.

Now, in this case there are two types of stress introduced (mental and physical), which means that the working memory needs to be allocated to two different tasks. Working memory is a scarce resource, so the question becomes the prioritization of working memory allocation.

Based on the findings, it seems that dealing with mental stress gets priority here and is allocated more space.