You Can Learn a New Language While You Sleep

Subliminal learning in your sleep is usually dismissed as pseudo-science at best and fraud at worst, but a team of Swiss psychologists say you can actually learn a foreign language in your sleep.

Jul 17

Categories: Learning Difficulties

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Marijuana dependence alters the brain's response to drug paraphernalia

New research from The University of Texas at Dallas demonstrates that drug paraphernalia triggers the reward areas of the brain differently in dependent and non-dependent marijuana users.

Jul 17

Categories: Drug Addiction

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New programme offers weekend respite for caregivers

SINGAPORE — Caregivers now have the option of entrusting their elderly loved ones to selected day or senior centres across the island on weekends.

Jul 17

Categories: Caregiver Issues / Stress

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"Noisy" Memory in Schizophrenia

The inability to ignore irrelevant stimuli underlies the impaired working memory and cognition often experienced by individuals diagnosed with schizophrenia, reports a new study in the current issue of Biological Psychiatry.

Jul 16

Categories: Schizophrenia

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Large Study of Stem Cells for Autism Draws Criticism

A team at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, is set to launch a $40 million clinical trial to explore stem cells from umbilical cord blood as a treatment for autism. But experts caution that the trial is premature.

Jul 16

Categories: Autism spectrum disorders

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Using "I" instead of "You" can boost Self-Motivation

We know self-talk can help people's self-control (e.g. "Don't do it!"), and boost their morale (e.g. "Hang in there!") in sporting situations. However, before now, no-one has investigated whether self-talk is more effective depending on whether you ...

Jul 16

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Symptoms of schizophrenia possible following sleep deprivation

Twenty-four hours of sleep deprivation can lead to conditions in healthy persons similar to the symptoms of schizophrenia. This discovery was made by an international team of researchers under the guidance of the University of Bonn and King's ...

Jul 15

Categories: Schizophrenia, Sleep Disorders

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Indonesian Mental Health Law Passed After Five Years

Jakarta: The House of Representatives has passed a law promising better treatment of people with mental illnesses and intellectual disability, including outlawing the shackling of sufferers — a common practice in Indonesia.

Jul 15

Categories: Mental Health in Asia

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Brain activity in sex addiction mirrors that of drug addiction

Pornography triggers brain activity in people with compulsive sexual behaviour – known commonly as sex addiction – similar to that triggered by drugs in the brains of drug addicts, according to a University of Cambridge study.

Jul 15

Categories: Addictions, Drug Addiction, Sexual Problems / Sex Therapy

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People with bipolar disorder are bigger risk-takers

Research led by The University of Manchester has shown that circuits in the brain involved in pursuing and relishing rewarding experiences are more strongly activated in people with bipolar disorder - guiding them towards riskier gambles and away ...

Jul 14

Categories: Bipolar, Gambling Addiction

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After a Concussion, Which Teens Will Have Emotional Symptoms?

After a concussion, teens who are sensitive to light or noise may be more likely to also have emotional symptoms such as anxiety. The symptoms after a concussion can vary widely from person to person. Symptoms can include physical, emotional and ...

Jul 14

Categories: Teenage Issues

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How to Get Over Stage Fright

What if you suddenly became intensely afraid of some integral part of your own career? In a recent interview with Fresh Air about her new film Obvious Child, Jenny Slate talked about her sudden-onset stage fright, a potentially career-killing phobia ...

Jul 12

Categories: Phobias, Social Anxiety / Phobia

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Study cracks how the brain processes emotions

Although feelings are personal and subjective, the human brain turns them into a standard code that objectively represents emotions across different senses, situations and even people, reports a new study by Cornell University neuroscientist Adam ...

Jul 12

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Medication found to be helpful in treatment of phobias, ...

A drug used to treat Parkinson's disease could also help people with phobias or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Scientists of the Translational Neurosciences (FTN) Research Center at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU) are currently ...

Jul 11

Categories: Phobias, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) / Trauma / Complex PTSD

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Stop cheering me up: Some people don't want to hear it

So, your friend is wailing about the miseries of her bush league job, failed romance, clunker of a car, and all-around lousy life. Instead of trying to cheer her up by saying something positive like "things will get better," you might be better off ...

Jul 10

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