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Study challenges scientific principle about Alzheimer’s protein amyloid beta Scientific Reports, a Nature group journal, has recently published results that challenge the findings of studies to date on the initial aggregates formed by amyloid beta, a protein closely associated with the onset and development of Alzheimer’s disease. Headed by Natàlia Carulla, a specialist in biomedical chemistry at the Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB [...]
Why Won’t My Boyfriend Commit? The One-Foot-Out Guys &... Why won’t my boyfriend commit? ONE-FOOT-OUT GUYS You’re seeing a great guy—he’s everything a girl could ever want. Only problem is, he just can’t commit to anything more serious. He … ...
Suicide and the Werther Effect: A Message from the... At the close of September, which is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, I learned that suicide rates peak when a celebrity commits suicide. Reviewing posts on social media researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology found “increased suicidal ideation” after the suicide of 10 famous … ...
Do You Worry A Lot? This Can Help For me self-care means supporting my well-being. It means focusing on my emotional, mental, physical and spiritual health. This week I came across a wonderful tip for boosting my emotional … ...
New neuroimaging method better identifies epileptic lesions One-third of epilepsy patients have seizures that are not controlled by medications. In addition, one-third have brain lesions, the hallmark of the disease, which cannot be located by conventional imaging methods. Researchers have piloted a new method using advanced noninvasive neuroimaging to recognize the neurotransmitter glutamate, thought to be the culprit in the most common form of medication-resistant epilepsy.
How Do Academic Prodigies Spend Their Time? Best-selling author Malcolm Gladwell says that it takes a decade of intense practice – roughly 10,000 hours – to achieve mastery in any field. So, how does this apply to gifted students? Do gifted students from different countries actually invest their time differently in accruing those 10,000 hours needed to become masters of their field?
Sister Wives Daughter Maddie Brown Won’t Be Polygamist... Kody Brown and his four wives have been the subject of TLC’s show, Sister Wives, for years but that doesn’t mean that their expansive brood intend to follow in their … ...
Where Did Colleges Go Wrong? 'Puppy days' and trigger warnings exemplify how colleges are increasingly in the business of infantilizing students rather than developing them.
Larger brains do not lead to high IQs, new meta-analysis finds Is brain size related to cognitive ability of humans? This question has captured the attention of scientists for more than a century. An international team of researchers provides no evidence for a causal role of brain size for IQ test performance. In a meta-analysis of data from more than 8000 participants, they show that associations between in vivo brain volume and IQ are small.
Different types of child abuse: Similar consequences Emotional abuse may be as harmful as physical abuse and neglect. This finding complements previous imaging research showing that emotional and physical pain both activate the same parts of the brain.
The One Word That Can Kill a Friendship This one word - that you use every day - pushes friends away more than any other. Learn what it is and what alternatives will keep your friends close!
Whether You’re Dating or Married — Be Yourself! Be yourself; everyone else is already taken. ~ Oscar Wilde You’ve probably heard it’s best to be yourself. Sounds easy, doesn’t it? Yet many of us, wanting to please someone with whom we are in a close relationship — or with whom we may hope … ...
Which #BlackLivesMatter? Does suicide forfeit a person’s right to be fully cherished and pain acknowledged? If a community deems suicide an act of weakness, are those beliefs the point of intervention? Let's talk suicide in the Black community.
The Serious Eating Disorder Linked to These Microorganisms A serious psychological condition that affects over 3 million Americans. » Continue reading: The Serious Eating Disorder Linked to These Microorganisms
Enlightenment–Thinking About Attachment Does enlightenment depend on the doctrine of non-attachment? Perhaps not, after all....
Consistency! This is something I’ve never had. Not for years anyway. Consistency means showing up day after day for years. I might start to work at something for a couple of … ...
What Makes People Cruel? A recent movie, The Stanford Prison Experiment, tells the story of a notorious experiment done at Stanford University in 1971 by psychology professor Philip Zimbardo. In the actual experiment, twenty-four … ...
'The Dress': Explanation of optical illusion of colors of the striped dress In February 2015, the photo of a striped dress stirred a worldwide internet debate ; now, neuroscientists have further decoded the phenomenon, demonstrating that the optical illusion is linked to specific brain activation patterns.
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.