|Scientists show how exposure to brief trauma and sudden sounds form lasting memories
||Researchers at NYU Langone Medical Center have found how even brief exposure to sudden sounds or mild trauma can form permanent, long-term brain connections, or memories, in a specific region of the brain. Moreover, the research team, working with rats, says it was able to chemically stimulate those biological pathways in the locus coeruleus — [...]
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|Study links physical activity to greater mental flexibility in older adults
||One day soon, doctors may determine how physically active you are simply by imaging your brain. Physically fit people tend to have larger brain volumes and more intact white matter than their less-fit peers. Now a new study reveals that older adults who regularly engage in moderate to vigorous physical activity have more variable brain [...]
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|Translating oppression: Gay and bisexual white men more empathic towards fellow minorities
||White sexual-minority men may be more empathic toward other minority groups compared to their heterosexual white peers. A new study from the University of Houston College of Education compared the attitudes of white heterosexual men to those of white sexual-minority men. “Racial empathy is a crucial component of social justice,” said Nathan Smith, associate professor [...]
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|Is It Delusional or Narcissistic To Want To Be Happy?
||Depression: OMG, Like We’re Twinsies! Caption: You Found happiness? Grab it! Never let it go! Even when sadness comes. The Family Stew Is It Delusional or Narcissistic To Want To … ...
|Geek Heresy: Bursting the Hi-Tech Hype Bubble
||Kentaro Toyama takes aim at geek myths and cybersolutionism in his new book Geek Heresy. Social media gets a close look as well. Toyama draws important conclusions from his work in India, Africa and the U.S. on what really makes a difference in personal and societal development. Hint: it’s not your smartphone.
|Learning to Accept Your Soul Under Construction
||For most of his life, my father was a plumbing instructor in a trade school and was one of those people who can build a house from scratch. I envy that ability and regret that I didn’t learn some of his skills: plumbing, electrical, carpentry. … ...
|Objects and Memories...and the Pain of Letting Go
||The Pain of Letting Go
|Welcome to The Mixing Bowl
||We live in a time where the typical family doesn’t look like any one thing. Being a step-parent is no longer a rare thing. But still many parents don’t know … ...
|Antidepressants fine-tune brain reward pathway to lessen neuropathic pain
||Commonly used antidepressant drugs change levels of a key signaling protein in the brain region that processes both pain and mood, according to a new study.
|When Did You Last Share a Gaze With Someone for More Than a Few Seconds?
||A recent study found that extended bouts of eye contact could trigger “dissociative symptoms, dysmorphic face perceptions, and hallucination-like strange-face apparitions.” Sounds like a fun experiment to try at home, right? Maybe—if you can stomach ten minutes of direct eye contact....
|Can The Effects Of Trauma Be Passed Down Generation...
||Can traumatic events actually change the genes we pass along to our children?...
|Creating Weekdays You Actually Enjoy
||So many of us feel like our Sundays are bittersweet — sweet because it’s another day off and bitter because the next day it’s back to work (or school). And … ...
|Back to school: What kids are most anxious about
||A recent study found the primary cause of children's stress, according to parents, was related to homework and schoolwork.
|Body Dysmorphia Is Not A Fashion Statement
||Miley Cyrus is the latest celebrity to throw out the term “body dysmorphia” also known as Body Dysmorphic Disorder(BDD) as a self diagnosis. Miley was trying to make a point about body expectations and that is commendable. There however, is nothing in what she at … ...
|Depression and Bipolar Disorder Linked Biologically to Cardiovascular Disease...
||The American Heart Association has released a statement (circ.ahajournals.org/content/early/2015/08/10/CIR.0000000000000229.abstract) identifying major depressive disorder and bipolar disorder in adolescents as specific risk factors for the early development of cardiovascular disease. Their … ...
|How exposure to brief trauma and sudden sounds form lasting memories
||Researchers have found how even brief exposure to sudden sounds or mild trauma can form permanent, long-term brain connections, or memories, in a specific region of the brain.
|The Power of a Morning Ritual
||One of the first things teachers tell new writers is to sit down in the same place at the same time every day to write. It’s the ritual, a way of preparing to write that primes our minds and our bodies to do it. The … ...
|A High IQ May Also Have This Mental Cost, Psychologists Find
How high intelligence could have a mental cost for some.
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|Family Style Meals Boost Wellbeing of Nursing Home Residents...
||We never thought we’d have to do it, but — like so many people these days — my brothers and I were forced to put our 87-year-old mother in a … ...
|What Does It Take to Succeed in Life?
||A new paper published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology describes one of the most comprehensive studies to date looking at the effects of family background, personality, and intelligence on later success. By studying 81,000 participants over an eleven-year period, researchers found that the American Dream is still alive and well. More or less.