|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, [...]
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|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 [...]
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|Stress in low-income families can affect children’s learning
||Children living in low-income households who endure family instability and emotionally distant caregivers are at risk of having impaired cognitive abilities according to new research from the University of Rochester. The study of 201 low-income mother-child pairs, conducted at Mount Hope Family Center, tracked the levels of the stress hormone, cortisol, in the children at [...]
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|Meditation changes your brain for the better — even if you’re not a monk
||You don't have to become a monk to learn from one, says Dr. Wendy Suzuki, professor of neural science and psychology at New York University. Research into how meditation affects the brain is conclusive: Meditating immediately changes the frequency of your brain waves and, after five years, increases the size of white matter bundles in the prefrontal cortex.
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|Young children are just as likely to respond to the needs of another individual as they are to their own
||Toddlers have a reputation for being stubborn, selfish, and incapable of sharing. But researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig (Germany) and the University of Manchester (UK) have found that children as young as three actually will show a surprising level of concern for others and an intuitive sense of restorative [...]
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|Curriculum matters when it comes to kindergarten friendships
||Friendship is often described as a major outcome of early childhood inclusive classrooms that support all children, irrespective of their abilities. Friendships provide children with joy, laughter and comfort. They may also prevent later bullying and support smoother transitions into kindergarten for children with a range of disabilities. Friendships are considered a vital developmental milestone [...]
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|Idle Hands Are Anxiety’s Playthings?
||Sedentary behavior is associated with increased anxiety, according to a new study published this month in BMC Public Health. Researchers found that low-energy activities that involve sitting down, such as watching TV, using the computer, riding the bus and playing video games increased the risk of anxiety. The … ...
|Dating and Relating and Mating: The Key To Successful...
||It was their first date. Before dinner was over she was telling her potential partner that because of the abuse she experienced as a child, she needed a man who … ...
|Drama Drama Drama
||“Although many of us may think of ourselves as thinking creatures that feel, biologically we are feeling creatures that think.” –Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor, Neuroscientist and author of My Stroke … ...
|What is Your Relationship Attachment Style?
||What is your relationship attachment style? Based on the works of Bartholomew and Horowitz, etc., there are four adult attachment styles: Secure, Anxious-Preoccupied, Dismissive-Avoidant, and Fearful-Avoidant. Most people have various degrees of the four attachment styles, which may change over time...
|Declaring Your Independence from Other Damaging Things
||On Friday I shared this list of different things we can declare independence from. Today, I’m sharing additional examples. That is, you might declare independence from: Not taking your needs, … ...
|7 Tips for Dealing with Distractions for Adults with...
||Distractibility is a big issue for people with ADHD. They don’t have enough activity in the area of the brain that controls attention, said Ari Tuckman, PsyD, MBA, a psychologist, author and ADHD expert. That means you have a harder time filtering out things you … ...
|Re-set Your Relationship with Positivity: Science and Strategies...
||One of the biggest traps for couples is the belief that they have to deal with what is wrong with their relationship before they reset what is right! When a … ...
|Banish Negative Thoughts Forever
||Makes a lot of sense. When you’ve hit your lowest low, bouncing back on your feet often seems impossible. You’re not where you want to be professionally, mentally or physically, and it’s really starting to get you down. But that doesn’t mean you have to … ...
|Free mental safe houses open in New York City
||Federally funded respite centers allow guests to check in and talk through their concerns and fears with staff members who have their own experiences with the mental health system.
|How Rewarding Yourself for Good Habits Can Throw You...
||5 reasons why rewards can be very dangerous for habit-formation. Of the 21 strategies that I identify, that we can use to make or break our habits, the Strategy of Reward was one of the most difficult for me to understand. In large part, because the lesson is: be … ...
|When times are tough, parents favor daughters over sons
||In tough economic times, parents financially favor daughters over sons, according to researchers at the Carlson School of Management and Rutgers Business School. Their study, forthcoming in the Journal of Consumer Research, found participants preferred to enroll a daughter rather than a son in beneficial programs, preferred to give a U.S. Treasury bond to a [...]
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|Can autism be measured in a sniff? The link between olfaction and autism spectrum disorder
||Imagine the way you might smell a rose. You’d take a nice big sniff to breathe in the sweet but subtle floral scent. Upon walking into a public restroom, you’d likely do just the opposite–abruptly limiting the flow of air through your nose. Now, researchers reporting in the Cell Press journal Current Biology on July [...]
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|Basics of the brain: This video examines the evolution of neural circuits
||Using amazing new technologies, evolutionary neuroscientist Melina Hale and her graduate students at the University of Chicago are discovering that the basic movements of one tiny fish can teach us big ideas about how the brain’s circuitry works. “Mysteries of the Brain” is produced by NBC Learn in partnership with the NSF.
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