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Loss Aversion – Why Packer Fans are Still Suffering At work this week, I heard two colleagues speaking words of consolation in gentle tones, as if at a funeral. I immediately understood that one was a Packers fan. This past Sunday, in the NFC conference championship game, the Green Bay Packers experienced one of the most heart-breaking defeats in...
A Handful of This Everyday Food Improves Memory, Concentration And Processing Speed Just 13 grams of this regular food improves brain function across the ages. Dr Jeremy Dean is a psychologist and author of PsyBlog. His latest book is "Making Habits, Breaking Habits: How to Make Changes That Stick" Advertisement6 Foods That Fight Belly Fat Brought On By Yo-Yo Dieting. Related articles:Learning Challenging New Skills Like Photography Improves Memory The Familiar Food Which May Help Fight Alzheimer’s Disease Green Tea Improves Working Memory Mindfulness: 6 Steps to Better Memory, Verbal Reasoning and Improved Concentration Can Doodling Improve Memory and Concentration?
A Mindful Minute: A Dose of Loving-Kindness to Reduce What is it? Loving-kindness is a meditation focused on nurturing compassion, kindness, goodwill, and love for oneself and others. While the loving-kindness meditation or LKM originates in Buddhist traditions, it’s now practiced widely across cultures and is the focus of extensive research by social scientists. Why is it good? LKM has the...
Beyond the Bucket List: Focusing On Tiny Thrills I think bucket lists are wonderful. It’s important to have a place for contemplating and listing your ultimate dreams, for reflecting on the experiences, activities and actions that inspire you. The experiences, activities and actions you just know you need to do. The things that are calling you. But I...
5 Keys to Effective and Joyful Independent Parenting: Part Bella’s intro: In the previous post, guest blogger Tricia Parker shared her difficult and painful experiences from when she first became an “independent parent.” Eventually, though, she learned quite a lot about how to be an independent parent in ways that were enriching to herself, her children, and other...
The Four Universal Needs to Help You Live Your “If you plan on being anything less than you are capable of being, you will probably be unhappy all the days of your life.” – Abraham Maslow There are certain basic needs we have for survival. We need water, shelter, food, and clothing. If you’re reading this now I imagine you...
Creativity and Sensory Gating It is possible that some risk factors that are associated with elevated psychopathology, such as leaky sensory gating, might also, in combination with other protective factors, be a "risk" factor for increased creative achievement.
New brain pathway offers hope for treating hypogylcemia A novel pathway buried deep within a region of the brain produces a brain hormone that acts as a crucial sensor of blood glucose levels. Learning how the hormone helps orchestrate responses around the body when levels drop too low offers hope for treating hypoglycemia.
New 'systems genetics' study identifies possible target for epilepsy treatment A single gene that coordinates a network of about 400 genes involved in epilepsy could be a target for new treatments, according to research. Epilepsy is a common and serious disease that affects around 50 million people worldwide. The mortality rate among people with epilepsy is two to three times higher than the general population. It is known that epilepsy has a strong genetic component, but the risk is related to multiple factors that are 'spread' over hundreds of genes.
Scientists map brains of the blind to solve mysteries of human brain specialization Studying the brain activity of blind people, scientists are challenging the standard view of how the human brain specializes to perform different kinds of tasks, and shedding new light on how our brains can adapt to the rapid cultural and technological changes of the 21st Century.
The brain's electrical alphabet: Timing, rate underlie neural information, study shows The brain’s alphabet is a mix of rate and precise timing of electrical pulses, researchers have revealed. The study shows that the nervous system features a “multichannel” language that makes up the neural code, or the alphabet that processes information in the brain.
Free Training: Niche Development in Private Practice Whether you are starting out or have been in practice for over 20 years, it’s important to know how to articulate who you help. But do you need a niche? Is this something crucial to the success of your practice? And once you have an niche, how do you market...
What if No One Ever Calls You? Last week’s cartoon was about how dread about the future is kind of a waste of time. Some things are never going to happen, or they may be much better than you predict. All rights reserved, and content including cartoons is ©Donna Barstow 2015.  My main cartoon site is here....
How Real Is ADHD? So, you’ve been hearing so called experts say that there is no such thing as ADHD. Well, I’d buy that, I guess, although, I still think I have some doubts that tell me it’s real. Let’s start with the argument that it has been made up by pharmaceutical companies. That...
Best of Our Blogs: January 23, 2015 I’d like to talk about Disappointment with a capital D. It’s a sharp stomach wrenching sadness, an ache, a yearning for things to be different than what it is. I can recall rejection letters, relationships, careers, and travel plans that didn’t work out. At the time, it felt like disaster, devastation...
House abortion bill switch reveals clout of GOP moderates That’s what the headline says on the LA Times today. It’s not even a real sentence. House abortion bill switch reveals clout of GOP moderates. Now lets take a look at the title: House abortion bill (what, I thought I was legal and done with.) Switch reveals clout (Most people...
Want More And Better Sex? Get Married And Stay If you haven’t read the latest research about the sexual habits of American marrieds and singles, you are probably among the majority of people who have the belief that singles are having a lot more sex than folks who are married. Well guess what. They’re not. One of the most...
American liberals and conservatives think as if from different cultures Political conservatives in the United States are somewhat like East Asians in the way they think, categorize and perceive. Liberals in the U.S. could be categorized as extreme Americans in thought, categorization and perception. That is the gist of a new University of Virginia cultural psychology study, published recently in Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin. [...]The post American liberals and conservatives think as if from different cultures appeared first on PsyPost.
Study finds infants can learn to communicate from videos Children under two years old can learn certain communication skills from a video, such as how to use signs in sign language, and perform similarly in tests when compared to babies taught by their parents, according to a new paper in the journal Child Development. Led by researchers at Emory University, the study is the [...]The post Study finds infants can learn to communicate from videos appeared first on PsyPost.
Rare neurological disease shines light on health of essential nerve cells Ian Duncan is a Scotsman with the iron discipline and stamina of a competitive marathoner, triathlete and cross-country skier. As a neuroscientist at the School of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, he’s applied his tenacity to a rare genetic disorder. Known as Pelizaeus Merzbacher disease or PMD, it’s a devastating neurological condition that, [...]The post Rare neurological disease shines light on health of essential nerve cells appeared first on PsyPost.