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New Alzheimer's drug to enter clinical trials A new drug that may help to prevent the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease is to enter clinical trials. The number of people with dementia is steadily increasing. The most common cause of dementia is Alzheimer's disease. It begins when a protein called beta-amyloid forms senile plaques that start to clump together in the brain, damaging nerve cells and leading to memory loss and confusion.
Concussion in former NFL players related to brain changes later in life In the first study of its kind, former National Football League (NFL) players who lost consciousness due to concussion during their playing days showed key differences in brain structure later in life.
fMRI: New window into the brain Neuroscientists have made an important advance in studying the human brain with functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI). This imaging technique is used in research to investigate the interactions between different brain regions – but indirectly: fMRI does not measure neuronal processes, but marks active brain areas on the basis of their blood flow. Now researchers have shown that interactions measured with fMRI indeed reflect correlated nerve cell activity, and in what form they do so. This will make the imaging method even more attractive for neuroscience research.
Extreme sports to hairstyles: Brain study explains risk-taking, fads The hottest hairstyle, the latest extreme sport, the newest viral stunt -- trends happen for a reason and now scientists have a better understanding of why. In a study using functional magnetic resonance imaging, scientists found that our inherent risk-taking preferences affect how we view and act on information from other people.
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Imagination beats practice in boosting visual search performance Practice may not make perfect, but visualization might. New research shows that people who imagined a visual target before having to pick it out of a group of distracting items were faster at finding the target than those who did an actual practice run beforehand.
Fugitive Facts Escape from APA Headquarters As they wait for an investigator’s report, APA leaders claim that they’ve already refuted allegations of collusion in the Bush Administration’s abusive “enhanced interrogation program.” Such pretense is a disservice to APA members, to the profession as a whole, and to the public at large.
Body Image Booster: Penning a Permission Slip On some Mondays I share a tip, activity, inspiring quote or other tidbits that help boost your body image, whether directly or indirectly — and hopefully kick-starts the week on … ...
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What to Do When Your Anxiety Won’t Go Away Outsmart your brooding ways with these nine mind games. After all, calm is an inside job.
Temper, anxiety, homework trouble are medical issues? Many parents don’t realize it Many parents of children age 5-17 don’t discuss behavioral or emotional issues that could be signs of potential health problems with their doctors. The most common reason for not sharing these details with health care providers? Nearly half of parents believed that these simply were not medical problems. Another 40 percent of parents say they would rather handle it themselves and about 30 percent would rather speak to someone other than a doctor.
Lack of Employee Recognition is a Management Epidemic According to a new survey, only 20% of employees feel "strongly valued" at work. 80% feel "poorly to moderately valued."
Are You An Introvert, Extrovert or….? One Minute Personality Tests (1/5) Discover the first of five components of your personality with this one-minute test. Over the next few weeks on PsyBlog, we’ll explore your personality. As most modern psychologists see it, […] » Continue reading: Are You An Introvert, Extrovert or….? One Minute Personality Tests (1/5) » Read HealthiestBlog.com, the new site from PsyBlog's author Related articles:One Minute Personality Test: Are You An Introvert, Extrovert or Something Else? Borderline Personality Disorder: 8 Classic Signs You Should Know The Personality Trait That Doubles Alzheimer’s Risk This Social Media Behaviour Points To Personality Issues Two Personality Traits Which Predict Long Life
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Disarm the Four Horsemen that Threaten Marriages I believe in marriage. Despite widespread cynicism about the institution lately, I’m optimistic about its future. People just need to catch up on how to create a successful 21st-century union. For many, marriage meetings are the answer. Followup studies of participants in my marriage meeting … ...
How Technical Devices Influence Children's Brains Guest blog by Dan Riseman, president of Riseman Educational Counseling, covers children's brain development. Here are some dos and don'ts regarding devices.
ADHD And Saying No I have a problem. I can’t say no. When someone asks me to do something, I feel like I’m letting the world down if I say no. And I’ve given … ...
How to Use the Mind to Optimize Health and Well-Being? There are many people who have a very poor genetic profile, have been exposed to environmental toxins, and yet, remain healthy well into old age. I began to wonder if … ...
Medication and Creativity There was a time I was a home schooling momma. To be a home schooling momma I had to be creative and help the kiddos learn in a different way … ...