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Research shows new neurons created through exercise don’t cause you to forget old memories Research has found that exercise causes more new neurons to be formed in a critical brain region, and contrary to an earlier study, these new neurons do not cause the individual to forget old memories, according to research by Texas A&M College of Medicine scientists, in the Journal of Neuroscience. Exercise is well known for [...]
Study suggests ‘use it or lose it’ to defend against memory loss Iowa State University researchers have identified a protein essential for building memories that appears to predict the progression of memory loss and brain atrophy in Alzheimer’s patients. Auriel Willette, an assistant professor of food science and human nutrition; and Ashley Swanson, a graduate research assistant, say the findings also suggest there is a link between [...]
New microfluidic chip replicates muscle-nerve connection MIT engineers have developed a microfluidic device that replicates the neuromuscular junction — the vital connection where nerve meets muscle. The device, about the size of a U.S. quarter, contains a single muscle strip and a small set of motor neurons. Researchers can influence and observe the interactions between the two, within a realistic, three-dimensional [...]
Good attitudes about aging help seniors handle stress New research from North Carolina State University finds that having a positive attitude about aging makes older adults more resilient when faced with stressful situations. “There has been a lot of research on how older adults respond to stress, but the findings have been mixed: some studies have found that older adults are less resilient [...]
The (Script) Doctor Will See You Now The only way to get around writer's block is to grapple with the resonances and/or symbolic meanings of the characters and events on the page.
Want More Flow In Your Life? Here Are Four Ways   You’ve heard of the state of flow. Its when time stops, you become completely immersed in what you are doing, and you feel as if your actions and awareness … ...
Crippled by Self-Doubt? Your Impostor Syndrome Could Have Roots... Do you ever feel like you somehow got away with landing your job without truly deserving it? Do you feel super uncomfortable when your boss praises your work, because you’re sure you haven’t earned it? Do you have a fear of being “found out,” exposed … ...
PET imaging of adult neurogenesis may contribute to better diagnosis of depression Scientists from the RIKEN Center for Life Science Technology (CLST) in Japan have used a new non-invasive PET scanning technique to obtain images of neuron proliferation in the subventricular zone and subgranular zone of the hippocampal dentate gyrus. Neurogenesis in the hippocampal dentate gyrus is known to be particularly affected by depression. These two areas [...]
Study suggests 'use it or lose it' to defend against memory loss Researchers have identified a protein essential for building memories that appears to predict the progression of memory loss and brain atrophy in Alzheimer's patients. Their findings suggest there is a link between brain activity and the presence of this protein.
ADHD and Iron Supplements: What you Should Know Many may not be aware that iron deficiency correlates with ADHD, and a simple iron supplement could be helpful. Iron plays a key role in your brain’s output of dopamine, … ...
Why Do Women Love Serial Killers? Ted Bundy was the man for whom the term, “serial killer” was invented. During the 1970s he killed more than 38 women. Sometimes he would rape them and kill them, … ...
This Simple Relationship Exercise Promotes Forgiveness And Understanding A promising new way to maintain healthy relationships.  
'Sandman's' role in sleep control discovered Researchers have discovered what causes the sleep homeostat -- a switch in our brains -- to flip and wake us up. The discovery brings us closer to understanding the mystery of sleep.
Happy Wednesday Rounding out the week as I’m coming over the hump of Wednesday, oddly enough, my happy adventure of seven days of HAPPY Thinking it’s getting tested. It’s–day 6 0f 7-– I … ...
#HappyWednesday Rounding out the week as I’m coming over the hump of Wednesday, oddly enough, my happy adventure of seven days of HAPPY Thinking it getting tested. It’s–day 6 0f 7-– I … ...
What Is the Face of Truth? In the detection of lying, verbal cues outweigh nonverbal ones, a new study shows.
The Type Of Exercises That Can Improve Brain Function Decline in brain functions through normal ageing is a serious issue.  
Can Envy Be Healthy? Envy gets a bad rap. I mean, let’s be real: being on a list of “seven deadly sins” isn’t good PR for anyone. Fortunately, psychologists aren’t always the types to judge a sin by its cover, and research into this most human of emotions has found that envy might actually...
Jealousy and Its Opposite Is jealousy a natural part of a romantic or sexual relationship? Some say it isn't.
What’s the Most Powerful Way to Raise Your Self-Esteem? Most advice offered to raise self-esteem eventually falls flat. The truth is, to raise self-esteem, you must cope with what you now avoid.