Why can't you remember your earliest Childhood?

New research presented today shows that formation of new neurons in the hippocampus - a brain region known for its importance in learning and remembering - could cause forgetting of old memories by causing a reorganization of existing brain ...

May 27

Categories: Cognitive Problems Amnesia / Dementia

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What is Love Addiction?

People develop addictions to shield themselves from intolerably painful feelings. An addiction always creates harmful, often ignored consequences. Only when the addiction becomes unmanageable will people do something about it. Love addicts spend ...

May 27

Categories: Addictions, Love addiction

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Pay attention: How we focus and concentrate

Scientists at Newcastle University have shed new light on how the brain tunes in to relevant information. Publishing in Neuron, the team reveal the interplay of brain chemicals which help us pay attention in work funded by the Wellcome Trust and ...

May 25

Categories: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Inattention, ...

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Girls Who Are Sexually Abused More Likely to Start Using Substances ...

Many studies have confirmed the link between childhood sexual abuse and substance-related problems in adulthood. But a new investigation finds that being raped or molested at a young age also makes young girls far more likely to start drinking or ...

May 25

Categories: Addictions, Drug Addiction, Sexual Abuse

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New Study looks at people who hears voices but have normal Cognitive ...

Researchers from the Bergen fMRI Group at the University of Bergen (UiB) are working on how to help schizophrenics, who hear voices. The way they do this is by studying people who also hear voices, but who do not suffer from a mental illness. For a ...

May 25

Categories: Schizophrenia

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Brain Can Be Trained in Compassion, Study Shows

Until now, little was scientifically known about the human potential to cultivate compassion — the emotional state of caring for people who are suffering in a way that motivates altruistic behavior. A new study by researchers at the Center for ...

May 24

Categories: Emotional Intelligence, Mindfulness Meditation

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The Incredible Dating Power of a Guitar Case

In France there's a psychologist, Professor Nicolas Gueguen, who roams the North-West, asking young women for their telephone numbers—or at least his research assistants and experimental confederates do. This isn't just to boost the national ...

May 24

Categories: Relationships & Marriage

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Study shows that insomnia may cause dysfunction in emotional brain ...

A new study provides neurobiological evidence for dysfunction in the neural circuitry underlying emotion regulation in people with insomnia, which may have implications for the risk relationship between insomnia and depression. “Insomnia has been ...

May 24

Categories: Sleep Disorders

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Aggressive behaviour linked specifically to secondhand smoke exposure ...

Children who are exposed to secondhand smoke in early childhood are more likely to grow up to physically aggressive and antisocial, regardless of whether they were exposed during pregnancy or their parents have a history of being antisocial, ...

May 23

Categories: Addictions, Child Development

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You are less beautiful than you think

In April 15, 2013, Dove launched a 3-minute video entitled “Dove Real Beauty Sketches.” The video achieved instant popularity and has been watched millions of times — a successful viral campaign which has been widely talked about. In the ...

May 23

Categories: Self-Confidence, Self-Love

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New Study offers insight into how to best manage workaholics

Workaholics tend to live in extremes, with great job satisfaction and creativity on the one hand and high levels of frustration and exhaustion on the other hand. Now, a new Florida State University study offers managers practical ways to help these ...

May 23

Categories: Workplace Issues

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Practice makes perfect? Not so much

Turns out, that old “practice makes perfect” adage may be overblown. New research led by Michigan State University’s Zach Hambrick finds that a copious amount of practice is not enough to explain why people differ in level of skill in two ...

May 22

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Stand by me: Close friendships appear to counteract genetic ...

Publication of US psychiatry's updated diagnostic code has provoked renewed debate in recent weeks over the extent to which mental illness ought to be framed as a psychosocial or a biological problem. The answer of course is that it is both. A new ...

May 22

Categories: Depression

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1 in 10 teens using ‘study drugs,’ but parents aren’t paying ...

As high schoolers prepare for final exams, teens nationwide may be tempted to use a “study drug” — a prescription stimulant or amphetamine — to gain an academic edge. But a new University of Michigan poll shows only one in 100 parents of ...

May 22

Categories: Addictions, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Child ...

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Retirement 'harmful to health', study says

Retirement has a detrimental impact on mental and physical health, a new study has found. The study, published by the Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA), a think tank, found that retirement results in a "drastic decline in health" in the medium ...

May 21

Categories: Health / Illness / Medical Issues, Life Purpose / Meaning / ...

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