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Antidote for partisanship? In science, curiosity seems to work Disputes over science-related policy issues such as climate change or fracking often seem as intractable as other politically charged debates. But in science, at least, simple curiosity might help bridge that partisan divide, according to new research. In a study slated for publication in the journal Advances in Political Psychology, a Yale-led research team found [...]
Premature babies don’t use sensory-prediction brain process that may be key to development Babies born prematurely don’t use their expectations about the world to shape their brains as babies born at full term do, important evidence that this neural process is important to development. The findings offer clues to the mystery of why otherwise healthy babies born prematurely face higher risk of developmental delays as they grow, according [...]
5 ways to manage your emotions Are you out-of-touch with your emotions? Or do you feel a little too much, and consequently carry the world on your shoulders? Everyone has a different level of natural empathy and emotional intuitiveness, but we all need some help to regulate our emotions—whether we are aware of them or not. Science can help us to […]
Androgen deprivation therapy not associated with increased risk of Alzheimer disease A large-scale, population based study led by Dr. Laurent Azoulay, Senior Investigator with the Lady Davis Institute at the Jewish General Hospital, has concluded that the use of androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) to treat advanced prostate cancer is not associated with an increased risk of Alzheimer disease. This result, published in the Journal of Clinical [...]
Girls less likely to attribute brilliance to their own gender: Stereotypes affect interests as early as age 6 By the age of 6, girls become less likely than boys to associate brilliance with their own gender and are more likely to avoid activities said to require brilliance, shows a new study conducted by researchers at New York University, the University of Illinois, and Princeton University. The findings appear in the journal Science. The [...]
Structure of LSD and how it fits into receptors in the brain explains its potency Lysergic acid diethylamide–more commonly known as “LSD” or simply “acid”–is one of the longest lasting and most potent hallucinogens, but researchers have never understood why LSD’s effects linger for 12 hours or more. The key to the drug’s psychedelic longevity lies in how it fits into receptors in the brain, as reported in a study [...]
Boxed In: How to Avoid the Cardboard Life “So what do you do?” a well-meaning acquaintance inquires. And with that innocuous question, I default into a long-winded explanation. “Well, I am a transitioning attorney interested in writing but I am also passionate about politics. And did you see that land preservation article? What … ...
Stage 3: Best Tips For The Journeyman Screenwriter While some writers at the “intermediate” level do get their first breaks, others will take a bit longer. There are some screenwriting skills that are not easily taught, and some … ...
Concrete Things You Can Do to Accept Your Body Body acceptance might seem like an abstract, foreign or empty concept. You might be wondering, Where the heck do I start? Which is understandable. Because that’s what happens when we’ve … ...
Paper Napkin Mental Health Challenge #3: Mindfulness Humans are natural-born time travelers. If you’ve ever driven somewhere and ended up at your destination without remembering how you reached it, you’ve experienced this phenomenon firsthand. In fact, this ability to … ...
Does Truth Still Exist, or Are There Just Alternative Facts? Kellyanne Conway, advisor to President Trump, introduced a new term into most people’s lexicon: “alternative facts.” What does this phrase tell us about what it means to be human?
Having a Breakthrough We all have flashbacks at some point in our lives. Sounds, smells, or familiar sights that transport us back to a time and place that we most likely had forgotten … ...
Who needs stress? We all do. Moderate stress is beneficial to emotional health.
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Efforts to Reach Human Trafficking Victims are Falling Short Working with victims of domestic violence does not translate into adequate training to handle human trafficking cases. We must come up with a separate approach for these victims.
Premature babies don't use sensory-prediction brain process that may be key to development Babies born prematurely don't use their expectations about the world to shape their brains as babies born at full term do, important evidence that this neural process is important to development.
Answers to how our brains make meaning, with the help of a little LSD We all have particular experiences or particular things -- a favorite song, for example -- that mean much more to us than others. Now, researchers who've studied how perceptions of meaning change when people take the psychedelic drug known as LSD have traced that sense of meaningfulness to particular neurochemicals and receptors in the brain.
The Unexpected Way To Win Any Argument Don't just contradict them -- try a more radical approach. Dr Jeremy Dean's ebooks are: The Anxiety Plan: 42 Strategies For Worry, Phobias, OCD and Panic Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything
Michelle Williams Describes Pain of Leaving Home Shared with... In the wake of tragedy, so many people cling to reminders of someone they have lost. Often, they will keep a bedroom exactly as it was when that person was … ...
Undiagnosed ADHD and the Little Questions Before I was diagnosed with ADHD, I had some suspicions. More than anything, though, I had a bunch of unanswered little questions. Questions like: Why do I make so many … ...