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How the brain balances hearing between our ears Researchers have answered the longstanding question of how the brain balances hearing between our ears, which is essential for localizing sound, hearing in noisy conditions and for protection from noise damage.
Why Some Men find it So Hard to Give In We expect men to be dominant and women to be submissive, according to traditional gender roles. A man who submits to the authority of others, therefore, runs this risk of violating society’s norms. For some men, the shame of giving in hits particularly hard.
Blame the Illness, Not the Patient One of the most hurtful comments made to me during the worst of my depression was this: “You must not want to get better.” I know that person didn’t intend to be spiteful or mean. She’s just plain ignorant regarding mental health issues. (But I … ...
The Stigma Of Self Harm Fall 1986.  I had just moved to Dallas  from Pittsburgh after  graduating from University of Pittsburgh School Of Law.  I was looking for any work I could get to support myself while I studied for the Texas Bar Exam. Coming from a relatively “small” city … ...
Human Rights Watch details abuse of mentally disabled prisoners Lengthy investigation shows force is used on inmates who cannot understand or comply with correctional staff orders.
Why autism is different in the brains of girls than boys The reasons why girls are less often diagnosed may be both biological and social.
Lawyers with lowest pay report more happiness A new study suggests happiness isn't a standard for lawyers or law students because many are focusing on the wrong rewards.
Scientists unravel mystery of tubulin code Driving down the highway, you encounter ever-changing signs -- speed limits, exits, food and gas options. Seeing these roadside markers may cause you to slow down, change lanes or start thinking about lunch. In a similar way, cellular structures called microtubules are tagged with a variety of chemical markers that can influence cell functions. The pattern of these markers makes up the 'tubulin code' and scientists have uncovered the mechanism behind one of the main writers of this code.
Microscope created allowing deep brain exploration A team of neuroscientists and bioengineers has created a miniature, fiber-optic microscope designed to peer deeply inside a living brain. The laser-scanning microscope, a prototype which will be further refined, uses fiber-optics and a tiny electrowetting lens. Compared to other small, focusing lenses, it's fast and not sensitive to motion. This allows it to reliably focus on living tissue.
How To Get To First Base You met in a coffeeshop, you’ve hung out for a few hours, and you seem to be hitting it off. And now at last, you’re alone together. Is it time to lean in for the kiss? Or is this about to turn seriously awkward? How do you know when someone wants to kiss you? Here’s our guide to how to get to First Base....
Canadian sports concussion project releases Montador, Forzani, and anonymous donor brain autopsy results The results of three brain autopsies have been announced by scientists, showing the varying outcomes that can result in brains of former athletes who sustained multiple concussions. The analyses of the brains of former NHL player Steve Montador and two former CFL players including John Forzani, showed a range of results varying from severe effects of multiple concussions to no definite evidence of trauma to the brain.
Study Tests If More Relationship Sex Really Boosts Happiness Many self-help books claim that more sex in a relationship makes couples happier, but is it really true? » Continue reading: Study Tests If More Relationship Sex Really Boosts Happiness » Read HealthiestBlog.com, the new site from PsyBlog's author Related articles:Husband or Wife? The Partner Whose Happiness Matters More For The Marriage How to Set Goals That Lead to Happiness The Key to Happiness: Brainpower or Social Connectedness? For Happiness, Does Money Beat Respect? The Weirdest Way People Communicate Their Happiness
5 Things Successful Working Parents Give Up Successful parents focus their spare time and energy on raising the children - not wishing they didn't have to work
Fighting Against Depression Sometimes I feel lost. I wake up, and I simply don’t know how to spend my day.  I have no forward momentum.  No belief in my ability to get anything done. I wake up on days like these as an empty vessel.  I don’t feel … ...
My New Style Role Models In my last post, I shared my delight at discovering the modeling industry is experiencing somewhat of a….well…makeover. In a nutshell, women ages 50-90+ are suddenly everywhere. I LOVE it. … ...
How to Make Sense of Emotions Humans are hardwired to remember things that threaten or are very rewarding to them. You have learned that what is threatening may be painful and what is rewarding may offer … ...
7 Kinds of Humor and What They Mean Back in 1964, Norman Cousins, who had a stressful job as editor of a magazine, was given a few months to live.  He had Ankylosing Spondylitis, a rare disease of … ...
What Does It Take to Be Emotionally Intelligent? Do you know the term “emotional intelligence”? What a stupid question! Who doesn’t? Yet, the concept made its first appearance at a time when cognitive intelligence, as measured, for example, … ...
Preventing depression with early morning exercise Yesterday – Monday – a big dog walked right up to me in the dog park and peed on my leg. Totally unprovoked. Just like that, walked right up to … ...
Mindful Eating, ADHD and Nutrition Even if someone with ADHD is not overweight, executive function may impact healthy eating. And poor eating habits do not only affect nutrition. Difficulty with planning, distractibility, and time management frequently have a domino effect.