Addiction starts with an overcorrection in the brain

Brigham Young University professor Scott Steffensen and his collaborators have published three new scientific papers that detail the brain mechanisms involved with addictive substances. "Addiction is a brain disease that could be treated like any ...

Jul 4

Categories: Addictions

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Red Objects Strangely Feel Cooler to the Touch than Blue Ones

It’s as basic as water faucet handles: red means hot and blue means cold. That simple fact just got more complicated, according to a surprising study in the July 3 issue of Scientific Reports which shows that blue objects feel warmer to the touch ...

Jul 4

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Potential drug target for PTSD prevention

Scientists at Yerkes National Primate Research Center, Emory University have identified a drug that appears to make memories of fearsome events less durable in mice. The finding may accelerate the development of treatments for preventing PTSD ...

Jul 4

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

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Mass Gatherings May Promote Or Prevent Suicide

What do music festivals, football matches and religious gatherings have in common? They are all associated with changes to the citizens of the host city's risk of suicide, some for better, some for worse. New research supports the premise that it is ...

Jul 3

Categories: Parenting, Suicide Prevention

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Do Fathers Matter?

Now that I have read Paul Raeburn's "Do Fathers Matter?," I know that my comfort with more dangerous play - my willingness to let my daughters stand on top of a minivan - is a typically paternal trait. Dads roughhouse with children more, too. They ...

Jul 3

Categories: Parenting

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Early life stress can leave lasting impacts on the brain

For children, stress can go a long way. A little bit provides a platform for learning, adapting and coping. But a lot of it - chronic, toxic stress like poverty, neglect and physical abuse - can have lasting negative impacts.

Jul 2

Categories: Child Development, Stress Management

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Using Your 5 Senses To Jump-Start The Creative Process

If we use all five senses-scent, sight, sound, touch, and taste - to stimulate our minds while working, then this may spark more creativity.

Jul 2

Categories: Creative Blocks

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The Trauma of Parenthood

EVERYONE knows that being the parent of an infant is hard. There's the sleeplessness, the screaming fits to tend to, the loss of autonomy, the social isolation and the sheer monotony of it. Everyone also knows that there is only one socially ...

Jul 1

Categories: Parenting

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Facebook tinkered with users’ feeds for a massive psychology ...

Scientists at Facebook have published a paper showing that they manipulated the content seen by more than 600,000 users in an attempt to determine whether this would affect their emotional state. The paper, "Experimental evidence of massive-scale ...

Jul 1

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5 Sad Truths About Success And Happiness

Even as medical science and quality of life continues to increase our life spans, it seems as though many of us are not really living the life we're given. Too often we are caught in the "busy" trap, running, running, running - but never getting ...

Jun 30

Categories: Happiness

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Little or poor sleep may be associated with worse brain function when ...

Research published today in PLOS ONE by researchers at the University of Warwick indicates that sleep problems are associated with worse memory and executive function in older people.

Jun 30

Categories: Sleep Disorders

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Standing during meetings may improve work performance

A new study suggests standing during meetings indirectly benefits work performance in organizations where knowledge working is key to productivity. It found that compared with sitting, groups who held meetings standing up were more excited and less ...

Jun 30

Categories: Workplace Issues

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Game Theory: How do video games affect the developing brains of ...

At age 17, Anthony Rosner of London, England, was a hero in the World of Warcraft online gaming community. He built empires, led raids, and submerged himself in a fantasy world that seemingly fulfilled his every need. Meanwhile, his real life was ...

Jun 27

Categories: Child Development

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Can you feign depression?

SINGAPORE - Someone has allegedly got himself discharged from the army by feigning depression. Many Singaporeans would have taken the person's Facebook confession with a pinch of salt. "Not easy to feign depression," said Ang Yong Guan, a retired ...

Jun 27

Categories: Depression

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The Family of Schizophrenia

The improvement of the condition of schizophrenia is strongly linked to family involvement in the life of the schizophrenic. Family members can ease the difficulties of this serious mental illness in ways that people outside the family system cannot.

Jun 27

Categories: Family Problems, Schizophrenia

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