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Taking Exquisite Care of Ourselves The last few days I’ve  been cleaning my house. Vigorously. Our family is visiting from up north, more family is coming over this weekend, and our house is being appraised. … ...
A Book for Your Soul Creating a Courage Book I love to help people take a much needed journey to themselves. It can be a much longer road than you might think. I love this … ...
New study finds group discussion improves lie detection Though many people believe they can recognize when someone is lying, detecting deception is difficult. Accuracy rates in experiments have proven to be only slightly greater than chance, even among trained professionals. But a new study published recently in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) finds that groups are consistently more accurate in [...] The post New study finds group discussion improves lie detection appeared first on PsyPost.
How OCD Feels I have diagnosed Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). My obsessions revolve around germs, numbers, and running over people with my car (or while in someone else’s). It all started with the … ...
Interactions between cortical and subcortical regions important in hypersensitivity in autism The increased interaction between cortical and subcortical brain regions highlights the central role of hypersensitivity and other sensory symptoms in defining Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). This is presented in research performed by a team led by Christian Keysers and Leonardo Cerliani at the Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience in Amsterdam. This finding provides a key to [...] The post Interactions between cortical and subcortical regions important in hypersensitivity in autism appeared first on PsyPost.
Scientists uncover unique role of nerve cells in the body’s use of energy While it is well-known that weight gain results from an imbalance between what we eat and our energy expenditure, what is not obvious is the role that the nervous system plays in controlling that energy balance. Now scientists from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have shed light on that question. “Our [...] The post Scientists uncover unique role of nerve cells in the body’s use of energy appeared first on PsyPost.
You Have Rights People With Bipolar Protected by ADA Did you know that people with Bipolar are protected by the ADA in employment? According to an article written by Attorney Katharine Gordon has … ...
Infants’ superior perception linked to later autism symptoms People with autism are often described as “seeing the world differently.” They tend to show superior perception for details, like, for example, the autistic artist Stephen Wiltshire’s highly accurate representations of cityscapes drawn from memory. Now, researchers reporting in the Cell Press journal Current Biology on June 11 show that those differences in perceptual skill [...] The post Infants’ superior perception linked to later autism symptoms appeared first on PsyPost.
Noninvasive brain stimulator may ease Parkinson’s symptoms in a patient’s home Parkinson’s disease patients whose symptoms such as tremor, muscle stiffness and slowed movement make it tough to hold an eating utensil steady have few options for relief outside of a hospital or clinic. Medication can help, but over time it tends to become less effective. To give these patients another in-home option, Johns Hopkins graduate [...] The post Noninvasive brain stimulator may ease Parkinson’s symptoms in a patient’s home appeared first on PsyPost.
Study finds decreased social anxiety among young adults who eat fermented foods Psychologists have traditionally looked to the mind to help people living with mental health issues. But a recent study led by William & Mary researchers shows that the stomach may also play a key role, suggesting that the old adage “you are what you eat” is more than a cliché. W&M Psychology Professors Matthew Hilimire [...] The post Study finds decreased social anxiety among young adults who eat fermented foods appeared first on PsyPost.
Keys to a Happy Relationship: Effective Repairs During Conflict Married At First Sight, Australia’s most recent reality show, has been declared a ratings success in spite of the controversy that the show attracted prior to being aired. It is little wonder, given that human beings are ‘wired’ for relationship and as such, long for and pursue the relationship that will meet their need for […]
Aggressive or Assertive? How to Be Yourself Without Pushing... Have you ever been told you need to be more assertive? Do your needs get bulldozed or do you often capitulate to keep the peace? Sure, we would all love to be more self-confident, but there’s a fine line in between being firm about our needs … ...
The less intelligent are more fertile — so why aren’t humans becoming dumber over time? A new test of 5.9 million texts spanning years 1850 to 2005 suggests that genetic factors of intelligence have been declining as environmental influences have been improving. In a new study led by Michael A. Woodley of Menie, of the Technische Universitat Chemnitz, Germany, and the Vrije Universiteit, Belgium, researchers assessed the changing prevalence of [...] The post The less intelligent are more fertile — so why aren’t humans becoming dumber over time? appeared first on PsyPost.
Movement in ADHD may help children think, perform better in school The constant movement of children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may be distracting — but the fidgeting also may improve their cognitive performance, a study by researchers with the UC Davis MIND Institute has found. The study of pre-teens and teenagers with ADHD examined how movement — its intensity and frequency — correlated with accuracy on [...] The post Movement in ADHD may help children think, perform better in school appeared first on PsyPost.
Stanford scientists find genetic basis of brain networks seen in imaging studies A new study by researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine found that synchronized physiological interactions between remote brain regions have genetic underpinnings. The research was performed at Stanford but was made possible by collaborations with the Seattle-based Allen Institute for Brain Science and the IMAGEN Consortium, a multicenter European project, said the study’s [...] The post Stanford scientists find genetic basis of brain networks seen in imaging studies appeared first on PsyPost.
Study unites neuroscience and psychology to paint more complete picture of sleep and memory In Macbeth, Shakespeare describes sleep as “the death of each day’s life,” but he may have gotten it wrong. Sleep, as it turns out, may be the one thing that keeps our memories alive and intact. A new study from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) integrates neuroscience and psychological research to [...] The post Study unites neuroscience and psychology to paint more complete picture of sleep and memory appeared first on PsyPost.
Large doses of antioxidants may be harmful to neuronal stem cells Stem cells are especially sensitive to oxygen radicals and antioxidants shows new research from the group of Anu Wartiovaara in the Molecular Neurology Research Program of University of Helsinki. The research led by researcher Riikka Martikainen was published in Cell Reports on May 28, 2015. Mitochondria are cellular power plants that use oxygen to produce energy. [...] The post Large doses of antioxidants may be harmful to neuronal stem cells appeared first on PsyPost.
Molecular modeling of novel potent agents for treating Alzheimer’s disease Alzheimer’s disease (AD), a severe form of dementia among aged individuals, is caused by accumulation of amyloid-beta (Aβ) peptides in the brain. Numerous types of agents have been developed to suppress the production of Aβ, by inhibiting the secretase-mediated cleavage of amyloid precursor protein (APP) into Aβ peptides. However, because the secretases also play important [...] The post Molecular modeling of novel potent agents for treating Alzheimer’s disease appeared first on PsyPost.
Study shows first signs that ADHD drug may improve cognitive difficulties in menopausal women According to a new study, women experiencing difficulty with time management, attention, organization, memory, and problem solving – often referred to as executive functions – related to menopause may find improvement with a drug already being used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). The study led by researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine [...] The post Study shows first signs that ADHD drug may improve cognitive difficulties in menopausal women appeared first on PsyPost.
Twitter data may help shed light on sleep disorders Researchers from Boston Children’s Hospital and Merck have built the beginnings of “digital phenotype” of insomnia and other sleep disorders based on data from Twitter. This study, published today in the Journal of Medical Internet Research, is one of the first to look at relationships between social media use and sleep issues, and–based on assessments [...] The post Twitter data may help shed light on sleep disorders appeared first on PsyPost.