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The female nose always knows: Do women have more olfactory neurons? Individuals show great diversity in their ability to identify scents and odors. More importantly, males and females greatly differ in their perceptual evaluation of odors, with women outperforming men on many kinds of smell tests. Sex differences in olfactory detection may play a role in differentiated social behaviors and may be connected to one’s perception [...]The post The female nose always knows: Do women have more olfactory neurons? appeared first on PsyPost.
Understanding Schizophrenia According to Gloom (2014), “schizophrenia is a devastating mental illness that affects approximately 1% of the adult population in the United States.”   Schizophrenia is a mental disorder in which people find it difficult to tell the difference between real and unreal experiences. A person may think illogically and may...
Having a Y chromosome doesn't affect women's response to sexual images, brain study shows Women born with a rare condition that gives them a Y chromosome don't only look like women physically, they also have the same brain responses to visual sexual stimuli, a new study shows.
Scientific research can be prone to bubbles too – neuroscience risks being the next one Science, like any other field that attracts investment, is prone to bubbles. Overly optimistic investments in scientific fields, research methods and technologies generate episodes comparable to those experienced by financial markets prior to crashing. Assessing the toxic intellectual debt that builds up when too much liquidity is concentrated on too few assets is an important [...]The post Scientific research can be prone to bubbles too – neuroscience risks being the next one appeared first on PsyPost.
Having a Y chromosome doesn’t affect women’s response to sexual images, brain study shows Women born with a rare condition that gives them a Y chromosome don’t only look like women physically, they also have the same brain responses to visual sexual stimuli, a new study shows. The journal Hormones and Behavior published the results of the first brain imaging study of women with complete androgen insensitivity, or CAIS, [...]The post Having a Y chromosome doesn’t affect women’s response to sexual images, brain study shows appeared first on PsyPost.
Direct brain interface between humans Researchers have successfully replicated a direct brain-to-brain connection between pairs of people as part of a scientific study following the team's initial demonstration a year ago. In the newly published study, which involved six people, researchers were able to transmit the signals from one person's brain over the Internet and use these signals to control the hand motions of another person within a split second of sending that signal.
Introducing In Your Own Hands How do we live the fullest life possible? How do we savor each moment with our loved ones, even when our own health may not be ideal? And as we get older and may have to deal with new health problems, how can we not just exist in our lives...
Autism: New Studies Identify Dozens More Associated Genes Dozens of new genes associated with autism identified by new studies. Dr Jeremy Dean is a psychologist and author of PsyBlog. His latest book is "Making Habits, Breaking Habits: How to Make Changes That Stick" Related articles:Autism: 10 Facts You Should Know Children With Autism Exposed to More Steroid Hormones in The Womb Autism Related to Lipid Levels During Pregnancy How We Learn: Reading and Math Ability Driven By The Same Genes Autism Explained: Simple New Theory Links Confusing Array of Symptoms
I Accidentally Performed Taste Conditioning Experiments On Myself The more I read about famous scientific experiments, the more I realize I'm doing the dumb and sloppy version of them every day. In the past, I've accidentally performed personality experiments on other people . Now I've performed a conditioning experiment on myself....
Insightful Thinking: How to Do It Creativity is a subset of a general learning competency that entails correct analysis, understanding, insight, and remembering. Here, I stress the importance of insight, often referred to as "thinking outside the box." Moreover, I make the claim that this competency can be taught and mastered through practice.
Brain dissociates emotional response from explicit memory in fearful situations Researchers have been tracking the traces of implicit and explicit memories of fear in human. The study describes how in a context of fear, our brain differently encodes contextual memory of a negative event (the place, what we saw ...) and emotional response associated.
High-fat diet postpones brain aging in mice New research suggests that signs of brain aging can be postponed in mice if placed on a high-fat diet. In the long term, this opens the possibility of treatment of children suffering from premature aging and patients with Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease.
Epilepsy research opens a window on the brain While current epilepsy research may seem like it’s ripped from the pages of a science fiction novel, it’s real -- and even pretty cool. Epilepsy provides researchers with unparalleled avenues to discover how the brain is structured and how it functions: a true ‘window on the brain.’
6 Signs That You'e Addicted To Something Engaging in a pleasurable activity is not inherently wrong. Whether it is watching Netflix, social media, going to the gym, eating healthy, eating junk food, having sex, or playing video games, each of these activities have a line that crosses into negative territory.
How to Respect Other People’s Boundaries There are many articles on how to create and maintain personal boundaries. But there isn’t as much guidance on how we can respect other people’s limits, because this, too, can be as difficult as setting our own. Boundary violations typically fall into three categories, according to Chester McNaughton, a registered...
Couple Communications: 5 Prerequisites to Unlock Imagination (And Get When it comes to healing your couple communications and relationship, there are at least five prerequisite shifts in perception that are critical to each partner in helping them to unlock their imagination, and thus galvanize the energy they need to take action – to break free from stuck places (and by doing so, make it more likely their partner...
Damaging Relationships: Why Don’t Women Leave? When the Rice scandal hit, everyone’s first response was outrage. Then they went right where they always go when domestic violence comes up: Why doesn’t she leave? Why Don’t Women Leave? I find it fascinating that nobody asks the more obvious question: “Why do men beat their wives/girlfriends?” Why doesn’t this...
Can Talking Sports Be Beneficial? Should he have sent the runner home? Does the NFL care about women? Will he be traded this winter? These are several of the many questions that plague sports fans daily. In previous generations, they may have been forced to share their quandaries with family and friends, but with the...
Breaking up Schizophrenia? The road ahead may well be tough. Nature’s easiest secrets were discovered long ago. But we will never get there if we insist on studying schizophrenia as though it were a homogeneous entity.
The #1 Thing Mental Health Advocates Must Agree On One of the most critical things impacting the future of mental health is happening right now, but very few people know about the process and how to impact change. The United Nations is currently in draft of the Post 2015 Millennium Development Goals, a road map for a future of...