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Fact or Fiction? Men Have A Better Sense of Direction Than Women

A study carried out by researchers Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Trondheim has provided an explanation as to why men have a better sense of direction than women.

In attempt to shed light on the age-old myth involving the battle of sexes, the researchers administered testosterone to 42 men and women and monitored their neural activity using a way-finding task.

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Their findings suggests that men performed better than women in navigational task. Although it was found that the testosterone altered the neural activity of the participants, the results didn’t show whether testosterone improves an individual’s sense of direction.

The researchers believe that complex behaviours like navigation rely on learned strategies. Historically, men were hunters and women were gatherers. Such situations have driven human brains to probably evolve differently.

Still, other researchers have shown that women are better are finding objects locally than men.

Carl Pintzka, the lead author of the study explained: “In simple terms, women are faster at finding things in the house, and men are faster at finding the house.”

Moreover, fMRI scans showed that male participants had greater activity in the hippocampus while performing the tasks. Meanwhile, female participants mainly used their frontal lobes. Females, when administered with testosterone, used their hippocampus to a greater extent.

Previous studies claimed that men have a bigger hippocampus than women.

Scientists Predict Navigational Skills Based on Brain Scan

Humans do possess an internal compass that tells us the direction to take to reach our final destination.

Researchers from the University College London have discovered that the entorhinal complex region in the brain is responsible for a person’s sense of direction.

Using an MRI machine that measures nerve activity inside the head, the researchers found that the entorhinal region became more active than other brain regions during a navigational task.

“We were surprised to see that the strength and consistency of brain signals from the entorhinal region noticeably influenced people’s performance in such a basic task,” Dr. Hugo Spiers explained.

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Grab Driver Defies Traffic Rules So He Can Bring His Rider To The Hospital On Time

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We have heard incredible stories where taxi, Grab and Uber drivers are being good samaritans.

Recently, another Grab driver is earning praise as he defied all traffic rules and all odds, as you may, just so he can bring his rider to St. Lukes Hospital in BGC.

In a Facebook post of Andrea Venice Yuson that PhilStar shared, she recalled how the Grab driver that she and her mom rode on the way to the hospital was nice enough to speed up and defy traffic lights, just so he can bring his rider to the hospital on time.

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She posted how the driver did everything he could when he found out that Yuson’s mom was not feeling well.

“Pag akyat sa Market Market, talagang binubusinahan niya lahay ng nasa harap niya kahit naka stop traffic light.”

The driver blew his horn so that the other vehicles will give way to them and know that it is an emergency.

“Bandang BGC na kami busina padin siya ng busina binuksan niya yung bintana niya sinesenyasan niya yung mga gusto pang mauna kesa sakanya tas nagagalit siya di kami makadaan kasi sabe niya ’emergency nga e'”

Yuson also shared how the driver seemed affected and nervous, he even looked back at the mom and asked if she is still ok.

“Kita sa mukha niya nagagalit, nagaalala, sabay sabing, ‘pinagpapawisan ako, kaya niyo pa ba ma’am?'”

When they reached the traffic light, the driver beat the red light and also told the other driver that was trying to go ahead that this is an emergency.

“Binreak niya yung traffic light, e may dadaan kasi naka-go yung isa, sabi niya ‘sige mahuli ka emergency nga to eh, wala akong pakielam sainyo kahit magaway pa tayo.”

Because of the driver’s efforts, they were able to reach the hospital and Yuson’s mom was taken care of. When she tried to pay the driver, he refused and said that she should just take care of her mom.

“Unahin mo muna mama mo, tulungan mo muna siya.”

In the end, even when her mom told her to run after the driver so she can pay, the driver still did not accept the payment.

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She also gave an update that her mom will be brought to the ICU for her Dengue Hemorrhagic condition.

You can read the whole post here:

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Girl Who Got Proposed To During A Fun Run Passes Away 8 Days After Their 1st Anniversary

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Losing the one you love is painful. It’s like you lose a part of you which will always leave a void.

Some people are lucky to be able to spend a lifetime with the one they love, and only lose them when they are already old, and they are lucky if they have already fulfilled their life’s purpose by them.

Unfortunately, there are those who are unlucky to lose a loved one while they are still in the early parts of their relationship or are just starting to build their lives.

This is what happened to a heart-tugging story that was featured in Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho.

Aldrin Talplacido recalled how he met his wife Angel when they became classmates in college for one semester.

Angel was the princess of the school, almost everybody has a crush on her, including Aldrin.

He recalled how they first started to text when Angel passed around a slam book, that is when they started talking to each other until one day he just asked Angel if she can be his girlfriend.

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They eventually got engaged during a fun run in their area but separated a few months before the wedding. But as fate would have it, Aldrin courted Angel again, and they finally got married.

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Sadly, tragedy struck the couple 8 days after their first wedding anniversary when Angel complained that she was having a hard time breathing and has chest pains.

She was rushed to the hospital and all the while Aldrin didn’t know what to do.

He recalled that one doctor said a few weeks ago that there is nothing to worry about, that everything is going to be ok.

But then he lost it when he saw the doctors panic. When they panicked, of course, he panicked too.

He shared how painful it is to hear Angel’s slow heartbeat and when it slowed even more until it stopped, he knew he lost Angel.

This is a sad example and lesson to all of us to treasure everyone around us, while they are still here.

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Girl Developed Facial Paralysis From Sleeping With Her Hair Still Wet

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You’re probably one of those people who’s very busy all day and loves to take a bath at the end of the day to soothe your body and to feel relaxed when going to sleep.

What do you do when your hair is still wet but your bed is already calling you?

Most of the time, because of exhaustion, you dismiss that memory where your mother was reminding you not to go to sleep while your hair is wet and you give up on your body’s demand.

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You may not realize its effect til now but sleeping with wet hair is dangerous to your health. Take a look at this woman who had a habit of sleeping while hair is wet and suffered from facial paralysis.

Xiong, a 32-year-old woman from Wuhan, China, who works in a shopping mall, used to sleep with wet hair. She got the lesson of her life when one day she woke up and discovered that the left side of her face could not move. And what’s scarier was when she checked it in the mirror, she found out that her mouth was crooked as well!

Scared, Xiong quickly goes to the hospital where she was diagnosed with a facial nerve paralysis that may have been caused by her habit of sleeping with wet hair.

World of Buzz shared that her doctor explained that sleeping with wet hair changes her body’s temperature that triggers pain and causes the face to experience a sudden involuntary muscular contraction which leads to facial paralysis.

He also added that sleeping with wet hair can make the pillow an ideal breeding ground for bacteria, which might cause infections. And that’s not all, it can also cause dandruff, ringworm of the scalp, severe headache and many more.

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Now, don’t you want to reconsider this unhealthy habit? You probably don’t want to experience its unpleasant effect on your health, do you? Make sure you dry your hair first before sleeping.

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