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What's The Difference Between Rationality And Rationalizing? We toss around rational and rationalize as though we know the obvious objective difference between them when actually, it's a little more complicated than that.
Feds to require shelters to accommodate transgender individuals The Department of Housing and Urban Development is seeking to require shelters to accommodate transgender individuals to use the shared sleeping and bathing areas of their choice.
How 4 New Marketing Tactics Will Make This Season... I’m about to tell you a story you’ve never heard before. Imagine you’re just starting out your shopping run for the day and, as you enter, you recognize all the … ...
Pentagon study links prescription stimulants to military PTSD risk Stimulant medications used to treat attention deficit problems and keep service members alert during long stretches of combat might increase vulnerability to post-traumatic stress disorder.
Birthdays, Bipolar Disorder, and Lost Time When I was younger, before I was aware I had bipolar disorder, I loved my birthday. I loved everything about it. I was able to pick the meal we had … ...
Yin and yang of serotonin neurons in mood regulation Low levels of serotonin in the brain are known to play a role in depression and anxiety, and it is customary to treat these disorders with medications that increase the amount of this neurotransmitter. However, a new study suggests that this approach may be too simple. It appears that neighboring serotonin-producing brainstem regions exert different and sometimes opposing effects on behavior.
Running prevents postnatal side effects of epilepsy drugs in mice The simple act of running may be sufficient to prevent long-term cognitive impairments caused by prenatal exposure to antiepileptic drugs, according to a study. The findings revealed that prenatal exposure to a commonly used antiepileptic drug called valproic acid inhibited the birth of new neurons in the brains of adult mice and impaired their performance on learning and memory tasks.
Brainstem 'stop neurons' make us halt when we walk A population of 'stop cells' in the brainstem is essential for the ability of mice to stop their locomotion, according to a new study. Researchers report a brainstem pathway specifically dedicated to enforce locomotor arrest; its selective activation stops locomotion, while its silencing favors it.
New method for imaging marmoset brains A new system for imaging the activity of individual neurons in the marmoset brain has been developed by scientists. The study shows how amplifying genetically encoded fluorescent signals with TET-inducible gene expression allows hundreds of individual neurons in the primate brain to be imaged simultaneously over a period of several months.
Who is "A Mensch"? You've surely heard or read the word "Mensch," which is a Yiddish-derived term reserved for a special human being, who is recognized by others to represent decency, honest and kindness, among other admirable qualities.
How to cope with anxiety during terror threats There are ways people can cope with the anxiety over the loss of control felt about terrorism.
How exercise may energize brain cell function: Animal study As we age or develop neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's, our brain cells may not produce sufficient energy to remain fully functional. Researchers have discovered that an enzyme called SIRT3 that is located in mitochondria — the cell's powerhouse — may protect mice brains against the kinds of stresses believed to contribute to energy loss. Furthermore, mice that ran on a wheel increased their levels of this protective enzyme.
Why Psychologists Never Give a Straight Answer Although I understand people’s exasperation with psychologists’ inability to give a straight answer to a seemingly simple question, there is nothing we can actually do about it. Here's why:
Think Twice Before You Label Events as Good or Bad There is a Taoist parable about an old farmer who owned one beautiful horse. One day, this beloved horse ran away. His neighbors, upon hearing the news, came over to give their condolences. “We are so sorry,” they said. “How terrible this must be for … ...
Nagging: Trying to Make Your Partner Care Therapist: “The other night, you were angry at Mary for failing to read your mind and stop nagging you about being on time.” Glen: “Yes, I was. It all came … ...
Four Great Online Resources For All Learners These free websites have tools and information for every learner:   1. For Younger Kids.  Each evening, Bedtime Math e-mails a quick, fun, math-centered bedtime story to parents of preschoolers through elementary school. Talking … ...
Improving fitness may counteract brain atrophy in older adults, study shows Older adults that improved their fitness through a moderate intensity exercise program increased the thickness of their brain's cortex, the outer layer of the brain that typically atrophies with Alzheimer's disease, according to a new study. These effects were found in both healthy older adults and those diagnosed with mild cognitive impairment, an early stage of Alzheimer's disease.
Reduce Pain With This Mental Practice — In Just 20 Minutes Over Four Days As little as four 20-minute daily sessions were enough to reduce pain. » Continue reading: Reduce Pain With This Mental Practice — In Just 20 Minutes Over Four Days
Novel proteins linked to Huntington's disease identified A new discovery about Huntington's disease has been made by researchers, showing that the gene that causes the fatal disorder makes an unexpected 'cocktail' of mutant proteins that accumulate in the brain.
Using Self-Hypnosis to Reduce Stress This is the time of year when stress begins to spike for many people. Family conflict, custody disagreements, loneliness, financial pressures and unmet expectations can create the perfect environment for … ...