That infection song? You are having earworms.

Earworms are songs that does not seem to stop replaying in your mind. That new pop hit that you heard at the supermarket? Or the hum that your friend was singing? New study find that this can be countered by chewing gum.

May 2

Categories: Other

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Can Cheap Wine Taste Great? Brain Imaging and Marketing Placebo ...

When consumers taste cheap wine and rate it highly because they believe it is expensive, is it because prejudice has blinded them to the actual taste, or has prejudice actually changed their brain function, causing them to experience the cheap wine ...

Apr 30

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Study: Video Games Don't Trigger Aggression in Adults With Autism

Politicians pushed for a crackdown on violent video games after speculation arose that they spurred Newtown school shooter Adam Lanza - who had autism spectrum disorder - to commit one of the deadliest massacres in U.S. history, killing 26 children ...

Apr 30

Categories: Aggression & Violence, Autism spectrum disorders

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The Most Relaxing Yoga Poses To Help Fight Depression, Anxiety

Yoga is a therapeutic practice that's been known to relax the body and calm the mind. But you don't need to tie yourself up in a pretzel to experience the antidepressant benefits, according to a new study. Researchers analyzed the top six relaxation ...

Apr 30

Categories: Anxiety, Depression, Meditation

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An "Invisible" Body Could Reduce Your Social Anxiety

Using clever camera angles, virtual goggles and physical caresses, a team of researchers was able to make people feel as if they had an invisible body. Furthermore, feeling invisible reduced the anxiety brought on by standing in front of an ...

Apr 29

Categories: Social Anxiety / Phobia

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Long-Term Exposure to Air Pollution May Pose Risk to Brain Structure, ...

Air pollution, even at moderate levels, has long been recognized as a factor in raising the risk of stroke. A new study led by scientists from Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Boston University School of Medicine suggests that long-term ...

Apr 29

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Swisses top World Happiness Report 2015 Ranks

Since it was first published in 2012, the World Happiness Report demonstrated that well-being and happiness are critical indicators of a nation's economic and social development, and should be a key aim of policy. This year's report looks at the ...

Apr 28

Categories: Happiness

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Why we want food so much it hurts?

There's nothing like the salty tang of beef-flavoured Top Ramen broth and a mouthful of slightly overdone instant noodles. At least, not for me. I've gone on record about my obsession before, writing about how ramen noodles helped me get through ...

Apr 28

Categories: Addictions

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Parent-Child Reading Increases Activation of Brain

Among the advice new parents receive is to read to their babies early and often. The hope is that sharing books together will help children's language development and eventually, turn them into successful readers.

Apr 27

Categories: Child Development

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Can Distraction be good for learning?

Distraction can be a good thing for learning under the right circumstances—namely when you will be tested or have to perform under similarly distracting contexts

Apr 27

Categories: Learning Difficulties

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Delayed Feedback and Learning

Instant results may seems to enhance learning immediately. A new study finds that delayed feedback can enhance learning.

Apr 27

Categories: Learning Difficulties

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Tips to Remember What You Read

Have trouble remembering what you read? Or that you don’t like reading because you don’t read well? Afraid not, here are some important ways to brush up your skills.

Apr 25

Categories: Learning Difficulties

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Seduction by Neuroscience

There is some sort of attraction between Psychology students and neuroscience. What is distinctly persuasive about neuroscience? There were studies from 2008 that showed how brain images are compelling, or that neuroscience information that explains ...

Apr 25

Categories: Adult psychological development

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Ever said cheer up to a depressed individual

Perhaps they feel worse or that it does not help when you do that. Some individuals tend to prefer “negative validation”. Negative validation is letting people know that the feelings they have are normal and reasonable in the situation.

Apr 25

Categories: Depression

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Are personalities affected by birth order or the gender of our ...

A major issue is that a self-report or a parent’s report on our personality might not be biased by an individual’s expectation of how one should behave.

Apr 24

Categories: Child and/or Adolescent Issues, Child Development

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