A number of studies suggest that certain kinds of music do have an effect on sleep quality. One study from Semmelweis University found that students with poor sleeping patterns found it easier to fall asleep after listening to 45 minutes of classical music.
A study from Brown Medical School elaborates further on the phenomenon, suggesting that any consistent sound, such as music or white noise, can aid in sleeping if it is of a certain volume and maintains a regular pattern. The website counselheal.com cites a study in which participants of an experiment were better able to recall information after sleeping with a song playing that was tuned to oscillate at the same frequency as their brain activity.Learn More
According to Satoshi Kanazawa in Psychology Today, men on average are slightly smarter than women. This difference does not emerge until after puberty, however; girls mature faster than boys and prior to puberty are actually, on average, more intelligent than boys. Studies suggest that the shift occurs somewhere around the age of sixteen.Full Answer >
About.com does not cite age as a factor in deciding someone's IQ. Therefore, the average IQ of a 15-year-old would be about 100, which is the average for every other age.Full Answer >
Broadcast, print and Web media have influenced people by controlling persuasive factors in shared news and information. The University of North Carolina at Pembroke Communications Department website indicates that the influence of the media in 2014 has grown dramatically over time due to the evolution of technology, access to immediate information, and the ability to quickly disseminate news and opinions.Full Answer >
Mayo Clinic describes post-traumatic stress disorder as a mental health illness caused by experiencing or witnessing a terrifying event. Those suffering from the disorder experience nightmares, anxiety and uncontrolled thoughts about the event.Full Answer >