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This Is What Testosterone Does To Men’s Brains Can you get this brain teaser right? If not, maybe you've got too much testosterone flowing through your veins! • 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".
PTSD: Using New Knowledge to Help Survivors Heal No one is prepared to deal with a traumatic event. The experience leaves the mind and body in a state of overwhelm. Survivors may have nightmares, feel jumpy or find themselves re-playing the event in their minds. They may even feel disconnected from the world. … ...
5 Ways to Support a Spouse with ADHD and... You love your spouse. You love their compassion, clever sense of humor, spontaneous spirit and many other terrific traits. But you find yourself getting more and more frustrated with them. You find yourself taking on most of the responsibilities, like cleaning and paying the bills. … ...
Plasma membrane protein may help generate new neurons in the adult hippocampus New research sheds important light on the inner workings of learning and memory. Specifically, scientists show that a plasma membrane protein, called Efr3, regulates brain-derived neurotrophic factor-tropomyosin-related kinase B signaling pathway (BNDF-TrkB) and affects the generation of new neurons in the hippocampus of adult brains.
How a Suicide Attempt Can Affect the Brain Following a failed suicide attempt, acute CO poisoning causes serious mental health problems due to the death of neurons in vulnerable brain regions.
Positive father-child relationship can moderate negative effects of maternal depression A new study has examined for the first time whether fathering can moderate the negative effects of maternal depression on family-level functioning. The results of the study are the first to describe the family process by using direct observations of mothering, fathering, and family patterns in homes where mothers suffer clinical depression during the child's first years of life.
5 Environments the Distinguish Narcissists from Borderlines... There is a lot of crossover between Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD) and Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD). They share some of the same characteristics yet the underlying needs and motivations are extremely different. For a person unfamiliar with the subtitles, this can be quite confusing. Without … ...
Podcast: Things Anyone Can Do to Support Mental Health... In this episode of the Psych Central Show, hosts Gabe Howard and Vincent M. Wales talk about Mental Health Awareness Month. Specifically, they offer suggestions on some easy – and some not-so-easy – things that anyone can do to support Mental Health Awareness Month. Listen and … ...
11 Questions Everyone Should Ask Themselves Introspections that can lead to personal growth and better decisions.
Why do children love those fad toys so? The intense wanting likely comes from a combination of marketing and psychology.
Pet dogs help kids feel less stressed Pet dogs provide valuable social support for kids when they're stressed, according to a study by researchers, who were among the first to document stress-buffering effects of pets for children.
Cat People and Dog People Do Have Different Personalities Data shows that cat people are introverted and nonconforming but also creative, while dog people are warm, sociable and pragmatic.
Stressed About Money? 5 Tips to Cope with Debt... There’s no sugarcoating the staggering facts: student loan debt has reached record levels, totaling over $1 trillion. Student debt in our country is now more than car loans or credit card debt. Under current law, student loans are one of the very few types of … ...
Is Unethical Behavior Disgusting or Downright Infuriating?... Maybe unethical behavior makes your blood boil, or maybe it just plain disgusts you. Apparently, whether immoral actions provoke disgust or anger in you influences how you’ll respond. Psychologists have known that people can react to immoral behavior with anger or disgust, but it hasn’t been clear to what extent...
The family dog could help boost physical activity for kids with disabilities The family dog could serve as a partner and ally in efforts to help children with disabilities incorporate more physical activity into their daily lives. A case study of one 10-year-old boy with cerebral palsy and his family's dog, found the intervention program led to a wide range of improvements for the child.
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.