|Understanding Long Term Depression
||When it comes to bipolar disorder, oftentimes people think of a pendulum that goes back and forth and back and forth on an equal playing field. People may think the … ...
|Getting a dog reduces stress in caregivers of children with autism spectrum disorder
||An article published this April in the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders suggests man’s best friend can significantly reduce stress in the primary caregivers of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). In the study, 38 primary caregivers were given a pet dog, and were compared to 24 caregivers who were not given a dog. [...]
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|Humans are able to learn abstract relations even before the first year of life
||Two pennies can be considered the same — both are pennies, just as two elephants can be considered the same, as both are elephants. Despite the vast difference between pennies and elephants, we easily notice the common relation of sameness that holds for both pairs. Analogical ability — the ability to see common relations between [...]
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|How racial stereotypes impact the way we communicate
||Racial stereotypes and expectations can impact the way we communicate and understand others, according to UBC research. The new study, published in the Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, highlights how non-verbal “social cues” – such as photographs of Chinese Canadians – can affect how we comprehend speech. “This research brings to light our [...]
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|Breakthrough in brain imaging lets doctors measure Parkinson’s progression
||University of Florida researchers have identified a biomarker that shows the progression of Parkinson’s disease in the brain, opening the door to better diagnosis and treatment of the degenerative disease. By comparing brain images of Parkinson’s patients to those of a control group over a year, an interdisciplinary team found that an area of the [...]
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|Study identifies possible role for carbon monoxide in treating hemorrhagic stroke
||Carbon monoxide is typically associated with brain injury and neurological symptoms. But a new study suggests that when administered in small, carefully controlled amounts, CO may actually protect the brain from damage following hemorrhagic stroke.
|What Do Children Know About Climate Change?
||Children are the future stewards of our fragile ecosystem. What does research tell us about what children know and feel about environmental threats, such as climate change? What are the best ways to educate and engage children on these issues?
|Breakthrough measures Parkinson's progression in brain
||A biomarker that shows the progression of Parkinson's disease in the brain has been identified by researchers, opening the door to better diagnosis and treatment of the degenerative disease.
|How partitioned grocery carts can help shoppers buy healthier foods
||The simple act of partitioning the grocery cart may lead people to buy more fruits and vegetables.
|Taking the pain out of employee turnover
||Study shows traditional hiring techniques such as resume screens and interviews don't come up with the best candidates.
|Smart, Successful, and Yet Not Happy?
||Why aren't the smart-and-the-successful as happy as they could--or should--be? In this article, I attempt to provide a broad answer to this question.
|Open Source Innovation: What's In and What's Out
||Benjamin Franklin saw that there were uses and applications for his inventions outside of his original intentions. He understood that the only way to fully realize that vision was to make it everyone's. What started out as Franklin's invention became the world's collective creation.
||When I was a small child, I used to get very angry at God for the life I was living. I didn’t understand why I had to be born to … ...
|Dying Well: How to Have the Hardest Conversation
||All of us live in a bubble, an illusion of safety and security that our lives will continue along a single, set trajectory of our own choosing. Sadly, life is rarely cooperative. We hit bumps in our relationship. Our bodies become the victims of a … ...
|7 Things Emotionally Healthy People Do
||If what you’re doing isn’t working, look to others for a better example. -Anonymous How happy are you with your emotional health? If you could stand to function better emotionally, … ...
|Well-Known Trick To Boost Attention Works — But Not For The Reason You Think
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|If You Want People To Listen, Stop Talking
||George had a different edge, which wasn’t immediately obvious to me because I was listening to what George said. His power was in what he didn’t say.
|Why Should I Forgive Them?
||Client: “Why should I forgive them? They never forgave me! Let them forgive me first!” Therapist: How are you punishing them by harboring this anger inside of you forever? Client: … ...
|What Happens When a Psychopath Falls in Love
||The typical profile of a psychopath is of someone who is incapable of love. However, should people high in psychopathy manage to form intimate bonds, here's what can await them, and their partners.
|Tarot: Should It Have a Place In Your Self-Care...
||I generally promote evidence-based practice, so most people familiar with my work may be wondering if I got hacked. I know that Tarot isn’t for everyone, and I know that … ...