|How a schizophrenia risk gene affects the brain
||Brain imaging studies have already revealed that mental illnesses involve alterations in both the structure and connectivity of the brain. Scientists have now, for the first time, shown how the disruption of a key gene involved in mental illness impacts on the brain.
|What the Elliptical Taught Me About Letting People In
||Earlier this week, I decided to up my resistance levels on the elliptical machine, as well as choose a new workout (I went with a random hill variance). So, basically … ...
|What These Strange Shapes Can Teach Us About Facial Recognition
||We glance at children say they have their father’s nose and their mother’s eyes, or their grandmother’s ears. And perhaps they do. But if we didn’t know which child was related to which parent, we’d have trouble trying pick them out by their noses or their chins alone. The question is, why?...
|Writing Lists for a Better Body Image, Self-Care and...
||In the book Listful Thinking: Using Lists to be More Productive, Highly Successful, and Less Stressed, author Paula Rizzo talks about the many helpful lists we can make.* For Rizzo … ...
|What Do You Really Know About the Experience of...
||More than a decade ago, when I first started to study single life in earnest and not just live it, I took a look at how different groups and markets … ...
|New mechanism for Alzheimer's disease confirmed
||Decreased removal of toxic peptides in the brain causes the onset and first clinical signs of Alzheimer's disease, research suggests, rather than overproduction as has previously been assumed. This information can now be used to target specific genes to enhance their function in the brain of elderly or people at risk.
|Depressed people may have difficulty following emotional speech
||Psychoacoustics identifies five basic types of emotional speech: angry, fearful, happy, sad and neutral. In order to fully understand what's happening with speech perception, a research team studied how depressed individuals perceive these different kinds of emotional speech in multi-tonal environments.
|How Neurotic Are You? One-Minute Personality Test (2/5)
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|Make Time For ADHD
||ADHD is all about time. Or more correctly, it’s about how we have no sense of time passing. We are poor at judging how much time something will take when … ...
|Jon Gosselin Cites “Cruelty,” Seeks Custody of One of...
||When TLC began airing Jon & Kate Plus 8 in 2007, audiences were captivated by the lives of a couple raising a set of twins as well as sextuplets. Watching … ...
|Perfectionism and Trichotillomania, Like Oil and Water
||Striving for perfection but pulling your hair
|The Real Problem With Sexual Withholding in a Marriage
||The problem with sexual withholding in a marriage has far less to do with actually having or not having sex and much more to do with misunderstanding. If most people … ...
|New research shows infections can make your IQ score drop by 10 points
||New research shows that infections can impair your cognitive ability measured on an IQ scale. The study is the largest of its kind to date, and it shows a clear correlation between infection levels and impaired cognition. Anyone can suffer from an infection, for example in their stomach, urinary tract or skin. However, a new [...]
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|Do You Have the Personality to Drive an Indy Car?
||Driving at over 200 miles per hour around an oval track requires not only a well-tuned engine, but also a driver with the right personality.
|Study suggests long-term relationships reduce men’s testosterone
||New research has found further support that an elevated level of testosterone in men is linked to motivation to find new mating partners. In a study published earlier this year in Evolutionary Psychology, Dr. Daniel Farrelly, of the University of Sunderland and the University of Worcester, and his colleagues show that salivary levels of testosterone are reduced [...]
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|Study: Hey, advertising and marketing pros! Before you ‘go thin,’ think again
||Here’s the skinny: Not all women will buy products because the models in the advertisements are thin, according to a new study of a diverse group of 239 women by a Baylor University marketing professor. In fact, marketers and advertisers who default to the “thin ideal” — the belief that thinner is better — could [...]
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|Mood instability common to mental health disorders and associated with poor outcomes
||A study by researchers from the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience (IoPPN) at King’s College London has shown that mood instability occurs in a wide range of mental disorders and is not exclusive to affective conditions such as depression, bipolar disorder and anxiety disorder. The research, published today in BMJ Open, also found that [...]
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|Be authentic! Study finds hiding your true colors makes you feel morally tainted
||The advice, whether from Shakespeare or a modern self-help guru, is common: Be true to yourself. New research suggests that this drive for authenticity — living in accordance with our sense of self, emotions, and values — may be so fundamental that we actually feel immoral and impure when we violate our true sense of [...]
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|Study: Fine particulate air pollution increases risk of childhood autism
||Exposure to fine particulate air pollution during pregnancy through the first two years of a child’s life may be associated with an increased risk of the child developing autism spectrum disorder (ASD), a condition that affects one in 68 children, according to a University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health investigation of children in [...]
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|Emoticons may signal better customer service
||Online customer service agents who use emoticons and who are fast typists may have a better chance of putting smiles on their customers’ faces during business-related text chats, according to researchers. In a study, people who text chatted with customer service agents gave higher scores to the agents who used emoticons in their responses than [...]
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