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'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.
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 new research.
Inosine treatment helps recovery of motor functions after brain injury Brain tissue can die as the result of stroke, traumatic brain injury, or neurodegenerative disease. When the affected area includes the motor cortex, impairment of the fine motor control of the hand can result. Researchers found that inosine, a naturally occurring purine nucleoside that is released by cells in response to metabolic stress, can help to restore motor control after brain injury.
Empathy With Strangers Can Be Learned In A Very Basic Way Conflict all around the world is caused by a lack of understanding and empathy with other groups.  
Depression in Seniors: What You Need to Know Depression often goes overlooked, under-diagnosed and untreated in adults 65 years old and older. Symptoms tend to get dismissed as a standard part of aging. But they’re anything but. Depression is a serious illness that disrupts lives and increases the risk for suicide. Thankfully, however, … ...
4 Tips for Going Back to School With ADHD Like many people with ADHD, I wasn’t always a huge fan of school. When August came and the final countdown until day one of a new semester began, the same … ...
Wish I Could Sleep Once you stop sleeping, everything changes. Then begins a cascade of side effects — irritability, low energy, changes in eating habits, maybe weight gain, difficulty with concentration, alertness, memory. You … ...
Different Core Vulnerabilities in Intimate Partners Your core vulnerability is the emotional state that is most dreadful to you, in reaction to which you’ve developed the strongest defenses.
Managing Depression & Anxiety While Away At College When I was younger, I saw a poster of Tiger Woods. The caption read, “How do you go from the best to the worst overnight? Turn Pro.” I always kind … ...
The Primary Purpose of Parenting iThe primary purpose of parenting is to raise fully functional adults who can take care of themselves and make a positive contribution to society. Generally speaking, this should be accomplished by eighteen. After this age, parents have less verbal influence but can still be a … ...
Top-Earning Personality Types Does your personality type affect how much money you make? According to this study, there are certain types who tend to earn much more than the others. Find out how much they earn and what makes them so successful.
Glucose transporters blocked in bacterial meningitis Glucose transporters, which transfer glucose from the blood to the brain, are inhibited by E. coli K1 during bacterial meningitis, leaving insufficient fuel for immune cells to fight off infection, report researchers. Their findings may lead to a novel way of treating children with meningitis and reducing long-term neurological problems.
PET imaging of adult neurogenesis may contribute to better diagnosis of depression, evaluation of drug therapy effectiveness A new non-invasive PET scanning technique has been used by researchers 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.