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Best of Our Blogs: October 21, 2014 If you have ever forgotten to hit save on a document and lost hours spent on work you can’t recover, you understand the horror, shock and astonishment of accepting what feels unacceptable. If you have ever lost precious, photos, your wallet or phone, you can relate to the anguish of...
Mental rest and reflection boost learning, study suggests A new study, which may have implications for approaches to education, finds that brain mechanisms engaged when people allow their minds to rest and reflect on things they’ve learned before may boost later learning. Scientists have already established that resting the mind, as in daydreaming, helps strengthen memories of events and retention of information. In [...]The post Mental rest and reflection boost learning, study suggests appeared first on PsyPost.
Cold sore virus increases the risk of dementia: study Infection with herpes simplex virus increases the risk of Alzheimer’s disease. Researchers at Umeå University claim this in two studies in the journal Alzheimer’s & Dementia. “Our results clearly show that there is a link between infections of herpes simplex virus and the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease. This also means that we have new [...]The post Cold sore virus increases the risk of dementia: study appeared first on PsyPost.
Penn researchers untangle the biological effects of blue light Blue light can both set the mood and set in motion important biological responses. Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Medicine and School of Arts and Sciences have teased apart the separate biological responses of the human eye to blue light, revealing an unexpected contest for control. T heir work addresses the properties [...]The post Penn researchers untangle the biological effects of blue light appeared first on PsyPost.
Gene duplications associated with autism evolved recently in human history Human geneticists have discovered that a region of the genome associated with autism contains genetic variation that evolved in the last 250,000 years, after the divergence of humans from ancient hominids, and likely plays an important role in disease. Their findings were presented today at the American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) 2014 Annual Meeting [...]The post Gene duplications associated with autism evolved recently in human history appeared first on PsyPost.
Paradoxical Service And A Self-Contradictory Therapy Billing Service Rep: Yes, We can provide Collection Services. Who owes the Debt to you? Chato Stewart: “YOU Do…” Signs: Acme Billing Services Caption: Paradoxical ( 1 2 3 4 5 6  ) My Top 6 Gorski on Charting cartoons On: Billing Service Paradoxical Paradoxical: “seemingly absurd or self-contradictory”…What is...
The psychology behind the mass fear of Ebola It is human nature to be fearful despite the almost-zero probability of acquiring Ebola in the United States.
Halting schizophrenia before it starts A new type of program in California aims to prevent schizophrenia before it officially begins.
Overcoming obesity and making it last Even a modest weight loss can improve overall health.
Biochemical cause of seasonal depression (SAD) confirmed by researchers New research confirms why some people suffer from the winter blues while others get through the winter without any problems. A longitudinal study has found that that people with Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) show significant seasonal differences in the way they regulate the neurotransmitter serotonin in comparison to the majority of the population.
See-through sensors open new window into the brain Developing invisible implantable medical sensor arrays, a team of engineers has overcome a major technological hurdle in researchers’ efforts to understand the brain. The team has now described its technology, which has applications in fields ranging from neuroscience to cardiac care and even contact lenses.
What Parents Can Do When Their Kids' Friendships End Badly What can you do for your child when he or she is on the receiving end of a sudden deep freeze from former friends?
Stress-related inflammation may increase risk for depression Preexisting differences in the sensitivity of a key part of each individual’s immune system to stress confer a greater risk of developing stress-related depression or anxiety, according to a study conducted at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and published October 20 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS). Inflammation [...]The post Stress-related inflammation may increase risk for depression appeared first on PsyPost.
Physical exercise in old age can stimulate brain fitness, but effect decreases with advancing age Physical exercise in old age can improve brain perfusion as well as certain memory skills. This is the finding of Magdeburg neuroscientists who studied men and women aged between 60 and 77. In younger individuals regular training on a treadmill tended to improve cerebral blood flow and visual memory. However, trial participants who were older [...]The post Physical exercise in old age can stimulate brain fitness, but effect decreases with advancing age appeared first on PsyPost.
How Self-Compassion Builds a More Positive Body Image Than “Beauty is perfect in its imperfections, so you just have to go with the imperfections.” — Diane Von Furstenberg A new study by researchers at the University of Waterloo has touched on a somewhat taboo question: “What if women were to accept themselves with deep self-compassion — flaws and all?”...
Scientists say national Alzheimer’s plan milestones must be strengthened to meet goal by 2025 The U.S. Government has initiated a major effort to prevent and effectively treat Alzheimer’s disease by 2025. However, a workgroup of nearly 40 Alzheimer’s researchers and scientists says the research milestones in the U.S. Government’s National Plan to Address Alzheimer’s Disease must be broadened in scope, increased in scale, and adequately funded in order to [...]The post Scientists say national Alzheimer’s plan milestones must be strengthened to meet goal by 2025 appeared first on PsyPost.
Why your brain makes you reach for junk food Will that be a pizza for you or will you go for a salad? Choosing what you eat is not simply a matter of taste, conclude scientists in a new study at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital of McGill University and the McGill University Health Centre. As you glance over a menu or peruse [...]The post Why your brain makes you reach for junk food appeared first on PsyPost.
Why is Employee Recognition Always a Problem? Readers Answer One issue that recurred in literally every employee survey I was involved with over several decades was lack of employee recognition. Providing such recognition should be easy for management, but it isn't. Why is that? I asked readers and received insightful answers.
Why Is Employee Recognition Always a Problem? One issue that recurred in literally every employee survey I was involved with over several decades was lack of employee recognition. Providing such recognition should be easy for management, but it isn't. Why is that? I asked readers and received insightful answers.
What Life Has In Common With An Ultra-Marathon Recently, while traveling to Greece with my husband who competes in the grueling 153 mile race known as the Spartathlon every year, I began to wonder if the runners who compete in this race every year — and there are several who consider this race a yearly tradition — share...