|The Downside of Happiness
|| There’s a lot of talk about happiness these days. In some ways, the message from the media in general is that happiness is the goal of life and that attaining happiness is the ultimate success. We look around at our friends and wonder...
|Veils of Illusion
||A life takes shape. We give this Namelessness a name. And Maya (illusion) is born. Universe likes to play pranks on its it-less no-self Hiding its Oneness behind the veils of plurality. - Vedic Psychology | Lotus Effect : www.pavelsomov.com...
|Robin William's painful suicide
||I have stayed away from speculations about Robin William’s suicide. I don’t know what pushed him over and neither do you. It is important however, to take note that he was taking two antidepressants. And he began taking Seroquel a week before he committed suicide.
|When Depression Sneaks Up, Remember the Law of Opposites
||You go to get something for lunch you always enjoy, but as soon as you look at the menu you’re just not hungry. You get on the treadmill and just can’t find the energy all of a sudden. You quit almost before you even begin. Sometimes it’s not easy to...
|Five Reasons to Develop and Grow Your Spirituality
||“The spiritual quest is not some added benefit to our life, something you embark on if you have the time and inclination. We are spiritual beings on an earthly journey. Our spirituality makes up our beingness.” - John Bradshaw When it comes to self-care and being at our best, dedicating time...
|How to Create a Cult Atmosphere in Which No One Questions You
Are you sick of the people around you doing their own thinking? Here's a psychological concept you can exploit. It's called pluralistic ignorance, and it ensures that everyone goes along with an idea that no one wanted in the first place....
|What’s your EIQ?
||Keoni Cabral via Compfight Here’s how to find out! Chances are you’re familiar with the term “emotional intelligence”, that was popularized by the Psychologist Daniel Goleman in his 1995 best seller by the same name. To refresh your memory in case it needs refreshing, emotional intelligence, or “EI”, according to...
|Human stem cell-derived neuron transplants reduce seizures in mice
||McLean Hospital and Harvard Stem Cell Institute scientists have new evidence that stem cell transplantation could be a worthwhile strategy to help epileptics who do not respond to anti-seizure drugs. As reported in Cell Stem Cell, the laboratory of McLean Associate Neurobiologist Sangmi Chung, PhD, transplanted seizure-inhibiting, human embryonic stem cell-derived neurons into the brains [...]The post Human stem cell-derived neuron transplants reduce seizures in mice appeared first on PsyPost.
|Failed Alzheimer’s test shows in which direction the research should continue
||Disappointing results in clinical Alzheimer’s studies discourage doctors and scientists from continuing their research into ɣ-secretases and a possible treatment against Alzheimer’s disease. In the prestigious journal Cell, the Alzheimer’s expert Bart De Strooper (VIB-KU Leuven) argues that these studies are not pointless, but merely indicate what the next steps should be for the Alzheimer’s [...]The post Failed Alzheimer’s test shows in which direction the research should continue appeared first on PsyPost.
|Virtual reality promises new applications for sexual offending
||Virtual reality may be the key to predicting both the behaviour of sex offenders and the effectiveness of the therapies they have undergone, according to a study undertaken by Massil Benbouriche of the University of Montreal’s School of Criminology. “It is currently impossible to define the circumstances in which patients will – or will not [...]The post Virtual reality promises new applications for sexual offending appeared first on PsyPost.
|Humans and baboons share ability to build up knowledge over generations
||The ability to build up knowledge over generations, called cumulative culture, has given mankind language and technology. While it was thought to be limited to humans until now, researchers from the Laboratoire de psychologie cognitive (CNRS/AMU), working in collaboration with colleagues at the University of Edinburgh (UK), have recently found that baboons are also capable [...]The post Humans and baboons share ability to build up knowledge over generations appeared first on PsyPost.
|Stem cell transplants for Parkinson’s disease edging closer
||A major breakthrough in the development of stem cell-derived brain cells has put researchers on a firm path towards the first ever stem cell transplantations in people with Parkinson’s disease. A new study presents the next generation of transplantable dopamine neurons produced from stem cells. These cells carry the same properties as the dopamine neurons [...]The post Stem cell transplants for Parkinson’s disease edging closer appeared first on PsyPost.
|Research emphasizes the need to persuade parents to make their kids walk to school
||A researcher from the University of Granada participates in a US research project that emphasizes the need for public administrations to encourage children and their families to walk more often during their daily routines This research was published in the International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity. 1.219 children between 8 and 11, and [...]The post Research emphasizes the need to persuade parents to make their kids walk to school appeared first on PsyPost.
|Actions versus objects in ALS: The role of the motor system
||According to many scientists the fact that ALS patients experience (in addition to severe motor deficits) greater linguistic difficulty with verbs denoting action compared to nouns denoting objects depends on their motor deficit. The idea is that the motor system plays a role in the semantic encoding of these words. A new study conducted with [...]The post Actions versus objects in ALS: The role of the motor system appeared first on PsyPost.
|The best sensory experience for learning a dance sequence
||How can a sequence of dance steps best be learned? This question was the subject of a project led by researchers from Bielefeld University and the Palucca University of Dance in Dresden, who developed the study along with dancers and dance instructors. Together they researched whether dancers learn a dance sequence better by seeing or [...]The post The best sensory experience for learning a dance sequence appeared first on PsyPost.
|Jerry Seinfeld and Autism
||What does it mean, that Jerry Seinfeld speculates that he may be on the autism spectrum? His words generated a wide range of response, some welcoming and some very angry. I offer my own thoughts on the matter here
|Meditation Made Easy
||Meditation is a way to experience the vast expanse of your mind in a new way. It stills the constant mental chatter, and tunes in to what has always been beneath the surface. Timothy Leary coined the phrase “turn on, tune in, drop out” in the 1960s. It became the...
|Success Is an Inside Job
||One of the things I find delightful about writing is the way it helps me shape my views. In a recent email exchange with my friend, Larry Berkelhammer, PhD, I began by offering advice but ended up changing my opinion. Much of the text that follows is excerpted from that...
|The Diet Which Postpones Brain Aging
Study finds diet that gives brain fuel to repair age-related damage.
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|Am-ful Om-ness, Om-ful Am-ness
||1. Church bells: A couple of weeks ago, while coming home from work, I heard church bells… I love the sound of church bells – not the meaning of that sound or the affiliations of that sound – but just the sound, the sound itself. There is a nice “om”...