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Mental health problems related to superstorm Sandy endure After superstorm Sandy, many people reported feeling betrayed by the ocean or afraid of it.
Mind Hacks – Live! At the end of November, we’ll be celebrating 10 years of Mind Hacks, and we’re putting on a live event in London to celebrate. You are cordially invited. Mind Hacks – Live! will be like the blog, but live, and with less scrolling. Some of the details are still under construction, but here’s what we […]
Early Signs of Love Addiction As I strengthen my relationship with my wounded child, I realize that my childhood showed signs of a developing love addiction. There were aspects of my home life that primed me for neediness and a tendency to define my value in the eyes of others. Deprivation played a key role....
Mind’s Eye, Mind’s Nose Smell helps mind see at night. So does hearing and touch. Point is: all sensations reduce to vision. See what I mean? In case you don’t, let me “show” you again: each sense gives mind a model of reality and to model a reality is to envision it. So, whether...
The Human Psychology behind Facebook’s Success Facebook allows us to connect not only with loved ones, but with our fundamental human needs. The same way that grocery stores are habituated into our routine to meet our need for physical sustenance, Facebook has become a daily destination for millions due to its ability to meet our need for psychological fulfillment.
7 Ways to Unchain Your Brain and Do More, Better Hyperconnectivity and multitasking are so common today that most of us don’t realize there are other ways of working and being. But when we overdo either of them, we shortchange ourselves and limit our brain’s potential. Ponder these 7 insights.
Branson's Folly The normalization of narcissism may be the result of an explosive growth of internet media outlets in which the more excessive - and thus the more pathological the narcissism - the more the person is showered with what narcissists want most: attention.
How to Manage Your Negative Thinking “We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorn bushes have roses.”  ― Abraham Lincoln When it comes to getting what we want or simply living a more fulfilling life it starts with the way we think. Our thinking influences our attitude, decision making, motivation, and overall experience...
Is Kaci Hickox, the Ebola Nurse, Being Irresponsible? There is the right to move around but it isn't always right to do so.
The Power of Befriending Our Feelings As a psychotherapist, I often invite my clients to notice and welcome their genuine feelings. Many clients feel relieved that it’s okay to feel whatever they happen to experiencing. And they feel reassured that someone (namely, me!) is interested in hearing their authentic feelings without judging them. But some people...
Expectant mothers with epilepsy face tough choices over their medication A new study published today in The Cochrane Library, highlights the difficult decisions women with epilepsy have to face when they become pregnant. Taking certain drugs used to control epilepsy during pregnancy may be linked to developmental problems in children. The authors of the study say evidence on the safety of anti-epileptic drugs is limited [...]The post Expectant mothers with epilepsy face tough choices over their medication appeared first on PsyPost.
Video explains the real effects of cyberbullying Cyberbullying is a serious issue, and the effects it can have on a person can last a lifetime.The post Video explains the real effects of cyberbullying appeared first on PsyPost.
Insomnia increases risk of motor vehicle deaths, other fatal injuries New research suggests that insomnia is a major contributor to deaths caused by motor vehicle crashes and other unintentional fatal injuries. The results underscore the importance of the “Sleep Well, Be Well” campaign of the National Healthy Sleep Awareness Project. Results show that the risk of unintentional fatal injury increased in a dose-dependent manner with [...]The post Insomnia increases risk of motor vehicle deaths, other fatal injuries appeared first on PsyPost.
Economists team up with neuroscientists to examine inequality and fairness in the brain Ever wondered how people figure out what is fair? Look to the brain for the answer. According to a new Norwegian brain study, people appreciate fairness in much the same way as they appreciate money for themselves, and also that fairness is not necessarily that everybody gets the same income. Economists from the Norwegian School [...]The post Economists team up with neuroscientists to examine inequality and fairness in the brain appeared first on PsyPost.
EEG test to help understand and treat schizophrenia Researchers at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have validated an EEG test to study and treat schizophrenia. The findings, published in two separate studies, offer a clinical test that could be used to help diagnose persons at risk for developing mental illness later in life, as well as an approach for measuring [...]The post EEG test to help understand and treat schizophrenia appeared first on PsyPost.
Meditation makes you more creative, study finds Certain meditation techniques can promote creative thinking, even if you have never meditated before. This is the outcome of a study by cognitive psychologist Lorenza Colzato and Dominique Lippelt at Leiden University, published in Mindfulness. Long-lasting influence The study is a clear indication that you don’t need to be an experienced meditator to profit more [...]The post Meditation makes you more creative, study finds appeared first on PsyPost.
Computer game could help visually-impaired children live independently Researchers are to begin testing a new computer game which they hope could hold the key to helping visually-impaired children lead independent lives. Developed by a team of neuroscientists and video game designers from the University of Lincoln, UK, and the WESC Foundation, one of the UK’s leading specialist schools for visually impaired children, the [...]The post Computer game could help visually-impaired children live independently appeared first on PsyPost.
Research team identifies 33 genes that contribute to autism risk The list of genes identified with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) by deep DNA sequencing has expanded from nine to 33, according to a new study by an international research team led by the Autism Sequencing Consortium (ASC), including Carnegie Mellon University’s Kathryn Roeder and the University of Pittsburgh’s Bernie Devlin. Published today in Nature, the [...]The post Research team identifies 33 genes that contribute to autism risk appeared first on PsyPost.
Stanford study finds brain abnormalities in chronic fatigue patients An imaging study by Stanford University School of Medicine investigators has found distinct differences between the brains of patients with chronic fatigue syndrome and those of healthy people. The findings could lead to more definitive diagnoses of the syndrome and may also point to an underlying mechanism in the disease process. It’s not uncommon for [...]The post Stanford study finds brain abnormalities in chronic fatigue patients appeared first on PsyPost.
Neuroscientist discusses the virtues of psychedelics such as LSD and MDMA Can using psychedelic drugs have positive psychological benefits? Neuroscientist and author Sam Harris says in some cases they are indispensable.The post Neuroscientist discusses the virtues of psychedelics such as LSD and MDMA appeared first on PsyPost.