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In brain evolution, size matters, most of the time Which came first, overall bigger brains or larger brain regions that control specialized behaviors? Neuroscientists have debated this question for decades, but a new study settles the score.
8 Awesome Advantages Of Swearing You Should Know Swearing or hearing others swear has instant effects on both mind and body. • Use code 'activate' for 25% off Dr Jeremy Dean's new ebook "Activate: How To Find Joy Again By Changing What You Do". • Dr Dean is also the author of "The Anxiety Plan: 42 Strategies For Worry, Phobias, OCD and Panic" and "Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything".
The extent of neuronal loss in the brain during MS A study establishes for the first time the extent of neuronal loss in the brain of a person with MS over their life, and finds that demyelination may not be as good an indicator of disease progression as previously thought.
A Genetic Revolution: No Two Neurons Alike You are what you have been made by your genes and environment. But what you choose to think and do can change who you are.
Connecting brain regions in a dish: A new organoid technology to detect malfunctions in the brain In 2013 researchers flabbergasted the scientific community. Starting from human stem cells, researchers in his lab managed to grow living three dimensional models of basic units of human brain in a dish. These so called cerebral organoids present an unprecedented 3D cell culture model of human brain development, and have a tremendous potential for medical applications. Thanks to this discovery scientists can examine how networks of living human brain cells develop and function, and how they are affected by different drug compounds or genetic modifications.
Possible reasons for loss of smell Studies have shown that loss of the sense of smell can be among the first warning signs of diseases such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's. Now a researcher wants to shift the search for clues about this process back even further, to find out if there is a common factor responsible for the loss of smell that may also serve as an early warning signal for a number of neurodegenerative diseases.
Commonsense Ways to Make Sure You Adapt “Conditions are always changing, and real peace lies in the ability to adapt to these changes.” – Mingyur Rinpoche When things don’t seem to go right, what’s your first thought? Do you just give up or do you vow to try a different approach? If … ...
Dear Students: Go Figure It Out! When protocols are not the way, and autonomy cannot be taught, there is a simple recipe: get lost, figure it out!
Brain cancer discovery reveals clues in quest for new therapies Researchers have pinpointed two key molecules that drive the growth of an aggressive type of adult brain cancer. The findings shed light on the mechanisms that underpin brain cancer progression and could eventually reveal targets for the development of much-needed therapies, researchers say.
The Trophy Child One of the most cherished myths about motherhood is that mothers love each child equally. Research comes up with a very different answer. A close look at why favoritism matters.
The Case for Mothers and Mothering It is curious it was not until the early part of the 20th century that it took a woman by the name of Anna Jarvis1 to create a day that honors and officially acknowledges the importance of mothers. Mother’s Day will be celebrated this year … ...
What I Would Do Differently if I Were Diagnosed... Someone in recovery circles once told me that if you have one foot in the past and another in the future, you are essentially peeing on the present. I try to remember that when I’m engulfed in regret — obsessing about all the things I … ...
Study finds shortened sleep increases the inflammation caused by marital conflict Poor sleep not only makes you grouchy. New research indicates it can also make you more susceptible to inflammation after having a stressful conversation with your spouse. “We know that sleep is important for our health, in part because people with sleep problems also tend to have worse health and more chronic illnesses. We also [...]
Study alleviates some fears that teen marijuana use causes long-lasting damage A new study examining the effect of a marijuana-like substance on rats suggests the drug is not as harmful to memory as is sometimes believed. “In our study, we show that mild marijuana use as a teen is not detrimental to working memory performance, so long as use does not persist into adulthood,” explained one [...]
Newborn baby brain scans will help scientists track brain development Scientists have published ground-breaking scans of newborn babies' brains which researchers from all over the world can download and use to study how the human brain develops.
Freedom from Fear: Freedom to Live the Life You Want My last blog on The New ABC of Managing Difficult Emotions outlines a simple process that many of you have told me is really helpful. Many of you emailed me asking for the downloadable graphic. Many of you shared how you were going to use … ...
Do Young People Feel the Need to Be Selfie-Ready? It’s important to separate out the developmental drives of young people from the impact of an increasingly visual culture.
Activate: How To Find Joy Again By Changing What You Do (new ebook) Get 25% off Dr Jeremy Dean's new ebook with the code "activate" for a limited period. • Use code 'activate' for 25% off Dr Jeremy Dean's new ebook "Activate: How To Find Joy Again By Changing What You Do". • Dr Dean is also the author of "The Anxiety Plan: 42 Strategies For Worry, Phobias, OCD and Panic" and "Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything".
Is It Overeating or Binge Eating? 6 Questions to Ask I often hear the question: “Is overeating the same as binge eating?” This is an understandable question, given that “overeating” and “binging” are terms that you hear frequently in the media or in casual day-to-day conversations. It’s common to use these terms interchangeably, however mental … ...
The Length of Nap That Makes People Happiest Send this survey to Human Resources so we can all have afternoon meetings, our faces adorned with sleep creases. • Use code 'activate' for 25% off Dr Jeremy Dean's new ebook "Activate: How To Find Joy Again By Changing What You Do". • Dr Dean is also the author of "The Anxiety Plan: 42 Strategies For Worry, Phobias, OCD and Panic" and "Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything".