|Mind Control Techniques To Be Aware Of
||Mind manipulation techniques used by abusive governments, marshal art cults and other groups to manipulate people into giving them money and power.
|Alzheimer's may affect the brain differently in African-Americans than European-Americans
||Alzheimer’s disease may cause different changes in the brain, or pathologies, in African-Americans than in white Americans of European descent, according to a new study.
|Compounds show potential in fighting brain, breast cancers
||A new discovery has potential to help brain and breast cancer patients, scientists suggest. The researchers examined compounds that inhibit Stat3, a protein implicated in a variety of cancers that include brain and breast cancers.
|Jealousy in a romantic relationship can lead to alcohol problems
||People who depend on their relationship to make them feel good about themselves are more likely to drown their sorrows if they believe their partner is cheating, suggests new research. The study, published in Addictive Behaviors, links romantic jealousy, relationship-dependent self-esteem and alcohol problems for the first time. The authors of the study, from the [...]
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|How the largest association of psychologists in the US colluded in torture
||In November 2014, the Board of Directors of the American Psychological Association (APA) asked David Hoffman, a former federal prosecutor, to lead an independent review of allegations that the APA colluded with government officials to sanction the use of interrogation techniques tantamount to torture. The APA asked Hoffman to investigate these allegations just weeks before [...]
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|Exercise can improve brain function in older adults
||New research conducted at the University of Kansas Medical Center indicates that older adults can improve brain function by raising their fitness level. Jeffrey Burns, M.D., professor of neurology and co-director of the KU Alzheimer’s Disease Center, led a six-month trial conducted with healthy adults ages 65 and older who showed no signs of cognitive [...]
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|Review examines nutritional issues related to autism spectrum disorder
||About 1 in 88 children has an autism spectrum disorder. This represents a 78% increase in the incidence of autism spectrum disorder since 2002 (although some of the increase may be due to improved diagnostic capabilities). Individuals with an autism spectrum disorder may have poor nutrition because they often exhibit selective eating patterns as well [...]
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|Brain network that controls and redirects attention identified
||Researchers at Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) have found that key parts of the human brain network that give us the power to control and redirect our attention–a core cognitive ability–may be unique to humans. The research, which was published in the July 13 online edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, [...]
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|‘Housing First’ can reduce alcohol problems for homeless people with mental illness
||A “Housing First” approach, where homeless people with mental illness are provided with a place to live without preconditions such as sobriety or seeing a psychiatrist, coupled with intensive case management, helps to reduce alcohol-related problems, a new study has found. These interventions also improve housing stability and community functioning for this population, said lead [...]
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|Scientists find mechanism for altered pattern of brain growth in autism spectrum disorder
||As early as 1943, when autism was first described by psychiatrist Leo Kanner, reports were made that some, but not all, children with autism spectrum disorder have relatively enlarged heads. But even today, more than half a century later, the exact cause of this early abnormal growth of the head and brain has remained unclear. [...]
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|Mechanism for altered pattern of brain growth in autism spectrum disorder discovered
||Scientists have uncovered how mutations in a specific autism risk gene alter the basic trajectory of early brain development in animal models.
|Brain network that controls, redirects attention identified
||Key parts of the human brain network that give us the power to control and redirect our attention -- a core cognitive ability -- may be unique to humans, researchers have discovered.
|What are Situations?
||What were you doing yesterday at 10am? 2pm? 8pm? Why were you doing those things? A moment’s reflection on our day’s activities makes it obvious that situations impact our behavior. But what are situations actually? I’ve spent the past 9 years doing research aimed at answering this very question. This post describes what we currently know about situations.
|New antibody treats traumatic brain injury and prevents long-term neurodegeneration
||Researchers have provided the first direct evidence linking traumatic brain injury to Alzheimer's disease and CTE and develop an antibody to treat TBI -- and prevent the development of these debilitating diseases.
|Anxiety: The Loss of Control
||Some people seem to exaggerate the importance of control. Without being aware of it, they spend an excessive amount of time and energy trying to control their children, their spouses, … ...
|By Neglecting Spatial People, What Innovations Have We Lost?
||Peter Thiel famously said of the future: “We wanted flying cars, instead we got 140 characters.” As innovative as Twitter might be, it pales in comparison to engineering feats that could truly transform our future. And by neglecting spatially talented people, we may have already lost so many incredible inventions.
|The Benefits of Being Shy: A Doorway To Connection
||Have people told you that you’re shy? Growing up, did you hear admonitions such as, “You’re so shy! Don’t be bashful. Why are you so shy?” If so, you’re not alone. In our extraverted society, being assertive, if not aggressive, is valued. Being introverted, reflective, … ...
|Success in adulthood linked to childhood psychiatric health
||Children with even mild or passing bouts of depression, anxiety and/or behavioral issues were more inclined to have serious problems that complicated their ability to lead successful lives as adults, according to new research.
|High blood levels of growth factor correlate with smaller brain areas in patients with schizophrenia
||High blood levels of a growth factor known to enable new blood vessel development and brain cell protection correlate with a smaller size of brain areas key to complex thought, emotion and behavior in patients with schizophrenia, researchers report.
|The sleep-deprived brain can mistake friends for foes
||A new study shows that sleep deprivation dulls our ability to accurately read facial expressions. This deficit can have serious consequences, such as not noticing that a child is sick or in pain, or that a potential mugger or violent predator is approaching.