7 Ways Meditation Can Actually Change The Brain

The meditation-and-the-brain research has been rolling in steadily for a number of years now, with new studies coming out just about every week to illustrate some new benefit of meditation. Or, rather, some ancient benefit that is just now being ...

Feb 11

Categories: Meditation

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Can hugs make you healthier?

In 1991, CMU psychology professor Sheldon Cohen published a landmark study in the New England Journal of Medicine showing how stress can compromise our immune system and leave us more vulnerable to the common cold. Committed to finding practical ...

Feb 11

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Serotonin-Deficient Brains More Vulnerable to Social Stress

Mice genetically deficient in serotonin -- a crucial brain chemical implicated in clinical depression -- are more vulnerable than their normal littermates to social stressors, according to a Duke study appearing this week in the Proceedings of the ...

Feb 11

Categories: Social Anxiety / Phobia

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Does Binge-Watching Make Us Depressed?

Netflix and other streaming media services have become the crack of television, making it possible to watch an entire season ...

Feb 10

Categories: Addictions, Depression

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Why plants in the office make us more productive

'Green' offices with plants make staff happier and more productive than 'lean' designs stripped of greenery, new research shows.

Feb 10

Categories: Workplace Issues

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Learn Languages Better With This Psychological Tip

Boost language learning with this tip.

Feb 9

Categories: Learning Difficulties

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Adult vs. Child Depression

Did you know that depression presents differently in children than it does in adults?

Feb 9

Categories: Depression

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Two Personal Qualities Vital to Success

Here are two trainable personal qualities which predict success four times more than intelligence. Being open to experience and conscientious is four times more important than intelligence in predicting academic success, a new research review finds.

Feb 7

Categories: Career Development and Change

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Emotion that drives people to work harder

People prone to feeling guilty are amongst the hardest workers, a new study finds. Not only that but people prone to feeling guilty are also highly ethical and are less likely to take advantage of other people’s skills to get paid more.

Feb 7

Categories: Career Development and Change

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Repressing our thoughts/feelings

"Our conscious thoughts seem protected from our surroundings, but we found that they are much more tightly linked to the external environment than we might realize, and that we have less control of what we will think of next," said Ezequiel ...

Feb 7

Categories: Other

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Preventing Memory Loss with Food

A compound found in common foods such as red grapes and peanuts may help prevent age-related decline in memory, according to new research published by a faculty member in the Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine.

Feb 6

Categories: Learning Difficulties

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Stanford Prison Experiment in Movie

Have you heard of the famous Stanford Prison Experiment? It has premiered this week at Sundance to mostly positive reviews. In 1971, Dr. Philip Zimbardo recruited 24 male undergraduates to participate in a psychological experiment where they would ...

Feb 6

Categories: Aggression & Violence

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Can Physical Exercise Improve Cognitive Abilities?

Improvement in brain function associated with moderate physical activity has been noticed in both growing children and older adults. The cognitive benefits of physical exercise also last for decades. Parents and teachers can take cue from these ...

Feb 5

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57% of lower-Primary kids not getting enough sleep

SINGAPORE - About 57 per cent of children from lower Primary lack enough sleep, according to a survey conducted by students from Nanyang Technological University.

Feb 5

Categories: Child Development, Mental Health in Asia

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Depression and Addictions can cause Brain matter loss

A meta-analysis of 193 brain-imaging studies shows similar gray-matter loss in the brains of people with diagnoses as different as schizophrenia, depression and addiction.

Feb 5

Categories: Addictions, Depression, Schizophrenia

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