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Blame It on Rio Part 1 The US swimming debacle in Rio, spearheaded by all-star Ryan Lochte, is a timeless story of Young Male Syndrome.
We Need More: A Call for Action Dear Hillary, Congrats on the Philadelphia convention. It had to feel good to accept the Democratic nomination. Even rumpled Bernie managed a smile! With the Donald self-immolating, your likability ratings are cresting. Chelsea humanized you, and then you delivered a Hillary special: a heady, policy-laden … ...
Electrical synapses in the brain offer new avenue for epilepsy research and possible treatment A child with absence epilepsy may be in the middle of doing something—she could be dancing, studying, talking—when all of a sudden she stares off into space for a few moments. Then, as quickly as she drifted off, the child snaps back into whatever she was doing, unaware that the episode occurred. That brief moment of disconnect from reality is called an absence seizure. Researchers now suggest that electrical signals directly exchanged between brain cells may hold promise as a potential target for absence epilepsy treatments.
Social Media’s Influence on Our Eating Behaviors Social media influences so many aspects of our lives that it’s no surprise that it also impacts how — and why — we eat. But long before Facebook, Twitter and … ...
Get Lost, ADHD! No, I mean that literally. I’ve talked about losing things and ADHD in some of my previous posts, but what happens when you lose your self? Again, I mean that … ...
As Research Advances, Treatment for Depression Keeps Getting Better... As Research Advances, Treatment for Depression Keeps Getting Better Have you ever felt like you were at the bottom of a deep hole with no way out? One of the … ...
Revolutionary method to map brains at single-neuron resolution successfully demonstrated Neuroscientists have published details of a revolutionary new way of mapping the brain at the resolution of individual neurons, which they have successfully demonstrated in the mouse brain. It involves introducing unique RNA barcodes into individual neurons and later identifying these barcodes, via sequencing, in distant brain areas.
Can’t Fake ADHD Have you heard that old encouraging adage, “fake it ’til you make it?” That’s where you pretend you know what you’re doing and hope to learn as you go. It … ...
Today I Love Easy Mornings Today I love easy mornings that start out slowly and take you carefully by the hand to lead you to what must be done. I love the way some days … ...
Ketamine Ketamine is a drug for use in human and veterinary medicine developed by Parke-Davis (today a part of Pfizer) in 1962. Ketamine is used to manage pain among large animals, … ...
How Social Media Destroys What’s Important to You Shut down the Snapchat! Don’t worry — this is NOT another lecture about how you should put down your phone once in awhile and appreciate the beauty of the world (though that’s not such a bad idea)! Instead, this is simply a cautionary tale about … ...
Where Self Importance and Stress Meet Stress is something I am very familiar with. In fact, I’m pretty sure stress was present at my birth, already eager to introduce itself and become BFFs. But self importance … ...
Growing Up Invisible: Unseen and Unheard Unloved daughters often speak of feeling invisible during childhood, on the one hand, or of wishing they had been, on the other. These feelings are spurred on by different kinds … ...
Brain more robust than previously thought The brain is well capable of coping with the erratic way individual brain cells transmit information. This robustness is quite useful because variation in signal transmission doesn't merely concern noise, but also contains valuable information, explain neuroscientists.
Academics Are Suckers for Clickbait, Too Believe it or not, people who write blog posts want you to read their work, and a proven strategy for getting somebody to read something is to give it a snappy title. It seems the same holds true for scholarly papers, at least in the field of psychology. ...
3 Tips for Helping a Client with Anorexia Face... Eating disorders are life-threatening mental illnesses that are often stereotyped and misunderstood. Thus, it is critical that clinicians who treat eating disorders are highly knowledgeable about evidence-based treatments. If you are not knowledgeable about treating eating disorders or interested in obtaining supervision from an expert, … ...
Alison Gopnik’s Advice to Parents: Stop Parenting! Everything Professor Gopnik says in The Gardener and the Carpenter indicates that our schooling system is very very wrong. So why does she point her finger at parents, not schools?
Best of Our Blogs: August 19, 2016 I had an 11-year relationship end today. In a world of chaos, strife and discord, he was my calm center. If you have a beloved pet, then you know the pain of losing him or her. It’s not all cuteness and fur. They love us … ...
Can You Learn a Second Language After Childhood? While it’s true that that it’s easier to learn a language when you’re young, adults can still learn languages with the right motivation.
It's actually bad for men to be the breadwinners Being a good provider isn’t all it’s cracked up to be, especially for millennials, says a new study.