Bad decisions arise from faulty information, not faulty brain circuits

Making decisions involves a gradual accumulation of facts that support one choice or another. A person choosing a college might weigh factors such as course selection, institutional reputation and the quality of future job prospects. But if the ...

Apr 17

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Training the Brain to Improve on New Tasks

A brain-training task that increases the number of items an individual can remember over a short period of time may boost performance in other problem-solving tasks by enhancing communication between different brain areas. The new study being ...

Apr 16

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Cooperation after a tragedy: When our hearts know better than our ...

“When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, ‘Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.’ To this day, especially in times of disaster, I remember my mother’s words and I am ...

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Most Effective PTSD Therapies Are Not Being Widely Used, Researchers ...

Post-traumatic stress disorder affects nearly 8 million adults in any given year, federal statistics show. Fortunately, clinical research has identified certain psychological interventions that effectively ameliorate the symptoms of PTSD. But most ...

Apr 16

Categories: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) / Trauma / Complex PTSD

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Stand up Comedy on Bipolar and ADD


Watch this funny standup routine by someone who suffers from mental health issues and is able to turn it into something ...

Apr 15

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Reactivating Memories During Sleep: Memory Rehearsal During Sleep Can ...

Why do some memories last a lifetime while others disappear quickly? A new study suggests that memories rehearsed, during either sleep or waking, can have an impact on memory consolidation and on what is remembered later. Why do some memories last ...

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Mental Health Related Google Searches Decline In Summer

A study tracking Google searches about mental health issues showed substantial decreases in summer versus winter, implying a lessening of symptoms during the longer, warmer days. Larry Greenemeier reports. Summer means longer days, warmer weather ...

Apr 15

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Why people can’t stop after eating one potato chip

The results of a recent research paper presented shed light on the causes of a condition called "hedonic hyperphagia", a condition that affects hundreds of millions of people around the world. In simpler terms, the condition refers to eating to ...

Apr 13

Categories: Addictions

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The Secret to Success Is Giving, Not Taking

We all know what successful people look like. They are are the ones who do whatever it takes, the ones with the sharp elbows, the ones who know how to take what is theirs. But there is a different, better path to success, argues Adam Grant, in ...

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Teenage smoking behavior influenced by friends' and parents' smoking ...

The company you keep in junior high school may have more influence on your smoking behavior than your high school friends, according to newly published research from the University of Southern California (USC). The study, which appears in the April ...

Apr 13

Categories: Addictions

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Empathy: The Human Connection to Patient Care


If you could stand in someone else's shoes . . . hear what they hear. See what they see. Feel what they feel. Would you ...

Apr 12

Categories: Empathy

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Meditation May Make You Nicer

Traditional Buddhists meditate in the pursuit of enlightenment. Non-religious practitioners may try it out in order to find a bit of calm or perhaps to treat anxiety or depression. But whatever their motivation, people who meditate, new research ...

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New Study Assesses Benefits of Cognitive Pain Relief Methods

Those who accept their pain condition are best able to tolerate pain, while distraction can be the way to lower pain intensity, according to research reported in The Journal of Pain, the peer review publication of the American Pain Society. A team ...

Apr 12

Categories: Pain management

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Alcohol Use, Anxiety Predict Facebook Use by College Students, MU ...

With nearly one billion users worldwide, Facebook has become a daily activity for hundreds of millions of people. Because so many people engage with the website daily, researchers are interested in how emotionally involved Facebook users become ...

Apr 11

Categories: Addictions

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Are Men or Women Better at Multitasking?

First a confession: I have never understood the popular fascination with whether women (or men) are better at multitasking. That's because multitasking is something that's best avoided for any task that needs concentration. Humans don't multitask ...

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