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When Too Much of a Good Thing is Bad The No. 1 thing women who plan on becoming pregnant are told is to be sure to get enough folate to ensure the proper development of their babies. But what … ...
Are You Sabotaging Your Brain? It does not take much to rob your brain of its essential vitality. Dr. Daniel Amen, a renowned psychiatrist, has spent his entire career trying to understand the ways we can preserve or sabotage our brain health. In his book, Change Your Brain, Change Your … ...
The brain clock that keeps memories ticking Just as members of an orchestra need a conductor to stay on tempo, neurons in the brain need well-timed waves of activity to organize memories across time. In the hippocampus--the brain's memory center--temporal ordering of the neural code is important for building a mental map of where you've been, where you are, and where you are going. New research has pinpointed how the neurons that represent space in mice stay in time.
Now You See It: Diametric Differences Revealed in the Brain The first study to image brain activity in game playing according to participants’ autistic as opposed to psychotic tendencies reveals patterns consistent with the diametric model.
Smell tests, biomarkers and colon biopsies: New approaches to early identification of Parkinson’s disease Early diagnosis and starting treatment as early as possible are decisive factors in achieving improved quality of life for Parkinson’s sufferers.
Trump Card or Twitter Tease Trump´s tweets trend. This provides the perfect personality snapshot, as Twitter´s 140 character limitation allows us to analyze the temperament behind the tweet.
Today I Love Sleeping Well Today I love sleeping well and long. I love that I had so many different things to attend over the weekend and especially yesterday that I just wore myself out … ...
‘Inside Out’: Animated Film Explains that Sadness Is Essential... In The Prophet, Kahlil Gibran writes: Your joy is your sorrow unmasked. And the selfsame well from which your laughter rises was oftentimes filled with your tears. And how else can it be? The deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you … ...
Science, Scientism and Psychiatry When I was a second year psychiatry resident in the 1980s, I once had occasion to go over a CT scan of the brain with the chief resident in radiology. CT technology was still relatively new back then, and, after discussing the findings with the … ...
Life Expectancy And ADHD I have no statistics on ADHD and life expectancy. I have no idea if there are actuary tables on ADHD, but there should be. You see, there are studies that … ...
How I Create: Artists and Authors Reveal What Really... I’ve interviewed so many incredible people throughout the years as part of my “How I Create” series. One of my favorite questions to ask is: “What are your inspirations for your … ...
The Link Between a Poor Diet and Sleep It’s a common event in offices and other workplaces around the world: About mid-afternoon, a slump comes over employees. After eating a lunch packed with carbohydrates and fat, all they … ...
Spike activity 28-05-2016 Quick links from the past week in mind and brain news: One of the earliest hominin constructions ever found hundreds of metres deep into a cave. Fascinating piece in The Atlantic. Aeon has a fascinating piece on how we come to have knowledge of our own minds. PET brain metabolism linked to return of consciousness … Continue reading "Spike activity 28-05-2016"
The science of the Psychoactive Drugs Act The world’s stupidest drugs law, the Psychoactive Drugs Act, has come into effect in the UK last week and it claims to prohibit the creation and supply of all psychoactive substances not already covered by pre-existing drugs laws. Apart from taking us further down the futile road of prohibition it is premised on something that’s … Continue reading "The science of the Psychoactive Drugs Act"
11 Ways to Know If Your Performance is Affected... Over the past month I’ve had the opportunity to have some interesting discussions with some young, very accomplished women.  These women have had successful careers prior to returning to doctoral … ...
A Painful Appreciation Give thanks for the soul-crushing anxiety. Say amen when the sinking depression floors you. Raise your glass for repetitive negative thoughts. “What?” you screech. “My mind teases me, toying with my emotions for sheer pleasure. And you — you of all people — are saluting … ...
Connections between gut microbiota and the brain Intestinal bacteria that can boost bravery or trigger multiple sclerosis: An increasing body of research results confirms the importance of the “gut-brain axis” for neurology and indicates that the triggers for a number of neurological diseases may be located in the digestive tract.
Brains of People With Schizophrenia Try to Repair Themselves: Study Schizophrenia is a mysterious, misunderstood mental illness without a full cure. However, researchers from the United Kingdom and China may have found a clue that could help to understand it better....
Are You Working for a Company that Doesn't Trust You? Does your company trust you? What's the culture like where you work -- trust enhancing or trust depleting? Here are 10 ways to tell if your company doesn't trust you.
Electronic media keeping kids from communicating with parents It happens in many households. Kids are tapping on their cell phones or are preoccupied by their favorite TV show as their parents ask them a question or want them to do a chore. It’s not just teens caught up in electronic media, but also preschoolers. In fact, there is little mother-child dialogue or conversation [...]