Seeking the Causes of Hyperactivity

The 60 trillion cells that comprise our bodies communicate constantly. Information travels when chemical compounds released by some cells are received by receptors in the membrane of another cell. In a paper published in the Journal of ...

Apr 28

Categories: Adult ADHD, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

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Could Alcohol have cognitive benefits depending on your genes?

A new study from the University of Edinburgh uses an unique longitudinal dataset - the Lothian Birth Cohort - and an ingenious analysis technique called Mendelian Randomisation to disentangle the causal influence of drinking alcohol on cognitive ...

Apr 28

Categories: Addictions

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ADHD Drug May Help Preserve Our Self-Control Resources

Self-control can be difficult - sticking with a diet or trying to focus attention on a boring textbook are hard things to do. Considerable research suggests one potential explanation for this difficulty: Exerting self-control for a long period seems ...

Apr 26

Categories: Adult ADHD, Control Issues

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How Dads Influence Teens' Happiness

The influence of fathers on their teenage children has long been overlooked. Now researchers are finding surprising ways in which dads make a difference

Apr 26

Categories: Parenting

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Want to Quit Smoking? New Study Says Try "Self-Expanding" Activities

If you are trying to quit smoking one method to incorporate is to do new, exciting "self-expanding" activities that can help with nicotine craving. This is the take-home message from a new study published online in PLOS ONE by a team of researchers ...

Apr 25

Categories: Addictions

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The Facial Expression That Makes You Appear Smarter

Can you tell how intelligent someone is just from their facial features? A new study finds that when judging men just on their facial appearance, there was a relationship with actual intelligence.

Apr 25

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Why all babies love peekaboo

Peekaboo is a game played over the world, crossing language and cultural barriers. Why is it so universal? Perhaps because it's such a powerful learning tool.

Apr 24

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How to deal with Bad Memories?

What's one of your worst memories? How did it make you feel? According to psychologists, remembering the emotions felt during a negative personal experience, such as how sad you were or how embarrassed you felt, can lead to emotional distress, ...

Apr 24

Categories: Anger Management, Anxiety, Depression

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Life With a Dog: You Meet People

As I approached four years as a widow, the loneliness of a one-person household began to drag me down. Acquiring a four-legged companion, rather than a two-legged one, appealed to me.

Apr 24

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Raising a Moral Child

What does it take to be a good parent? We know some of the tricks for teaching kids to become high achievers. For example, research suggests that when parents praise effort rather than ability, children develop a stronger work ethic and become more ...

Apr 24

Categories: Child Development

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Child bullying victims still suffering at 50

Children who are bullied can still experience negative effects on their physical and mental health more than 40 years later, say researchers from King's College London. Their study tracked 7,771 children born in 1958 from the age of seven until 50.

Apr 23

Categories: Bullying

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Boosting Depression-Causing Mechanisms in the Brain Increases ...

A new study points to a conceptually novel therapeutic strategy for treating depression. Instead of dampening neuron firing found with stress-induced depression, researchers demonstrated for the first time that further activating these neurons opens ...

Apr 23

Categories: Depression

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Empathy and Stress - Women Are the Stronger Sex

I learned many of life's great lessons while watching Audrey Hepburn movies with my grandmother. To this day, I cannot hear the word "empathy" without being reminded of the first time I heard that word in the movie Funny Face. Empathy is difficult ...

Apr 22

Categories: Empathy

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How to age well

Many of us assume that once we hit a certain age, our best years are behind us. In fact, there are plenty of examples of folk throughout history (and right up to the present day) who only really hit their stride and celebrate their greatest triumphs ...

Apr 22

Categories: Aging & Geriatric Issues

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Music Lessons Combat Poverty's Effect on the Brai

Scientists have observed that reading ability scales with socioeconomic status. Yet music might help close the gap, according to Nina Kraus and her colleagues at Northwestern University.

Apr 22

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