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Cooking Fish This Way Protects Brain From Gray Matter Loss With Age Brain regions responsible for cognition were 14% larger in those who ate fish cooked with this method. 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:Playing Games Increases Brain Size This Blood Type Linked to Memory Loss Later in Life Mysterious Brain Region That is Vital to How You Decide High Blood Sugar Levels Linked to Brain Decay Tea: 6 Brilliant Effects on the Brain
Oxytocin: How 'love hormone' regulates sexual behavior Oxytocin has been called the 'love hormone' because it plays an important role in social behaviors, such as maternal care and pair bonding. In a new study researchers uncover oxytocin-responsive brain cells that are necessary for female social interest in male mice during estrus -- the sexually receptive phase of their cycle. These neurons, found in the prefrontal cortex, may play a role in other oxytocin-related social behaviors such as intimacy, love, or mother-child bonding.
Hunger games: How the brain 'browns' fat to aid weight loss A molecular process in the brain known to control eating that transforms white fat into brown fat has been uncovered by researchers. This process impacts how much energy we burn and how much weight we can lose, they report.
Set of molecules found to link insulin resistance in the brain to diabetes A key mechanism behind diabetes may start in the brain, with early signs of the disease detectable through rising levels of molecules not previously linked to insulin signaling, according to a study.
Finding Your Optimal State (And Other Tips to Lead Positive) Find out from brand expert Sally Hogshead how knowing your strengths as well as your weaknesses can liberate you from the pull of negative self-talk.
Some of Us Wear Our Disabilities on the Outside We all have some personal challenge, even if it’s invisible to others. The people who inspire me are those willing to talk about the challenges they’ve faced, and what makes them resilient.
What do Rewards Teach Your Child? Irene: “I remember that I always got a cookie after dinner, if I ate my vegetables. What’s wrong with that. Every kid goes through that.” Therapist: “It’s called bribery, that’s what’s wrong with it. It’s a short-cut that parents take when they are too busy to secure cooperation. It teaches...
Sex and Baseball: Running Bases Then and Now When I was growing up, when it came to sex, running the bases were as follows: First Base: Kissing Second Base: Being felt up if you’re a girl; getting a hand job of you’re a boy Third Base: Oral sex Home: Sex Today, things have changed, and most of these changes...
I REFUSE TO BE ASHAMED How I came out as Bipolar at work     Obviously, I’m pretty “out” about having Bipolar Disorder, or I wouldn’t be writing this blog every week. But many are amazed and curious about when, how, and why I decided to come out at work, at church…on television, just about...
Deep Sleep: New On/Off Switch Discovered by Neuroscientists New sleep centre discovered and neuroscientists succeed in turning it on and off using a virus. 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:When You Sleep and Wake Up is Controlled by a Single Gene How Sleep After Learning Enhances Memory Hidden Caves in the Brain Open Up During Sleep to Wash Away Toxins Genetic Trigger Discovered For Most Common Form of Mental Disability and Autism You Can Learn a New Language While You Sleep, Study Finds
Introducing Mixed Bag of Mental Health Our lives are complex things. We sometimes forget to stop and wonder at how we keep it all together. Many people suffer from various mental health concerns throughout their lives, oftentimes they may even occur together at the same time (like depression and anxiety). Living with these things, or with...
What You See Is What You Get: 5 Prerequisites It cannot be said too often to couples to thoughtfully choose their words (and nonverbals), more specifically, to opt for ones that produce energize optimal emotional states, which often means letting go of words that trigger you and your partner.  Breaking old habits is not easy, but what if the life and health of your...
Pinups of the Past (and What They Teach Us Today) I wonder if there has ever been a time in history when human beings have not been fascinated by the human body – our own and others’. According to various sources, the “mirror” was invented sometime around the first century. Depending on how you define “camera,” the first one was...
Guest Post: Tips for Writing Notes Part 1 – There are a lot of things to consider when writing clinical notes but I find that most therapists tend to look at the process from a restricted angle. They think only in the moment about how to write the least possible amount and consider client confidentiality more than anything else....
The Unexpected Ways Social Media Can Harm Your Teen Social media and the parent-child bond are among the themes in my novel, “Don’t Try to Find Me.”  They were also among the topics of a recent radio interview I gave (thanks to Answers for the Family for a great talk! you can listen to it here.)  While there are...
Mining big data yields Alzheimer's discovery A new way of working to identify a new gene linked to neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s has been used by researchers. The discovery fills in another piece of the jigsaw when it comes to identifying people most at risk of developing the condition.
Five Steps to Repair Your Marriage or Relationship It's true enough that sometimes, when relationships go into a decline, there seems to be an unstoppable momentum to the fights and arguments. Research shows what you and your partner can do to make things better.
Guest Post: How to Make a Podcast, and why By Joseph R. Sanok from www.PracticeofthePractice.com and the Practice of the Practice Podcast Have you ever read blog posts for 45 minutes? If you have, you’ve got more tenacity than I do. I can sit down and watch three episodes of Orange is the New Black, like it’s going to be illegal, but read...
Top Reasons Couples Fall Out of Love You’ll hear many people say “we just aren’t ‘in love’ with each other anymore.” But relationships don’t naturally fall apart, according to Susan Orenstein, a licensed psychologist and relationship expert in Cary, N.C. Other reasons often underlie a relationship’s breakdown. Below, you’ll find these common reasons along with several helpful...
Addiction Changes the Way We Learn Addiction Changes the Way We Learn When I look at my children at play, I am fascinated by the ways in which they learn. Learning is a brain event and there are times I imagine I can almost see my kids’ brains working and developing as they play and learn....