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Be Normal or Be Creative “I don’t know what ‘normal’ means, anyway.” How does being unusual or eccentric in our viewpoints, thinking, personal style and other choices help us be more creative and innovative? Karl … ...
Scientists to bypass brain damage by re-encoding memories Researchers are testing a prosthesis that translates short-term memories into longer-term ones, with the potential to bypass damaged portions of the brain.
How to Identify Someone at Risk for Suicide How to Identify Someone at Risk for Suicide It’s splashed all over social and mainstream media. Another person in the public eye has passed away from suicide. Tomorrow, it will … ...
Tools for illuminating brain function make their own light Researchers have developed tools that could allow neuroscientists to put aside the fiber optic cable, and use a glowing protein from coral as the light source instead. A variant on the optogenetics technique gives neuroscientists the choice of activating neurons with light or an externally supplied chemical.
5 Things the SAMHSA Survey Tells Us About Our... Each year, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration publishes a sweeping survey that examines the substance use and mental health issues affecting Americans age 12 and older. The … ...
Does Neurodiversity Whitewash Autism? There's a new book on neurodoversity - Neurotribes by Steve Silberman. And there's another one coming in a few months-In A Different Key from John Donvan and Caren Zucker. The books are putting neurodiversity in the news, and some say we're whitewashing the true nature of autism. As an autistic adult with an autistic son, I offer a dissenting view and inside perspective
Could Sugar Make Depression Worse? I have a theory: Many people who suffer from chronic severe depression and anxiety are allergic to sugar and foods like white flour that the human body processes like sugar. Like most of my theories, I have tested this one on my 13-year-old son, because … ...
#PsychologySays We Value Memories Tommy: Whatcha watching buddy? Let me see, why won’t you show me that video? Com’on This is getting weird! Twitter: ChatobStewart: #Psychologysays We value memories of some1 more than the … ...
Reducing our own pain is also reducing empathy for pain in others The ability to feel the pain of others is based on neurobiological processes which underlie pain experience in oneself. Using innovative methods, an international research team could show that a reduction of self-experienced pain leads to a reduction in empathy for pain in others as well. The researchers assumed that this effect is underpinned by endogenous opioids.
Brain FM: Purkinje cells sing different tunes Researchers demonstrate that nerve cells found in the cerebellum send out electrical signals in either a constant hum or in sudden bursts. Which of the two tunes they choose depends on the voltage at their cell surface and on inputs from a specific region of the brain under certain conditions.
How spirituality impacts mental health Studies have found that devout people have fewer symptoms of depression and anxiety, as well as a better ability to cope with stress.
Why It’s Hard To Keep A Job When You... Most people with Asperger’s do not look disabled. We seem “off,” sure. But not to the point where we can’t work full-time. But a lot of us can’t. And here’s … ...
The Universal Remedy For Mind And Body That Is All Around Us It reduces depression, ADHD and fights cancer, obesity and more... » Continue reading: The Universal Remedy For Mind And Body That Is All Around Us
Simple, Clear-Cut Ways to View Boundaries — Especially for... Boundaries can seem like a big (and intimidating) word, especially to people who haven’t set many limits throughout their lives. If you’re a people-pleaser, you know what I mean. However, … ...
No, You Can’t Pick My Brain, But I’ll Talk to You Anyway Why you might want to take that meeting
Self-Forgiveness: Checklists for Partners Seeking to Heal From Infidelity:... When infidelity occurs, though the hurt partner should not feel pressured to forgive, ultimately, forgiving the other is a key step to restoring own sense of safety, peace of mind, hope and … ...
Self-Forgiveness: Checklists for Partners Seeking to Heal From Infidelity... When infidelity occurs, though the betrayed partner should not feel pressured to forgive, ultimately, forgiving is a key step to restoring their own sense of safety, peace of mind, hope and belief, … ...
Why do You Yell and Shout when Angry Why do we raise our voice and begin to yell at people when we argue? Are you the type of person that automatically increase your voice so that you can … ...
Stop Facebook-Stalking Your Former Squeeze  Breaking up is hard enough on its own, but when both you and your ex hang out on social media you can watch exactly how your (former) best beloved is moving on. A study in the journal Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking suggests that it’s probably healthier to click on something like a cat video instead....
Our brain's secrets to success? We owe our success -- both as a species and as individuals -- to features of our brain that are just now beginning to be understood. One new study suggests how our primate brain's outer mantle, or cortex, was able to expand as much as 1,000-fold through evolution. Another links personal success -- such as high education and income levels and life satisfaction -- to increased chatter between key brain areas when we're not doing anything in particular.