|Differences in RORA levels in brain may contribute to autism sex bias
||An important sex-dependent difference in the level of RORA protein in brain tissues of males and females has been found by scientists. Specifically, females without autism have a slightly higher level of RORA in the frontal cortex of the brain than males without autism, while the levels of the protein are comparably lower in the brain of both males and females with autism.
|Memory Loss NOT Always The First Sign of Alzheimer’s, New Study Finds
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|3 Tools for Cultivating Creativity at Work and at Home
||In their book Surprise: Embrace the Unpredictable and Engineer the Unexpected authors Tania Luna and Leeann Renninger, Ph.D, define creativity as simply “making something new or finding a new way … ...
|A Beautiful Mind: What Did John Nash Really Have?
||Nash was certainly delusional and evidently hallucinated as well. He filled the blackboards of Fine Hall at Princeton with indecipherable scribblings, and wandered about the campus in an apparent daze. He became known as “The Phantom of Fine Hall.”
|25 Questions for Discussing Tech Use with Your Teen
||Teens are surrounded by screens. They likely can’t remember a time without computers, cell phones, the Internet or Facebook. So using technology — even most of the time — may seem very natural to them. It’s all they know. Of course, it’s also natural that … ...
|Study identifies brain regions activated when pain intensity doesn't match expectation
||Picture yourself in a medical office, anxiously awaiting your annual flu shot. The nurse casually states, "This won't hurt a bit." But when the needle pierces your skin it hurts, and it hurts a lot. Your expectations have been violated, and not in a good way.
|How Evolutionary Psychology Illuminates Everyday Life
||Evolutionary psychology has become famous as a powerful framework for understanding even the most mundane aspects of life. Read further to see how the evolutionary perspective provides insights into 10 common cliches.
|Attention! Not Your Grandmother’s Coffee Break
||Neuroscience posits that green micro-breaks can help you focus better and improve your attention....
|Suicide Isn’t About Wanting to Die
||There are many misconceptions when it comes to suicide. People believe that it is selfish, egotistical, and even immoral. To stipulate, I am speaking of suicide in the context of … ...
|Flood aftermath linked to post-traumatic stress, study shows
||Brisbane flood victims suffered more psychological distress during the rebuilding phase than as waters inundated their homes and businesses, a study has found. The lead researcher notes that while the flood was frightening on the day, the most difficult aspect for many people was the aftermath including the clean-up, the re-building process and dealing with insurance companies.
|Imaging test may identify biomarker of Alzheimer's disease
||Degeneration of the white matter of the brain may be an early marker of specific types of Alzheimer's disease (AD), including early-onset AD, according to results of a new study.
|How to Foster More Adaptive Thinking
||A review of how to employ the cognitive approach to maintain an adaptive mindset during stressful conditions.
|Finding Truth and Authenticity in an Age of Irony
||The artist—and we all are artists, good, bad, or ugly—expands the ordinary into the extraordinary or condenses the extraordinary into the common. He, she, enchants the cosmos.
|Are we wired to be natural naysayers?
||We may cave in to peer pressure, marketing and persuasion, but faced with decisions, the default response programmed into our brains is to say "no," a recent study suggests.
|How Narcissists Use Money to Abuse
||“Money is a mechanism for control,” David Korten, a former Harvard Business School professor states. And narcissists know this all too well. Even a little bit of money gives a … ...
|Get Out Of Your Mind
||I mentioned in my panic attack post about how stressful life has been. It continues to be. Still trying to adjust to life in a new home, being on a … ...
|4 Things a Child Therapist Thinks Every Parent Should...
||Children’s behavior can seem disordered when it’s really normal. To find the difference between normal and abnormal, a child therapist will ask: Are these behaviors normal? Could they be a response to the environment? Does this child have a true mental health condition? Parents can … ...
|An Essay On The Effects Of Stimulant On Addiction
||I think we can agree that addiction is not a good thing, yes? Good. So it nearly goes without saying that we do not want to invest in a treatment … ...
|8 Normal Experiences That Should Not Be Labeled as...
||What does mental illness look like to you? If you walked by someone on the street, would you be able to detect that they are a sufferer? Many of us … ...
|Psychedelic drugs should be legally reclassified as they may benefit patients
||Psychedelic drugs such as LSD are much less harmful than claimed and should be legally reclassified to allow further research on their medical use, a psychiatrist writes in the BMJ. James Rucker, a psychiatrist and honorary lecturer at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, King’s College London, describes how these drugs “were extensively used [...]
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