Psychotic Disorders And Mood Impacted By Impaired Mitochondrial ...

A discussion of recent data from a large range of human and animal studies that strongly support the hypothesis that impaired mitochondrial function may disrupt neural plasticity pathways and decrease cellular resilience, which in turn, potentially ...

Apr 30

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New Form of Intellectual Disability Discovered

Researchers at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) led a study discovering a gene for a new form of intellectual disability, as well as how it likely affects cognitive development by disrupting neuron functioning. CAMH Senior ...

Apr 30

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The Neuroscience of Habits: How They Form and How to Change Them

Charles Duhigg's new book The Power of Habit draws on neuroscience and psychology to explain how habits form, how to promote good habits and how to break bad ones. In 2010, a cognitive neuroscientist named Reza Habib asked twenty-two people to ...

Apr 28

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Five Effortless Postures that Foster Creative Thinking

Literally sitting outside a box, rather than in it, makes you more creative, according to new psychological research. There are lots of metaphors floating around in creativity. We talk about 'thinking outside the box', 'putting two and two ...

Apr 28

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Maintain Your Brain: The Secrets to Aging Success

Aging may seem unavoidable, but that's not necessarily so when it comes to the brain. So say researchers in the April 27th issue of the Cell Press journal Trends in Cognitive Sciences based on counterintuitive evidence that it is what you do in old ...

Apr 28

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Losing Your Religion: Analytic Thinking Can Undermine Belief

People who are intuitive thinkers are more likely to be religious, but getting them to think analytically even in subtle ways decreases the strength of their belief, according to a new study in Science. The research, conducted by University of ...

Apr 27

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Kahneman: Nothing is as good or bad as it seems when you're thinking ...

"In your life expect some trouble; when you worry it makes things double." Bobby McFerrin singing “Don’t Worry; Be Happy” "The Focus Illusion can be summed up in a single sentence: Nothing in life is as important as you think it is when ...

Apr 27

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The reason why left handed people are a minority in our Society

Lefties have always been a bit of a puzzle. Representing only 10 percent of the general human population, left-handers have been viewed with suspicion and persecuted across history. The word “sinister” even derives from “left or ...

Apr 27

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Do psychology findings replicate outside the lab?

Most psychology research takes place under laboratory conditions allowing tight control over the exact interventions and procedures participants are exposed to. That makes for neater science but leaves the discipline vulnerable to claims that the ...

Apr 26

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Binge Eating May Lead to Addiction-Like Behaviors

A history of binge eating -- consuming large amounts of food in a short period of time -- may make an individual more likely to show other addiction-like behaviors, including substance abuse, according to Penn State College of Medicine researchers.

Apr 26

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Why We Love Sociopaths

TV sociopaths-- Don Draper, Tony Soprano-- do what they want and aren't bothered that you, a loser, think they're a jerk. The difference between you and them, according to Kotsko, is that they manipulate the social connections whereas you are mired ...

Apr 26

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Cocaine Makes Your Brain Age and Die Really Fast

According to research out today in the journal Molecular Psychiatry, grey-matter loss due to aging is greater in people dependent on cocaine. The study looked at 120 participants — 60 dependent on cocaine and the others with no substance abuse ...

Apr 25

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Anti-Depressants Likely Do More Harm Than Good, Study Suggests

Commonly prescribed anti-depressants appear to be doing patients more harm than good, say researchers who have published a paper examining the impact of the medications on the entire body. "We need to be much more cautious about the widespread ...

Apr 25

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Respect and Status Are Not the Same

Both respect and status are crucial for healthy groups. In any group, some people emerge as the leaders. Those leaders have high status within the group, because others end up following what they decide. Movies and TV shows about groups often ...

Apr 25

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The office flirt doesn't fancy you... he's just bored and a bit dim

Women who are flattered when a fellow flirts with them at work may want to think again. Flirtatious men are simply bored – and not very bright into the bargain, research suggests. A study of British workers found that men who flirt at work ...

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