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Infants show racial bias toward members of own ethnicity, against those of others Six- to nine-month-old infants demonstrate racial bias in favor of members of their own race and racial bias against those of other races, two new studies conclude.
Use of antiparasitic drug as new treatment for brain tumors explored by researchers A new study is examining if a common medication administered to treat pinworms, could replace the current treatment used for certain brain cancers.
Wiring of the 'little brain' linked to multiple forms of mental illness Nearly half of people with one mental illness also experience another mental illness at the same time. This is leading researchers to shift their focus away from individual disorders and search instead for common mechanisms or risk factors that might cause all types of mental disorders. Researchers have now linked specific differences in the cerebellum and pons to many types of mental illness.
Interview with Dr. Bruce Fink, author of “Clinical Introduction... I am very excited to share with you my interview with Dr. Bruce Fink, a Lacanian psychoanalyst and analytic supervisor, regarding his new book, “A Clinical Introduction to Freud: Techniques … ...
The Brain's Fixation on the Short Term Is Hurting Politics When the Senate used the nuclear option, changing how it confirms Supreme Court nominees, some who voted for it said it was a bad idea. A cognitive bias explains why they did it.
The Brain’s Fixation on the Short Term is Hurting Politics When the Senate used the nuclear option, changing how to confirm Supreme Court nominees, even those who voted for it said it was a bad idea. A cognitive bias explains why they did.
So immature – So Stupid…: 5 Dating Disasters Girls just want to have fun, eh? In the hookup culture girls have more freedom. Good for you! But in the real world, most girls I know feel more like, … ...
My Physical Illness Has Triggered Depression I have a chronic illness that has lately taken control of my life. It’s a digestive illness called gastroparesis. With this illness, I suffer severe nausea, vomiting and pain. Fortunately, … ...
Feeling Lost? Part 2 Here’s a Map Linda: In a committed relationship that means a great deal to us, it’s not so easy to walk away when difficulties arise. These difficulties tend to be … ...
What is Secondary Bullying? I watched a show recently on Netflix about a girl that was bullied so badly that she took her own life. In one of the scenes she witnesses another student … ...
Expressing gratitude makes us healthier: Who wouldn't be grateful for that? Authors of a new report explore the connection between gratitude expression and psychological and physical well-being. As one might expect, positivity begets positive results for our well-being.
Stress can increase empathy Acute psychosocial stress leads to increased empathy and prosocial behavior. An international team of researchers investigated the effects of stress on neural mechanisms and tested the relationship between empathy and prosocial behavior in a new experiment.
How Sleeping in the Nude Can Help Put You... We all have different ways of getting ready for bed. Some may choose to slip into something comfortable like a cozy pajama, others may prefer sleeping in loose sweatpants, or underwear, and some like to sleep in the nude. While everyone has a different style, … ...
Personal Thoughts on Completing the Cycle This week, something big happened. Something I created, built, lavished with love and care (not to mention most of my time and cash) and then parted ways with – the better … ...
Today I Love Catching Up On Everything Today I love catching up on everything. The dishes are half done and I will finish them as soon as I’m done writing, the laundry is on, things are being … ...
Are Humans Adapted to Modern Environments? Our two main theories of human behavior do a poor job of explaining how humans change to meet the demands of varied environments - but we do.
5 Reasons It Can Be So Hard to Leave... 20/20 hindsight is at once empowering and terrifically discouraging. Yes, you see with clarity—how you managed to entangle yourself in the connection to begin with, why you kept hoping that … ...
There Is No Such Thing as Evil Some people talk about good and evil. There are good people, they say, and there are evil people. Those who say this, of course, are good. Others are evil. Actually, … ...
Stress flips cocaine relapse to 'on'; research switches it back to 'off' Even a single, brief stress can induce days of relapse to cocaine-seeking among rats, but a new study shows how the tendency to relapse persists and how to shut it down, suggesting a new pathway for developing addiction treatment medications.
Innovative model for the study of vision For the first time, research shows that the progressive processing of the visual signal underlying human object recognition is similarly implemented in the rat brain, thus extending the range of experimental techniques that can be applied to the study of vision.