Day in and day out, we make decisions--some tough, some trivial, some good, some bad. And as Yale University neurobiologist Dr. Daeyeol Lee told The Huffington Post in an email, "poor decision-making in many domains, including finance, family, and health can all dramatically affect our ...
Date Posted: September 12, 2013GO
In a new study looking at toddlers and preschoolers with autism, researchers found that children with better motor skills were more adept at socializing and communicating. Published online today in the journal Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, ...
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Mental health experts want to halve Australia's suicide rate over the next 10 years. The National Coalition for Suicide Prevention (NCSP) launched the plan on Tuesday, which is World Suicide Prevention Day. Sue Murray, chief executive of Suicide ...
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The human brain is exquisitely adept at linking seemingly random details into a cohesive memory that can trigger myriad associations—some good, some not so good. For recovering addicts and individuals suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder ...
I’m pretty sure my wife asked me to do something this morning. I think it’s important and I know if I don’t do it I will miss a deadline or an appointment or a mortgage payment. Or maybe not. I honestly don’t know, and the reason is simple: ...
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Positive interactions in a pre-kindergarten classroom may be equally or more important to the future academic development of 4-year-olds than learning letters and numbers, according to Dale Farran, senior associate director of the Peabody Research ...
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Today is World Suicide Prevention Day, co-sponsored by the International Association for Suicide Prevention and the World Health Organisation. First observed in 2003, the theme of this year's event is "Stigma: A Major Barrier to Suicide Prevention". ...
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Parents who yell at their adolescent children for misbehaving can cause some of the same problems as hitting them would, including increased risk of depression and aggressive behavior, according to a new study. A good, warm relationship with Mom ...
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What happens when you tell a lie? Set aside your ethical concerns for a moment—after all, lying is a habit we practice with astonishing dexterity and frequency, whether we realize it or not. What goes on in your brain when you willfully deceive ...
According to a survey conducted by psychologist Kevin Dutton - called the Great British Psychopath Survey - here are the top 10 professions with the most psychopaths: CEO, Lawyer, Media (TV/Radio), Salesperson, Surgeon, Journalist, Police Officer, ...
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A short training course in mindfulness improves children’s ability to ignore distractions and concentrate better. These are the findings of a study carried out by Dominic Crehan and Dr Michelle Ellefson at the University of Cambridge. Dominic ...
There has been a great deal of concern expressed about standards of care within the NHS as well as in private hospitals and social care settings. Events at Stafford hospital, Winterbourne View and elsewhere have quite rightly provoked a storm of ...
A study from Karolinska Institutet in Sweden has shown that neurons in our brain 'mirror' the space near others, just as if this was the space near ourselves. The study, published in the scientific journal Current Biology, sheds new light on a ...
Malaysia - A NEW test will be introduced for applicants to teachers' training colleges, the Education Ministry announced on Monday. The assessment will gauge whether they have the mental resilience to be teachers in today's fast-paced, ...
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Stacey Kite, Robert Gable and Lawrence Filippelli of the Johnson & Wales University, in Providence, Rhode Island, USA, surveyed more than 4200 students about their knowledge of potential risks, appropriate use, and their behaviors on the internet ...
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