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4 Ways to Rediscover Yourself After an Unhealthy Relationship “I am leaving you for me. Whether I am incomplete or you are incomplete is irrelevant. Relationships can only be built with two wholes. I am leaving you to continue to explore myself: the steep, winding paths in my soul, the red, pulsing chambers of … ...
Stress and obesity: Your family can make your fat Adolescent obesity is a national public health concern and, unchecked, places young people on a trajectory for a variety of health issues as they grow older. A new study from the University of Houston Department of Health and Human Performance (HHP) and Texas Obesity Research Center (TORC) suggests there is a relationship between long-term exposure [...]The post Stress and obesity: Your family can make your fat appeared first on PsyPost.
Stress and obesity: Your family can make you fat Adolescent obesity is a national public health concern and, unchecked, places young people on a trajectory for a variety of health issues as they grow older. A new study from the University of Houston Department of Health and Human Performance (HHP) and Texas Obesity Research Center (TORC) suggests there is a relationship between long-term exposure [...]The post Stress and obesity: Your family can make you fat appeared first on PsyPost.
Computers that mimic the function of the brain Researchers are always searching for improved technologies, but the most efficient computer possible already exists. It can learn and adapt without needing to be programmed or updated. It has nearly limitless memory, is difficult to crash, and works at extremely fast speeds. It’s not a Mac or a PC; it’s the human brain. And scientists [...]The post Computers that mimic the function of the brain appeared first on PsyPost.
Extraversion may be less common than we think, study finds Social scientists have long known that, statistically speaking, our friends are more popular than we are. It’s a simple matter of math: Because popular people have more friends, they are disproportionately represented in social networks-which guarantees that on average, our friends have more friends than we do. New research by researchers Daniel C. Feiler and [...]The post Extraversion may be less common than we think, study finds appeared first on PsyPost.
Characteristic pattern of protein deposits in brains of retired NFL players who suffered concussions A new study takes another step toward the early understanding of a degenerative brain condition called chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE, which affects athletes in contact sports who are exposed to repetitive brain injuries. Using a new imaging tool, researchers found a strikingly similar pattern of abnormal protein deposits in the brains of retired NFL players who suffered from concussions.
Study provides new insight into what occurs in the brain during the learning process Why are some people able to master a new skill quickly while others require extra time or practice? That was the question posed by UC Santa Barbara’s Scott Grafton and colleagues at the University of Pennsylvania and Johns Hopkins University. To find the answer, the team designed a study that measured the connections between different [...]The post Study provides new insight into what occurs in the brain during the learning process appeared first on PsyPost.
Research debunks common narcissism myth: Overuse of ‘I’ and ‘me’ not linked to the disorder Contrary to popular belief, excessive use of first-person singular pronouns such as “I” and “me” does not necessarily indicate a narcissistic tendency, according to research published by the American Psychological Association. “There is a widely assumed association between use of first-person singular pronouns, what we call I-talk, and narcissism, among laypeople and scientists despite the [...]The post Research debunks common narcissism myth: Overuse of ‘I’ and ‘me’ not linked to the disorder appeared first on PsyPost.
New blood signature analysis may help diagnose Parkinson’s disease earlier A new blood test may more accurately identify blood signatures, or biomarkers, for Parkinson’s disease (PD), according to a new study published in the journal Movement Disorders. The study, conducted by researchers at Mount Sinai and funded by the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research, applies a new approach to looking for blood biomarkers [...]The post New blood signature analysis may help diagnose Parkinson’s disease earlier appeared first on PsyPost.
Cold, callous and untreatable? Not all psychopaths fit the stereotype, says new study Movie villains from Norman Bates to Hannibal Lecter have popularized the notion of the psychopath as cold, cruel, lacking in empathy and beyond the reach of treatment. A new study in the Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology suggests that this monolithic view, shared by some treatment professionals, is not only wrong but prevents many diagnosed [...]The post Cold, callous and untreatable? Not all psychopaths fit the stereotype, says new study appeared first on PsyPost.
The Coming Climate Disruptions: Are You Hopeful? Hope is such a muddled word: “We must have hope!” “There is light at the end of the tunnel!” Why do climate books and speeches have to end on a note of hope? Re-thinking hope in the face of overwhelming climate changes.
How our emotions transform mundane events into strong memories Human beings are information seekers. We are constantly taking in details – big and small – from our environment. But the majority of the stuff we encounter in a given day we rarely need to remember. For instance, what are the chances that you need to remember where you ate lunch with a friend last [...]The post How our emotions transform mundane events into strong memories appeared first on PsyPost.
Too much light at night is messing with our circadian rhythm and disrupting our sleep Today most people do not get enough sleep. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has called insufficient sleep an epidemic. While we are finally paying attention to the importance of sleep, the need for dark is still mostly ignored. That’s right. Dark. Your body needs it too. Being exposed to regular patterns of [...]The post Too much light at night is messing with our circadian rhythm and disrupting our sleep appeared first on PsyPost.
Internet-style 'local area networks' in cerebral cortex of rats Studying 40 years' worth of data on rat brains, scientists found that the rat cerebral cortex has hubs and 'local area networks,' much like the Internet.
Near-death brain signaling accelerates demise of the heart What happens in the moments just before death is widely believed to be a slowdown of the body’s systems as the heart stops beating and blood flow ends. But there's a brainstorm happening, strongly synchronized with heart rhythm. Blocking this brain outflow may change the odds of survival for those who suffer cardiac arrest.
Broken cellular communication in brain contributes to Huntington's disease symptoms Broken communication in a specific part of the brain plays a role in the involuntary physical movements that affect individuals with Huntington's disease, researchers have found.
Brain activity boosts processes that promote neural connections Brain activity affects the way the developing brain connects neurons and a new study suggests a new model for understanding that process. "Our study has implications for understanding psychiatric disease and ties into the current conversations about the changing adolescent and teenage brain," said the senior author of the study.
Functional brain organization of newborns altered by prenatal cocaine exposure Cocaine-specific disruptions have been seen in a part of the brain circuitry thought to play an important role in arousal regulation, a new study of newborns with prenatal drug exposure finds. "This study may inform new strategies aimed at early risk identification and intervention," said a corresponding author of the study.
The Best Way to Look for the Next Big Thing Pay attention. Look up, look down, look all around yourself. Look for the things that other people don't see. Chances are if you see an obvious occasion to innovate, other people see it, too.
Equine Therapy Remarkable Proof Works! Caption: Serotonin’s molecular formula: Remarkable proof  therapy works! Note, I had to rethink Serotonin, after I drew the above-Mental Health Humor cartoon.  I actually finished the cartoon back on February 12, … ...