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6 Tips for De-escalating an Argument Arguments are a part of most relationships, friendships, and work places. Humans are social creatures, and inevitably we will come across a person’s perspective or a topic area with which we disagree. While we try our best to be respectful, it can be difficult keeping … ...
3 New Findings On Human Intelligence The latest insights on intelligence, imagination, potential causes for the rise in IQ scores over the years, and how behavioral genetics is related to education and grit.
Cancer drug restores brain dopamine, reduces toxic proteins in Parkinson, dementia A small phase I study provides molecular evidence that an FDA-approved drug for leukemia significantly increased brain dopamine and reduced toxic proteins linked to disease progression in patients with Parkinson’s disease or dementia with Lewy bodies.
A Definition for Faith For those of you who have been following my progress for this year’s intention, “The Year of Having Faith,” you are no doubt aware there have been many starts and … ...
New antidepressant target discovered Scientists have shown how manipulating a novel target in the brain using gene therapy could lead to new treatments for depression. Decreasing a set of proteins in the hippocampus reduced depression-like behavior in mice. If replicated in humans, the findings could inform fresh therapies for millions of patients who do not respond to existing treatments for depression.
Just add water? New MRI technique shows what drinking water does to your appetite, stomach and brain Stomach MRI images combined with functional fMRI of the brain activity have provided scientists new insight into how the brain listens to the stomach during eating. Researchers show -- for the first time -- real time data of the brain, the stomach, and people's feelings of satiety measured simultaneously during a meal.
Stress relief by 'comfort foods' may vary between sexes and across the estrous cycle Researchers have found that the brain networks that mediate stress relief after eating highly palatable foods may vary between males and females, and may also depend on the stage of the estrous cycle. The study used a rodent model of 'comfort food' to investigate the neurocircuitry behind this phenomenon.
Brain pathway contributes to restraining from food temptation triggered by environmental cues It is often difficult to resist the presentation of a dessert tray or a display of candy bars near a cashier. Eating those excess calories can contribute to overweight and obesity and is often driven by environmental cues -- the sight of beautiful dessert or the colorful wrapper of a candy bar -- rather than metabolic need. Researchers have identified a pathway in the brain responsible for the ability to control this impulsive behavior.
Overeating in obese mice linked to altered brain responses to food cues Obese mice are much more likely than lean mice to overeat in the presence of environmental cues, a behavior that could be related to changes in the brain, finds a new study by neuroscientists.
Today I Love Musical Adventure Today I love musical adventure and the way that my band is taking me on one that I never expected to get a chance at. I love that we are … ...
Best of Our Blogs: July 12, 2016 Everything going on in the world has amassed a feeling of unrest. Anger, even. When anger is thrown at us professionally, personally and at a societal level, we often respond with more anger. None of that is productive, and can be destructive. To get to … ...
4 Things That Influence What Foods You Like We don’t all have the same preferences when it comes to food. I know this to be true because if everyone had the same likes and dislikes as me, the cauliflower industry would have gone belly up a long time ago. What’s more mysterious, though, is where these preferences come...
Planning with ADHD: Looking at the Bigger Picture I had planned a long weekend of camping, hiking and working a half-day cleaning a vacation cottage on the rocky coast of Maine’s Downeast region. The kids were gone with … ...
Following Our Creative Urges—Vital for Our Work & Life... When it comes to the creative process, one of the most important things we can do is to listen to ourselves. Part of that is listening to—and following—our creative urges. … ...
Psychosis in Depression People with bipolar disorder spend, on average, half their lives in phases of depression or mania. More than 40% of that time is spent in various degrees of depression, whether … ...
5 Missed Signs of Anxiety in Angry Kids Do you have an angry child? Is your child like a powder keg ready to explode? Is everyone clueless as to what will set him off or when? When he … ...
The Silent Treatment At best the silent treatment is an immature behavior used by spoiled brats and manipulative individuals.  At worst, it is a weapon used by abusers to punish their victims.  One demographic of the population that particularly loves the silent treatment is the narcissist.  In fact, the silent … ...
The Psychological Pros and Cons of Pokémon Go Could the new game craze help social anxiety and depression? Catching Pokémon might have more rewards than you think.
We need to talk about getting old, group says Too many people avoid talking about getting old, particularly conversations about end-of-life care, suggests a survey by a charity for older people.
Can poverty be passed down? New research suggests that bad money actions may be tied to the chronic stress of poverty, which can short-circuit brain development in children.