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Don’t Tax Robots to Save Jobs We’ve seen revolutionary shifts take us from farm to factory, and more recently, from corporate cubicles to the wide open digital spaces where free agents gather.
Does the Unconscious Really Exist? One of the oldest ideas in psychology is that we have an unconscious mind that, despite our best intentions, is the real controlling force in our lives. But is this really true?
The Facial Features That Reveal Your Social Class “Over time, your face comes to permanently reflect and reveal your experiences.” • Try one of PsyBlog's ebooks, all written by Dr Jeremy Dean: Activate: How To Find Joy Again By Changing What You Do (NEW) The Anxiety Plan: 42 Strategies For Worry, Phobias, OCD and Panic Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything
You're not yourself when you're sleepy More than a third of Americans don’t get enough sleep, and growing evidence suggests it’s not only taking a toll on their physical health through heart disease, diabetes, stroke, and/or other conditions, but hurting their mental health as well.
Two new genes linked to Alzheimer's risk Two genes that influence a person's risk of developing Alzheimer's disease have now been identified by a team of researchers.
Before You React, Ask Yourself: Is This a George... You know that moment when you’ve been jolted out of your usual emotional state and into another more activated state? Maybe you’re walking down the street and someone bangs into you. Maybe you’re in your car and someone cuts you off. Maybe someone says something … ...
Stand Up For Civility If we all do our part to reinforce civil behavior and provide corrective feedback for uncivil behavior we may help to turn our increasingly uncivil community into a more civil one.
Oxygen and hyperbaric oxygen therapy reverses brain damage in drowned toddler Medical researchers report the case of the reversal of brain volume loss in a 2-year-old drowning victim unresponsive to all stimuli treated with normobaric oxygen (oxygen at sea level) and hyperbaric oxygen therapy.
Brief interactions spur lasting waves of gene activity in the brain A five-minute encounter with an outsider spurs a cascade of changes in gene activity in the brain that can last for hours, researchers report in a study of stickleback fish.
Happiness can affect physical health A new review indicates that subjective well-being -- factors such as life satisfaction and enjoyment of life -- can influence physical health.
Humans hardwired to lean to the right while kissing the world over New research that looked into people's kissing bias could have wider implications for cognitive and neuroscience.
Bacteria found in Alzheimer's brains Researchers have used DNA sequencing to examine bacteria in post-mortem brains from patients with Alzheimer's disease. Their findings suggest increased bacterial populations and different proportions of specific bacteria in Alzheimer's, compared with healthy brains. The findings may support evidence that bacterial infection and inflammation in the brain could contribute to Alzheimer's disease.
Agent clears toxic proteins and improves cognition in neurodegeneration models Researchers have found cell receptors abnormally overexpressed in post-mortem brains of those with Parkinson's and Alzheimer's diseases, and that they can be inhibited in animal models to clear toxic protein buildup, reduce brain inflammation, and improve cognitive performance.
New study of brain circuits finds key links to symptoms of depression Scientists have linked specific wiring in the brain to distinct behavioral symptoms of depression. In a new study, researchers found brain circuits tied to feelings of despair and helplessness and were able to alleviate and even reverse such symptoms in mice studies. Two populations of neurons were identified in the brain's ventral pallidum region (part of the basal ganglia) as key to underlying depressive behavior.
The Self-Care Conundrum Have you taken some time to really take care of yourself lately? I recently returned from some time off, but before I could even get there I had to push past the guilt that always seems to seep in when I indulge in caring for … ...
10 Ways to Express Gratitude “Gratitude is the fairest blossom which springs from the soul.” – Henry Ward Beecher Philosophers and poets have long praised gratitude as one of the most desirable attitudes. Surely, each of us has much to be thankful for. Why not express our gratitude? It costs … ...
Make Up or Break Up? 5 Ways Couples Reconcile After a Fight New research has identified what men and women think are the most effective tactics used by couples to reconcile after a conflict.
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How psychologists can tell if you’re lying about your travel plans A new study in the scientific journal Psychology, Crime & Law provides evidence that a particular way of questioning individuals can help detect deception, regardless of the cultures the individuals come from. “The detection of deception has been studied in depth for over 50 years and an unequivocal finding is that not everybody lies in [...]
Spot the Fine Line Between Trust & Control As a society, most of us would unanimously rank trust as an important part of relationships. We want to trust that the people we live with, work with, and love, are going to do everything in their power not to hurt us. Among the people … ...