Left-Handers or Right-Handers: Whose Brains Work Faster?

Is it righties or lefties who earn 10-12% higher salaries?

Dec 11

Categories: Other

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People with Opioid Dependence in Recovery Show 'Re-Regulation' of ...

The study by Scott C. Bunce, PhD, of Penn State University College of Medicine, Hershey, and colleagues provides evidence of "physiological re-regulation" of disrupted brain and hormonal responses to pleasurable stimuli—both drug- and ...

Dec 11

Categories: Drug Addiction

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Brain scans link frontal abnormalities to suicidal behaviors in ...

Abnormalities in the prefrontal cortex and related brain areas are observed in adolescents who have attempted suicide, according to a report today at the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology annual meeting in Phoenix Arizona. The study ...

Dec 10

Categories: Suicide Prevention

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A simple trick to improve your memory

Want to enhance your memory for facts? Tom Stafford explains a counterintuitive method for retaining information.

Dec 10

Categories: Mental Health Professions

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Self-Development – Suggestions for How To Continually Grow and ...

According to Lominger International (now a Korn/Ferry Company), a competency is "a measurable characteristic of a person that is related to success at work. It may be a behavioral skill, a technical skill, an attribute (such as intelligence), or an ...

Dec 10

Categories: Workplace Issues

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Suffer from extreme social anxiety? Your friends probably like you ...

A psychologist helping a person with social anxiety disorder will often try to convince them that they come over far more positively in social situations than they realise. A new study provides some evidence to back this up. Thomas Rodebaugh and his ...

Dec 9

Categories: Anxiety, Social Isolation

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Dopamine helps with math rules as well as mood

The chemical messenger dopamine – otherwise known as the happiness hormone – is important not only for motivation and motor skills. It seems it can also help neurons with difficult cognitive tasks. Torben Ott, Simon Jacob and Professor Andreas ...

Dec 9

Categories: Learning Difficulties

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Brain Training Doesn't Make You Smarter

If you've spent more than about 5 minutes surfing the web, listening to the radio, or watching TV in the past few years, you will know that cognitive training - better known as "brain training" - is one of the hottest new trends in self improvement.

Dec 9

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Brain stimulation offers hope for depression, but don't try it at ...

Around 350 million people worldwide have depression. Antidepressant medications are often prescribed to treat the condition, alongside talking therapies and lifestyle changes such as regular exercise.But a substantial proportion of people either ...

Dec 8

Categories: Depression

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You Are The Company You Keep

Why do we keep doing and feeling the same things over and over again, even when they aren’t serving us well in any capacity whatsoever? Oh, the madness!

Dec 8

Categories: Attachment Issues, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

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Study: Internet-based screening can help detect aging-related ...

We just came across a new and fas­ci­nat­ing sci­en­tific paper, titled Devel­op­ment and eval­u­a­tion of a self-administered on-line test of mem­ory and atten­tion for middle-aged and older adults, and pub­lished at Fron­tiers in ...

Dec 8

Categories: Aging & Geriatric Issues

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How to Get Unstuck

When we are blocked in an area of our lives it often is due to the fact that we feel safer that way. We may feel unhappy but that is easier to deal with than our fear of the unknown. We begin to change when the pain we experience in staying stuck is ...

Dec 6

Categories: Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions

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Diabetes Prevention in Midlife Helps Protect Aging Brain

People with type 2 diabetes in middle age had greater cognitive impairment in the following decades than did their nondiabetic counterparts. Dina Fine Maron reports

Dec 5

Categories: Aging & Geriatric Issues

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Memories About Yourself Affect Judgments About Others

There are many aspects of memory, and they can all influence our judgments of others. For example, not only are we able to recall information about ourselves, but we also get a feeling for how easy it was to recall that information. That feeling ...

Dec 5

Categories: Self-Care / Self Compassion

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Psychological problems in men experiencing cancer

Hannah Dale and colleagues from the University of St Andrews have found some key markers for vulnerability to psychological problems in men experiencing cancer. Their results will be presented Thursday 4 December, at the Annual Conference of the ...

Dec 5

Categories: Anxiety, Cancer

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