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To reduce postoperative pain, consider sleep -- and caffeine A new preclinical study found that a brief period of extended wakefulness before surgery enhances pain and prolongs recovery time after surgery. Caffeine administration helped to reduce the harmful effects of sleep loss on subsequent surgical pain.
How Social Contagion Helps Explain Our Pet Choices The craze for flat-faced dogs may have been produced by the same mob mentality that produced a wave of euthanization in 1939.
You Can’t Imagine ADHD You know, the worst thing I was ever told regarding my ADHD was that I was probably imagining it. I’m not going to tell you who told me that, I’ll … ...
Confused about Successful Jerks? Get to Know the Dark Triad Most of us don’t wish success on selfish, nasty, and dishonest people, and yet many such people are successful. How come?
Today I Love Bejeweled Water Today I love bejeweled water sparkling in the distance as I sit waiting for my next task at the park. I love that I get to drive the big truck … ...
The Ties Between Crime and Malignant Narcissism What do Jim Jones, OJ Simpson, and Ted Bundy all have in common? They were charismatic, charming, and had the ability to influence almost anyone. They also demonstrated specific characteristics associated with malignant narcissism. Malignant narcissism is known as a mixture of narcissism and antisocial … ...
Really Getting Real! Part 1 Linda: We get a lot of calls and emails from people who want to meet someone in order to a) have a companion for activities like hikes, movies, or sports, … ...
How whip-like cell appendages promote bodily fluid flow Researchers have revealed that a molecule called Daple is essential for the correct orientation and coordinated beating of cilia on the surface of cells lining ventricles in the brain. Without Daple, the cilia develop a random arrangement and cannot produce a uniform flow of CSF. This in turn leads to a build-up of fluid, which is associated with swelling of the head, known as hydrocephalus.
Artificial neural networks decode brain activity during performed and imagined movements Filtering information for search engines, acting as an opponent during a board game or recognizing images: Artificial intelligence has far outpaced human intelligence in certain tasks. Researchers are showing how ideas from computer science could revolutionize brain research. They illustrate how a self-learning algorithm decodes human brain signals that were measured by an electroencephalogram (EEG).
If You Could Speak to the Whole World, What... I follow a really neat thread on Instagram called The Human Connector (#thehumanconnector). Every day, THC asks new people this question: If you had a megaphone and can speak to the … ...
When Your Boss Is a Bully or Worse: What Can You Do? Our working lives take up a lot of time and, sometimes, emotional space. What to do when your work is wrecking your state of mind?
The Fine Line Between Narcissism and Self Esteem The fine line between narcissism and self-esteem has been hotly debated in recent years, and the discussion shows no signs of slowing down. Between psychoanalysts, researchers, psychologists, and other experts, … ...
Best of Our Blogs: August 18, 2017 Many of us are living our hell. We feel trapped, imprisoned, and unhappy by circumstances we have no control over. Maybe we’re unemployed or stuck in a relationship, job or state that we can’t stand. When I feel this way, I think of Holocaust survivor … ...
Why You Should Have a Daily Routine Building and maintaining structure into your life is an important way to help remain stable with bipolar disorder. The disorder itself can be chaotic and adding chaos to chaos will … ...
A Simple Tool for Greater Relationship Satisfaction In today's hectic, sometimes lonely, day and age, proven tools to increase passion and relationship satisfaction are a sought after commodity. Research is illuminating, and useful.
17 ways to become more successful   Success. We all want it, but how do we get it? Most people measure success in money and status—but success is about a lot more than this. It is about being physically, mentally and emotionally healthy, establishing good relationships, and living with a sense of fulfilment. If you want success in life, this terrific […]
A psychological analysis of Donald Trump’s speech patterns shows how he triumphed over GOP rivals Research suggests that Donald Trump’s bombastic communication style was the key to his success during the 2016 Republican primary. The study found that Trump employed speech patterns that are often associated with narcissism. “My psychology lab has focused on the dark side of personality for 20 years. We concluded that four dimensions stood out in [...]
How New Generation Drugs Are Targeting Depression Two years ago, I talked with a prominent psychiatrist about what could be done for all the people who have treatment-resistant depression who do not respond — or only partially respond — to the drugs on the market today. “We wait for better drugs to come out,” … ...
Sticky, Tricky, and Icky: Unconscious Parent-Child Dynamics Emotional abandonment may manifest in parental coldness, but when the dynamic is operative, both parent and young child believe it is they who are internally, irreparably flawed.
It’s All In My Head What is real? Is that smell real? Or that little lady bug crawling on its petals real? How do we know whether we are asleep or awake? Where does the … ...