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Researchers discover role of microglia during early progression of Alzheimer's disease For the first time, researchers have determined how toxic tau fibrils spread by the help of brain immune cells called microglia during the early stages of Alzheimer's disease (AD). The discovery of this new pathway may lead to a therapeutic target for AD, one that has not been previously identified.
How the brain recognizes objects Using data from both humans and nonhuman primates, neuroscientists have found that neuron firing patterns in the IT cortex correlate strongly with success in object-recognition tasks.
Surprise: Your visual cortex is making decisions The part of the brain responsible for seeing is more powerful than previously believed. In fact, the visual cortex can essentially make decisions just like the brain's traditional 'higher level' areas, finds a new study.
10 Strategies to Do Something Nice Today October 5th is “National Do Something Nice day.” It would be supreme if everyone lived their lives doing something nice, or doing nice things, on a daily basis and … ...
Is America Emotionally Disturbed? On the heels of yet another mass killing, I am not wondering about gun control. I am wondering about whether America is emotionally disturbed. How do we tell if a … ...
Why Narcissism, Greed and Power Go Hand in Hand Modern day America has been characterized as both a New Gilded Age and a Culture of Narcissism. It is no coincidence that these two critiques have arisen at the same time.
7 Surprising Ways Your Emotions Can Get the Best of You Recognizing how your emotions influence the way you think and behave can prevent you from making these mistakes.
Beat Dementia: 8 Changes Your Brain Will Thank You For The everyday changes that could save you from dementia. » Continue reading: Beat Dementia: 8 Changes Your Brain Will Thank You For
3 Ways to Spot a Narcissist We know narcissists are self-involved, grandiose, and exploitative. But would you know one if you met one? It may be more difficult than you think.
Congress & Policymakers: Stop Scapegoating Mental Illness in Mass... It’s time that the United States Congress and national policymakers stop scapegoating mental illness for mass shootings in America. It’s a simplistic — but entirely wrong — answer to mass shootings and gun violence in the United States. And it’s also time that we hold … ...
Once Married, Twice Shy: Remarriage Rates Are Plummeting... It is interesting, in a way, that such a fuss is made over brides and weddings and cutesy proposals when there is nothing special about getting married. Lots and lots … ...
Today I Love People With Passion Today I love people with passion who throw themselves into the things they love to do, what they long to do when they are away from it. Whether it's their relationships or their work, their hobbies, their health routines or their art, or any and all combinations of that, they...
"Is Adolescence Really Necessary?" In their disenchantment with some early adolescent changes in their child, parents wonder if this transformation really need be? The answer is: Yes, so the process of redefinition for growing up can get underway.
Top 5 comebacks when asked why I don’t drink alcohol Get ready. If you are a recovering alcoholic, someone will ask why you don't drink. How do you respond?...
Caring for My Partner with Mental Illness The following is a guest post written by Jordan LaBouff, who also happens to be my husband.   My partner has been on a journey with bipolar disorder over the … ...
3 Easy Ways to Happiness Slightly raise the corners of your mouth while reading this, even if you don’t feel happy. Go ahead, try it. You know you’re curious. What do you have to lose? Smile. Smiling makes you feel happy and relaxed. Those in drug or alcohol recovery are … ...
I Got The ADHD Flu The ADHD flu is what you get when you have ADHD AND you get the flu, or a cold, or any other health issue that manages to sidetrack you. Actually, the ADHD flu is getting ill or having any stressful or overwhelming experience as a person with ADHD....
Compulsive Texting Associated With Poorer School Performance Among Adolescent Girls, Study Finds No such correlation seen for teenage boys
Internet infidelity: Online affairs can be addictive, new study finds A new study by psychology academics at The Open University is the first in the UK to explore the impact of internet infidelity among those with real experience of it and sees how it is directly affecting 21st century relationships. The study revealed : Grey areas among couples over how they define infidelity online. Gender [...]
One of the Biggest Obstacles to Creativity One of the biggest obstacles to creativity or creating is the belief that we must be original; we must create something that’s never been created before. Ever. That’s a whole … ...