Attention-grabbing experiences trigger the release of memory-enhancing chemicals. Those chemicals can etch memories into the brain that occur just before or soon after the experience, regardless of whether they were related to the event, according to researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center's Peter O'Donnell Jr. Brain Institute.
Date Posted: September 9, 2016
BioPsychoSocial Health 0 Comments Can You Improve Physical Skills While Dreaming? by Carla Clark, PhD | September 8, 2016 sleeping-1353562_1280 Can we significantly improve physical skills by practicing them while we sleep? Yes, scientists say. ...
If you're like most people, you believe that releasing anger is healthier than keeping it bottled up. This belief dates back more than 2,000 years to the Greek philosopher Aristotle. In his classic Poetics, Aristotle observed that viewing tragic ...
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Loneliness not only feels nasty, it can also make you depressed, shatter your sleep, even kill you. Yet scientists think loneliness evolved because it was good for us. It still is - sometimes.
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A study presented at this year's European Respiratory Society (ERS) International Congress in London shows that increased physical activity among patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) reduces their risk of anxiety or depression.
The Meeting on Policy and Programme Responses to Mental and Behavioural Disorders associated with Excessive Use of the Internet and other Communication and Gaming Platforms co-organised by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Department of ...
Transactive memory systems (TMS) are repositories of knowledge that are shared between two or more people. A shared memory of events between friends can be part of it, but it's also a way of calling up facts that other people know. If you say "Oh, ...
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Humans often make bad decisions. If you like Snickers more than Milky Way, it seems obvious which candy bar you’d pick, given a choice of the two. Traditional economic models follow this logical intuition, suggesting that people assign a value to ...
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Scientists say the more foreign languages we learn, the more effectively our brain reacts and processes the data accumulated in the course of learning. Scientists from the Higher School of Economics (HSE) together with colleagues from the University ...
We all know the kind of person who did really well at school and uni but can't seem to help themselves from forever making bad mistakes in real life. And then there are those characters who might not be surgeons or rocket scientists but have this ...
Childhood bullying inflicts the same long-term psychological trauma on girls as severe physical or sexual abuse, suggests a new survey of college students.
Most people in a romantic relationship yearn for a passionate sex life. At the beginning of the relationship - the heady honeymoon phase, the days of early elation - passionate sex usually comes easily. Alas, over time routine sets in with the wear ...
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Mindful eating invites participants to "pay attention" to the food in front of them and engage their five senses (sight, smell, hearing, taste and touch) before consuming a single morsel. This mindfulness practice builds the children's awareness of ...
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Imagine two candidates at a high stakes job interview. One of them handles the pressure with ease and sails through the interview. The other candidate, however, feels very nervous and under-performs. Why do some people perform better than others ...
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The right mood music can influence how well people work together, a new management-oriented study suggests. Many retail establishments carefully select the music they play in order to influence consumer behavior, such as encouraging shoppers to buy ...
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