Drunk Mice Get the Munchies

The increased desire to eat when you're drunk might have more to do with changes in your brain than changes in your stomach!

Jan 12

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Our Senses Can't Learn Under Stress!

Stress has multiple damaging effects on your mental and physical health. Furthermore, neuroscientists have discovered that stress could even inhibit your ability to learn!

Jan 12

Categories: Stress Management

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Your Mentality Towards Exercising

A major influence to instilling an exercise habit for the new year clearly depends on one psychological factor which affects our chances on how we think we will feel during the exercise, and how that compares to the way we actually feel when we get ...

Jan 11

Categories: Health Psychology, Sports Psychology

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Mum’s Alert – Teenagers’ brains process risk differently

Due to the immaturity of the teen brain, lacking of the same connectivity between frontal decision making areas and deeper reward-related brain areas, teenagers are more prone to taking risks. However, there’s a social element involved when an ...

Jan 11

Categories: Teenage Issues

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Bilangualism May Save Brain Resources As You Age

Bilingual children might have an extra advantage of knowing two languages--they are prone to develop brain pathways that save mental resources.

Jan 10

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The Best Nap Time For Big Mental Health Boost

Naps have been known to boost cognitive performances and researchers have further discovered that the best time to do so is right after lunch--and it keeps your brain young!

Jan 10

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How To Get a Narcissist to Feel Empathy

Erica Hepper and her colleagues explain one simple method to invoke empathy in narcissists.

Jan 10

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Help for Depression and Anxiety Through Your Smartphone

A novel suite of 13 speedy mini-apps - IntelliCare has been created to help individuals with depression and/or anxiety to cope. Participants who used the app up to four times a day reported significantly less depression and anxiety.

Jan 9

Categories: Anxiety, Depression

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Personality Differences - Know the Best Way to Avoid Stress and ...

Are you the majority who cannot do your job well and stress out easily without email? A new study shows how personality differences affect how we use email and what we find stressful.

Jan 9

Categories: Stress Management

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How Did Smiles Become Friendly Gesture in Humans?

In the animal kingdom it is the norm to bare teeth in the face of danger or to display threat. However, humans have treated bare-teethed smiles as a friendly gesture. Frank McAndrew of the Knox College explains possible reasons why this human ...

Jan 7

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Denmark Sets a Precedent!

The first country to remove transgender as a mental health issue is Denmark. The country aims to destigmatize and break down its association with words like "disorder".

Jan 7

Categories: Gender Identity disorder, Identity Problems

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Secondhand Smoke Can Be Harmful Even Before Conception

Smoke has already been known to negatively affect developing fetuses. However, animal studies show that secondhand smoke could even impact a baby's development even before its conception.

Jan 7

Categories: Pregnancy & Birthing, Smoking Cessation

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How Sleep Enhances Studying

There are many situations in which you have to learn new things that you will need to recall later. When you are a student, there is material for classes that you study to prepare for recalling that information on exams (and hopefully later in life ...

Jan 6

Categories: Academic Issues

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Revenge really is sweet: study shows the mood-enhancing effect of ...

When we feel ostracised, we are more likely to behave aggressively. Previous research suggests that vengeance on those who think have wronged us can be driven by a sense of justice, and may activate neural reward centres. Being ostracised can also ...

Jan 6

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A Spice Superior to Antidepressants?

Antidepressants are drugs commonly prescribed to alleviate symptoms for those suffering from depression. However, researchers have proposed an alternative that shows promising results without the side effects of medication--a spice called saffron.

Jan 5

Categories: Health / Illness / Medical Issues

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