TED: To this Day Project


A spoken word poem on the trials of growing up and bullying.

Mar 23

Categories: Bullying, Child and/or Adolescent Issues, Child Development

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Serotonin Receptors Offer Clues to New Antidepressants

Researchers have deciphered the molecular structures of two of the brain's crucial lock-and-key mechanisms. The two molecules are receptors for the natural neurotransmitter serotonin — which regulates activities such as sleep, appetite and mood ...

Mar 23

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Parent induces guilt, child shows distress

The use of guilt-inducing parenting in daily parent-child interaction causes children distress still evident on the next day, emerges from the study Parents, teachers, and children’s learning (LIGHT) carried out by Kaisa Aunola, Asko Tolvanenen, ...

Mar 23

Categories: Child Development

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Laughter is the Best Medicine, Really

Hunter Doherty Adams, better known as Patch Adams, is both a physician and a clown who incorporates humor and joy as a form of alternative medicine for patients. While at face value these methods may seem to work simply as a means of distracting ...

Mar 22

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Primary Care Physicians Missing Early Signs of Serious Mental Illness

Primary care providers could help people with warning signs of psychosis get critical early treatment and potentially reduce the current burden on emergency departments and inpatient units, finds a study in the journal Social Psychiatry and ...

Mar 22

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Thinking of Science Strengthens Moral Fiber

Want to be a better person? Spend more time thinking about science. That’s the implication of newly published research, which finds people who study science—or even are momentarily exposed to the idea of scientific research—are more likely ...

Mar 22

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Humanoid robot helps train children with autism

“Aiden, look!” piped NAO, a two-foot tall humanoid robot, as it pointed to a flat-panel display on a far wall. As the cartoon dog Scooby Doo flashed on the screen, Aiden, a young boy with an unruly thatch of straw-colored hair, looked in the ...

Mar 21

Categories: Autism spectrum disorders

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The scourge of meeting late-comers

Tardiness at meetings is one of the biggest unexplored issues in work-place behaviour, according to a team of researchers in the USA. Steven Rogelberg and his colleagues attempted to estimate the base rate of meeting lateness via a survey of 195 ...

Mar 21

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Brain Mapping Reveals Neurological Basis of Decision-Making in Rats

Scientists at UC San Francisco have discovered how memory recall is linked to decision-making in rats, showing that measurable activity in one part of the brain occurs when rats in a maze are playing out memories that help them decide which way to ...

Mar 21

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Moving Backward Alters Our Perception of Time

When college students were asked to look one month either into the past or the future, they perceived the future as closer ("a really short time from now"), while feeling more "psychologically distant" from the past. Commuters at a Boston train ...

Mar 20

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Evolutionary roots of human teamwork derived from Chimpanzees

Teamwork has been fundamental in humanity’s greatest achievements but scientists have found that working together has its evolutionary roots in our nearest primate relatives – chimpanzees. A series of trials by scientists found that chimpanzees ...

Mar 20

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Seeing, and Thinking, Like Sherlock

Arthur Conan Doyle’s novels and short stories about the incomparable detective Sherlock Holmes have never been out of print since their first publication in 1887. Holmes collections abound, as do movies, TV series, video games, hats, pipes, ...

Mar 20

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Why people act out of line with their beliefs

Leon Festinger's Dissonance Theory is an account of how our beliefs rub up against each other, an attempt at a sort of ecology of mind. Dissonance Theory offers an explanation of topics as diverse as why oil company executives might not believe in ...

Mar 19

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Depression stems from miscommunication between brain cells

A new study from the University of Maryland School of Medicine suggests that depression results from a disturbance in the ability of brain cells to communicate with each other. The study indicates a major shift in our understanding of how depression ...

Mar 19

Categories: Depression

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Rituals bring comfort even for non-believers

People around the world often perform rituals as a way to cope with sad events. The rules can be contradictory - for instance, Tibetan Buddhists think it's disrespectful to cry near the deceased, while Catholic Latinos believe the opposite. Beneath ...

Mar 19

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