|Death and Taxes
||Caption: Death and Taxes “Benjamin Franklin said there were only two things certain in life: death and taxes.” Also See: Death hunt | Death & Taxes | Death Penalty |Brush … ...
|Complex cognition shaped the Stone Age hand axe
||The ability to make a Lower Paleolithic hand axe depends on complex cognitive control by the prefrontal cortex, including the 'central executive' function of working memory, a new study finds. The results knock another chip off theories that Stone Age hand axes are simple tools that don't involve higher-order executive function of the brain.
|How to avoid disappointment in love.
||Don’t read this hoping to learn what love is; it is up to you to decide what it means to you. After all, how you define love affects the outcome of what you’ll … ...
|Cities Are Green After All
||Many of us are accustomed to think of urban smog as a root cause of global warming and environmental degradation that is pushing us to an existential precipice. Leading environmentalist Stewart Brand thinks otherwise. He explains why he was weaned from the village romanticism of a Mahatma Gandhi.
|What is more rewarding: Soccer goal or prize money?
||Soccer fans hold their breath in situations like these: Two players on a team are in front of the opponent's goal with the attacking player having to make an important decision: Is it better to pass the ball to the teammate or to take the shot yourself? What happens in the brain during the course of such situations and upon scoring a goal is very similar to the processes and reward sequence with monetary incentives, researchers have discovered.
|Where Do My Emotions Come From?
||The relationship between the events in your life and your feelings are going to be clouded if you have difficulty identifying what you are feeling. Naturally, there are times when … ...
|Brain development suffers from lack of fish oil fatty acids, study finds
||While recent reports question whether fish oil supplements support heart health, scientists have found that the fatty acids they contain are vitally important to the developing brain. Neurobiologists report that dietary deficiencies in the type of fatty acids found in fish and other foods can limit brain growth during fetal development and early in life. The findings suggest that women maintain a balanced diet rich in these fatty acids for themselves during pregnancy and for their babies after birth.
|How oxytocin makes a mom: Hormone teaches maternal brain to respond to offspring's needs
||Neuroscientists have discovered how the powerful brain hormone oxytocin acts on individual brain cells to prompt specific social behaviors -- findings that could lead to a better understanding of how oxytocin and other hormones could be used to treat behavioral problems resulting from disease or trauma to the brain.
|Depression, diabetes associated with increased dementia risk
||Depression and type 2 diabetes mellitus were each associated with an increased risk for dementia and that risk was even greater among individuals diagnosed with both depression and diabetes compared with people who had neither condition, according to a new article.
|The Joy of Distraction
||Negative affect is among the most important triggers of self-control failures.
|Migraines and Relationships
||Can migraines hurt your relationships? Yes, they can, and often do. When migraines enter the relationship, it becomes a struggle for both partners, not just the one with the headache. To be fair, every relationship works this way — two people bring things from their … ...
|Celebrating a decade, depression-free
||I celebrate three dates every year: August 27, 1998 – my sober birthday; December 18, 19?? – my belly-button birthday and April 26, 2005 the day my depression swallowed me whole. … ...
|Neural network necessary for 'normal face' recognition
||The neural network necessary for normal face recognition has been not fully understood until now. Now a group of researchers has revealed that suppression of the brain area responsible for object recognition by that for face recognition is necessary for 'normal face' recognition.
|A Great Time for Women in STEM
||Women seem to be advantaged when it comes to getting hired in STEM fields. They need only apply.
|It’s Not The End Of The World
||Three Times the Fight It truly isn’t the end of the world. It may feel like it for me right now, but I’ve handled my mental health diagnoses pretty well … ...
|This Supplement May Stop Sadness Becoming Depression
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|Fat-Shaming, Skinny-Shaming: What Every Mother Should Know...
||And it’s not bad for dads to read this, either! But Moms, I’m going to be talking to you specifically. The reason is: In most cases, body shame begins at … ...
|Eight Mental Abuse Tactics Narcissists Use on Spouses
||If you have clients who are intentionally exploited by their spouses; endure regular insults and rejection, alternating with affirmation; and feel manipulated into doing or saying something out of character, … ...
|Regret is a Verb
||Some people say: “I have no regrets.” But I don’t buy it. Regrets are not had. Regrets are done. If you are one of these zero-regrets people, try the following: … ...
||Obsessive thinking is inevitably inaccurate.