UCLA psychologists report new insights on human consciousness

"In terms of brain function, the difference between being conscious and unconscious is a bit like the difference between driving from Los Angeles to New York in a straight line versus having to cover the same route hopping on and off several buses ...

Oct 22

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Costumed heroes compete for Mental Health charity

Hong Kong - Halloween is yet to arrive, but the costumes were out in full force yesterday as the Central Rat Race brought fundraisers dressed as Batman, pharaohs, pirates and more onto the streets. More than 460 employees of 52 companies turned out ...

Oct 22

Categories: Mental Health in Asia

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Why You're Able to Spot a Friend in a Crowd, Even When You Can't See ...

Have you ever surprised yourself by correctly recognizing a friend in a crowd, far, far away? Even if her face isn’t at all visible, there’s something about the way she’s standing or walking that gives her away instantly. New research by ...

Oct 21

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Study Shows How Infections in Newborns are Linked to Later Behavior ...

Researchers exploring the link between newborn infections and later behavior and movement problems have found that inflammation in the brain keeps cells from accessing iron that they need to perform a critical role in brain development.

Oct 21

Categories: Child and/or Adolescent Issues, Pregnancy & Birthing

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Understanding depression in later life

Louise Sharpe, Professor of Clinical Psychology at the University of Sydney, is examining the role of late onset depression in Australian adults over 65 years, in a study part funded by beyondblue. Professor Sharpe said that depression was not a ...

Oct 21

Categories: Depression

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Love Makes Everything Taste Sweeter

Seeing the world through rose-colored glasses isn't the only side effect of love. Scientists recently discovered that being in love alters taste by sweetening the flavor of what we eat and drink. Scientists at the University of Singapore conducted ...

Oct 19

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Research finds brain scans may aid in diagnosis of autism

Joint research from the University of Alabama at Birmingham Department of Psychology and Auburn University indicates that brain scans show signs of autism that could eventually support behavior-based diagnosis of autism and effective early ...

Oct 19

Categories: Autism spectrum disorders

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As elderly population grows, so does mental illness

Jakarta - As the country’s population of older people grows, the government is being pushed to provide better mental health facilities for the elderly, who are at higher risk of developing mental disorders. The head of the Health Ministry’s ...

Oct 19

Categories: Aging & Geriatric Issues, Mental Health in Asia

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How Music Convinces People to Buy Products

People are more likely to buy products when pleasant sounds draw them to the items, a new study reveals. "Suppose that you are standing in a supermarket aisle, choosing between two packets of cookies, one placed nearer your right side and the other ...

Oct 18

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Social Psychologists Say War is Not Inevitable, Psychology Research ...

In a new review of how psychology research has illuminated the causes of war and violence, three political psychologists at the University of Massachusetts Amherst say this understanding can and should be used to promote peace and overturn the ...

Oct 18

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'Mental health stigma a burden'

Malaysia - The impact of mental health problems on patients, their families and society is immense and needs to be addressed, said National Institute of Occupation Safety and Health chairman Tan Sri Lee Lam Thye. He said stigma was a major issue in ...

Oct 18

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Study Shows How Infections in Newborns are Linked to Later Behavior ...

Researchers exploring the link between newborn infections and later behavior and movement problems have found that inflammation in the brain keeps cells from accessing iron that they need to perform a critical role in brain development. Specific ...

Oct 18

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Mental Health Loses Funding As Government Continues Shutdown

In the months leading up to World Mental Health Day, DC has been shaken by a series of violent events that ended with innocent lives lost and our country’s mental health services called into question. During this same time period, Washington, DC ...

Oct 17

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Kissing helps us find the right partner – and keep them

What’s in a kiss? A study by Oxford University researchers suggests kissing helps us size up potential partners and, once in a relationship, may be a way of getting a partner to stick around. ‘Kissing in human sexual relationships is incredibly ...

Oct 17

Categories: Relationships & Marriage

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Internet may help prevent mental illness

Health promotion agency VicHealth has published new research showing that people over 65 derive key health benefits from the internet, with activities like social networking playing an important role in staving off depression and reducing ...

Oct 17

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