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Study challenges view that sight-based brain sensory network organization is impaired with blindness New research shows the way the brain organizes its visual sense remains intact even in people blind from birth, and the pattern of functional connectivity between the visual area and the topographical representation of space (up/down etc.) can develop on its own without any visual experience. The findings dispel the long-held belief that the visual cortex completely fails to develop properly in people who are blind at birth, which might might not be completely correct.
Putting Music to the Words In animal communication systems, you can have either syntax or semantics. Human language, however, integrates the two. As a result, our range of expression is almost limitless.
The Gifts of Depression I have been trying to let everyone know that it is possible to find value in all states, including depression. The following was written by Margaret Miller and it so … ...
6 Ways to Nurture Your Partnerships: An Antidote to... It’s all too human to get lazy in our relationships and take things for granted. When things are going well, we have a tendency to coast. Perhaps there are times when coasting is well-deserved as we’ve done the difficult work of building a safe and … ...
Watching Too-Cute Sloth Videos For Depression? Can cute animal videos really help with depression? One woman says yes....
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Feeling Grateful and 'Paying it Forward' According to the "find, remind, and bind" theory of gratitude first proposed by psychologist Sara B. Algoe, gratitude plays a role in cementing the social bonds we have with other people. A new research study published in the journal Emotion suggests that grateful are more likely to copy body movements of those who help them which can help cement new relationships.
Five Strengths You Can’t Do Without     There are a lot of strengths we are told we need to have. We need to have drive, determination, and unrelenting desire to succeed. But then we must … ...
When a Sociopath Is Hell Bent on Destroying You Sociopaths (anti-social personality, psychopath) can decimate a life. The mental, emotional or physical trauma can be stunning. The aftermath of sociopathic is unique because the assault instills a dim world view, a shaky sense of safety and a feeling that one has been visited by evil. Here are 16 points of focus to begin recovery.
Why Do People Get Angry at Women Who Stay... As part of the feature, “Up for Discussion,” at Zócalo Public Square, a panel of experts (myself included) was asked to provide a brief answer to the question below. Our … ...
The Emotional "Trials" of Trial Independence (ages 18 - 23) For many last stage adolescents (18 - 23) independence can prove too much of a good thing when they flounder in so much freedom, become stressed out, and experience emotional crisis as a result. At this juncture, parents can be of help.
4 Unique Strategies to Successfully Manage Your Anxiety... Anxiety is one of the most commonly encountered problems in the mental health field, yet one of the most misunderstood and complicated ones. If you are struggling with anxiety, regardless … ...
Working Moms Have Healthier, More Successful Kids Though we spend more time with our kids these days than decades ago, it may not be improving their developmental outcomes. A study of family time diaries shows that family income is a better predictor of children's academic and psychological outcomes than the amount of individual attention they receive from their parents between the ages of 3 and 11.
3 More Mental Health Tips that Miss the Mark In February we shared five mental health tips that get recommended over and over but actually aren’t accurate. This month we asked different clinicians to set the record straight on more myths. Here’s what they shared. 1. Myth: It’s important to have a job you’re … ...
ADHD, I’ve Had Enough You know what? I’ve had enough of this damned ADHD. Yeah, I know I can’t cure it. I know I can’t change it. I know that ADHD symptoms are going … ...
What Bipolar Isn’t Part III: Schizophrenia This post is part three of four about mental illnesses that are often mistaken for bipolar disorder or one another in general: major depressive disorder, borderline personality disorder, schizophrenia and … ...
Is Bed Meditation as Good as Sitting Meditation? Mindfulness practice can be learned at Buddhist meditation centers of various types and in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction classes. Classes are widely available and people are flocking to classes all around … ...
The (Somewhat) Forgotten Kardashian: Rob’s Hidden Pain... It seems as though we cannot make it through a single day without some news about the Kardashian family. Whether it’s about Kim’s fashion, Bruce Jenner’s transition or extended family … ...
Zoe Kravitz Drew From Past Eating Disorder for New... Zoe Kravitz, the daughter of Lenny Kravitz and Lisa Bonet, is just starting to make a name for herself in Hollywood but people shouldn’t assume that her talented pedigree has prevented … ...
8 Tips For Teasing Lovingly To Relieve Partnership Tension Healthy teasing can make partners feel safe and free. Unhealthy teasing can make partners feel unsafe and unfree. Here are a few ideas about how to stay on the healthy side of teasing, especially when your working to expand how safe and free you both feel.