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Reward, aversion behaviors activated through same brain pathways New research may help explain why drug treatments for addiction and depression don’t work for some patients. The conditions are linked to reward and aversion responses in the brain. Working in mice, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have discovered brain pathways linked to reward and aversion behaviors are in such [...] The post Reward, aversion behaviors activated through same brain pathways appeared first on PsyPost.
Hiring more minority teachers in schools gives fairer perception of discipline Black students in schools with more black teachers have more positive attitudes and higher perceptions of fairness in school discipline, according to a new study that includes a University of Kansas researcher. The study also found white students who attend schools with a higher number of minority teachers are more likely to believe discipline from [...] The post Hiring more minority teachers in schools gives fairer perception of discipline appeared first on PsyPost.
Diabetes and brain tangles may be linked independently of Alzheimer's disease Diabetes may be linked to the buildup of tangles or tau in the brain, separate from Alzheimer's disease, according to a new study. A new study looked at the relationship between type 2 diabetes, the loss of brain cells and their connections, the levels of beta amyloid (a sticky buildup of plaques) and tau or tangles of protein in the spinal fluid of the participants.
How to Set Better Boundaries at Work For you, a standard workday just isn’t enough. Your boss depends on you to be available day and night, and you often bring work home on the weekends. Your colleagues and clients rely on you so much that you plan to be on call during … ...
Why You Shouldn’t Give Friends Unsolicited Love Advice Despite our good intentions, our advice to our loved ones may not be welcome... and may not be helpful either. Giving unsolicited advice, particularly unsolicited advice about someone’s relationship, is fraught with difficulties. Here are some reasons why you should reconsider before giving unwanted advice.
Stress isn’t always a bad thing. When you have bipolar disorder, or any mental illness for that matter, there are things that can exacerbate your symptoms. In psychological circles, these are known as triggers. The trigger … ...
Genetic tests offer new clues to autism A pair of genetic tests could help parents and doctors better understand the numerous challenges that a child newly diagnosed with autism might face throughout life.
Sleep: The Best Medicine Picture this. A long day of working from 8 to 5, you probably skipped breakfast or had a rushed lunch. Finish work only to get home cook dinner, help with … ...
Why men get tongue-tied Testosterone may finally be an explanation for why men are often less verbally adept than women at expressing themselves.
Celebrate The Small Victories There are times when our illnesses bring us to the lowest points and it’s during these times when I find myself fighting to stay afloat. I can’t tell you how … ...
How protein tangles accumulate in brain, cause neurological disorders The appoptosin protein initiates a path that leads to the accumulation of tau, a key component of brain lesions, scientists report. The findings create new opportunities to target this key protein that leads to the brain lesions found in patients with impaired motor functions and dementia.
Their House, Our House and the In-Between Sometimes the long to-do lists, shuffling of children between homes, sports practices, camp days and appointments gets to be too much. When days overflow with more activities than hours, it’s … ...
The Death of Empathy and the Rise of Narcissism There’s a disturbing new study that says that college students today are significantly less empathetic and far more narcissistic than they were 30 years ago.  How do we fight this … ...
Now You See It, Now You Don’t: The Many Faces of Narcissism Are writers on narcissism perhaps too quick to declare this core personality attribute dysfunctional? For in one way or another, narcissistic traits exist in us all. And those seriously lacking in narcissism—as in healthy narcissism—may be just as troubled, and have just as badly distorted a self-image, as those pernicious individuals “super-saturated” with it.
Scientists see motor neurons 'walking' in real time A new research approach shows how cells in the spinal cord synchronize many neurons at once to allow complex movements, which could have implications for treating spinal cord injuries and diseases.
Tracking down the causes of Alzheimer's Genes are not only important for regular memory performance, but also for the development of Alzheimer's disease. Researchers have now identified a specific group of genes that plays a central role in both processes. This group of molecules controls the concentration of calcium ions inside the cell.
Are We Shortchanging Ourselves? Viewing Adversity Through an Adaptive...     Today’s post is an excerpt from my book, Leverage: The Science of Turning Setbacks into Springboards. Today there is no shortage of adversity. In fact, recent data from … ...
How to Stay Motivated and Committed to Your Mindfulness... Many people these days are starting a mindfulness meditation practice with great intentions and lots of enthusiasm. They’ve heard of its health benefits, and are eager to start meditating. However, few of them stay committed long-term. And those who don’t stick with it will have … ...
Six Great Movies About Addiction As some people know, I am in long-term recovery from both heavy alcohol and cocaine use. I am also in recovery from both anorexia and bulimia, all wrapped around a diagnosis of body dysmorphic disorder.  My sobriety date is April 8th 2007.  Being in recovery, … ...
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