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How Will Artificial Intelligence Change Education and Work? A new report titled “Artificial Intelligence and Life in 2030” explores the role of AI in various aspects of society and considers implications for our future.
Talking While Making Eye Contact Is Harder Than It... “What’s the right amount of eye contact?” is probably one of those questions where it’s best not too think too much about the answer. Kind of like “what muscles do you move when you walk?” or “how do you keep from falling off your bicycle?” If you do think about...
Personality and the Brain, Part 5 People's psychic abilities can be explained by a peculiar crossing of the senses.
Experts Share Tips for Launching a Private Practice, Part...   I had numerous therapists reach out to me eager to share with others their tips for launching a successful private practice. Starting a private practice is a dream that many psychotherapists have. However, the leap from working for an employer to launching your own … ...
Best of Our Blogs: October 21, 2016 Every had a morning that ruined your whole day? Maybe it’s the one Sunday you could sleep in and your neighbor decided to mow the lawn. Or you woke up to screaming kids. Or you didn’t hear the alarm and missed an important meeting. As … ...
The Psychology of Spending Time Alone How does it feel to spend time alone? What happens, psychologically, when you are by yourself? Does it matter where you are? Who you are? In one of the earliest … ...
Candace Cameron is Proactive About Body Positivity with Her... You know her from Full House, the reboot Fuller House, and her recent stint on Dancing with the Stars but did you know that Candace Cameron struggled with body image … ...
Verbal Memory May Predict Oncoming Manic Episodes People with bipolar disorder have problems with cognitive function areas like attention, memory, motor skills and critical thinking, even between episodes. These problems tend to worsen during periods of mania … ...
Study on auditory entrainment examines how the brain processes sound and rhythm The auditory brainstem responds more consistently to regular sound sequences than irregular sound sequences, according to a recent study published this September in Neuroscience. The study adds to our understanding of how the brain processes regular sound patterns. Entrainment is the synchronization of organisms to an external rhythm, and it has been suggested that entrainment [...]
Study: A woman’s estradiol levels do not predict her preference towards facial masculinity Research published in the journal Hormones and Behavior failed to find a relationship between a woman’s estradiol levels and her preference towards male facial masculinity. Previous research had suggested that women’s preferences for male traits fluctuated across the menstrual cycle because of changes in hormone levels. The new study measured the estradiol levels of 115 [...]
How social anxiety can be overcome with internet: a Chinese study In the current issue of Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics a study analyzes the effects of internet-based cognitive behavior therapy for social anxiety. Social anxiety disorder (SAD) is one of the most common mental disorders in Western countries. Even though the prevalence in in China is much lower (0.2%), it translates into an enormous number of people [...]
International team unveils first atomic-level image of the human ‘marijuana receptor’ In a discovery that advances the understanding of how marijuana works in the human body, an international group of scientists, including those from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI), have for the first time created a three-dimensional atomic-level image of the molecular structure activated by tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the active chemical in marijuana. [...]
Leisure activities, job crafting can make company ‘misfits’ more productive Finding meaning outside of work and proactively tailoring duties on the job may help people who fail to gel with a company’s culture stay engaged and become more productive workers, according to researchers. In a recent study, employees who were not a good fit with their company’s culture could remain engaged and productive through job [...]
Study estimates ADHD symptom persistence into adulthood Sixty percent of children with ADHD in a recent study demonstrated persistence of symptoms into their mid-20’s, and 41 percent had both symptoms and impairment as young adults. Investigators noted that rates of ADHD persistence into adulthood have varied greatly in earlier studies, depending on how information is collected and analyzed. In a 16-year follow-up [...]
Study shows mismatched cuisine could make your meal more enjoyable Ordering an Italian main course? According to a Drexel University food science researcher, if you want to be certain you’ll enjoy your meal, you should probably get the spring rolls to start. Jacob Lahne, PhD, an assistant professor in the Center for Hospitality and Sport Management, recently found that a categorical mismatch of cuisine could [...]
Imaging technique that creates 3-D video of serotonin transport could aid antidepressant development Serotonin is a neurotransmitter that’s partly responsible for feelings of happiness and for mood regulation in humans. This makes it a common target for antidepressants, which block serotonin from being reabsorbed by neurons after it has dispatched its signal, so more of it stays floating around the brain. Now MIT researchers have developed an imaging [...]
Newly identified rare Alzheimer’s disease gene mutation more common in Icelandic people People with Icelandic heritage are more likely to carry a novel rare mutation in the TM2D3 gene, which leads to greater risk for Alzheimer’s disease, based on a new study published October 14th, 2016 in PLOS Genetics by Johanna Jakobsdottir of the Icelandic Heart Association, Sven van der Lee of Erasmus University in Rotterdam, and [...]
How hospitality workers can maintain healthy relationships Work can directly effect any couple, or family, relationship. Long work days, stress filled meetings and exhaustion will carry into the home, damaging not just the employee’s health, but also their loved ones. We see this nowhere more clearly than in the hospitality sector. In a recent podcast with Ken Burgin of ProfitableHospitality.com, Colleen spoke […]
The Importance of Good Nutrition During Recovery Dietary habits in early recovery can be the difference between staying clean and relapsing. As the opioid epidemic combined with a rise in illegal drug abuse spreads across the country, effective substance abuse treatment services and inpatient recovery options are needed more than ever before. … ...
Biology Determines Every Thought, Feeling, and Behavior Psychologists say behavior results from the interaction of biology and environment, yet argue about their relative importance. Read why the importance of biology is always 100%.