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Double Trouble: Two Bad Habits That Kill Relationships Your feelings are hurt. That’s understandable. What you do at this point could make the difference between resolution and even more hurt feelings. Take the wrong turn and your feelings will continue to be trampled upon. Your relationship will suffer, according to research. Take the right turn and you have...
Focusing on the success of others can make us selfish It is believed that the success of humans as a species depends to a large extent on our ability to cooperate in groups. Much more so than any other ape (or mammal for that matter), people are able to work together and coordinate their actions to produce mutual benefits. But what do we base our [...]The post Focusing on the success of others can make us selfish appeared first on PsyPost.
How men use the word ‘drama’ to win fights against women There are sociological, even biological, differences between how men and women handle conflict.
Too much Facebook leads to depression Constantly checking Facebook to see what your friends are doing could lead to some serious depression.
Before and After: An Obliger Figures Out How To Occasionally, I post an interesting before-and-after story submitted by a reader, about how he or she successfully changed a habit.  I love to hear people’s stories about habit change. We can all learn from each other. If you’d like to share your story, contact me here. This week’s story comes...
The Inverse Innovation Cycle: How Failure Becomes Success It may be true that a checklist will help you reach an opportunity more efficiently.
Empathy for a Child Abuser? Empathy for a child abuser? For a child molester? How can anyone be empathic with someone who has done something so terrible? Why would they want to? Do the perpetrators possibly deserve such a thing? For a judge or prosecutor, of course not. For stopping repetitive dysfunctional family interactions that trigger someone's self-destructive behavior? Necessary.
Parenthood and Resilience Resilience is a crucial but often neglected trait that parents should try to build in their children.
Long Distance Love: Growing Together, Rather than Apart. 1. Do you have any advice for couples looking to ensure they grow together, rather than apart? Connecting with your partner has one variable that is not found in any other relationship, romance. Romance involves the expression of sincere loving feelings and is the fuel that feeds the connection in...
Researchers propose novel new treatment of stroke, other neurological diseases Medicine should reconsider how it treats stroke and other neurological disorders, focusing on the intrinsic abilities of the brain and nervous system to heal themselves rather than the 'modest' benefits of clot-busting drugs and other neuroprotective treatments, experts suggest.
Cerebral blood flow as a possible marker for concussion outcomes Cerebral blood flow recovery in the brain could be a biomarker of outcomes in patients following concussion, a new imaging study suggests. Most of the 3.8 million sports-related traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) that occur annually are concussions. Developing methods to diagnose the presence and severity of concussions is imperative, the authors say.
Scientists crack piece of neural code for learning, memory Researchers describe how postmortem brain slices can be 'read' to determine how a rat was trained to behave in response to specific sounds, a new article suggests. The work provides one of the first examples of how specific changes in the activity of individual neurons encode particular acts of learning and memory in the brain.
Low sugar uptake in brain appears to exacerbate Alzheimer's disease A deficiency in the protein responsible for moving glucose across the brain's protective blood-brain barrier appears to intensify the neurodegenerative effects of Alzheimer's disease, according to a new mouse study. The research suggests that targeting the protein called GLUT1 could help prevent or slow the effects of Alzheimer's, especially among those at risk for the disease.
10 Myths about Psychoanalysis you should know Myth 1: Psychoanalysis is all about sex.  This is probably the most common myth about psychoanalysis, probably stemming from Freud’s Three Essays on the Theory of Sexuality, where he addressed the question of infantile sexuality, sexual “perversions” and the question of the “sexual instinct” in neurosis. However, psychoanalysis is more about the...
Results challenge conventional wisdom about where the brain begins processing visual information Neuroscientists generally think of the front end of the human visual system as a simple light detection system: The patterns produced when light falls on the retina are relayed to the visual cortex at the rear of the brain, where all of the "magic" happens that transforms these patterns into the three-dimensional world view that we perceive with our mind's eye. Now, however, a brain imaging study challenges this basic assumption.
Insulin resistance in the brain, behavioral disorders: Direct link found People with diabetes are more prone to anxiety and depression than those with other chronic diseases that require similar levels of management. Genetically modifying mice to make their brains resistant to insulin, scientists first found that the animals exhibited behaviors that suggest anxiety and depression, and then pinpointed a mechanism that lowers levels of the key neurotransmitter dopamine in areas of the brain associated with those conditions.
Sleep-walking neurons: Brain's GPS never stops working -- even during sleep Navigational brain cells that help sense direction are as electrically active during deep sleep as they are during wake time, scientists have discovered. Such information could be useful in treating navigational problems associated with Alzheimer's disease and other neurological disorders.
How to Feel Better When You’re Feeling Bad When you feel down, discouraged or frustrated, Buddhist concepts and techniques can offer surprising relief. Here's some starter key ideas, and info on an accessible and engaging guide that can help you to learn more.
Practicing Non-Attachment: How to Live in the Now “Live in the now!” Garth exhorts Wayne as he fawns over a beautiful guitar he can’t afford in the film Wayne’s World. This is a message that we get over and over again in many Eastern philosophies: live in the present moment, not for the past or the future. Further,...
Eating Popsicles in the Middle of the Night Eating in the middle of the night, not good. For some reason I have fallen into this habit recently, and can blame it on the sugar free Popsicles I bought at the store. I think just because it’s low in calorie content and sugar free that it’s okay to lie...