|Neuroscience and gender identity: This video explains the ‘transgender brain’
||What does it mean to be transgender, and what does it look like in the brain?
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|Study describes brain circuitry for selecting among sensations
||We consider only some of the sights, sounds, and sensations we experience. A new study by Brown University neuroscientists details how the neocortex selectively samples from the flow of sensory information that might otherwise flood it. The usual metaphor for the neocortex is that it is the brain’s chief executive. It’s the region for complex [...]
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|Why we love dogs more than humans
||Humans seem to care more about their pets than other humans. Why is this?
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|New Study: Your Stress Could Make Your Husband Sick
||This takes “happy wife, happy life” to a whole new, scary level. Some believe marriage is naturally difficult. Unfortunately, those who succumb to such negativity may be headed down a dangerous path. Not only does a tumultuous marriage lead to many tear-stained pillows but according … ...
|The Power of Influence
||While I was growing up, my brothers (I'm the eldest of four boys) often chided me for being so much like my father. I suppose it was inevitable that I would be; firstborn children tend to be rule followers (if you believe in the significance of birth order) and I fit the stereotype.
|Borderline personality disorder as debilitating as bipolar disorder
||The deterioration of psychiatric and physical health caused by borderline personality disorder (BPD) rivals that of bipolar disorder, according to Mark Zimmerman, M.D., a researcher at Rhode Island Hospital. His research was published online in the British Journal of Psychiatry. “The level of psychosocial morbidity and suicidality associated with BPD is as great, or greater, [...]
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|Connecting places causes mental maps to merge
||Realising how places connect geographically causes local maps in the brain to join, forming one big map which helps with planning future journeys, finds a new UCL study. Changes like this can occur when people vary their route to work during a tube strike, for example. Commuters may be familiar with the location of two [...]
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|How does the brain keep track of time?
||You are driving to work, late for an important meeting. You are almost there when you have to stop at a red light. When will you begin inching forward? Doing it too early will result in wasting gas and energy, but doing it at the right time will get you to work faster. Estimating the [...]
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|Young people think friends are more at risk of cyberbullying than themselves
||Young people are aware of the risks of cyberbullying but perceive others as being more at risk than themselves. Young women are more vulnerable to this perception than young men. This is the finding of a study by Dr Lucy Betts and Sondos Metwally from Nottingham Trent University (NTU) that will be presented as part [...]
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|Living Far From These Eyesores Keeps The Brain Healthy
New research links living near these to a 46% increase in stroke risk.
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|What if You Woke Up Tomorrow and Were 15...
||A woman recently told BBC News that she woke up one day in 2008 believing it was 1992. Then 32, Naomi Jacobs was convinced she was 15 years old. She was baffled by modern technology and had no recollection of her 11-year-old son. Even her voice … ...
|Validation Validation Validation
||For the realtor, the world revolves around Location Location Location. But psychologists, psychiatrists, and social scientists everywhere know that what really matters is validation. And the absence of it. Validation … ...
|10 Signs Your Boss / Manager is a Narcissist
||The Mayo Clinic defines narcissistic personality disorder as “a mental disorder in which people have an inflated sense of their own importance and a deep need for admiration." At the workplace, a pathologically narcissistic manager can be insensitive and conceited at best, and exploitative or abusive at worst. Here are ten signs that your boss might be a narcissist...
|ADHD and Adults: 3 Myths About Getting Organized
||There are many misconceptions about getting organized for adults with ADHD. Believing these misconceptions can quickly stall and sabotage your efforts. For instance, one common myth is that one organizational approach works for everyone. If you internalize this myth, when one approach doesn’t work for … ...
|Transcendental Meditation for Depression and Anxiety
||Is TM right for You? Transcendental meditation has been used in therapy offices for depression and anxiety for over 35 years. This adjunct therapy has its roots in the Vedic … ...
|Mindfulness: The Definition (Part 1 of 6)
||“Living in the moment.” “Living with whatever comes your way, without trying to change it.” “Accepting everything.” “Being happy / content / joyful all the time.” These are some of … ...
|Major pathway identified in nerve cell death offers hope for therapies
||New research highlights how nerves – whether harmed by disease or traumatic injury – start to die, a discovery that unveils novel targets for developing drugs to slow or halt peripheral neuropathies and devastating neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Peripheral neuropathy damages nerves in the body’s extremities [...]
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|Link between proteins points to possibilities for future Alzheimer’s treatments
||Researchers have found that the proteins that control the progression of Alzheimer’s are linked in a pathway, and that drugs targeting this pathway may be a way of treating the disease, which affects 40 million people worldwide. The findings are published today (23 April) in the journal Cell Reports. The scientists, from the University of [...]
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|Parent training can reduce serious behavioral problems in young children with autism
||A multi-site study sponsored by the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) finds young children with autism spectrum disorder and serious behavioral problems respond positively to a 24-week structured parent training. The benefits of parent training endured for up to six months post intervention. Published in the April 21 issue of the Journal of the [...]
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|We Can Do Better: Bipolar in the Hospital
||Recently, a young adult child of a friend of mine was admitted to a hospital for a first manic episode. She presented in the most typical of ways with sudden … ...