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How to Neutralize Emotions There has been a lot of discussion on all sides regarding “emotion processing” and how to successfully handle what are coined as “negative emotions.” In the Pixar film “Inside Out,” a few different emotions are cleverly assigned individual personas so that children (and adults) can … ...
Ramsay Snow Bolton, a Sadist Dark and Full of Terrors Ramsay (Snow) Bolton may be the greatest sadist in fiction full of cruel characters. What drives this villain in "Game of Thrones" and "A Song of Ice and Fire" to torture and more?
Do People Everywhere Cheat? Do people in some countries generally cheat more often than people in other countries? Two international teams of researchers think not.
Relapse is Not Part of Recovery Actually, relapse by definition is a return to active addiction. Active addiction is not part of recovery. That makes no sense. The two are mutually exclusive. It is a very dangerous … ...
Mind Games What does your morning shower feel like? “Come again, Matt?” Yes, what does your morning shower feel like? “Why? Before work, I typically hop in and hop out. Can’t be late for boss — he’s a real jerk. I rinse off in 10 minutes. Why? … ...
This Creative Pursuit Lowers Cortisol And Relieves Stress Study could explain why colouring books are becoming so popular. > Use code "10OFF" for 10% off PsyBlog's latest ebook: "Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything" **
Natural molecule could improve Parkinson's A natural molecule shows benefit in a preliminary clinical trial for Parkinson’s Disease, report scientists. Current treatments for Parkinson's disease are generally limited to temporarily replacing dopamine in the brain as well as some medications designed to slow the progression of the disease process.
Impaired decision-making may contribute to motor symptoms in Parkinson's disease People with Parkinson's disease have a form of impaired decision-making that may be a major contributor to the movement problems that characterize the disease. This finding suggests that the neurological factors underlying Parkinson's, which currently affects nearly 1 million people in the United States, may be more complex than commonly believed.
Cerebral microbleeds in MS are associated with increased risk for disability Leaky blood vessels in the brain called cerebral microbleeds are associated with an increased risk of physical and cognitive disability in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS), according to a new study.
Genetic mutation causes ataxia in humans, dogs Cerebellar ataxia is a condition of the cerebellum that causes an inability to coordinate muscle movements. A new study describes a new genetic mutation as an additional cause of ataxia in humans and mice. The mutation, in the gene CAPN1, affects the function of the enzyme calpain-1 and causes abnormal brain development. The same genetic mutation is also associated with ataxia in Parson Russell terrier dogs.
Stinky or fragrant? Predicting changing odor preferences Pleasant and unpleasant odors are a part of everyone's life, but how do our reactions to smells change when other odors are present? To answer this question, researchers have combined experimental and modeling approaches to reveal the process through which smell preference is computed in the brain.
A single species of gut bacteria can reverse autism-related social behavior in mice The absence of a one specific species of gut bacteria causes social deficits in mice, researchers report. By adding this bacteria species back to the guts of affected mice, the researchers were able to reverse some of their behavioral deficits, which are reminiscent of symptoms of autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) in humans. The investigators are now looking to explore the effects of probiotics on neurodevelopmental disorders in future work.
When the elevator door opened… I knew it was going to happen at some point. And I knew I wouldn’t know how I would feel. But, I also knew I had a plan on what … ...
A New Part Of The Happiness Equation Discovered Equation that can predict your happiness has a new term. > Use code "10OFF" for 10% off PsyBlog's latest ebook: "Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything" **
Making Art Can De-Stress You—Even if You Suck at It Making art may lower our stress hormone levels, a new study finds—no matter what skills we bring to the table.
Can You "Catch" Depression? Can exposure to depression cause you to become depressed? Dr. Hendriksen's answer might surprise you.
Are You Sure You Want to Read This? An uncertain world requires simple decision-making processes.
Book Review: I Have A Voice Reading I Have a Voice will inspire you to show up fully, be seen, and live your life to the fullest.   I recently listened to the audio version of Tyler … ...
How older people learn As a person ages, perception declines, accompanied by augmented brain activity. Learning and training may ameliorate age-related degradation of perception, but age-related brain changes cannot be undone. Rather, brain activity is enhanced even further, but for other reasons and with different outcomes.
5 Reasons You May Be Underachieving Nothing is more depressing than feeling like you have worked hard and your efforts have gone to waste. Or that you started out in life with great hopes for success … ...