|Emotion, Soul, Mind, Mood and Music
|| The Magic of Rhythm Have you ever felt like the music is carrying you away? Or as if you … ...
|Workplace rudeness spreads like a virus
||Research shows that if you’ve got a mean co-worker, you might also be in danger of catching their rudeness.
|Coaxing children with selective mutism to find their voices
||Selective mutism, an anxiety disorder, can impede academic achievement and socialization, and lead to isolation and withdrawal from rituals like birthday parties and playground friendships.
|“Help!” 6 Reasons Why Therapists Are ONLY Human
||Are you a mental health professional or work in the field of mental health? What are some of your most vivid experiences? There is always at least one experience that … ...
|A brain-computer interface for controlling an exoskeleton
||Scientists have developed a brain-computer control interface for a lower limb exoskeleton by decoding specific signals from within the user's brain.
|Our numbers are gendered: People view even numbers as feminine and odd numbers as masculine
||It has been said that a human infant can recognise gender from as young as six months old. However, as human development continues gender attribution ends up being applied to neutral objects such as clothes, toys and even actions, although these associations are more prominent in men. Gender attributions have now been suggested to extend [...]
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||I’m having a rough day. I was doing fine until I had a phone conversation with a very negative person who sucked the life out of me. It really got … ...
|Imaging study looks at brain effects of early adversity and mental health disorders
||Adversity during the first six years of life was associated with higher levels of childhood internalizing symptoms, such as depression and anxiety, in a group of boys, as well as altered brain structure in late adolescence between the ages of 18 and 21, according to an article published online by JAMA Pediatrics. Both altered brain [...]
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|Study: Multiracial congregations don’t promote progressive racial views
||Troubling questions about multiracial congregations’ potential to address racial inequality are raised by a new national study done by researchers at Baylor University, the University of Southern California and the University of Chicago. The study — “United by Faith? Race/Ethnicity, Congregational Diversity, and Explanations of Racial Inequality” — is published in the journal Sociology of [...]
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|Retinal changes may serve as measures of brain pathology in schizophrenia
||Schizophrenia is associated with structural and functional alterations of the visual system, including specific structural changes in the eye. Tracking such changes may provide new measures of risk for, and progression of the disease, according to a literature review published online in the journal Schizophrenia Research: Cognition, authored by researchers at New York Eye and [...]
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|Neurodegeneration and identity: How others see us depends on moral traits — not memory
||We may view our memory as being essential to who we are, but new findings suggest that others consider our moral traits to be the core component of our identity. Data collected from family members of patients suffering from neurodegenerative disease showed that it was changes in moral behavior, not memory loss, that caused loved [...]
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|First-of-its-kind study finds music therapy lowers anxiety during surgical breast biopsies
||A first-of-its-kind study published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology finds that music therapy lessened anxiety for women undergoing surgical breast biopsies for cancer diagnosis and treatment. The two-year study out of University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center involved 207 patients. “To the best of our knowledge, this is the first randomized controlled trial to test [...]
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|Smoking cessation drug not boosting number of smokers who quit
||The introduction of a new prescription smoking-cessation aid, varenicline, in 2006 has had no significant impact on the rate at which Americans age 18 and older successfully quit smoking, according to a study led by researchers at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine. The findings, published online August 17 in Tobacco Control, suggest [...]
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|6 Self-Assured Tips to Earn and Keep Respect
||Because you do deserve R-E-S-P-E-C-T. Do you feel as if people (or friends) take advantage of you? Do you let it happen? If you responded, “Yes” to one or both of these important questions, it’s time for you to get the respect you deserve! Respect … ...
|Rebelling Against Yourself? Yep.
||Yeah it’s a little tricky, but we somehow manage to rebel against our own expectations, right? We all know the classic image of a rebel. The guy or gal who … ...
|Study finds where our brain stores the time and place of memories
||For the first time, scientists have seen evidence of where the brain records the time and place of real-life memories. Results showed that the similarity of the brain activation patterns when memories were recalled was an indicator of the breadth of space and time between the actual events. Participants in the Ohio State University study [...]
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|What clinicians need to know about bilingual development in children
||Bilingual children pose unique challenges for clinicians, and, until recently, there was little research on young bilinguals to guide clinical practice. In the past decade, however, research on bilingual development has burgeoned, and the scientific literature now supports several conclusions that should help clinicians as they assess bilingual children and advise their parents. In an [...]
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|Opiate addiction is spreading and becoming more complex
||The growing availability of heroin, combined with programs aimed at curbing prescription painkiller abuse, may be changing the face of opiate addiction in the U.S., according to sociologists. While heroin abuse is still relatively rare, the use of the drug is not only increasing, but it is now being coupled with the abuse of prescription [...]
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|Training for Therapists
||As a therapist, you are constantly developing your knowledge and honing your skills. I don’t think there is a time when we are complacent. Each new client we work with brings new challenges and encourages our own growth. One of the ways we develop is … ...
|Study reveals structural brain changes caused by chemoradiation in glioblastoma patients
||A study from Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) Cancer Center researchers – the first to examine the effects of combined radiation and chemotherapy on the healthy brain tissue of glioblastoma patients – reveals not only specific structural changes within patients’ brains but also that the effect of cancer therapy on the normal brain appears to be [...]
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