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Effects of alcoholism on the brain's reward system may be different in women than in men Medical researchers have found evidence implying that alcoholism may have different effects on the reward system in the brains of women than it does in men.
An Open Letter to People Who Talk Too Much Introverts are often sitting ducks for chatterboxes. This is what we're thinking as we sit and listen and listen and listen.
Some Differences Between Traditional and New Therapies What is the future of psychoanalysis? Is there one?
Do Most Breast Cancer Patients Develop PTSD? I’m grateful to Traci Pedersen for her March 3, 2016 article “Study Finds Most Breast Cancer Patients Develop PTSD Symptoms,” and to Dr. Grohol for all his efforts to help people heal from trauma. I’d say 99% of breast cancer patients develop PTSD, even though symptoms … ...
Brain stimulation restores memory during lapses, research shows Electrical stimulation delivered when memory is predicted to fail can improve memory function in the human brain, a team of neuroscientists shows for the first time. That same stimulation generally becomes disruptive when electrical pulses arrive during periods of effective memory function.
Brains of one-handed people suggest new organization theory In people born with one hand, the brain region that would normally light up with that missing hand's activity lights up instead with the activity of other body parts -- including the arm, foot, and mouth -- that fill in for the hand's lost function. Now, researchers say that the discovery could shake up scientists' fundamental understanding of how the brain is organized.
Recognizing foreign accents helps brains process accented speech Our brains process foreign-accented speech with better real-time accuracy if we can identify the accent we hear, according to a team of neurolinguists.
New study identifies way to treat sports-related concussions using telemedicine An estimated 1.6 to 3.8 million traumatic brain injuries occur every year. More than 75 percent of the injuries are sports-related mild traumatic brain injuries or concussions. Now a study focuses on concussion specialists using telemedicine technology to determine if a player needs to be removed from play in real time.
6 Signs You May Have Adult ADHD 8.2% of people have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, double the previously reported rate. • Click here for your free sample of Dr Jeremy Dean's latest ebook The Anxiety Plan: 42 Strategies For Worry, Phobias, OCD and Panic • Dr Dean is also the author of Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything.
5 Ways to Earn More Money With Sliding Scales Do you slide too often? Are patients choosing to pay too little most of the time? Are you complaining about the money you earn as a result? Let’s take a look at 5 ways you can earn more money with your sliding scale… 1.Resources In … ...
Want to stay mentally healthy in older age? Stimulate your brain in early life Stimulating the brain by taking on leadership roles at work or staying on in education help people stay mentally healthy in later life, according to new research.
Going, Going, Gone? Human Sperm Counts Are Plunging Accumulated evidence confirms that human sperm counts have fallen markedly in industrialized countries since the 1930s. Male fertility and reproductive health are threatened.
Does Legalized Marijuana Result in More Teen Use? Dueling data about whether or not legal marijuana increases teen use has led to a lot of confusion and scientific cherry picking.
The Angry Itch Anger can be considered one of the most toxic emotions a person can experience.  It can also be one of the most motivating.  In order to understand how to best manage anger for one’s own life, it helps to understand anger from several different angles. … ...
Antibody helps detect protein implicated in Alzheimer's, other diseases Damaging tangles of the protein tau dot the brains of people with neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer's and boxer's dementia. Now, a team of scientists has found a way to measure tau levels in the blood that accurately reflects levels of tau in the brain. The study, in mice and a small group of people, could be the first step towards a non-invasive test for tau.
Level of unconsciousness in brain damaged patients related to body temperature Circadian rhythms may play a crucial role in the recovery of consciousness of patients with severe brain injuries.
What Motivates Us and Why What methods work best to encourage people to strive for lofty goals?
Interdisciplinary Education and the Student Voice Interdisciplinary education and practice implies certain qualities: students highlight the importance of four qualities -- openness, creativity, bridging, and perspective-taking.
PODCAST: What Does a Panic Attack Feel Like? In this episode of the Psych Central Show, hosts Gabe and Vincent discuss anxiety disorders, which can be debilitating on many levels and strain even the closest relationships, often due to a lack of understanding of what anxiety disorder is like. Listen as our hosts describe what … ...
New study fails to replicate the link between fertility in women and wearing red clothing A new replication study published in the peer-reviewed journal Hormones and Behavior casts doubt on claims that women unconsciously signal their fertility by wearing red clothing. Previous research had found that women were more likely to wear red or pink at peak fertility. In other female mammals, such as chimpanzees, red skin coloration is used [...]