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Creating music by thought alone Neurologists have created a hands-free, thought-controlled musical instrument. They hope that this new instrument will help empower and rehabilitate patients with motor disabilities such as those from stroke, spinal cord injury, amputation, or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).
The Impact of Vocational Interests on Life There are many characteristics of people that affect the choices they make in life. We often focus on personality traits. But what about interests in work?
Insufficient levels of Vitamin D in pregnancy detrimental to child development Vitamin D deficiency in expectant mothers during pregnancy has a negative effect on the social development and motor skills of pre-school age children, a new study reports.
Programs that teach emotional intelligence in schools have lasting impact Social and emotional learning programs for youth not only immediately improve mental health, social skills, and learning outcomes but also continue to benefit children years later.
Are You Keeping Busy to Avoid Your Feelings? Something really upsetting happened yesterday. But you have too much to do to think about it. In fact, it always seems like you have too much to do. Naturally, you refocus on your to-do list. Maybe you even add another seemingly necessary commitment. After all, … ...
Gender Variation and Same-Sex Relations in Precolonial Times And what we can learn from them.
Teachers should foster emotional intelligence in their students but not be graded on it, report finds If emotional intelligence is a key -- and possibly the most important -- component to student success, how do we ensure schools foster it?
Is sexting good or bad for you? Psychologists study the consequences of sending sexts Past research has found that more than eight out of 10 people are sexting. Now psychologists are investigating the positive and negative consequences of using your phone to send sexually suggestive or nude images of yourself. The study, published in the scientific journal Computers in Human Behavior, found that sexts sent in casual relationships tend [...]
The openness of a floor plan could affect how much you eat, study suggests New research indicates that the floor plan where you are eating can influence how much you consume. Open floor plans may lead to more eating. “As an architect and environmental psychologist, I am interested in how the built environment – spaces, buildings, and cities – affects our physical and mental health and health behaviors,” explained [...]
How to Help Parents Address Their Child’s Drug and... One of the most frightening experiences for any parent comes when they realize that their child may have a substance abuse problem. Parents are afraid to think about what their child may be taking and upset about the late nights, the change in sleeping habits, … ...
PTSD may be physical and not only psychological The part of the brain that helps control emotion may be larger in people who develop post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) after brain injury compared to those with a brain injury without PTSD, according to a new study.
Use These 3 Mantras to Stop Comparing Yourself to... “A flower does not think of competing with the flower next to it. It just blooms.” — Zen Shen Wow, you’re a bit of a loser compared to this guy, aren’t you, Will? He’s winning at life—great job, great house, obviously making better money than … ...
Protecting Yourself from Manipulation Manipulators are everywhere – in homes, schools, churches, the work place. You name it; manipulators can be found wherever people are.  What are some of the tactics manipulators use?  Some are blatant, and some are less obvious: Bullying tactics. This is the strong arm approach, … ...
Rhythmic firing of brain cells supports communication in brain network for language The communication between brain regions specialized in language is supported by rhythmic synchronization of brain cells. Moreover, different rhythms reflect different directions of information flow - a breakthrough in the research on communication between functionally specialized brain regions.
Imaging reveals how well PTSD patients will respond to psychotherapy, researchers find Scientists can predict, with a high degree of accuracy, which patients with post-traumatic stress disorder will respond to a method of psychotherapy often used to treat the condition, outlines a new report.
Neural stem cells steered by electric fields in rat brain Electric fields can be used to guide neural stem cells transplanted into the brain towards a specific location. This discovery opens possibilities for effectively guiding stem cells to repair brain damage.
Can We Trust What Men and Women Reveal on Sex Surveys? Sex surveys have limitations, but can be useful if administered correctly
How to Make a Decision When You’re Depressed Paper or plastic? For here or to go? Cash or credit? These are simple questions that most people don’t think twice about. But to a person in the midst of a depressive episode, answering any one of these queries can be utter torture. I’ve sat there … ...
Could there be a Cure For Neuroticism? High levels of neuroticism are associated with feelings of anxiety, worry, and a general tendency to fret. New research suggests a way to tame these unpleasant emotions.
Generous people live happier lives Generosity makes people happier, even if they are only a little generous. People who act solely out of self-interest are less happy. Merely promising to be more generous is enough to trigger a change in our brains that makes us happier, neuroeconomists found in a recent study.