Back off, stranger, that’s my mate! The role of kappa opioid ...

We’ve all heard of the legendary monogamous prairie vole, haven’t we? Our adorable rodent friend forms the kind of attachments that make us humans feel slightly ashamed of our more promiscuous habits. And of course, if we know about prairie ...

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Special commission on media violence confirms aggression link

The Media Violence Commission's research-based report concludes that the research clearly shows that media violence consumption increases the relative risk of aggression, defined as intentional harm to another person that could be verbal, ...

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Adolescent Pot Use Leaves Lasting Mental Deficits

The persistent, dependent use of marijuana before age 18 has been shown to cause lasting harm to a person's intelligence, attention and memory, according to an international research team. Among a long-range study cohort of more than 1,000 New ...

Aug 28

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5 Gifts of Being Highly Sensitive

One of the prominent “virtues” of high sensitivity is the richness of sensory detail that life provides. The subtle shades of texture in clothing, and foods when cooking, the sounds of music or even traffic or people talking, fragrances and ...

Aug 27

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Depression Linked with Hyperconnected Brain Areas

Like an overwhelmed traffic cop, the depressed brain may transmit signals among regions in a dysfunctional way. Recent brain-imaging studies suggest that areas of the brain involved in mood, concentration and conscious thought are hyperconnected, ...

Aug 27

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Why is My Child Defiant or Explosive?

One of the most difficult behaviors for parents or teachers to address is explosive behavior, a child who has little control over emotions and "melts down" in the classroom or at home. It is frustrating, it is embarrassing, it is anxiety producing, ...

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Father’s Age Is Linked to Risk of Autism and Schizophrenia

Older men are more likely than young ones to father a child who develops autism or schizophrenia, because of random mutations that become more numerous with advancing paternal age, scientists reported on Wednesday, in the first study to quantify the ...

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Self-compassion helps you overcome failure

Recently, I was reading a book that compared the entrepreneurial communities in Silicon Valley and the Boston area. In the early 1970s, both regions had a large number of high-tech companies. By the late 1980s, though, there was a thriving ...

Aug 25

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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 ...

Aug 25

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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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