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Image-guided treatment shown to break the migraine cycle An innovative interventional radiology treatment has been found to offer chronic migraine sufferers sustained relief of their headaches, according to research being presented at the Society of Interventional Radiology’s Annual Scientific Meeting. Clinicians at Albany Medical Center and the State University New York Empire State College in Saratoga Springs used a treatment called image-guided, intranasal [...]The post Image-guided treatment shown to break the migraine cycle appeared first on PsyPost.
How Fault-Finding Destroys Loving Relationships? Do you really understand what destroys relationships?
Transforming Failure My heroes are the ones who survived doing it wrong, who made mistakes, but recovered from them. - Bono I agree with Bono. Surviving a mistake or a perceived failure and transforming it into wisdom or a life lesson is inspiring. If you do an Internet search for quotes or...
Understanding the Islamic State - A Fool's Errand? Attempts to identify the beliefs that define the "truth" of any religion are doomed to fail because of our own cognitive biases and the nature of religion itself.
How to beat a bad mood Psychologists believe that we're wired to react more strongly to crummy happenings than pleasant ones.
Playful adults preferred in choice of partner Playful adults are fond of wordplay, like improvising, approach a challenge lightheartedly, take pleasure in unusual things, deal with others in a playful way, enjoy teasing – and create situations in which they and others are entertained: Playfulness in humans has many facets. In psychology, however, comparatively little research has been conducted into playfulness in [...]The post Playful adults preferred in choice of partner appeared first on PsyPost.
Study Reveals Key to Better Decision Making   A 2013 study published in Psychological Science suggests that understanding both the source and the relevance of your emotions can have a serious effect on how much those emotions can sway your decision-making. Not only that, this understanding may affect your willingness to take risks as well. According to...
5 Mistakes So Many of Us Make When Navigating Anxiety Every one of us experiences anxiety. And we can experience anxiety about anything in our lives. Anxiety expert Marni Goldberg’s clients struggle with everything from worrying about the future to feeling like they’re not good enough to being overwhelmed by daily demands. Many of psychotherapist Tracy Tucker’s clients struggle with...
Study: Thinking about money makes you feel physically colder People say they feel physically colder after being reminded of money, according to a new study published in the journal Social Psychological and Personality Science. Researchers from Switzerland and Austria found that reminders of money caused sensations of actual physical coldness. “The present findings allow for important conclusions that add to the literature of both [...]The post Study: Thinking about money makes you feel physically colder appeared first on PsyPost.
Harness Negativity – And Jumpstart Your Life To Move In life, we have great moments when everything works well, normal moments when we get what we put in, and times when things are just going bad. Some call it luck, some call it destiny, and some call it just LIFE. Being successful is primarily due to our commitment to...
Study shows employees become angry when receiving after-hours email, texts People who receive electronic correspondence from work after hours become angry more often than not and that can interfere with their personal lives, a new study from a management researcher at The University of Texas at Arlington shows. Marcus Butts, UT Arlington associate professor in the College of Business’ Department of Management, is lead author [...]The post Study shows employees become angry when receiving after-hours email, texts appeared first on PsyPost.
Study challenges theory on unconscious memory system A new study by a UT Dallas researcher challenges a long-accepted scientific theory about the role the hippocampus plays in our unconscious memory. For decades, scientists have theorized that this part of the brain is not involved in processing unconscious memory, the type that allows us to do things like button a shirt without having [...]The post Study challenges theory on unconscious memory system appeared first on PsyPost.
Zombie outbreak? Statistical mechanics reveal the ideal hideout A team of Cornell University researchers focusing on a fictional zombie outbreak as an approach to disease modeling suggests heading for the hills, in the Rockies, to save your brains from the undead. Reading World War Z, an oral history of the first zombie war, and a graduate statistical mechanics class inspired a group of [...]The post Zombie outbreak? Statistical mechanics reveal the ideal hideout appeared first on PsyPost.
Calling the shots: The brain’s decision-making structure A key part of the brain involved with decision making, the striatum, appears to operate hierarchically – much like a traditional corporation with executives, middle managers and employees, according to researchers at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology (OIST) Graduate University in Japan. The striatum is part of the basal ganglia, the inner core [...]The post Calling the shots: The brain’s decision-making structure appeared first on PsyPost.
Personality and place: New insights on person-environment links Psychological traits, such as personality and well-being, are spatially and regionally clustered within cities, states, countries, and the world. Four presentations showcase cutting-edge research that investigates how traits are spatially and geographically clustered, what mechanisms drive the uneven distribution of traits, and the consequences of these spatial patterns. The presentations are part of a symposium [...]The post Personality and place: New insights on person-environment links appeared first on PsyPost.
Suicide rates rising for older US adults Suicide rates for adults between 40 and 64 years of age in the U.S. have risen about 40% since 1999, with a sharp rise since 2007. One possible explanation could be the detrimental effects of the economic downturn of 2007-2009, leading to disproportionate effects on house values, household finances, and retirement savings for that age [...]The post Suicide rates rising for older US adults appeared first on PsyPost.
The White/Gold Blue/Black Dress Mystery #TheDress Are you questioning your own sanity because of the white/gold or black/blue dress controversy? Is the dress in the image above white and gold or black and blue? As it turns out, people see it differently. Who is right and who is wrong? What is the real color of the dress? And finally, what does […]
Our Photoshop Color Sample Test Proves The Dress is White and Gold #TheDress The white/gold or blue/black dress controversy took the Internet by storm on Friday. Although the difference in color perception is nothing new, we could never imagine that this difference can be so radical. The rumors that spread like a wildfire don't help either. We decided to carry out our own color test using Photoshop Eyedropper tool and here is what we've found out...
Uninspired, Unmotivated, and Unhappy? Three Ways To Live A     You wake up frustrated from a fight you had with your partner, drive to job you’ve told yourself countless times you should quit, only to return home exhausted and wonder what it all means.   Does this sound like you? If it does, don’t worry, we’ve all been...
Blaming the Victim "What did we do to make them hate us so much?"