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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Brain Study Uncovers New Clues on How Cues May Affect Memory

A new study from the UT Dallas Center for Vital Longevity shows that the brain activity prior to seeing an item is related to how well it is later remembered.

Dec 4

Categories: Other

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What Makes Us Thankful?

New research highlights the key to what makes us feel gratitude. There are lots of psychological benefits to gratitude: Feeling grateful to others can lift your mood. It enhances your feeling of connection to other people. Gratitude can also ...

Dec 4

Categories: Other

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How Lack Of Sleep Impacts Different Age Groups

Kids can get hyper, adults can gain weight - we all pay a heavy price for not sleeping

Dec 4

Categories: Sleep Disorders

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Vitamin D deficiency, depression linked in UGA-led international study

Vitamin D deficiency is not just harmful to physical health - it also might impact mental health, according to a team of researchers that has found a link between seasonal affective disorder, or SAD, and a lack of sunlight.

Dec 3

Categories: Depression

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Natural 'high' could avoid chronic marijuana use

Replenishing the supply of a molecule that normally activates cannabinoid receptors in the brain could relieve mood and anxiety disorders and enable some people to quit using marijuana, a Vanderbilt University study suggests.

Dec 2

Categories: Addictions

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Why Are Babies So Cute?

Why is it that we find babies so cute, is this an inherently human trait?

Dec 2

Categories: Child Development, Parenting

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