Researchers from Loma Linda University (LLU) Health in Beaumont, US, investigated the brainwaves triggered by eating nuts and discovered further evidence that eating nuts may boost brain strength.
For the study, a team of researchers used participants who regularly consumed various kinds of nuts such as almonds, cashews, peanuts, pecans, pistachios, and walnuts. The scientists used an EEG to measure their brain waves.
Authors conclude in their study: “This study provides objective evidence that [brain wave strength] for different brain EEG wave bands are modulated differentially by different types of nuts. These data appear to support an association of nuts’ health benefits with an increase in [delta waves] and [gamma waves].”
A new research suggests that eating the same food at lunch or choosing the same snack may create a closer and more trustful connection.
Researchers from the University of Chicago wanted to test whether eating exactly the same food could heighten the rapport between two people. They ran a series of three experiments to find this out.
There were 176 participants in the first experiment. They did not know each other and were paired up to play an economic game. One of them played the role of an investor and the other pretended to be a fund manager. Some pairs ate the same candies before the game, while others ate different candies.
In those pairs, where people ate the same candy, they gave more money to their counterparts, while those who ate different candies were less trusting and generous with their funds.
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