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Why Your Potential is Unlimited and You Should Read “What one can be, one must be!” ― Abraham Maslow I’m sure you’ve heard at some point in your life, “You have a lot of potential!” (If not, then jump on the bandwagon of potential, because you do!) We may not realize it at the time but we are all infinite potential....
Diagnostic criteria for Christianson syndrome Because the severe autism-like condition Christianson syndrome was first reported only in 1999 and some symptoms take more than a decade to appear, families and doctors urgently need fundamental information about it. A new study that doubles the number of cases now documented in the scientific literature provides the most definitive characterization of CS to [...]The post Diagnostic criteria for Christianson syndrome appeared first on PsyPost.
Your Profile Photo Is A Liar Psychology researchers want us to know something about our profile photo-centrism – it’s a lie, and it’s leading us to draw conclusions that likely have zero basis in reality.
Missing sleep may hurt your memory Lack of sleep, already considered a public health epidemic, can also lead to errors in memory, finds a new study by researchers at Michigan State University and the University of California, Irvine. The study, published online in the journal Psychological Science, found participants deprived of a night’s sleep were more likely to flub the details [...]The post Missing sleep may hurt your memory appeared first on PsyPost.
Study links enzyme to Alzheimer’s disease Unclogging the body’s protein disposal system may improve memory in patients with Alzheimer’s disease (AD), according to a study from scientists at Kyungpook National University in Korea published in The Journal of Experimental Medicine. In AD, various biochemical functions of brain cells go awry, leading to progressive neuronal damage and eventual memory loss. One example is [...]The post Study links enzyme to Alzheimer’s disease appeared first on PsyPost.
Brain waves show learning to read does not end in 4th grade, contrary to popular theory Teachers-in-training have long been taught that fourth grade is when students stop learning to read and start reading to learn. But a new Dartmouth study in the journal Developmental Science tested the theory by analyzing brain waves and found that fourth-graders do not experience a change in automatic word processing, a crucial component of the reading shift theory. Instead, [...]The post Brain waves show learning to read does not end in 4th grade, contrary to popular theory appeared first on PsyPost.
Nearsightedness increases with level of education and longer schooling Education and behavior have a greater impact on the development of nearsightedness than do genetic factors: With each school year completed, a person becomes more nearsighted. The higher the level of education completed, the more severe is the impairment of vision. These are the conclusions drawn by researchers at the Department of Ophthalmology at the [...]The post Nearsightedness increases with level of education and longer schooling appeared first on PsyPost.
Large twin study suggests that language delay due more to nature than nurture A study of 473 sets of twins followed since birth found that compared to single-born children, 47 percent of 24-month-old identical twins had language delay compared to 31 percent of non-identical twins. Overall, twins had twice the rate of late language emergence of single-born children. None of the children had disabilities affecting language acquisition. The [...]The post Large twin study suggests that language delay due more to nature than nurture appeared first on PsyPost.
New research links bad diet to loss of smell Could stuffing yourself full of high-fat foods cause you to lose your sense of smell? A new study from Florida State University neuroscientists says so, and it has researchers taking a closer look at how our diets could impact a whole range of human functions that were not traditionally considered when examining the impact of [...]The post New research links bad diet to loss of smell appeared first on PsyPost.
Mothers of children with autism benefit from peer-led intervention Peer-led interventions that target parental well-being can significantly reduce stress, depression and anxiety in mothers of children with disabilities, according to new findings released today in the journal Pediatrics. In a first-of-its-kind study, researchers from Vanderbilt University examined two treatment programs in a large number of primary caregivers of a child with a disability. Participants in [...]The post Mothers of children with autism benefit from peer-led intervention appeared first on PsyPost.
Try, try again when learning a new language? Study says no When it comes to learning languages, adults and children have different strengths. Adults excel at absorbing the vocabulary needed to navigate a grocery store or order food in a restaurant, but children have an uncanny ability to pick up on subtle nuances of language that often elude adults. Within months of living in a foreign [...]The post Try, try again when learning a new language? Study says no appeared first on PsyPost.
Parents rank their obese children as ‘very healthy’ A University of California, San Diego School of Medicine-led study suggests that parents of obese children often do not recognize the potentially serious health consequences of childhood weight gain or the importance of daily physical activity in helping their child reach a healthy weight. The study is published online in the Journal of the Academy of [...]The post Parents rank their obese children as ‘very healthy’ appeared first on PsyPost.
Lessons from ‘Eat, Pray, Love’ If you’re brave enough to leave behind everything familiar and comforting, which can be anything from your house to bitter, old resentments, and set out on a truth-seeking journey, either externally or internally, and if you are truly willing to regard everything that happens to you on that journey as...
STOP – This Blog May Save Your Life Today Take two minutes to read this blog post; it may truly be the thing today that can save your life. First before we begin, watch this surprising video below (runtime 1:47). The National Safety Council says there are currently 1.6 million accidents per year for texting while driving. How could...
What Did Doctors Learn By Scaring Toddlers in the "Risk Room"? Remember the twisted experiment to see what happens when kids think they've broken a treasured toy ? The doctor in charge of that study also studied children's responses to a creepy "Risk Room." Their behavior in the room revealed surprising things about the child's future behavior....
Why Exercise Is Good Therapy Two neurologists from Columbia University are finding that new cells in the brain's memory center are critical in helping people distinguish a newer innocuous event from a past traumatic one. Without those new neurons, there's a higher anxiety rate or post-traumatic stress disorder. But exercise helps generate greater production of new brain cells.
Epigenetic tie to neuropsychiatric disorders found Dysfunction in dopamine signaling profoundly changes the activity level of about 2,000 genes in the brain's prefrontal cortex and may be an underlying cause of certain complex neuropsychiatric disorders, such as schizophrenia, according to scientists. This epigenetic alteration of gene activity in brain cells that receive this neurotransmitter showed for the first time that dopamine deficiencies can affect a variety of behavioral and physiological functions regulated in the prefrontal cortex.
Try, try again? Study says no: Trying harder makes it more difficult to learn some aspects of language, neuroscientists find Neuroscientists find that trying harder makes it more difficult to learn some aspects of language. When it comes to learning languages, adults and children have different strengths. Adults excel at absorbing the vocabulary needed to navigate a grocery store or order food in a restaurant, but children have an uncanny ability to pick up on subtle nuances of language, sometimes speaking a second language like a native speaker within months. Brain structure plays an important role in this "sensitive period" for learning language, which is believed to end around adolescence.
Parental Alienation & Bias Has early bias prevented Parental Alienation from being recognized?...
How to Parent Angry Children Most parents feel inadequately prepared to cope with anger problems because they never had anger management training. They hate it. They are afraid of it. They feel threatened by their children’s anger outbursts. They fear that their inadequacy to help their kids “fix” their anger might be exposed. So many...