Use It or Lose It: Mind Games Help Healthy Older People Too

Cognitive training including puzzles, handicrafts and life skills are known to reduce the risk, and help slow down the progress, of dementia amongst the elderly. A new study published in BioMed Central's open access journal BMC Medicine showed that ...

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Smiling Through the Tears: Study Shows How Tearjerkers Make People ...

People enjoy watching tragedy movies like "Titanic" because they deliver what may seem to be an unlikely benefit: tragedies actually make people happier in the short-term. Researchers found that watching a tragedy movie caused people to think ...

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Chronic Stress and Phosphorylated Tau: suggestions for Alzheimer’s

So what does stress have to do with Alzheimer’s? To look at this we’ll have to start by bringing two areas of study together: stress, and Tau. Alzheimer’s Disease is characterized by the development of two different globs of proteins, ...

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“Could My Child Have Autism?” Ten Signs of Possible ...

Though autism is often not diagnosed until the age of three, some children begin to show signs of developmental delay before they turn a year old. While not all infants and toddlers with delays will develop autism spectrum disorders (ASD), experts ...

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Does the Brain 'Remember' Antidepressants? More Proof for the Power ...

Individuals with major depressive disorder (MDD) often undergo multiple courses of antidepressant treatment during their lives. This is because the disorder can recur despite treatment and because finding the right medication for a specific ...

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Faces are considered more attractive when they're moving

Here's some comforting news for anyone who despairs at how they look in photos - research by psychologists at the Universities of California and Harvard finds that the same people are rated as more attractive in videos than in static images taken ...

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Five Keys To Developing Your Deepest Gifts

Our core gifts have profoundly deep roots in our being, and they need to be fed if they are to flourish. To thrive in this world, each gift needs to be nourished in these five ways. As you read the next section, notice if any idea strikes a deep ...

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Brain Size May Determine Whether You Are Good at Keeping Friends

Researchers are suggesting that there is a link between the number of friends you have and the size of the region of the brain -- known as the orbital prefrontal cortex -- that is found just above the eyes. A new study shows that this brain region ...

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The Key to Efficient Multitasking: One Thing at a Time

The world has changed enormously since the dawn of humankind, yet we still have the same brain as our distant ancestors. The last two decades alone have served up an explosion of attention-grabbing technology—smartphones, iPads, social networking, ...

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Is ADHD overdiagnosed? Findings from a new study in Germany

Is ADHD over­diag­nosed? Despite wide­spread con­cerns that this occurs, a study that specif­i­cally addresses this issue has not been con­ducted in the US. Thus, although it is well estab­lished that many chil­dren with ADHD are never ...

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Anxiety Boosts Sense of Smell

Anxious people have a heightened sense of smell when it comes to sniffing out a threat, according to a new study by Elizabeth Krusemark and Wen Li from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in the US. In animals, the sense of smell is an essential ...

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People With Autism Possess Greater Ability to Process Information, ...

People with autism have a greater than normal capacity for processing information even from rapid presentations and are better able to detect information defined as 'critical', according to a study published March 22 in the Journal of Abnormal ...

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Red meat halves risk of depression

Women who reduce lamb and beef in their diets are more likely to suffer depression, according to the new study. Experts admitted surprise at the findings because so many other studies have linked red meat to physical health risks. The team made ...

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Group Marriage and the Future of the Family

With the traditional nuclear family well on its way to extinction, we are faced with a question of critical importance: who will mind the children? Neither two-career nor single-parent families offer children full-time, loving caretakers, and ...

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How Society Works: 8 Revealing Psychological Insights Into Our Social ...

Would you post a letter dropped in the street, obey an order to electrocute another person, start a conversation with a familiar stranger or help a lost child? Stanley Milgram was an American social psychologist who is most famous for his ...

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