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Machine learning puts new lens on autism screening and diagnostics Approximately one in 68 people are on the autism spectrum. Experts are unanimous on this: early intervention is critical for improving communication skills and addressing behavioral issues. But how can researchers expedite the identification of children in need of help and simultaneously provide a more clear-cut map for intervention and support? Researchers from the USC [...]
Religion can diminish conservative opposition to eco-friendly buying, study finds Some people have perceived that the combination of religion and political conservatism exacerbates environmental concerns in the United States. But researchers from Rice University and Baruch College have found evidence that religious identification and belief in a god dampen the otherwise strong negative effect that political conservatism typically has on whether people make purchasing decisions [...]
Stress relief by ‘comfort foods’ may vary between sexes and across the estrous cycle Researchers at the University of Cincinnati 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 performed by Ann Egan, a doctoral candidate in the University of Cincinnati Neuroscience Graduate Program [...]
‘Big Data’ study discovers earliest sign of Alzheimer’s development Scientists at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital have used a powerful tool to better understand the progression of late-onset Alzheimer’s disease (LOAD), identifying its first physiological signs. Led by Dr. Alan Evans, a professor of neurology, neurosurgery and biomedical engineering at the Neuro, the researchers analyzed more than 7,700 brain images from 1,171 people [...]
5 Fun Interventions for Teens Sometimes teenagers are quick to anger and quick to change.  Being able to have a safe place to blow off steam is not a bad thing.  It’s much better than … ...
Why Smart People Make Dumb Mistakes With Their Money: Part 1 Are your beliefs about the stock market costing you money?
Selecting a President How would you do a job analysis of the office of the President? What traits are basic requirements? What should you look for regarding dark-side traits that you don't want?
How to Keep an Open Mind — Even During... The presidential election is less than six months away and we’re all starting to feel a little fed up. Judgment, opinions, shaming, and finger-wagging are happening all around us. The news media can pump into our homes 24/7. We’re all left thinking, “Can’t we just … ...
7 Simple Ways To Improve Your Attention In this modern age of multitasking, everyone could do with boosting their attention. > Use code "10OFF" for 10% off PsyBlog's latest ebook: "Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything" **
Finding New Motivation with Pokemon GO I have been battling some major motivation issues lately — and losing. I don’t feel depressed, otherwise. I’m interested in getting out of bed and doing things. I want to. … ...
5 Reasons People get Angry Anger is a part of life, a part of being a human, but no one should react with violence. The epidemic of violence is not about senseless crimes, it is … ...
Scientists move closer to developing therapeutic window to the brain Researchers are bringing their idea for a 'Window to the Brain' transparent skull implant closer to reality through the findings of two recent studies.
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'Big Data' study discovers earliest sign of Alzheimer's development Scientists have used a powerful tool to better understand the progression of late-onset Alzheimer's disease (LOAD), identifying its first physiological signs. Rsearchers analyzed more than 7,700 brain images from 1,171 people in various stages of Alzheimer's progression using a variety of techniques including magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and positron emission tomography (PET).
10 Problems You Can’t Medicate Away   Today I read a very good article by another PsychCentral blog author, Rick Nauert, Ph.D., that touched on a topic I believe is critical in the treatment of mental … ...
East-west asymmetry of jet lag recovery due to oscillation of brain cells Travelers frequently report experiencing a significantly slower jet lag recovery after an eastward vs. westward flight. While some are quick to dismiss this complaint as being 'all in their head,' new research suggests it may be caused by the oscillation of a certain type of brain cells.
Checklist: Should You Consider Therapy? If you have the following symptoms, you might want to consider therapy....
Five Ways to (Mostly) Get What You Want The idea that you can always achieve what you want is certainly tempting, but clearly it’s unrealistic. However, with some grit and reasonable goal-setting, you can get very close.
5 Ways to Get What You Want, on Your Terms Always getting what you want is tempting, but also unrealistic. With some grit and goal-setting, you can get close.
Shackled by Fear? I’ve got the key..   The Intro: At times, I feel scared as hell. Fear is something that, as a person with Bipolar, grips me and, at times, shackles me through delusions, body sensations, … ...