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In the brain, one area sees familiar words as pictures, another sounds out words Skilled readers can quickly recognize words when they read because the word has been placed in a visual dictionary of sorts which functions separately from an area that processes the sounds of written words, say neuroscientists. The visual dictionary idea rebuts a common theory that our brain needs to “sound out” words each time we see them.
Is Noise the Key to Artificial General Intelligence? Converging evidence indicates noise plays a fundamental role in the brain.
Most antidepressants ineffective in teens Most antidepressants on the market are ineffective for children and teens with major depressive disorder, and some may be unsafe for young patients, according to new research.
5 Facts About Why Your Bae Isn’t as Hot as You Think Positive illusions mean your sweetie isn't actually as stunning as you think—but there's a good reason your brain is pulling this sleight-of-hand.
Today I Love Returning To The Farm Today I love returning to the farm for the first time in a long time. I love that the word “farm” conjures memories that make me feel content. I love … ...
Managing Panic Attacks at Work When you’re having a panic attack, it might feel like you’re drowning. You feel like you can’t breathe and your chest is constricted. You might feel detached from your body, from your surroundings, as though you’re floating in a dream. You might become overheated with … ...
Vyvanse: A Look at America’s Most Prescribed Stimulant for... Why has Vyvanse become by far the most prescribed stimulant in the United States? Great marketing? A great product? Some combination of the two? And more to the point, should you continue to choose it over its much cheaper competitors? Read on for our take … ...
Loving Self-Care is Like a Symbiotic Relationship The term self-care refers to behaviors related to nutrition, exercise, sleep, stress-management, mindfulness practice, mind-training, social connections, and other health-generative behaviors described in the book: In Your Own Hands: New … ...
4 Ways TV Influences Your Beliefs If I asked you why you believe the things you do, your first response probably wouldn’t be “because of TV.” But TV is a way we get information about the world, even if we aren’t always aware of it. I’m not just talking about news shows and documentaries. Everything from...
Take a Picture, You'll Enjoy It More Photographing experiences usually increases positive feelings about them, study says
Finding A New Roommate I lucked out with my roommate. She is a peach. She is non-intrusive, yet caring. She was there for me during a major crisis. We agree on bills, etc. Plus, … ...
The 4 Secret Ingredients for a Truly Happy Life Be sure you have what it takes to cook up your own delicious life. Although the definition of “a truly happy life” is relative, we all want it. Does truly happy ever seem like a far-fetched thought, or a rigged carnival game that keeps you striving … ...
When It Hurts to Help: Why All Helpers Need a Day..   This post is dedicated to the beat up, burnt out, beyond tired, utterly exhausted, depressed, anxious, and restless spirits of the world, this is for you.  To the therapists, … ...
Standard blood pressure target is sufficient for treating some strokes Standard and intensive blood pressure treatments were equally effective in the emergency treatment of acute intracerebral hemorrhage, a type of stroke caused by bleeding into the brain, an international stroke study has found.
Embrace the Role of Evil Stepmonster I was reading an article earlier that is the story of one stepmom’s journey through her last 16 years of marriage in a blended family. She touched on the struggles, tears … ...
Narcissism and Cyberbullying in Online Dating Gay and straight online daters have different cyberbullying experiences, especially when you account for their narcissism.
Lighting color affects sleep, wakefulness A research team has shown how different colors of light could affect our ability to sleep. At the same time they have established that the light-sensitive pigment melanopsin is necessary for the substantial wavelength-dependent effects of light on sleep. The results point to a need to understand the effects of artificial lighting's different color balances.
How I Survived a Toxic Relationship I’ve read a lot of helpful blogs about toxic relationships, for example, signs of being in a toxic relationship, and how to recover from one. It has allowed me to … ...
Four-Legged Love: Ways to Support Someone Through the Loss... For many who bring animal companions in to their lives, they are a mainstay, a source of comfort, support, conversation and provide a purpose. Particularly, for the population we as therapists serve, their presence can make the difference between stability and decompensation. Benefits of Animal … ...
How to Grieve After Divorce Grief is a tricky thing. We understand the process during the death of a loved one but forget its role during divorce. Not allowing yourself to grieve during divorce means not giving yourself the chance to heal. And not giving yourself the chance to heal … ...