Ever been in a casino and you nearly get a jackpot? Ever played darts and nearly hit the bull's eye? Ever played phone games and you nearly get into the next level? And after all that near misses you try it again, and again and again? These near misses are the motivation behind our actions. It may explain addiction in gambling, but it could also ...
Date Posted: July 14, 2015GO
Everyone knows sleep is good for us. It’s a time to refresh and recharge our bodies to heal our minds to rest after a busy day. We are told that sleep helps with memory consolidation, organizing what it’s learned so it can be better remembered ...
Categories: Sleep DisordersGO
Summer is round the corner and it means parties showered with heavy coolers and pitchers of mojitos. But first, you may want to recall how your personality morphs after a few drinks too many during last summer.New research have suggested that there ...
It is an understatement that religion is an integral part of an individual's life, especially in a multicultural country like Singapore. Religion may have created a person's past, shape the present, and determine the future. Such essential identity ...
Categories: Mental Health ProfessionsGO
Do you find yourself afraid of something that are.. almost normal? Almost human (Andriods)? Almost the same stuffed toy you used to have? Almost a happy family? You're not alone. This is exactly a result of a phenomenon known as The Uncanny Valley.
In a new study of the mind-gut connection, eating fermented foods, which contain probiotics, were associated with reduced symptoms of social anxiety for student participants. Giving new meaning to the old cliché of "you are what you eat," the ...
Categories: Social Anxiety / PhobiaGO
In SELF/LESS, a dying old man (Academy Award winner Ben Kingsley) transfers his consciousness to the body of a healthy young ...
Categories: Health / Illness / Medical IssuesGO
Applying mild electrical stimulation to an area of the brain associated with cognitive control helps people with schizophrenia to recognize errors and adjust their behavior to avoid them as much as it helps healthy subjects do so, according to a new ...
The Philippine Mental Health Association (PMHA) is advocating that mental health is as important as one's physical health. Everyone should acknowledge this fact and accept that there is nothing wrong with having a mental condition or disorder. There ...
Categories: Depression, Suicide PreventionGO
Structural brain abnormalities in patients with schizophrenia, providing insight into how the condition may develop and respond to treatment, have been identified in an internationally collaborative study led by a Georgia State University scientist.
How much a child's pupil dilates in response to seeing an emotional image can predict his or her risk of depression over the next two years, according to new research from Binghamton University.
When you smile at a party, your facial expression is emotionally consistent with the happy context and as a consequence other guests will in future be more likely to remember that they've seen your face before, and where you were when they saw you. ...
Anxiety has a strange effect on this critical social ability, study finds. Anxiety interferes with the ability to take other people’s perspective, new research reveals. Anxiety makes people focus more on themselves and reduces their empathy for ...
Categories: Anxiety, Social Anxiety / PhobiaGO
For many shy people, online social networking sites have an obvious appeal – a way to socialise without the unpredictable immediacy of a face-to-face encounter. However, a new study finds that people who are socially anxious betray their ...
Categories: Social Anxiety / PhobiaGO
It’s one of the irritations of having a mind that sometimes it’s hard to get rid of negative thoughts. The most intuitive method to get rid of negative thoughts is trying to suppress them by pushing it out of our minds. Unfortunately, as many ...
After a woman meets a man for the first time, what does she remember most about him? That was the question posed in research conducted by psychologists at the University of Michigan — and the answer depends on whether the woman is looking for a ...
Categories: Relationships & MarriageGO