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Seven Lies ‘The Bachelor’ teaches us about Relationships There’s something captivating about reality TV, and when it comes to The Bachelor (or The Bachelorette), we seem to be drawn in to these ‘real’ stories of love and lust more than ever. While some people watch The Bachelor for the drama and cat-fights, many watch it because we want to see a love story […]
Muscle, not brain, may hold answers to some sleep disorders Scientists exploring the brain for answers to certain sleep disorders may have been looking in the wrong place, suggests new research.
Why You Need to Stop Avoiding Conflict and What... Most people don’t like conflict. They associate conflict with negative thoughts and don’t see how helpful it can be in their relationships. They don’t make the distinction between conflict and how people respond to it. What can be of concern, is how people address conflict. … ...
Modularity metric summarizes network fragmentation to explain aphasia recovery differences Investigators report that white matter network fragmentation in relatively spared brain areas explains variations in aphasia recovery after strokes.
Neurons that control brain's body clock identified Researchers have found that dopamine-producing neurons are connected with the brain's circadian center.
The Popular TV Show That Provokes Suicidal Thoughts Show popular with teenagers linked to increased internet searches for how to commit suicide. • Try one of PsyBlog's ebooks, all written by Dr Jeremy Dean: Activate: How To Find Joy Again By Changing What You Do (NEW) The Anxiety Plan: 42 Strategies For Worry, Phobias, OCD and Panic Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything
How does early life affect the adult brain? The visual environment that zebrafish grew up in affected their spontaneous brain activity and, in turn, affected their behavior and ability to catch prey, suggests new research.
New hope for faster acting antidepressants For people suffering from depression, a day without treatment can seem like a lifetime. A new study explains why the most commonly prescribed antidepressants can take as long as six weeks to have an effect. The findings could one day lead to more effective and faster acting drugs.
6 Common Communication Mistakes that Every Couple Makes... We have all have heard that one of the most important aspects of a relationship is communication. But just talking to each other is not enough. What matters is how you talk and how you listen. If you become aware of the most common mistakes … ...
The Internet is a narcissist’s paradise. Do you have narcissistic tendencies? How does the Interment affect you?
Mild cognitive impairment, Alzheimer's diagnoses trigger lower self-ratings of quality of life A patient's awareness of a diagnosis of cognitive impairment may diminish their self-assessment of quality of life, suggests new research.
Different sensory pathways engaged in feeling and responding to external temperature Researchers have investigated different sensory neural pathways involved in thermoregulation by injecting toxins into parts of the brain involved in 'feeling' and responding to temperature changes in the environment. They found that, even upon disabling the pathway for such feeling, rats were able to avoid uncomfortably hot and cold floor plates, but that disabling part of the lateral parabrachial nucleus-mediated pathway led to the loss of this behavior and the loss of core body temperature regulation.
In the test tube instead of under the knife New forms of diagnosis and therapy for temporal lobe epilepsy have now been revealed by a team of neuroscientists.
Could mutations and inherited genes play a role in cerebral palsy? Hemiplegic cerebral palsy hampers movement in one side of a person's body. In the first genetic study of its kind to exclusively focus on those with hemiplegic cerebral palsy, a group of researchers has investigated the genetic differences and hereditary factors involved in this neurodevelopmental condition.
Molecules that could help to prevent the development of brain tumors Researchers have identified molecules which are responsible for metastatic lung cancer cells binding to blood vessels in the brain.
Is Thin Beautiful? There are a number of ways thinness can disguise itself as beauty.
How Much Gender Inequality Is There in Internet Pornography? How are men and women represented in online porn? New research suggests that there continue to be pervasive inequalities in the way women are depicted.
Four Newer Antidepressants: Should You Use Them? Since 2011, 3 new antidepressants have been approved by the FDA, and another (ketamine) has been generating buzz as a potential off-label medication for depression. In this article, we’ll take a step back and review the data on vilazodone (Viibryd), levomilnacipran (Fetzima), vortioxetine (Brintellix), and … ...
Podcast: How Can We Transform Stigma? In this episode of the Psych Central Show, hosts Gabe Howard and Vincent M. Wales welcome guest Mike Veny, a mental health speaker with lived experience, creator of Transforming Stigma, and host of the Mike Veny Show podcast. In a serious examination of stigma, Mike discusses … ...
What Is a Meaningful Life? Many consider life not to be meaningful enough. But reasons they present for this view are often problematic.