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|How to Make Peace with Your Childhood
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||Neuroscience research has been constrained by the cables required to connect brain sensors to computers for analysis. Scientists have now described a wireless brain-sensing system to acquire high-fidelity neural data during animal behavior experiments.
|Is Therapy The Right Choice For You?
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|Top 20 Quotes to Help to Be the Best Person You Can Be
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|When the Narcissist Becomes Dangerous
||Recently at a dinner party, talk turned to the recent news story about Bill Cosby. As the only psychologist at the table, everyone looked at me as one person asked with intense curiosity, “How could anyone victimize women all those years, and still live with himself? How could you sleep at...
|How to Use Affirmations to Combat Negative Self Talk
||Have you ever pasted up a big sign on your bathroom mirror that says something like, “You are beautiful!” to try to improve your mood and self esteem? And found that it works not at all? We all have a mean voice inside our heads that criticizes us, often much...
|Robinson Crusoe: an Autistic Fantasy With Universal Appeal
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|Tracks: What Robyn Davidson is Teaching Me about Journeys
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|Brain stimulation offers hope for depression, but don’t try it at home
||Around 350 million people worldwide have depression. Antidepressant medications are often prescribed to treat the condition, alongside talking therapies and lifestyle changes such as regular exercise. But a substantial proportion of people either don’t respond to antidepressants, or experience such significant side effects that they’d prefer not to take them. In search of alternative solutions, [...]The post Brain stimulation offers hope for depression, but don’t try it at home appeared first on PsyPost.
|Why Aspiring Hollywood Writers Fail
||A breakdown of screenplays entered into a recent screenwriting competition was analyzed to see what types of screenplays tended to failed. Professional Story analysts, (people who read and rate scripts for the studio) were chosen to rank the scripts, and then crunched the numbers. They found that science fiction and...