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Study reveals how interaction between neural networks changes during working memory How does the cross-talk between brain networks change when working memory – the mental assembly of information needed to carry out a particular task — is engaged? Investigators at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) have found that dopamine signaling within the cerebral cortex can predict changes in the extent of communication between key brain networks during [...]
Meaningful work not created — only destroyed — by bosses, study finds Bosses play no role in fostering a sense of meaningfulness at work – but they do have the capacity to destroy it and should stay out of the way, new research shows. The study by researchers at the University of Sussex and the University of Greenwich shows that quality of leadership receives virtually no mention [...]
Psychopathy need not be a disadvantage Persons with high psychopathy values are egotistic, scheming, and sabotage their colleagues unscrupulously to look better themselves. For employers they are a super-meltdown – but is that really true? A study by the University of Bonn shows that some people with psychopathic traits are seen by their colleagues as quite helpful and cooperative. One of [...]
Finding connections to nature in cities is key to healthy urban living The modern city is a place where a vibrant array of ideas, sights, sounds and smells intermingle to spawn creativity, expression and innovation. We are drawn to the noise, the constant connectivity and the delicious food. Simply put, society is tuned to the pulse of the city — but at what cost? That’s the question [...]
Study finds that our level of wisdom varies depending on the situation While we may think of some people are consistently wise, we actually demonstrate different levels of wisdom from one situation to the next, and factors such as whether we are alone or with friends can affect it, according to new research from the University of Waterloo. The study defines wise reasoning as a combination of [...]
VA Medication Treatment Outperforms Private Sector For all of the bad things we hear about the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) system, it seems like it would be easy for good science to get lost in the noise. We’ve previously written how bad VA mental health care is and how … ...
Lin-Manuel Miranda's Gifted Intensity For many gifted and creative children, emotional intensity is not only normal but crucial to their personal growth.
Holding Hands in Body Language Just like any type of touch, holding hands can be a very potent signal. Depending on how it is used, it can make or break the relationship.
Substance Abuse Care Treatment Announces Scuba Diving as a... Substance Abuse Care Treatment Announces Scuba Diving as a Method for Addiction Recovery Scuba diving gives a different ‘high’ feeling to substance abuse patients. A former addict helps recovering patients … ...
How to Tell When a Psychopath Becomes Ruthless We tend to believe mental toughness can be helpful in many life situations. But it can turns into ruthlessness in those with Dark Triad traits.
Ruthless People: More than Just Psychopaths The quality of mental toughness is one that we might believe to be helpful in many of life’s situations. Unfortunately, it turns into ruthlessness in those with Dark Triad traits.
Today I Love The Mournful Dove Today I love the mournful dove that is calling down the street. I love the rumble of downtown traffic in the distance, calling me to come see what is going … ...
Psychology Around the Net: June 4, 2016 Last Friday, I went to another Dave Matthews Band concert. I know what you’re thinking: “Three DMB concerts in one month?!” Well, considering they’re my favorite band and they’re going on a break next summer, I have to get it while the gettin’s good, right? … ...
Basics to Know About Drug Addiction Rehab Treatment   Perhaps one of the most effective ways to treat a drug addiction is to seek rehab treatment in a licensed rehab facility. Drug addiction is no laughing matter and … ...
Borderline Personality Disorder: A Difficult Diagnosis A client’s diagnosis of Borderline Personality Disorder is one of the most difficult ones to make. The complexity, structure and never ending aspects of BDPD are, for many of us, frightening to label. A person paying with insurance fears it will always remain on record. … ...
How to Use Turn Signals and Create Peace on Earth Ok now, I got your attention – your mind is following mine right now as you read and as I write… Thank you, I’ll try to be quick and not … ...
Single Women and Terrorists: Enduring Legacy of that Awful... Thirty years ago, in June of 1986, Newsweek published that infamous article that lit up the media and conversations everywhere, even before social media was there to help. It was … ...
Rules For Renovating Your Relationships After a time, sometimes even the most loving relationships require renovation. Like a room with curtains that fade or furniture with so much dust on the surface that you could write your … ...
When Family Is A Cult (Pt 2 of 2) Sometimes, families behave like cults. Oh, I don’t mean they have off-the-wall doctrine. Rather, it’s the dynamics within the family that are very cult-like. This is often true of narcissistic … ...
Can Tylenol help heal a broken heart? When a neuroscience student gets dumped, she finds comfort (and an over-the-counter remedy) in her knowledge of the physiology of romantic rejection.