Too much texting can disconnect couples

Couples shouldn’t let their thumbs do the talking when it comes to serious conversations, disagreements or apologies. Brigham Young University researchers Lori Schade and Jonathan Sandberg studied 276 young adults around the country and found ...

Nov 2

Categories: Communication Disorders Problems, Relationships & Marriage

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Hope for Schizophrenic patients in Indonesia

Indonesia - A 50-year-old man sat quietly on top of a large stone, resting against the brick wall of a modest home in Paringan village, Ponorogo, East Java. He smiled at Ponorogo Deputy Regent Yuni Widyaningsih, who was walking in his ...

Nov 2

Categories: Mental Health in Asia

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Understanding the Difference Between 'Human Smart' and 'Computer ...

A common assumption in the cognitive sciences is that thinking consists of following sets of rules (as it does in a computer). A recent research paper published in Elsevier journal Cognition argues that unlike digital computers, which are designed ...

Nov 2

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Brain regions can be specifically trained using video games

Video gaming causes increases in the brain regions responsible for spatial orientation, memory formation and strategic planning as well as fine motor skills. This has been shown in a new study conducted at the Max Planck Institute for Human ...

Nov 1

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Reaching Australian Indigenous youth about mental health

A group of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander youths have come together to develop a new campaign to improve mental-health awareness among Indigenous youth. They are working with the national youth mental-health foundation Headspace in attempt ...

Nov 1

Categories: Multicultural Concerns, Teenage Issues

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Research Finds Pain In Infancy Alters Response To Stress, Anxiety ...

Early life pain alters neural circuits in the brain that regulate stress, suggesting pain experienced by infants who often do not receive analgesics while undergoing tests and treatment in neonatal intensive care may permanently alter future ...

Oct 31

Categories: Child and/or Adolescent Issues, Child Development, Pain management

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Scientists reduce behaviours associated with problem gambling in rats

With the help of a rat casino, University of British Columbia brain researchers have successfully reduced behaviours in rats that are commonly associated with compulsive gambling in humans. The study, which featured the first successful modeling of ...

Oct 31

Categories: Addictions, Gambling Addiction

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Northeastern researchers experiment with fear at Newton haunted house

A squad of elite fear specialists will descend into the slightly musty basement of a Victorian house Friday night to take up haunting positions. Their preferred instrument of terror? Insights from the science of emotion. The monsters and ghouls in ...

Oct 31

Categories: Fear

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People seem more attractive in a group than they do apart

People tend to be rated as more attractive when they're part of a group than when they're alone, according to findings published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. This phenomenon — first dubbed the ...

Oct 30

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Looks Can Taste Deceiving

Sometimes what we see can override what we think we taste.

Oct 30

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Study shows Men focus on the body of woman more than the face, ...

Usually, women can tell when someone’s eyes aren’t on her face and are, well, focused elsewhere on her body. In other words, there’s a reason the saying on the t-shirt is My Eyes Are Up Here. But how, exactly, does that “objectifying ...

Oct 30

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Documentary on Schizoaffective Disorder

Schizoaffective disorder is a mental disorder characterized by disordered thought processes (called psychosis) and abnormal emotional ...

Oct 29

Categories: Bipolar, Schizophrenia

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How zealous psychiatrists are diagnosing quirks as mental illnesses

Today it seems that almost everyone is certifiably mad. According to critics, amateur and professional psychiatrists are routinely guilty of "diagnostic inflation": turning normal people into mental patients with alphabet soup diagnoses. In a new ...

Oct 29

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Nurturing may protect kids from brain changes linked to poverty

Growing up in poverty can have long-lasting, negative consequences for a child. But for poor children raised by parents who lack nurturing skills, the effects may be particularly worrisome, according to a new study at Washington University School of ...

Oct 29

Categories: Child and/or Adolescent Issues, Child Development

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12 Ways Yoga Meditation Helps Nourish the Body, Brian and Mind

An easy, low cost, nat­ural prac­tice can help us boost our brain power, be health­ier and more spir­i­tu­ally attuned as we age, and improve our qual­ity of life and hap­pi­ness. It could also reduce some of the stag­ger­ing health care ...

Oct 28

Categories: Mindfulness Meditation

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