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Schwann cells 'dine in' to clear myelin from injured nerves Researchers reveal how cells in the peripheral nervous system degrade myelin after nerve injury, a process that fails to occur in the central nervous system. The results could provide new targets for manipulating demyelination in injury and disease.
People with brain injuries heal faster if they get up and get moving Study shows patients who started their rehabilitation earlier spent less time in the ICU and less time in the hospital.
Screen addiction is taking a toll on children Excessive use of computer games among young people in China appears to be taking an alarming turn and may have relevance for American parents.
Disney’s Inside Out: Learning to feel your feelings at... I went to see Disney new movie, Inside Out, on Friday and it blew…my…mind. It’s the story of an 11-year-old girl, Riley. She’s an only child and lives with her … ...
Motivational Monday: Who’s Going To Stop You? The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me.” – Ayn Rand On this marvelous Monday I ask you to challenge yourself by … ...
ADHD Checkout Time Where once I would leave the harbor of Attention and sail off for long periods into the Sea of Imagination, I now find myself walking to the dock a hundred times a day and staring longingly at the ships that sail at all hours of the day and night....
Dear Friend, This Is Depression I wrote the following letter as a response to a conversation with a friend I have known since college. She wondered why I used the term “death thoughts” in my writing. But I wanted to publish it for all of the people closest to me, … ...
They Build Their Ego at Your Expense The Playboy A certain young man who knew how attractive he was to women, went to the Metropolitan Museum not to see the paintings but to hunt prey.  When saw … ...
What I Learned From 2,000 Hours Of Freudian Psychoanalysis Everything I learned from long psychoanalysis, distilled to nine bullet points. Can you learn it just by reading the list? Probably not but you may be learning it anyway.
Creative Ways to Connect with Others On Thursday, in this post, I shared different questions we can ask to connect with others (and ourselves). Today, I’m sharing a list of ideas about how we can create … ...
Psychiatric Hospitalization         How to Help This post is about how and why to be involved with the care of your loved one, when he or she is being … ...
Motivational Monday: Who’s Going to Stop You?  “The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me.” – Ayn Rand On this marvelous Monday I ask you to challenge yourself by … ...
Psychiatric Drugs are False Prophets with Big Profits The underling theory of somatic psychiatry is that the source of human struggle is considered to be the brain itself, rather than the person. Treatments that follow from this simplistic, mechanistic, and reductionist notion have been to act directly on the brain, always with violating and destructive outcomes. This is now the tenet of the American Psychiatric Society.
8 Insightful Quotes about Life from ‘Wish I Was... The 2014 Kickstarter-inspired release, “Wish I Was Here,” starring Zach Braff and Kate Hudson, features a multifaceted narrative for middle adulthood. Braff’s character, Aidan Bloom, is a husband and father who faces obstacles regarding career choice, parenting, faith and impending loss. As the natural progression … ...
Computation is a lens “Face It,” says psychologist Gary Marcus in The New York Times, “Your Brain is a Computer”. The op-ed argues for understanding the brain in terms of computation which opens up to the interesting question – what does it mean for a brain to compute? Marcus makes a clear distinction between thinking that the brain is […]
Hookup or commitment? Study finds relationship intentions influence women’s memory of men After a woman meets a man for the first time, what does she remember most about him? That was the question posed in research conducted by psychologists at the University of Michigan — and the answer depends on whether the woman is looking for a hookup or a long-term relationship. The study, published online in [...] The post Hookup or commitment? Study finds relationship intentions influence women’s memory of men appeared first on PsyPost.
Hookup or commitment? Study finds intentions influence women’s memory of men After a woman meets a man for the first time, what does she remember most about him? That was the question posed in research conducted by psychologists at the University of Michigan — and the answer depends on whether the woman is looking for a hookup or a long-term relationship. The study, published online in [...] The post Hookup or commitment? Study finds intentions influence women’s memory of men appeared first on PsyPost.
Longer acquaintance levels the romantic playing field Partners who become romantically involved soon after meeting tend to be more similar in physical attractiveness than partners who get together after knowing each other for a while, according to new findings published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. “Our results indicate that perceptions of beauty in a romantic partner [...] The post Longer acquaintance levels the romantic playing field appeared first on PsyPost.
Highly educated women stop smoking if the cost goes up Cigarette prices and images on cigarette packets have an impact on women in terms of continuing to smoke or quitting. In fact, less educated women are more responsive to pictorial labels on cigarette packets, as revealed by a study that has analysed, for the first time, the generation differences among female smokers, a group which, [...] The post Highly educated women stop smoking if the cost goes up appeared first on PsyPost.
Culturing the connectome: Scientists map the brain’s network of interconnections Mapping the human brain’s network of interconnections, known as the connectome is typically done with help from computational tools because recreating interconnections between different brain regions has been challenging in the lab. Researchers at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST) have developed a method to recreate connections between neurons from two [...] The post Culturing the connectome: Scientists map the brain’s network of interconnections appeared first on PsyPost.