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One step closer to a new drug for alcohol dependence Researchers might be one step closer to finding an effective drug for alcohol dependence. In two separate studies, they show that the so-called dopamine stabilizer OSU6162 can reduce the craving for alcohol in alcohol dependent people and normalizes the level of dopamine in the brain reward system of rats that have consumed alcohol over a long period of time. However, thorough clinical studies are needed to determine if the OSU6162 also can help alcohol dependent people drink less alcohol.
Belief in God and prejudice reduced by directing magnetic energy into the brain New research has revealed for the first time that both belief in God and prejudice towards immigrants can be reduced by directing magnetic energy into the brain.
Today I Love The Joy Of Hope Today I love the joy of hope that I see in friends and family. Just when it seems like I need to be picked up, someone comes along and exhibits … ...
Locus of Control: External or Internal? [TEST] Locus of control is allocation of responsibility for the events in your life. Do you feel like you are in control of your environment and the outcomes you are getting, or do you feel helpless and frustrated as if you were caught up in the river of life? Take this test to find out where do you place the responsibility.
3 ADHD Screening Tests | It’s Not All In The Numbers Have you taken the ADHD tests online yet? There are at least three of them. And while they aren’t valid as a diagnosis, they are a place for you to … ...
A Real Giant Today's installment in my series of "How to Do LIfe" fables.
APA Asks Kerry to Work With Congress to Obtain Emergency Funds for Syrian Refugees Calls on administration to support refugee mental health, community integration
Connect to Teens with `Outside the Box’ Tools Connecting with your clients on their level is crucial to developing and maintaining a therapeutic bond. The majority of my practice population is adolescents and young adults. Therefore, for me to stay relevant with that population I have to stay current with all types of … ...
Authentic Kindness in Work and in Life As I watched my child struggle, I was pulling my hair out searching for a way to take this research into happiness and meaning and goodness and find ways to use it in the tough spots in life.
Meta-analysis provides new insights on gender differences in responses to moral dilemmas Men and women make moral decisions differently, according to new research published in Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin — but not necessarily in the ways scientists thought before. The study, a meta-analysis of 40 studies with 6,100 total participants, revealed a more nuanced distinction between two common schools of moral thought. Deontology vs. Utilitarianism “Consider…a dilemma where [...]
Pathological Liars: 5 Ways To Protect Yourself From Them... Do you know someone who tends to lie frequently about any and everything? Have you caught them in a lie or two and wonder why they continue to lie? If … ...
Madness Sucks I’ll be honest. I’ve had some new symptoms surface lately. Could it be the stress of the move? Of my new surroundings? Of my boyfriend? Maybe. Today I met with … ...
NASA explains: What happens when your brain can’t tell which way is up? In space, there is no “up” or “down.” That can mess with the human brain and affect the way people move and think in space. An investigation on the International Space Station seeks to understand how the brain changes in space and ways to deal with those changes. Previous research and first-hand reports suggest that [...]
In women, childhood head injury could lead to alcohol abuse later in life Girls who suffer a concussive bump on the head in childhood could be at increased risk for abusing alcohol as adults, a new study suggests. The research in mice found that females with a mild closed-head brain injury were more likely to misuse alcohol later in life and associate drinking with reward and pleasure. This [...]
Optical coherence tomography: Noninvasive imaging method looks deeper inside the brain Researchers at the University of Washington (UW) have used a noninvasive light-based imaging technology to literally see inside the living brain, providing a new tool to study how diseases like dementia, Alzheimer’s, and brain tumors change brain tissue over time. The work is reported by Woo June Choi and Ruikang Wang of the UW Department [...]
Imaging study demonstrates how the ‘social brain’ is functionally impaired in autism A team of UCLA scientists has found that brain areas linked to social behaviors are both underdeveloped and insufficiently networked in youths with high functioning autism spectrum disorder (ASD) compared to study participants without ASD. The findings, which appear in the online issue of the peer-reviewed journal Brain and Behavior, provide insight into how the [...]
Psychologists find that you may be musical and not even know it The old adage says practice makes perfect, but a new study from the University of Cambridge has shown that personality also plays a key role in musical ability, even for those who do not play an instrument. In a study published this week in the Journal of Research in Personality, a team of psychologists identified [...]
Research shows diversity can improve stores’ sales performance Matching levels of racial diversity between store employees and the surrounding community impacts the store unit’s sales performance, according to a new study from the Naveen Jindal School of Management at UT Dallas. The study merges two opposing views on diversity in the workplace, said Dr. Orlando Richard, associate professor of organizations, strategy and international [...]
In a negative emotional climate, romantic partners may miss attempts to warm things up A new University of Illinois study reports that when conflict occurs in romantic relationships, the negative emotional climate that results hinders a person’s ability to recognize their partner’s attempts to reach out to them. “When we evaluate relationship maintenance in couples, the important measure is not what’s actually happening in the relationship but how those [...]
How the brain controls sleep Neuroscientists have discovered a brain circuit that can trigger small regions of the brain to fall asleep or become less alert, while the rest of the brain remains awake. The researchers believe this may help the brain consolidate new memories by coordinating slow waves between different parts of the brain, allowing them to share information more easily.