Understanding Bipolar Disorder

The biology and genetics of bipolar disorder are not well understood, thus making understanding of the disorder challenging. Now, in a new study, researchers utilize an integrative approach in order to investigate the biology of bipolar ...

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Wide circle of friends key to mid-life wellbeing for both sexes

The midlife wellbeing of both men and women seems to depend on having a wide circle of friends whom they see regularly, finds research published online in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health. A network of relatives is also important ...

Aug 24

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Study reveals human drive for fair play

People will reject an offer of water, even when they are severely thirsty, if they perceive the offer to be unfair, according to a new study funded by the Wellcome Trust. The findings have important implications for understanding how humans make ...

Aug 24

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Singapore: New mental well-being programme for disaster-prone ...

To support the recovery of Asian communities affected by disasters, the Institute of Mental Health, Singapore (IMH) is developing a training programme in the area of mental well-being and resilience. Costing S$2.38 million, the programme has ...

Aug 24

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Spirituality on the way to globalisation

Spirituality is not what it once was – that much is certain, according to anthropologist Peter van der Veer. Working at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity in Göttingen, he has examined the significance of the ...

Aug 23

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What Is A Phobia? What Causes Phobia?

A phobia is an irrational fear, a kind of anxiety disorder in which the sufferer has a relentless dread of a situation, living creature, place or thing. People with a phobia go to great lengths to avoid a perceived danger which is much greater in ...

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The roots of human self-awareness

Ancient Greek philosophers considered the ability to “know thyself” as the pinnacle of humanity. Now, thousands of years later, neuroscientists are trying to decipher precisely how the human brain constructs our sense of self. Self-awareness ...

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Even A Few Years Of Music Training Benefits The Brain

Music has a remarkable ability to affect and manipulate how we feel. Simply listening to songs we like stimulates the brain’s reward system, creating feelings of pleasure and comfort. But music goes beyond our hearts to our minds, shaping how we ...

Aug 22

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How TV Can Boost Your Self-Control

After a long hard day's work it feels good to flop down and enjoy your favourite TV show. Is that so wrong? Or should we be doing something more challenging or creative with our time? Perhaps taking a spin class or learning the Peruvian ...

Aug 22

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Don’t Get Mad, Get Creative: Social Rejection Can Fuel Imagination

A new study by a Johns Hopkins University business professor finds that social rejection can inspire imaginative thinking, particularly in individuals with a strong sense of their own independence. “For people who already feel separate from the ...

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Military developing anti-suicide nasal spray as deaths hit record ...

As the suicide rate among soldiers climbs to the highest levels in history, the Army is hoping Americans might one day treat their mental health woes with a single sniff. The Army has just handed a $3 million grant to researchers at the ...

Aug 21

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What NOT To Say To Someone Who Is Having A Panic Attack

If you've never had a panic attack, it might be difficult for you to understand how a panicker feels in the midst of ...

Aug 21

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Psychologists link emotion to vividness of perception and creation of ...

Have you ever wondered why you can remember things from long ago as if they happened yesterday, yet sometimes can't recall what you ate for dinner last night? According to a new study led by psychologists at the University of Toronto, it's because ...

Aug 21

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What Are People's Perceptions of Open Relationships?

In a recent article in the New York Times, sex columnist Dan Savage discussed the benefits of a monogamish relationship—one where partners are committed to each other but free to occasionally pursue sex partners outside of the primary ...

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The social brain

The brain, according to Professor Bruce Hood, is a social creature. Since the hunter-gatherer days of early humanity, when language first developed, the human brain has been a tool for learning through interaction and communication. Our current ...

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