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Does your mind jump around, stay on task or get stuck? During downtime, some of us daydream while others might focus on a to-do list, or get stuck in a negative loop. Psychology has traditionally defined all these thought patterns as variations of "mind-wandering."
7 Everyday Ways To Reduce Anxiety Psychologists have found a number of everyday ways people can reduce anxiety. Dr Jeremy Dean's latest ebooks are: The Anxiety Plan: 42 Strategies For Worry, Phobias, OCD and Panic Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything
Stimulating the brain makes exercising the legs feel easier Stimulation of the brain impacts on endurance exercise performance by decreasing perception of effort, new research shows.
The Real Reason Liars Find Lying So Easy Liars are able to tell the most astounding whoppers without feeling bad. The way the brain works is helping them. Dr Jeremy Dean's latest ebooks are: The Anxiety Plan: 42 Strategies For Worry, Phobias, OCD and Panic Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything
Voting? Your Right, Your Responsibility—Or Not Many people question whether it’s worth the time and effort to vote in a presidential election—particularly when they have little enthusiasm or admiration for either candidate....
Dear Mom and Dad, It’s me. Your Anxious Kid.   Dear Mom and Dad, It’s me, your anxious kid. I know you don’t say it, but my anxiety is draining us both. It’s okay, you can admit it. I … ...
What a Real Apology Looks Like To be human is to hurt people sometimes. Yet it’s not always easy to offer a genuine apology when we’ve injured or offended someone. We need robust inner resources and an open heart to not descend into denial — or slip into a shame-freeze — … ...
When Life Doesn’t Go As Planned   I used to think I could set a course, work hard, and arrive at my destination.   I’m a planner. I like it when life goes according to plan. … ...
Why Do Some Narcissists Need to Be So Perfect? A new article analyzing personality data from over 9,000 participants sheds light on why some high in narcissism need to see themselves as destined for perfection.
Legalizing Marijuana: Separating Fact from Fiction Legalizing Marijuana: Separating Fact from Fiction In addition to choosing a president this November 8th nine states have marijuana legalization on the ballot this election day. Just like the presidential … ...
I’m So Glad To See A Movie Like The Accountant I just got out of the theater, and hallelujah THIS is the kind of autism movie I wanted. I’m not saying it’s a good movie. It’s not. It’s Hallmarky and … ...
Researchers watch in 3-D as neurons talk to each other in a living mouse brain No single neuron produces a thought or a behavior; anything the brain accomplishes is a vast collaborative effort between cells. When at work, neurons talk rapidly to one another, forming networks as they communicate. Researchers are developing technology that would make it possible to record brain activity as it plays out across these networks.
Michelle Obama, Super-Popular 1-Perfectionist 1st Lady Enneagram Ones, including Michelle, are highly principled: “You work hard for what you want in life, your word is your bond, and you treat people with respect..."
Getting into the flow: Sexual pleasure is a kind of trance Many people have speculated on the evolutionary functions of the human orgasm, but the underlying mechanisms have remained mysterious. In a new article, researcher seeks to shed light on how orgasm works in the brain.
Could targeting a gene linked to microcephaly lead to a better brain cancer treatment? A new study gives promise for targeting a gene linked to microcephaly in infants as a treatment for medulloblastoma.
Some Habits Are Harder to Break Than Others Our lives are full of habits, healthy and unhealthy, big and small. Sometimes we don’t even realize how deeply ingrained some of our regular behaviors are until we try to break them. According to a new study from researchers at University of Regensburg, some habits might be harder to reverse...
Even Whales Can Be Superstitious I love to go thrifting. But unlike certain famous television folks with the same hobby, I’m not out to find a real Monet on sale for $12 (mostly because I … ...
Spiritual Elitism: Narcissism of the Masses Several years ago I attended a private function at a highly esteemed religious institution (neither the name nor the type of religion is relevant to this article). I was excited to meet face-to-face people who possessed an excellent reputation and were valued amongst the masses … ...
Brain's multi-track road to long-term memory Our brain has a tough task every time we experience something new – it must be flexible to take in new information instantly, but also stable enough to store it for a long time. And new memories may not be allowed to alter or overwrite old ones. Now researchers have investigated how different brain regions interact when long-term memories are formed.
Structural deficits may explain mood-independent cognitive difficulties in bipolar disorder Using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), a new study reports a link between reduced functional activation and reduced cortical thickness in the brains of patients with bipolar disorder. The abnormalities were found in patients not currently experiencing depression or mania, which suggests that there is a structural basis for altered neural processing that may help explain why cognitive deficits persist even during periods of normal mood.