|APA facilitated CIA torture programme at highest levels
||The long-awaited independent report, commissioned by the American Psychological Association, into the role of the organisation in the CIA’s torture programme has cited direct collusion at the highest levels of the APA to ensure psychologists could participate in abusive interrogation practices. Reporter James Risen, who has been chasing the story for some time, revealed the […]
|Stories of Seclusion: A Woman's Best Friend
||Not everything has a rational explanation.
|Wilderness Therapy Works Wonders for Troubled Teens
||Johnny Ray, not his real name, was in trouble at school and at home. His parents had grown tired of his skipping classes, hanging out late with friends and the … ...
|Scott Disick, Kourtney Kardashian Split Possibly Due to Addiction...
||Kourtney Kardashian and Scott Disick may have just welcomed their third child but things are anything but happy in their home. In fact, as of right now, the couple have … ...
|Russia’s ‘Safe-Selfie’ Campaign: Will It Work?
||The Russian authorities have launched a “safe selfie” campaign in response to a series of deaths and serious injuries among extreme selfie-takers. Since most selfie-takers are under 25, showing them what NOT to do will make extreme selfies more, not less, attractive. The initiative ignores the motivational factors driving the need to show off doing dangerous things.
|Findings identify receptors modulating macrophage responses to spinal cord injury
||Macrophages are cellular sentinels in the body, assigned to identify “attacks” from viruses, bacteria, or fungi and sound the alarm when they are present. However, these cells are a “double edged sword” in spinal cord injury, providing both neural repair-promoting properties and pathological functions that destroy neuronal tissue “We know from previous research that macrophages [...]
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|Can you actually hear ‘inaudible’ sound?
||Are wind farms harmful to humans? Some believe so, others refute this; this controversial topic makes emotions run high. To give the debate more objectivity, an international team of experts dealt with the fundamentals of hearing in the lower limit range of the audible frequency range (i.e. infrasound), but also in the upper limit range [...]
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|Strong family bonds reduce anxiety in young people with lived experience of domestic violence
||Strong relationships with other family members can help raise self-esteem and reduce anxiety for some young people who grow up in homes affected by parental domestic violence. This is the finding of a study by Doctoral student Catherine Naughton and colleagues from the University of Limerick that will be presented today, Friday 10 July 2015, [...]
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|Kid swagger: How children react to winning and losing
||A group of preschoolers were given one shot to beat the world’s fastest builder of block towers. Unbeknownst to the children, it had already been decided who would capture the victory and who would see it slip away. The losers shook it off without it ruining their mood. The winners – even the two-year-olds – [...]
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|A new wrinkle: Geometry of brain’s outer surface correlates with genetic heritage
||Researchers at the University of California, San Diego and the School of Medicine have found that the three-dimensional shape of the cerebral cortex – the wrinkled outer layer of the brain controlling many functions of thinking and sensation – strongly correlates with ancestral background. The study, published online July 9 in Current Biology, opens the [...]
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|Men may feel more threatened by female bosses, research finds
||Men may feel threatened by female supervisors and act more assertively toward them than male bosses, which could disrupt the workplace with struggles over power dynamics, according to new research published by the Society for Personality and Social Psychology. “The concept of masculinity is becoming more elusive in society as gender roles blur, with more [...]
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|Neuroscience and technology come together to support people with disabilities
||Scientists at the Centre for Genomic Regulation (CRG), the research company Starlab and the group BR::AC (Barcelona Research Art & Creation) of the University of Barcelona developed a device that produces sounds from brain signals. This highly interdisciplinary team is led by Mara Dierssen, head of the Cellular & Systems Neurobiology group at CRG. Its [...]
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|Study identifies factors affecting prescription pain reliever misuse
||People who misuse prescription pain relievers all have one thing in common, University of Georgia researchers have discovered: a history of recent illicit drug use. How they acquire such drugs varies according to age, however. The findings, published in the journal Addictive Behaviors, may help health care providers and others curb painkiller misuse. In a [...]
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|Comunicado de prensa y acciones recomendadas: Un Comité de Revisión Independiente declara la existencia de conspiración entre las personas de la APA y los funcionarios del Departamento de Defensa en lo que respecta a la Política de técnicas de interrogación*
||La APA ofrece disculpas por hallazgos y fallas organizativas “sumamente inquietantes” y anuncia acciones iniciales de procedimientos y políticas para corregir los defectos
|Press Release and Recommended Actions: Independent Review Cites Collusion Among APA Individuals and Defense Department Officials in Policy on Interrogation Techniques
||APA Apologizes for “Deeply Disturbing” Findings and Organizational Failures; Announces Initial Policy and Procedural Actions to Correct Shortcomings
|Why Kids Shouldn’t Be Incarcerated for Giving Dad the...
||My husband’s parents divorced when he was in middle school. When I asked how they shared custody of him and his younger sister, he said, “We got to choose who we wanted to live with.” I marveled at that statement. I wasn’t allowed to make any … ...
|Brain Scan Predicts Best Treatment Approach for Depression
||To be ill with depression any longer than necessary can be perilous. As a neuroscientist, I’m devoted to finding better, safer treatments for patients with mood disorders and other mental illness.
|Smoking 'may play schizophrenia role'
||Smoking could play a direct role in the development of schizophrenia and needs to be investigated, researchers say.
|5 Ways to Conquer Negative Thoughts (Infographic)
||The human mind is wired to detect and dwell on negative events and circumstances. Think about cavemen who went out hunting and gathering food for their families. Those who survived … ...
|Healing Through Cooking, Writing and Creating
||At 28 years old while running on the treadmill Jessica Fechtor collapsed. She had a brain aneurysm that almost killed her. After her first surgery, she lost vision in her left eye. After getting … ...