Sometimes it doesn’t pay to be a do-gooder, according to a new University of Guelph study. Highly cooperative and generous people can attract hatred and social punishment, especially in competitive circumstances, says study author and psychology professor Pat Barclay. “Most of the time we like the cooperators, the good guys. We like it when the
University of Guelph Prof. Candace Johnson is investigating various forms taken by the #MeToo movement, each with its own message pertinent to local issues facing women around the globe. “It has begun to measure and therefore make visible women’s experiences of harassment and abuse, and it has inspired action around the globe to respond to
Many recreational triathletes and runners often ramp up their training in hopes of getting a personal best or winning a race. But new research from the University of Guelph demonstrates that more isn’t always better. Overload training may alter firing in the body’s sympathetic nerve fibres, which could hinder performance. “The theory behind overload training
Bigger does not mean better in the bird world. “Bird brains are small, but they have the same number of neurons as the average primate,” says Prof. Ryan Gregory, Department of Integrative Biology. “Contrary to the idea of ‘bird brains,’ they’re pretty bright.” In a recent study published in the Canadian Journal of Zoology, he
“Sexual problems among middle-aged Canadians are relatively common,” says Chris Quinn-Nilas, a PhD candidate.
If the global population adopted recommended North American dietary guidelines, there wouldn’t be enough land to provide the food required, according to a new study co-authored by University of Guelph researchers. Global adherence to United States Department of Agriculture guidelines would require one giga-hectare of additional land—roughly the size of Canada—under current farming practice. “It
Health impacts of neonicotinoids may go well beyond bees, according to a new University of Guelph study. Residues of the insecticides were found in the livers of wild turkeys, providing evidence that this common agrochemical is being ingested by free-ranging animals. The researchers from the Ontario Veterinary College are among the first to study the
A compound from cannabis could be developed into promising anti-nausea treatments for cancer patients on chemotherapy, suggests a new research paper by University of Guelph scientists. The study is the first to show the specific trigger for nausea – a common symptom of many diseases and a distressing side effect of chemotherapy that is not
“This is concerning because it means a significant proportion of pet owners are missing the small window between two and 14 weeks where socialization is such a crucial piece in the behavioural development of dogs,” says Coe.
Listening to music can reduce anxiety and revive memories for people with Alzheimer’s and dementia. But operating devices that play favourite songs can be challenging for those with the conditions. “Independent access to music for people with dementia is hard, because with something like a record or CD player, they slowly lose the ability to