Similarities in Dopamine System Between Highly Creative People and ...

Swedish researchers have found similarities in the dopamine system between highly creative individuals and those with schizophrenia.

Apr 11

Categories: Schizophrenia

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Do things really seem better in hindsight?

In a new study published in the journal Memory, the researchers say that people from diverse cultures experience the "fading affect bias" (FAB), the tendency for negative emotions to fade away more quickly than positive ones in our memories.

Apr 11

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Experimental Cancer Drug Reverses Schizophrenia in Adolescent Mice

Johns Hopkins researchers say that an experimental anticancer compound appears to have reversed behaviors associated with schizophrenia and restored some lost brain cell function in adolescent mice with a rodent version of the devastating mental ...

Apr 10

Categories: Schizophrenia

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The Psychology of Messiness: How Disorder Can Make You More Creative

Last week, at the Yale School of Management's Art, Mind + Markets conference, Kathleen Vohs, a marketing professor at the University of Minnesota with an extensive psychology background, gave a talk called "Effect of Visual Order on Creativity." Her ...

Apr 10

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Switching off anxiety with light

An imbalance in serotonin levels seems to cause anxiety and depression. Researchers have provided a new model system for investigating the mechanism underlying these dysfunctions in cell cultures as well as living organisms by using light.

Apr 9

Categories: Anxiety

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Has cognitive behavioural therapy for psychosis been oversold?

In 1952, the same year that chlorpromazine was introduced as the first effective drug treatment for schizophrenia, Aaron Beck first employed a form of cognitive-based talk therapy to treat delusional thinking. While chlorpromazine inaugurated the ...

Apr 9

Categories: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

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Toward a clearer diagnosis of chronic fatigue syndrome

Chronic fatigue syndrome, which is also known as myalgic encephalomyelitis, is a debilitating condition characterized by chronic, profound, and disabling fatigue. Unfortunately, the causes are not well understood. Neuroinflammation—the ...

Apr 9

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Children Suffer Mentally and Physically From Astounding Levels of ...

According to new research, too much homework is associated with academic stress, a lack of balance in children’s lives and even physical health problems. The new study into 4,317 students at 10 high-performing US high schools questions whether ...

Apr 8

Categories: Child Development

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The Emotional Blindness of Alexithymia

Sometimes I work with children and adults who can't put words to their feelings and thoughts. It's not that they don't want to - it's more that they don't know how. The clinical term for this experience is alexithymia and is defined as the ...

Apr 8

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Noisy brain signals: How the schizophrenic brain misinterprets the ...

People with schizophrenia often misinterpret what they see and experience in the world. New research provides insight into the brain mechanisms that might be responsible for this misinterpretation. The study from the Montreal Neurological Institute ...

Apr 8

Categories: Schizophrenia

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Is inflated praise for your child a bad thing?

When you've done something good, or performed a task well, it feels great to get some praise for it. And parents and teachers, especially in Western cultures, are encouraged to dole out praise to children in an increasingly generous manner. A ...

Apr 7

Categories: Child Development, Parenting

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Young motorists lack self control

Scandinavian research has shown that the emotional centre in the brains of young motorists develops and matures ahead of the frontal lobe, and that this varies between risk-willing and risk-averse groups.

Apr 7

Categories: Control Issues

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3 Emotions at the Root of Success

I've been trying to build a model for how emotions create success, but I kept on getting tripped up when I came to gratitude. I was categorizing it as a result of success or a form of success. And that didn't seem quite right, somehow. Here's the ...

Apr 7

Categories: Workplace Issues

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The Subconscious Mind Is Super Lie Detector

Human beings are abysmal at detecting lies consciously, but their subconscious mind may have a better nose for deceit, new research suggests.

Apr 5

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'Go home', mental health experts urge families of missing Chinese ...

Relatives of Chinese passengers aboard the missing Malaysia Airlines flight should return home to start the recovery process, mental health experts say. Such a prolonged period disconnected from friends and family was having an adverse effect on ...

Apr 5

Categories: Grief, Loss, Bereavement

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