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Taking notes boosts memory of jurors, new study finds Jurors who are allowed to take and review notes during court trials are less likely to forget critical evidence, a new University of Liverpool study has found. This finding has important implications for justice, as jurors who forget critical trial evidence often reach different verdicts to those who remember it. There are variations in practice [...]
Study finds teen-adult social media interactions can be valuable Friend requested by mom, dad and the math teacher? When teen and adult worlds collide on social media it can be weird and awkward at times, but research from Drexel University suggests these socially messy interactions can turn out to be valuable life experiences. Researchers from Drexel’s College of Computing & Informatics and the University [...]
Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation and Asperger’s Syndrome... Excitement abounds about the potentials of research in neuroplasticity and Trancranial Magnetic Stimulation in particular (TMS) for the treatment of autistic spectrum disorders. John Elder Robinson, the famous author of … ...
Research shows how visual perception slows with age Grandparents may be some of the best storytellers around, in the sense that they usually have plenty of stories to tell. What they’re not always as good at, however, is staying on topic when they regale others with their tales. Indeed, what might begin as an account about their snowy trek to school could easily [...]
Researchers explore epigenetic influences of chronic pain Chronic pain is one of the most prevalent, disabling and expensive public health crises in the United States. It affects more than 100 million Americans, with annual costs estimated at $635 billion, says a 2014 report from the American Pain Society. Despite the enormous societal impact of chronic pain, present treatment options are limited to [...]
Young children learn to take turns for mutual gain It takes children until they are about 5 years old to learn to take turns with others, while the social skill seems to elude chimpanzees, according to new findings published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. The findings show that 5-year-old children adopted a turn-taking strategy more effectively than their [...]
Squeezing a Rubber Ball May Boost Creative Thinking Psychological research suggests a simple brain hack for temporarily boosting creativity and all it requires is a rubber ball. The technique itself is extremely simple: all you have to do is squeeze a rubber ball with your left hand as hard as you can for … ...
I Have To Try I got a new part-time job about a month and a half ago as a very busy barista. That was one of my goals when I moved here to Nashville, … ...
The Hidden Danger in Your Diet Soda About 10 years ago, through a series of bad accidents and illness, I became afflicted with vertigo. I was able to manage it — somewhat — with chiropractic care and … ...
Are Your Beliefs About Gun Safety in Tune With America? How do your personal opinions compare to the views of fellow Americans? Take our quiz and find out!
How Does Depression Make Me Feel? I don’t want to be depressed. It feels weird that I need to say that, but sometimes I have to remind people, myself included, that I didn’t choose this feeling … ...
Your Brain on Folate The links between folate and depression are complicated, but not beyond understanding.
Pipeline device can treat challenging 'distal anterior' brain aneurysms A recently introduced technology called the Pipeline Embolization Device can provide a less-invasive approach for difficult-to-treat aneurysms of the arteries supplying blood to the front of the brain, reports a new study.
How to Avoid Being a Grumpy Old Man (or Woman) How can we avoid falling into a negativity trap as older adults? It's easier than you think.
Going Back to Work After Having a Baby The last thing you might want to do is go back to work after having your baby. Your maternity leave was likely too short. And it’s very likely you’re still exhausted — and very upset to be leaving your little one. According to Allyson Downey in … ...
The Weird Thing Depression Does To The Brain Finding could be linked to depressive symptoms such as loss of appetite and sleep problems. > Use code "10OFF" for 10% off PsyBlog's latest ebook: "Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything" **
This Is What Self-Acceptance Can Do For Your Mind After failures, people's tendency is to engage in self-destructive behaviours. > Use code "10OFF" for 10% off PsyBlog's latest ebook: "Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything" **
Empathy Vs Sympathy Or Apathy: What Empathy Is Not? It’s been said that many people might believe they are empathetic or they mostly demonstrate empathy. When in reality, they’re feeling sympathy.  Though, some are feeling outright apathy…right from the start. I … ...
Embracing Grief Is a Healthy Way to Move Forward Not everyone grieves in the same way.  People have different physical appearances, perspectives, experiences, thoughts, emotions, backgrounds, relationships, and attitudes.  So when it comes to grieving, there are many healthy forms with the exception of one: not grieving. Embracing grief is a willingness to accept … ...
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