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Schizophrenia linked to abnormal brain waves: Neurological hyperactivity produces disordered thinking Schizophrenia patients usually suffer from a breakdown of organized thought, often accompanied by delusions or hallucinations. For the first time, neuroscientists have observed the neural activity that appears to produce this disordered thinking.
Working to the beat Scientists have contributed significantly towards a first explanation for the development of music. Contrary to what was previously suspected, music does not simply distract us when physically working hard by making the work seem a lot easier, but actually the music reduces the effort. This new ...
A security line with mood lighting A private company is working with airports to try to infuse calm and comfort into a very inhospitable place: the security checkpoint.
Iran brutality continues despite charm offensive Since August, Iran has clamped down even harder on human rights and stepped up public executions according to the International Campaign for Human Rights.
Mexico man with Asperger's wins case A 25-year-old Mexican with the autistic condition Asperger's wins the right to make key decisions about his life without parental consent.
Are Oreos as 'addictive' as cocaine? Research shows that certain foods may trigger the brain to signal for more of the foods, similar to the way addictive drugs prompt cravings.
The Genetic Predisposition to Focus on the Negative Around 50% of Caucasians have the ADRA2b gene variant.→ Jeremy Dean is a psychologist and author of PsyBlog. His latest book is "Making Habits, Breaking Habits: How to Make Changes That Stick"
Tip-of-the-tongue moments may be benign Despite the common fear that those annoying tip-of-the-tongue moments are signals of age-related memory decline, the two phenomena appear to be independent.
Eye contact builds bedside trust Doctors who make a lot of eye contact are viewed as more likable and empathetic by patients, according to a new study.
Brain connections underlying accurate introspection revealed The human mind is not only capable of cognition and registering experiences but also of being introspectively aware of these processes. Until now, scientists have not known if such introspection was a single skill or dependent on the object of reflection. Also unclear was whether the brain housed a ...
I'm singing in the rainforest: Researchers find striking similarities between bird song and human music The musician wren is aptly-named, because these birds use the same intervals in their songs that are heard as consonant in many human cultures. This is a what composer and musicologist and a biologist found out in their zoomusicological study. Consonant intervals are perceived to fit well together. ...
How Do ADHD Medications Work? There is a swirling controversy regarding the suspicion that medications prescribed for the treatment of ADHD (attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder) primarily act to control disruptive behavior as opposed to having primary effects on the ability to attend to the environment. A new study now ...
Roadmap for implementing quality preschool Early childhood education can yield short- and long-term educational, economic, and societal benefits, underscoring the value of expanding publicly funded preschool education, researchers say.
Low-voiced men love 'em and leave 'em, yet still attract more women Men with low-pitched voices have an advantage in attracting women, even though women know they're not likely to stick around for long. Researchers have found that women were more attracted to men with masculine voices, at least for short-term relationships. Those men were also seen as more likely ...
The Positive Power of Negative Thinking Why you might want to list your weaknesses instead of your strengths, and drink a glass of anxiety rather than a shot of more
Maths is fun (sometimes) | Dean Burnett Mathematics is seen by many as hard, boring or both. But evidence suggests that a love of maths is no barrier to fun and humour, although a poor understanding of maths can have unpleasant consequencesIn my secondary school, one of the maths teachers had a sign in his window saying "Maths is Fun". ...
AAMC, APA Collaboration Provides Access to Free Online Psychological Science Resources for Health Care Professionals
Googling your health: Why some suffer more anxiety For people who don't like uncertainty, searching for medical information online could set them on a downward spiral.
Novel brain monitoring technique could lead to "˜mind-reading' devices Recent findings provide a new framework for studying how the brain works under normal day-to-day circumstances.
Beautiful but deadly: Latinos' curves put them at risk Twenty-five percent of Hispanic women who are overweight perceive their weight as "normal."