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The brain’s 'inner GPS' gets dismantled Imagine being able to recognize your car as your own but never being able to remember where you parked it. Researchers have induced this all-too-common human experience -- or a close version of it -- permanently in rats and from what is observed perhaps derive clues about why strokes and Alzheimer’s disease can destroy a person’s sense of direction.
Did Robin Williams have dementia? A medical expert explains the conflicting information that was revealed in the autopsy of the late actor/comedian Robin Williams. The relation between Parkinson's disease and dementia with Lewy Body is described.
How to Rebuild Your Career After a Career-Ending Injury Lewis Howes is a former professional football player who turned a career-ending injury into a springboard into entrepreneurship. Starting with nothing but an obsession to learn about business and marketing, he has since built a multi-million dollar media empire and become a highly sought-after speaker and consultant.
The San Francisco Giants Model Winning Relationships Why would a marriage maven be writing about a baseball team? Living near San Francisco, how could I not get caught up in the hoopla? The Giants beat the odds again on October 29th, claiming their third World Series title in five years. “How do they do it?” the pundits...
#124 What My Four Sons Taught Me As I said last week my four sons gave me music. They also taught me about entropy as the driving force in the universe. Entropy is the continual degradation of matter and energy in a system to a state of pervasive disorder. I didn’t know that boys invented it till...
Depression Part IV Weekend number three happened. I’m still trying to monitor how my antidepressant I started about a month ago is working. So, let’s see, weekend number one I went out dancing alone at a hip hop club. Weekend number two I went out dancing at a DJ warehouse party and tore...
"Send the Senators to the Principal's Office!" Our politicians sound like school children in the absence of the principal’s office.
Ethical Code of Conduct………….For Parents and Children “More inhumanity (to man) has been done by man himself than any other of nature’s causes.” ~ Sameul von Pufendorf, 1673. Do you ever feel you need a compass or a set of tools to help you navigate through the issues that arise every day as a parent? If so,...
Production of human motor neurons from stem cells is gaining speed The motor neurons that innervate muscle fibres are essential for motor activity. Their degeneration in many diseases causes paralysis and often death among patients. Researchers at the Institute for Stem Cell Therapy and Exploration of Monogenic Diseases (I-Stem – Inserm/AFM/UEVE), in collaboration with CNRS and Paris Descartes University, have recently developed a new approach to [...]The post Production of human motor neurons from stem cells is gaining speed appeared first on PsyPost.
Beat-deafness: Why some people are unable to keep a beat or tap along with music Bobbing your head, tapping your heel, or clapping along with the music is a natural response for most people, but what about those who can’t keep a beat? Researchers at McGill University and the University of Montreal, have discovered that beat-deafness, though very rare, is a problem not simply of how people feel a pulse [...]The post Beat-deafness: Why some people are unable to keep a beat or tap along with music appeared first on PsyPost.
Some neurons can multitask, raising questions about the importance of specialization Think about all the things you are doing at this moment. As your eyes scan across the lines of this article, maybe your brain is processing the smell of coffee brewing down the hall and the sound of leaf blowers outside your window. Maybe you are tapping your foot and spinning a pen between your [...]The post Some neurons can multitask, raising questions about the importance of specialization appeared first on PsyPost.
Anxiety can accelerate conversion to Alzheimer’s for those with mild cognitive impairment People with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) are at increased risk of converting to Alzheimer’s disease within a few years, but a new study warns the risk increases significantly if they suffer from anxiety. The findings were reported on Oct. 29 online by The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, ahead of print publication, scheduled for May [...]The post Anxiety can accelerate conversion to Alzheimer’s for those with mild cognitive impairment appeared first on PsyPost.
Exploring Your Past is a Prerequisite for True Mindfulness Mindfulness. It means living in the moment. By now, most of us are well aware of the great emotional and spiritual promises of living mindfully. It is believed to lower high blood pressure, heal trauma, and enhance our problem-solving abilities. Studies show that mindful people may be happier1. Many traditional...
Changes in a single gene’s action can control addiction and depression-related behaviors Regulation of a single, specific gene in a brain region related to drug addiction and depression is sufficient to reduce drug and stress responses, according to a study conducted at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and published October 27 online in the journal Nature Neuroscience. The Mount Sinai study focuses on epigenetics, [...]The post Changes in a single gene’s action can control addiction and depression-related behaviors appeared first on PsyPost.
Study dismantles the brain’s ‘inner GPS’ Imagine being able to recognize your car as your own but never being able to remember where you parked it. Researchers at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have induced this all-too-common human experience – or a close version of it – permanently in rats and from what is observed perhaps derive clues [...]The post Study dismantles the brain’s ‘inner GPS’ appeared first on PsyPost.
Clash of the orgasms: Brief history of the battle over clitoral vs vaginal Controversy over vaginal versus clitoral orgasm is nothing new; it’s a debate that has consumed sexologists and psychoanalysts for the last 100 years. Now, new research has added fresh fuel to the controversy. Completed by a team of Italian sexologists and published in the journal Clinical Anatomy, the review concludes vaginal orgasms don’t exist. Female [...]The post Clash of the orgasms: Brief history of the battle over clitoral vs vaginal appeared first on PsyPost.
The Hard Truth About Happiness “I just want to be happy!” Young and old, male and female, rich and poor, we utter these six simple words. If you ask parents what they most want for their kids, they say the same thing—“I just want them to be happy.” Why is this precious human emotion so...
If You Laugh At This Joke, Then You're A Conformist We all know that conformity is one of the great weaknesses of humans, who will do almost anything to "fit in." But this isn't exactly news — researchers proved it 70 years ago. They came up with the world's least funny joke, and then tested to see if they could use peer pressure to make people laugh at it....
Marijuana's long-term effects on the brain demonstrated The effects of chronic marijuana use on the brain may depend on age of first use and duration of use, according to new research. Researchers for the first time comprehensively describe existing abnormalities in brain function and structure of long-term marijuana users with multiple magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) techniques.
Self-Efficacy and Success: Is There Any Relationship? What's your self-confidence level? Use our comprehensive assessment battery to find out if you have too much or too little. Either can be problematic.