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Why People With ADHD Underestimate Their Symptoms If you have ADHD, you might be the last to know. And when you finally get diagnosed, you might be surprised to find that no one else is surprised. It’s … ...
Why We Put Off Life’s Most Important Things No question about it. Life is messy, complicated, complex and full of surprises. There’s always a lot to do and the feeling that there isn’t enough time to deal with what needs to be done. In fact, however, we are our own worst enemy when … ...
I Know I’m Supposed to Hate My Body I know I’m supposed to hate my body. Cynthia Why are you supposed to hate your body? Kerry Because I’m fat. Cynthia This dialogue comes from a little book called … ...
How dads bond with toddlers: Brain scans link oxytocin to paternal nurturing Fathers given boosts of the hormone oxytocin show increased activity in brain regions associated with reward and empathy when viewing photos of their toddlers, a new study finds.
Reasons for our left or right-handedness It is not the brain that determines if people are right or left-handed, but the spinal cord, new research indicates. The biopsychologists have demonstrated that gene activity in the spinal cord is asymmetrical already in the womb.
Big improvement to brain-computer interface Researchers have developed an improved type of electrode that is more durable, lasts longer in the body and transmits a clearer, more robust signal than electrodes made from current state-of-the-art materials. This could allow for improved restoration of mobility after spinal cord accidents, as well as improved powered prosthetic limbs.
Is the human brain hardwired to appreciate poetry? In 1932 T.S. Eliot famously argued, 'Genuine poetry can communicate before it is understood.' But can we really appreciate the musical sound of poetry independent of its literary meaning? Apparently yes. A recent study has shown that the brain displays a positive electrophysiological response when presented with sentences that conform to certain poetic construction rules. It is the first demonstration of unconscious processing of poetic constructs by the brain.
Today I Love All The Sun Today I love all the sun that is shining out there and making this world sparkle. It is no replacement for a friend taken from us too soon, but there … ...
The Verdict on Freud’s Theory of Dreams Since the early 70s Freud’s theories have generally been dismissed. One theory in particular that has been disregarded is his theory that dreams represent unconscious wishes. For example, noted “bad-boy” … ...
Study Finds Antidepressants Increase Risk of Birth Defects in... One of the toughest decisions in clinical psychopharmacology is whether or not to prescribe medication to a patient who is pregnant.  Data is available that supports the connection between antidepressants and birth defects. However, the data is limited in amount and scope and the literature … ...
Best of Our Blogs: February 17, 2017 We’re so busy these days. There are five minute workouts and quick and dirty cleaning tips. We try to fit in all in under the clock so we can live balanced, whole lives. But we can’t treat happiness and joy the way we attempt everything else. … ...
For Better or for Worse? It takes both partners working together to make marriage a heaven on earth—or a living hell.
Mental Health and Sexual Orientation: What the Evidence Says It’s no secret that being different can be a source of stress in our society. Individuals of minority sexual orientations may feel that stress most acutely.
How I Create: Q&A with Author and Artist Carol... Creativity is many things. It is personal exploration, a scavenger hunt, a way of being, how we make meaning. And everyone has different ways of working with their creativity, of cultivating it. … ...
Post-deployment screening with tailored advice does not help reduce mental health disorders in UK Armed Forces, study finds Few Armed Forces personnel seek help for mental health disorders and novel approaches will be needed to encourage personnel at risk of PTSD, anxiety and alcohol abuse to seek treatment, suggests a new study. A trial testing a potential post-deployment screening program for UK Armed Forces personnel, based on a computerized assessment and tailored mental health advice, found it was not effective in reducing symptoms of mental health disorders or encouraging personnel to seek help, compared to the general mental health advice which is the standard of care in the UK military.
Staying in Control: Managing Criticism, Blame and Defensiveness... Jack was at a Board Meeting.  He was presenting a proposal for buying some new property.  His nemesis, Will, questioned his proposal — as expected. In counseling, Jack had learned … ...
Autism is detectable in brain scans long before symptoms appear Research shows that brain scans predicted with 80% accuracy whether certain children would develop autism.
Learning from Parenting: What does brain science tell us?... Fill in the blank: Since becoming a parent, I have become more_________. Did you fill the blank with something positive or negative? Or neutral? Certainly, in my experience, parenting has … ...
Neural reactivity to angry faces predicts how youth respond to treatment for anxiety Brain activity measured with an electroencephalograph (EEG) can predict how 7- to 19-year-old youth respond to treatments for anxiety, according to research published in the Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology. The study found a neural measure of emotional face processing predicted how well 35 anxious youth responded to cognitive-behavioral therapy and medication. Greater neural reactivity to angry faces was [...]
Study fails to find evidence that premature ejaculation can be explained by anxiety Premature ejaculation might not be related to anxiety, according to research published in the Journal of Sex Research. The longitudinal study of 985 Finnish men found no evidence that symptoms of anxiety predicted symptoms of premature ejaculation. The study also failed to find evidence that premature ejaculation was associated with later levels of anxiety or [...]