Gender binary in elite sports should be abandoned, researchers urge

Existing gender categories in sport should perhaps be abandoned in favour of a more “nuanced” approach in the new transgender era, University of Otago researchers say. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) guidelines that allow male-to-female transgender athletes to compete in the women’s category at the elite level has raised significant…

Six against loneliness

The UK has since Wednesday, a Minister, to deal with the issue of loneliness. Politicians of the CDU and the SPD are calling for, to create in the German Ministry of health, a position, which takes on the theme. In fact, loneliness can be to a large psychological stress and…

‘Mindreading’ neurons simulate decisions of social partners

Scientists have identified special types of brain cells that may allow us to simulate the decision-making processes of others, thereby reconstructing their state of mind and predicting their intentions. Dysfunction in these ‘simulation neurons’ may help explain difficulties with social interactions in conditions such as autism and social anxiety. Researchers…