How Eye Contact Works

The stories of Bill Clinton's charisma are legend. Much of that charisma was communicated through eye contact. Those who have met him say that when he looks at you, it's a very intimate experience. His eye contact is said to be deep and personal, ...

Jul 19

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Marriage rate in US lowest in a century

Fewer women are getting married and they’re waiting longer to tie the knot when they do decide to walk down the aisle. That’s according to a new Family Profile from the National Center for Family and Marriage Research (NCFMR) at Bowling Green ...

Jul 19

Categories: Relationships & Marriage

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Good Vibrations: Mediating Mood Through Brain Ultrasound

University of Arizona researchers have found in a recent study that ultrasound waves applied to specific areas of the brain appear able to alter patients' moods. The discovery has led the scientists to conduct further investigations with the hope ...

Jul 19

Categories: Mood Swings / Bipolar

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Unattractive people more likely to be bullied at work, new study shows

It’s common knowledge that high school can be a cruel environment where attractive students are considered “popular,” and unattractive kids often get bullied. While that type of petty behavior is expected to vanish with adulthood, new research ...

Jul 18

Categories: Bullying

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FDA Approves Brainwave Device For Diagnosing ADHD

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved a brainwave-measuring device to help diagnose kids with ADHD, a first for the disorder. The device detects two different types of brainwaves, theta and beta, and how frequently they occur. Kids ...

Jul 18

Categories: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

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Homeownership, the Key to Happiness?

If trying to buy an apartment in New York City has been making you miserable, consider this: actually getting that home may not make you happy. A growing body of research suggests that spending money on real estate doesn’t necessarily mean ...

Jul 17

Categories: Happiness

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Inner Speech Speaks Volumes About the Brain

Whether you’re reading the paper or thinking through your schedule for the day, chances are that you’re hearing yourself speak even if you’re not saying words out loud. This internal speech — the monologue you “hear” inside your head — ...

Jul 17

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Gang Membership Tied To Mental Health Problems

Young men who are members of street gangs are more likely to have psychiatric illnesses and access mental health services, according to new research from the UK published online in the July 12th issue of the American Journal of Psychiatry. Lead ...

Jul 17

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Music decreases perceived pain for kids in pediatric ER: UAlberta ...

Newly published findings by medical researchers at the University of Alberta provide more evidence that music decreases children’s perceived sense of pain. Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry researcher Lisa Hartling led the research team that ...

Jul 16

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People Are Happier When They Do The Right Thing

What has happened to people's happiness all around the world as they've faced the economic crisis? How have they coped with job losses, less money coming in, the sense of despair and lack of control over a nightmare that seems to have no ...

Jul 16

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Missing Brain Enzymes in Mice leads to increased levels of worry

A little bit of learned fear is a good thing, keeping us from making risky, stupid decisions or falling over and over again into the same trap. But new research from neuroscientists and molecular biologists at USC shows that a missing brain protein ...

Jul 16

Categories: Anxiety

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Early spatial reasoning predicts later creativity and innovation, ...

Exceptional spatial ability at age 13 predicts creative and scholarly achievements more than 30 years later, according to results from a Vanderbilt University longitudinal study, published today in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association ...

Jul 15

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Raising adopted children, how parents cooperate matters more than gay ...

A new study by psychology researchers suggests that whether parents are gay, lesbian or straight, how well they work together as a couple and support each other in parenting is linked to fewer behavior problems among their adopted children and is ...

Jul 15

Categories: LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, & Transgender) Issues, Parenting

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Why do we enjoy listening to sad music?

Sad music might actually evoke positive emotions reveals a new study by Japanese researchers published in the open-access journal Frontiers in Psychology. The findings help to explain why people enjoy listening to sad music, say Ai Kawakami and ...

Jul 13

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Funny Video on Neurally informed Domestic "Negotiations"

Donna and Leslie are roommates who trigger each other. Now they have neuroscience terms to help them communicate and resolve their issues.

Jul 13

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