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Neurobiology — tuning of timing in auditory axons An LMU team has shown that the axons of auditory neurons in the brainstem which respond to low and high-frequency sounds differ in their morphology, and that these variations correlate with differences in the speed of signal conduction. As a rule, the axons (i.e. signal-transmitting fibers) of the neurons in the central nervous systems of [...] The post Neurobiology — tuning of timing in auditory axons appeared first on PsyPost.
Self-control saps memory: Cancelling an intended action seems to weaken memory You’re driving on a busy road and you intend to switch lanes when you suddenly realize that there’s a car in your blind spot. You have to put a stop to your lane change — and quickly. A new study by Duke University researchers suggests that this type of scenario makes a person less likely [...] The post Self-control saps memory: Cancelling an intended action seems to weaken memory appeared first on PsyPost.
Awareness of memory loss may decline two-three years before dementia onset People who will develop dementia may begin to lose awareness of their memory problems two to three years before the actual onset of the disease, according to a new study. The study also found that several dementia-related brain changes, or pathologies, are associated with the decline in memory awareness.
Survivors of childhood cancer have high-risk of recurrent stroke A new study shows that childhood cancer survivors suffering one stroke have double the risk of suffering a second stroke, when compared with non-cancer stroke survivors.
Researchers reveal how a common mutation causes neurodegenerative disease Researchers have determined how the most common gene mutation in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and frontotemporal dementia (FTD) disrupts normal cell function, providing insight likely to advance efforts to develop targeted therapies for these brain diseases. Scientists from the University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMMS) and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital led the research, which [...] The post Researchers reveal how a common mutation causes neurodegenerative disease appeared first on PsyPost.
Fear-Mongering, Bullies and Jealousy If I had a dollar for every time one of my practice-builders was discouraged by someone feeling stuck in their own agency job, I’d have a lot of dollars. Maybe we should start fining those naysayers a negativity tax. I’ve had people announce that they … ...
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Client-Centered Therapy Non-directive therapy is often misunderstood as sloppy, unstructured, and passive, but actually it means very actively following the direction of the client, carefully, closely, and creatively.
Self-control saps memory, study says You're about to switch lanes on a busy road when you realize there's a car in your blind spot. You have to put a stop to your lane change -- and quickly. A new study suggests that this type of scenario makes a person less likely to remember what halted the action -- for example, the make and model of the car in the blind spot.
Here We Goooo! The Ol’ Liberal-Conservative Debate Who's smarter, kinder, and more moral: Liberals or Conservatives? Seven must-read links....
Eating Healthy Now May Prevent Dementia Later Visiting my 87-year-old mother every day at her nursing home is a bittersweet affair. On one hand, I enjoy talking with her and providing her some comfort, in the form … ...
Want More Meaning in Your Life? Take These Two Steps   When what we are doing has a larger purpose, engages our unique strengths, and is fulfilling for us, we can say we have meaning. And meaning is a universal … ...
Prions, Memory and PTSD Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) has been described as a disorder of memory. It has become quite apparent that there are two types of memory in PTSD. The work of Eric R. Kandel forms the basis for much of what we understand about how memories are formed.
How to Talk to Your Child about Having ADHD It’s very common for parents to be reluctant to tell their kids they have ADHD. It might be because they want to protect their kids from the “stigma” of ADHD, said Elaine Taylor-Klaus, CPCC, PCC, a certified coach, educator and parenting coach. It might be … ...
Cannabis use may influence cortical maturation in adolescent males Male teens who experiment with cannabis before age 16, and have a high genetic risk for schizophrenia, show a different brain development trajectory than low risk peers who use cannabis.
Cannabis and the brain Two new studies examine associations between cannabis use and the brain.
POLL: Should You Take a Vacation From Exercising? I’m on vacation at the beach this week, and I have to admit: I don’t plan on exercising. Like, at all. Seriously, as you’re reading this I’m lying in the … ...
Superman Needs You A powerful leader in politics, business, in love has “magnetism.” But leaders depend on followers, who follow because it’s rewarding. Consider the attention commanded by Donald Trump or even Adolf Hitler. Lives depend on it. What’s the magnetic secret?
College: The #1 Reason to Never Miss a Class Money. College is a luxury and although getting an education is a priority, it is important to keep in mind that skipping a class costs money. Whether you are paying … ...
Can't count sheep? You could have aphantasia If counting sheep is an abstract concept, or you are unable to visualize the faces of loved ones, you could have aphantasia -- a newly defined condition to describe people who are born without a 'mind's eye'.