In study published today in Science, researchers at NYU Langone Medical Center show for the first time that sleep after learning encourages the growth of dendritic spines, the tiny protrusions from brain cells that connect to other brain cells and facilitate the passage of information across ...
Date Posted: June 12, 2014
Categories: Sleep DisordersGO
New research finds that daughters of men who help out at home tend to select from a broader range of career options than the daughters of families in which chores are not equitably shared.
It takes about 14 years for a child to go through grade school, hit puberty, and be at the cusp of an inescapable question: "What are you going to do with your life?"
Categories: Aging & Geriatric IssuesGO
Levels of a small molecule found only in humans and in other primates are lower in the brains of depressed individuals, according to researchers at McGill University and the Douglas Institute. This discovery may hold a key to improving treatment ...
If you are aiming to lose weight by revving up your exercise routine, it may be wise to think of your workouts not as exercise, but as playtime. An unconventional new study suggests that people's attitudes toward physical activity can influence what ...
Can exercise reduce behavior problems and enhance cognition in children with ADHD? Results from multiple studies indicate that exercise mitigates aging-related declines in cognitive functioning and that it may ...
Categories: Adult ADHD, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)GO
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital scientists have identified problems in a connection between brain structures that may predispose individuals to hearing the "voices" that are a common symptom of schizophrenia.
Postpartum depression has many negative consequences for the mother and her child, and society is right to promote awareness of this condition. But now, a study of new mothers indicates that depression is more common four years after childbirth than ...
Categories: Pregnancy & BirthingGO
It all comes down to willpower, right? Strength of purpose. Muster the resolve to skip dessert, and you have a shot at losing that spare tire hanging off your belly. Succumb to your temptations, however, and you are simply being weak. But is it ...
New research from the University of Rochester Medical Center describes how exposure to air pollution early in life produces harmful ...
Categories: Autism spectrum disorders, Mental Health in Asia, SchizophreniaGO
SINGAPORE - Psychiatrist Dr Ang Yong Guan and clinical psychologist Dr Joel Yang said work application forms and university admission forms still ask about one’s state of mental health. A local recruitment agency, The GMP Group, revealed that ...
Categories: Mental Health in AsiaGO
What makes an endurance athlete quit? Not quit the sport, but quit during a competition. Every runner, swimmer, or cyclist starts a race with the desire to win or at least achieve a personal best time. They've done the pre-race math - keep at a ...
Categories: Sports PsychologyGO
Neuroscientists at Mayo Clinic in Florida and at Aarhus University in Denmark have shed light on why neurons in the brain’s reward system can be miswired, potentially contributing to disorders such as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder ...
Categories: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)GO
Here is what Steve S. and Sarah B. do when they fight: They take a breath, go to their smartphones, and click on Couple Counseling & Chatting, a free app created by their real-life therapist, Marigrace Randazzo-Ratliff.
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When you're drowsy, new research shows that what's happening on your left often sounds to you as though it's happening on your right. Perhaps that's why it can be so tricky to land a punch on the alarm clock in the morning!