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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'.
People Sleep Better With Access To This Healing Resource Lack of sleep linked to poor thinking skills, worse mental health and even obesity. » Continue reading: People Sleep Better With Access To This Healing Resource » Read HealthiestBlog.com, the new site from PsyBlog's author Related articles:Why Some People Only Need Five Hours’ Sleep a Night Alzheimer’s and Sleep Quality Linked In New Study The Familiar Electronic Device That Could Be Ruining Your Sleep and Health A Strange Cure for Lack of Sleep Lack of Sleep Impairs An Essential Social Ability
Is There Really an Equation for Staying in Love? Psychologists John and Julie Gottman spent years observing couples’ behavior and developed a method that claims to predict a romantic relationship’s chances of long-term success. They’ve (of course) used what they learned to create a $750-per-couple workshop that aims to help people become better partners. ...
Memories of Trauma Imagine yourself as a traumatized passenger on a transatlantic flight that has run out of fuel and is seemingly destined to crash in the ocean. Such was the real life experience of psychologist Margaret MacKinnon, who, with colleagues, later compared passengers' memories with actual flight events. Their findings teach us a lesson about human memory.
Depression: Evidence of serotonin signal transduction disturbances Depression and anxiety disorders are the most common psychiatric disorders. Over the last few years, molecular brain imaging using Positron Emission Tomography (PET) has helped us to identify important mechanisms involved in the development and treatment of these disorders, particularly those associated with the serotonin neurotransmitter system.
Today I Love Completing Things This will be the end of Summerfolk for me for the year. I have a few projects to work on as far as repair and maintenance is concerned, but today we will finish packing the magic away. I love the mystique that old boards and trailers and ......
A Million Core Silicon Brain For those of you who like to get your geek on (and rumour has it, they can be found reading this blog) the Computerphile channel just had a video interview with Steve Furber of the Human Brain Project who talks about the custom hardware that’s going to run their neural net simulations. Furber is better […]
Is Psychoanalysis Still Valid? Freud is dead. His views are antiquated. His theories of women are sexist. His ideas about homosexuals are homophobic. He has nothing to say to us now. He lived in … ...
Are You Really Ready for Marriage? If you’re a woman who’s been telling yourself for a very long time that you want to get married, but for one reason or another it hasn’t happened, chances are that part of you wants to get married and part of you is resisting the … ...
I’m Mad About Having ADHD I’ve been told that I have anger management issues, and I can’t even begin to tell you how ticked off that made me feel. Apparently some people believe that those … ...
Internalizing Stigma If you’re familiar at all with mental illness, you’re probably also familiar with the stigma that can go along with it: prejudice, discrimination, isolation, etc. Patients experience stigma. Our family … ...
Trump My Putin What if political leaders can be understood by their hair? What if hair represents the collective unconscious of all of us? The hair of Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin might tell us a lot about who they really are and who we are- whether we love them or hate them- since in some way they represent what Carl Jung called archetypes.