|Asthma, Allergies & Mood
||Seasonal change can be a great time. In the spring, flowers start blooming. Summer brings on thunderstorms. In the fall you get changing leaves and everything readying itself for winter, … ...
|The Brain-Gut Connection: How Gut Bacteria May Treat Depression...
||We humans have a second brain. Come to think of it, men have three. The second one, called our enteric nervous system, consists of some 100 million neurons that are embedded in the walls of the long tube of our gut, which starts at the … ...
|ADHD Research And False Logic
||Research into the cause or causes of ADHD and into the possibilities of managing, treating or even eradicating symptoms of ADHD is important work. And that research needs to continue. … ...
|How to Know If Someone Is Lying
||One of the more useful techniques to develop is a basic understanding of discerning liars. While no too look the same, there are some general identification features. Some of which are utilized on lie detector tests. However, with every rule there is an exception. This … ...
|9 Signs of Traumatic Bonding: “Bonded to the abuser”...
||What do you know about child abuse? What should you know about child abuse? Did you know that abuse is one of the most traumatizing events that a child could … ...
|What Shoppers Should Know About Reference Prices
||Shoppers use prices they know or encounter to judge if a product is cheap or expensive. In this article, I will explain how such reference prices affect shoppers' decisions, and can trick them into making purchases. I will also suggest some ways in which shoppers can protect themselves from the effects of reference prices.
|Meanwhile in the Future: We've Invented an Empathy Machine
||When you were a kid and stole your friends’ toys, your parent probably asked you this angry hypothetical: “How do you think that made them feel?” But what if you actually could feel what another person is feeling? This week, we travel to a future where humans have invented an empathy machine. ...
|Study finds link between emotion dysregulation and insomnia
||People who are losing the ability to regulate their emotions may be more likely to suffer from insomnia. And if they do, that insomnia is more likely to become persistent. Those are the conclusions of research published in a British Psychological Society journal today, Monday 7 September 2015, by a team led by Markus Jansson-Fröjmark [...]
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|A new factor in depression? Brain protein discovery could lead to better treatments
||Low. Down. Less than normal. That’s what the word depression means, and what people with depression often feel like. But sometimes, depression can mean too much of something – as new research shows. The discovery, about a protein called fibroblast growth factor 9 or FGF9, goes against previous findings that depressed brains often have less [...]
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|Adolescents more economically rational than young adults, researchers find
||Teenagers are irrational and make bad decisions. Or do they? A new Duke study finds that adolescents ages 10 to 16 can be more analytical in their economic choices than many slightly older young adults. Published online in the October-December issue of Cognitive Development, the study suggests not only that society should give adolescents more [...]
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|Changing behavior through synaptic engineering
||Researchers at the University of Massachusetts Medical School are the first to show that it’s possible to reverse the behavior of an animal by flipping a switch in neuronal communication. The research, published in PLOS Biology, provides a new approach for studying the neural circuits that govern behavior and has important implications for how scientists [...]
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|Resin may provide medicine against epilepsy
||Sticky resin from conifers contains substances that could relieve or cure epilepsy. Researchers at Linköping University have synthesized and tested 71 substances known as resin acids, of which twelve are prime candidates for new medicines. “Our goal is to develop some of the most potent substances into medicines,” says Fredrik Elinder, professor of molecular neurobiology [...]
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|Researchers find that lure of winning prizes encourages saving
||People are more willing to save money when offered the chance to win a prize, according to a study from The University of Texas at Dallas. Dr. Kyle Hyndman, associate professor of finance and managerial economics in the Naveen Jindal School of Management, examined the possibility of using lotteries to induce savings behavior. “Most Americans [...]
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|Spreading the Self-Care Message
||Spreading the Self-Care Message Here is my passion! Self-Care- it is underutilized and overly criticized in my opinion. We all know deep down that we need to take care of … ...
|Cat Got Your brain?
||Billions of human brains are infected with a bizarre cat parasite that seems to influence our personality and behavior. Could they be altering the course of human history as well?
|Therapist turned Entrepreneur: Maelisa Hall, Founder of QA Prep...
||A few months ago, the first post in our news series “Therapist Turned Entrepreneur” was published. Today, we continue this series with Dr. Maelisa Hall, a mental health professional who saw a need in the field for better strategies for clinical documentation. She created QA … ...
|Tutoring relieves math anxiety, changes fear circuits in children, study finds
||Anxiety about doing math problems can be relieved with a one-on-one math tutoring program, according to a new study. The study showed that tutoring fixed abnormal responses in the brain's fear circuits.
|The Nature Imperative
||Children as they grow are developing a moral code that expresses concern about and commitment to conservation, habitat protection, and animal welfare. We can learn a lot from children's thinking about nature and the environment.
|9 Simple Ways to Exercise Your Brain
||Research shows it’s possible for both our bodies and our minds to age well. Try incorporating a few of the tips below to keep your brain sharp and strong well into your golden years. Write a thank-you letter. Research shows that writing with a pen … ...
|What Is a Machiavellian?
||I am a master manipulator and a member of the dark triad. Pleased to meet you, won't you guess my name?