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Finding the Yin and Yang During the Hot Summer Months It’s been a hot summer. I showed up to my yoga studio the other day, and noticed that the air purifying machine was blinking and beeping, which made me think of my kitchen lights, which just the night before had shorted out. I looked up to see the time and...
Does Denying the Existence of Racism Provide Meaning? The need to believe in a just world can motivate people to deny the existence of racism.
New device to control seizures proving its worth The first patient in the southeast United States who had the NeuroPace responsive neurostimulator implanted in her brain to control seizures shows marked improvement in just 30 days. The RNS system is for patients who have severe seizures but do not respond to medications and are not candidates for surgery because the location of their seizure onset is at a sensitive part of the brain. It is also only for patients whose seizure onset can be traced to just one or two locations in the brain.
#115 Living Abundantly The See-saw parenting model honors the essence of every participant and has the potential to allow children to grow to maturity with that essence intact. Difficult as it might be there are benefits that make this type of model infinitely rewarding. It allows families to rear happy and productive children...
Teens living with two, college-educated parents less likely to use alcohol and marijuana A high school senior who lives with two college-educated parents is significantly less likely to drink alcohol or smoke marijuana than a teenager who lives with one parent, a new University of Texas at Arlington study has found. For example, teens living with their mother only are 54 percent more likely to use alcohol, and [...]The post Teens living with two, college-educated parents less likely to use alcohol and marijuana appeared first on PsyPost.
Food craving is stronger, but controllable, for kids Children show stronger food craving than adolescents and adults, but they are also able to use a cognitive strategy that reduces craving, according to new research published in Psychological Science, a journal of theAssociation for Psychological Science. “These findings are important because they suggest that we may have another tool in our toolbox to combat childhood obesity,” says [...]The post Food craving is stronger, but controllable, for kids appeared first on PsyPost.
Research shows there could be increased numbers of psychopaths in high levels of business A breakthrough by a talented University of Huddersfield student has shown for the first time that people with psychopathic tendencies who have high IQs can mask their symptoms by manipulating tests designed to reveal their personalities.  It raises the possibility that large numbers of ruthless risk-takers are able to conceal their level of psychopathy as they [...]The post Research shows there could be increased numbers of psychopaths in high levels of business appeared first on PsyPost.
Brain injuries no match for sPIF treatment Researchers at Yale School of Medicine and their colleagues have uncovered a new pathway to help treat perinatal brain injuries. This research could also lead to treatments for traumatic brain injuries and neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. The findings are published in the Sept. 8 issue of Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. [...]The post Brain injuries no match for sPIF treatment appeared first on PsyPost.
Introducing Private Practice Kickstart As the online world has grown, so have the potential pitfalls a psychotherapist can make while navigating this increasingly interconnected landscape. But with pitfalls also come wonderful new opportunities to grow and market your private practice online. There are so many business and marketing aspects to your clinical private practice,...
Faces are more likely to seem alive when we want to feel connected Feeling socially disconnected may lead us to lower our threshold for determining that another being is animate or alive, according to new research published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. “This increased sensitivity to animacy suggests that people are casting a wide net when looking for people they can possibly relate to — which [...]The post Faces are more likely to seem alive when we want to feel connected appeared first on PsyPost.
Brain damage caused by severe sleep apnea is reversible A neuroimaging study is the first to show that white matter damage caused by severe obstructive sleep apnea can be reversed by continuous positive airway pressure therapy. The results underscore the importance of the “Stop the Snore” campaign of the National Healthy Sleep Awareness Project, a collaboration between the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, [...]The post Brain damage caused by severe sleep apnea is reversible appeared first on PsyPost.
Targeted immune booster removes toxic proteins in mouse model of Alzheimer’s disease Alzheimer’s disease experts at NYU Langone Medical Center and elsewhere are reporting success in specifically harnessing a mouse’s immune system to attack and remove the buildup of toxic proteins in the brain that are markers of the deadly neurodegenerative disease. Reporting on their experiments in the journal Acta Neuropathologica Communications online Sept. 3, the researchers say the [...]The post Targeted immune booster removes toxic proteins in mouse model of Alzheimer’s disease appeared first on PsyPost.
Scientists take a look at the feel-good benefits of belly dance Belly dancers have fewer hang-ups about their bodies. Most women who participate in this torso-driven dance do so because it is fun and they get to perform interesting moves – not because they necessarily feel sexier while doing so. This is the conclusion of Marika Tiggemann of Flinders University in Australia, leader of a study [...]The post Scientists take a look at the feel-good benefits of belly dance appeared first on PsyPost.
Broken signals lead to neurodegeneration Researchers from the RIKEN Brain Science Institute in Japan, in collaboration with Juntendo University and the Japan Science and Technology Agency, have discovered that a cell receptor widely involved in intracellular calcium signaling–the IP3R receptor–can be locked into a closed state by enzyme action, and that this locking may potentially play a role in the [...]The post Broken signals lead to neurodegeneration appeared first on PsyPost.
The Religion of Mindfulness More than once I’ve found that critiquing the mindfulness movement–even very gently–prompts some readers to voice objection. Few of my other topics spark disagreement so predictably. The title of this post responds to a book about mindfulness written by vocal atheist Sam Harris: Spirituality without Religion. Harris and many others...
How Our Childhood Affects Our Health as Adults It has been awhile since I’ve written. I feel too young to be writing it, but I have been dealing with some serious health issues. After being ill for a long time, I stubbornly visited a new doctor who referred me on to a specialist and now I have a...
Hacking – Are We Asking For It?   In this era of social networks and over-sharing, on any given day, I know what my friends are reading, watching, shopping, thinking, feeling, and wanting. Is it any wonder that people are getting hacked and that their most intimate thoughts are being published for all the world to see....
Back to School, Back to Anxiety Going back to school can bring an array of emotions, one of which can be anxiety. When I was a child I had terrible anxiety when it was time to go back to school. Looking back I didn’t realize how many major, and minor instances, fed into my anxiety which...
Can Vaping & E-Cigarettes Lead To Drug Abuse And A new study suggests that e-cigarettes might possibly lead to harder drug use....
Putting Off Some Horrible Task? Try These 7 Tips It’s a Secret of Adulthood: Happiness doesn’t always make me feel happy. Often, I know I’d be happier if I do something I really don’t feel like doing. Making that phone call. Dealing with tech support. Writing that email. Going to the gym. Those dreaded tasks hang over my head, though; they make me...