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What Holocaust Survivors Can Teach Us About Gratitude Neuroscientists have gained insights into how gratitude operates from an unexpected source. » Continue reading: What Holocaust Survivors Can Teach Us About Gratitude
5 Reasons Why We Compromise Our Privacy Online You are probably concerned about the privacy of your information online, but do you act accordingly? Here's why you may not.
Communicating Effectively with Your Partner As much as we might love our partners, sometimes they drive us crazy! Do you know the best way to communicate with your partner to get them to change their behavior? It turns out that their mental health matters when picking how to discuss problematic behaviors.
New research paves the way to begin developing a computer you can control with your mind A team of researchers has been able to predict participants' movements just by analyzing their brain activity. This study is the first human study to look at the neural signals of planned actions that are freely chosen by the participant and could be the first step in the development of brain-computer interfaces.
Different memory resolutions map onto different brain locations Neuroscientists have shown that memories of the same events co-exist at different resolutions in the brain. Coarse and fine memory scales are distributed across different parts of the hippocampus, a brain area that plays an important part in memory.
A 'fuzzy' method for interpreting fMRI recordings A method for data analysis used in medical diagnostics has been tested for the first time on resting state functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) data. The method, which relies on "fuzziness," proved to be as robust as the well-known and regularly used sample entropy (SampEn) method but with the advantage of offering greater detail than sample entropy
Today I Love Mild Early Mornings Today I love mild, early mornings that call me to do adventurous things. This morning feels like a road trip day outside, but I have work to do so my … ...
6 Secret Signs of Hidden Depression Lots of people walk through life trying to hide their depression. Some people with hidden depression can conceal their depression like pros, masking their symptoms and putting on a “happy face” for most others. People with concealed depression or hidden depression often don’t want to … ...
ADHD, Are You Listening? I heard something funny the other night at a party. I know it was funny, everyone laughed. Everyone including me, I laughed. I laughed and laughed. You should have heard … ...
7 Keys to ADHD Awareness Most of us (thank goodness) aren’t plagued by ADHD in every area of our lives. For example, I’ve heard from women who are successfully managing a law career, but fall … ...
Study links dispositional mindfulness to lower obesity risk and less belly fat A study of nearly 400 people finds that those who exhibited more ‘dispositional mindfulness’, or awareness of and attention to their current feelings and thoughts, were less likely to be obese and had less abdominal fat than people who did not exhibit as much of that awareness. Dispositional mindfulness is not the same as mindfulness [...]
New CEO’s gender may affect company performance A CEO succession with a gender change may amplify the disruption of the CEO succession process and thus adversely affect company performance, according to a new study by strategic management experts at Rice University and the Central University of Finance and Economics in Beijing. This dynamic will increase the likelihood of the new CEO’s early [...]
How Much Are Your Shoes Really Costing You? The sticker price of your shoes is only a small fraction of what they actually cost you. Asking the question "How much will I have to earn to pay for my shoes?" will often lead to a dramatically higher cost calculus.
7 Signs You Are Subconsciously Resisting Change Resistance comes in many forms. Whether you’re aware or not, the following seven signs may well mean that you are shying away from change. 1. Avoiding the people who expect … ...
Coming up blank: The science of writer’s block One of the most interesting and entertaining parts of following my favourite authors on Twitter is witnessing a little bit of the writing process. Getting a peek into how my favourite books are written is like watching a real-time behind-the-scenes DVD featurette. But not every update is a positive one. There’s something that haunts all [...]
Fly brains reveal the neural pathway by which outside stimuli become behavior Every day, people act in response to countless external stimuli, activities in the outside world that result in a specific behavior. An oncoming car causes a pedestrian in a bustling city to jump back to the curb. Someone tells a joke that makes you laugh. You call someone’s name causing that person to stop and [...]
New Jersey scientists show brain connectivity changes with working memory after TBI Scientists from Kessler Foundation and Rutgers University compared information flow in the brain in individuals with traumatic brain injury and healthy controls, using neuroimaging and a novel working memory task, CapMan, which measures both working memory capacity and the mental manipulation of information in working memory. This is the first such comparative study to show [...]
Research study validates neuroreader for accurate and fast measurement of brain volumes A new neuroimaging software, Neuroreader, was shown to be as accurate as traditional methods for detecting the slightest changes in brain volume, and does so in a fraction of the time, according to a research study published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease this month. The research validates the software program that can be used [...]
How Shame Contaminates Our Lives — and a Path... Growing up, have you heard messages like, “What’s wrong with you? Can’t you do anything right? You’ll never succeed at anything!” Have these toxic criticisms left you with a subtle background feeling of shame? Or perhaps you learned to keep feelings inside because no one was … ...
Happiness: It’s Like This…and This Too Ajahn Chah was the spiritual teacher to many leading mindfulness teachers. He had a wonderful saying when it comes to being present in life, “It’s like this.” This saying always … ...