Can We Learn How to Forget?

Neuroscientists begin to understand how the brain controls its own memory center

Aug 2

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Emotional Strength Doesn’t Come from Ignoring Your Feelings

Going about our lives emotionlessly is robotic at best and, at worst, sociopathic.

Aug 2

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Avoid This Dietary Fat Because It Destroys Cognitive Function

Some fats have an amazing negative effect on cognitive function and, potentially, eating habits.

Aug 1

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The "Relocation Bump" – How Moving House Creates Lasting Memories

Why is our youth, from adolescence to early adulthood, so ripe with memories compared with other times in life?

Aug 1

Categories: Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions

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8 Hidden Psychological Effects Of Being Right- Or Left-Handed

The right-hand bias, the leftie advantage, handedness and mental illness and more…

Aug 1

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Can Alcohol Cause Traumatic Responses? The Two-Way Street Between ...

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder leads many to feel out of control. The symptoms may be so overwhelming some turn to the use of substances in an effort to calm themselves. However, there is a great deal of evidence to suggest that alcohol not only ...

Jul 30

Categories: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) / Trauma / Complex PTSD

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Combining Two Free Activities Can Reduce Depression By 40% in Two ...

Reduce depression by combining two activities well-known to make you feel better.

Jul 29

Categories: Depression

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How to Stop ‘Fear of Missing Out’ from Ruining Your Career

FOMO (Fear of Missing Out) is a powerful phenomenon, the 21st century equivalent of keeping up with the Joneses.

Jul 29

Categories: Career Development and Change

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Neuro Harlow: The Effect Of A Mother's Touch On Her Child's ...

In the 1950s, the American psychologist Harry Harlow famously showed that infant rhesus monkeys would rather cling to a surrogate wire mother covered in cosy cloth, than to one that provided milk.

Jul 29

Categories: Child Development

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Common brain changes found in children with autism, ADHD and OCD

A team of scientists has found similarities in brain impairments in children with autism spectrum disorder, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and obsessive compulsive disorder. The study involved brain imaging of white matter in 200 children.

Jul 28

Categories: Adult ADHD, Autism spectrum disorders, Obsessions & Compulsions ...

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No, autistic people do not have a "broken" mirror neuron system – ...

One of the more prominent examples, the “broken mirror hypothesis”, suggests that an impaired development of the mirror neuron system (MNS) is to blame. First observed in monkeys, mirror neurons are more active when you perform a certain action ...

Jul 28

Categories: Autism spectrum disorders

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Study finds average 6-year delay between onset and diagnosis of ...

Long delays mean missed opportunities for early intervention to reduce the severity of episodes of bipolar disorder.

Jul 27

Categories: Bipolar

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Childhood Trauma: Overcoming the Hurt of Invalidation

“We can’t smooth over hurt feelings in our families,” Brene Brown writes. “It’s too easy for stockpiled hurt to turn into rage, resentment, and isolation. We must talk about it. Even when we don’t want to. Even when we’re tired.”

Jul 27

Categories: Child and/or Adolescent Issues, Child Development, Post Traumatic ...

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For Children with Autism, Multiple Languages May Be a Boon

Most children who learn more than one language gain valuable skills, and researchers say this may also be true for children with autism

Jul 27

Categories: Autism spectrum disorders

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Should Grit Be Taught and Tested in School?

Social and emotional skills are starting to be taught in schools—but experts urge caution

Jul 26

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