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VR study reveals how your brain manipulates your visual perception when you move your hand New research provides evidence that the brain actively suppresses visual perception in the area of the visual field where a person’s own hand movement is predicted to occur. This manipulation of our visual perception is, of course, not something we consciously experience. But thanks to the growth of virtual reality technology, researchers from the University [...]
Exposure to light causes emotional and physical responses in migraine sufferers Light makes migraine headaches more painful and induces negative emotions and unpleasant physical sensations, new research confirms. Laboratory studies identify previously unknown connections between nerve cells in the eye and neurons in the brain that regulate physiological, autonomic, endocrine and emotional responses. These findings offer promising path forward for researchers in treatment of migraines.
New tool offers snapshots of neuron activity A new way to label neurons when they become active has now been developed, essentially providing a snapshot of their activity at a moment in time.
Keep Shame and Control from Ruining Your Relationships Moving from shame and heartache to feelings of joy and love is something we all can do. How do I know this? Because I’ve been there. Full of shame and doing everything in my power to control myself, my situation, and everyone else around me, … ...
Specializations-Part I: 5 Ways Clinicians Choose a Specialty... Most private practice clinicians are trained to be generalists who can see a wide range of diagnoses and populations. But if you are in a community that is rich with professionals, there are many good reasons to develop skills and experience in a specialization or … ...
Why We Think We Are Invincible Why do people knowingly put themselves in dangerous situations? Science has an answer.
Brains evolved to need exercise Mounting scientific evidence shows that exercise is good not only for our bodies, but for our brains. Yet, exactly why physical activity benefits the brain is not well understood. Researchers suggest that the link between exercise and the brain is a product of our evolutionary history and our past as hunter-gatherers.
Does Chess Instruction Improve Math Ability? Chess instruction seems to have promise as an educational intervention. Can playing chess transfer to something like math problem-solving ability?
Older dads have geeky sons The study found that being geeky is 57 percent inherited from the parents.
Understanding Sex in Advertising Sex doesn't sell all types of products equally well, new research shows.
Insomnia medication may wake up some patients from vegetative state A systematic review of zolpidem for noninsomnia neurological disorders, including movement disorders and disorders of consciousness, finds reason for additional research.
Alzheimer's gene associated with failure to adapt to cognitive challenge in healthy adults Healthy adults carrying the gene APOE4 -- the strongest known genetic risk factor for Alzheimer's disease (AD) -- may struggle to adapt their brain activity to increasing cognitive demands as they get older, according to a study.
New tool to identify and control neurons One of the big challenges in the neuroscience field is to understand how connections and communications trigger our behavior. Researchers have now developed a tool to identify and control neurons. The new technique, called Calcium and Light-Induced Gene Handling Toolkit or 'Cal-Light,' allows researchers to observe and manipulate the neural activities underlying behavior with never-before-seen specificity, hopefully allowing researchers to identify causality between neuronal activity and behavior.
Peering through opaque brains with new algorithm A new algorithm helps scientists record the activity of individual neurons within a volume of brain tissue.
How is your Emotional Wellness?  Find out with this... How is your health?  If you are like most people, you took this as a question about your physical health, prompting you to take inventory of your aches and pains, and whether or not you have chronic medical issues or even a life threatening disease. … ...
The Oil That Protects Memory And Reduces Alzheimer’s Risk This component of the Mediterranean diet protects memory. • Try one of PsyBlog's ebooks, all written by Dr Jeremy Dean: Activate: How To Find Joy Again By Changing What You Do (NEW) The Anxiety Plan: 42 Strategies For Worry, Phobias, OCD and Panic Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything
Are You Fueling Your OCD? Imagine that you and your friends go to a park to enjoy a summer evening with a campfire. As you and your friends begin to enjoy the nice bonfire, the park ranger shows up and tells you that all fires need to be put out … ...
Anxiety study shows genes are not fixed: Experience and exposure can change them Epigenetics refers to how certain life circumstances can cause genes to be silenced or expressed, become dormant or active, over time. New research shows that adolescent binge drinking can lead to epigenetic reprogramming that predisposes an individual to later psychiatric disorders such as anxiety.
A skull with history: A fossil sheds light on the origin of the neocortex According to a recent study an early relative of mammals already possessed an extraordinarily expanded brain with a neocortex-like structure.