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Autism is not just a disorder of the brain, mouse study suggests Autism spectrum disorders are generally thought to be caused by deficits in brain development, but a study in mice now suggests that at least some aspects of the disorder -- including how touch is perceived, anxiety, and social abnormalities -- are linked to defects in another area of the nervous system, the peripheral nerves found throughout the limbs, digits, and other parts of the body that communicate sensory information to the brain.
Autism is not just a disease of the brain, mouse study suggests Autism spectrum disorders is generally thought to be caused by deficits in brain development, but a study in mice now suggests that at least some aspects of the disorder -- including how touch is perceived, anxiety, and social abnormalities -- are linked to defects in another area of the nervous system, the peripheral nerves found throughout the limbs, digits, and other parts of the body that communicate sensory information to the brain.
Cellular 'racetrack' accurately clocks brain cancer cell movement Researchers have developed an experimental laboratory test that accurately clocks the 'speed' of human brain tumor cell movement along a small glass 'track.' The assay, so far tested on the cells of 14 glioblastoma patients, has the potential, they say, to predict how quickly and aggressively a given cancer might lethally spread.
Insulting Words with a "Psychiatric Twist" It is bad enough that insults have become common in discourse, but this reaches new lows in interpersonal "trolling," when people invoke psychiatric terms to inflict nastiness.
Insulting Words With a Psychiatric Twist It is bad enough that insults have become common in discourse, but this reaches new lows in interpersonal trolling, when people invoke psychiatric terms to inflict nastiness.
17 Signs You’re A Highly-Sensitive Entrepreneur Guest post by Nathalie Chantal de Anha I don’t typically post pieces about business, but today is different. Nathalie Chantal de Anha has such a unique perspective that I just … ...
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Our brain activity could be nudged to make healthier choices Netflix binge-watching versus a hike in the woods. A cheeseburger versus kale salad. Fentanyl versus Tylenol. New research suggests our brain activity could be influenced to make the healthier choice.
Witnesses can catch criminals by smell: Human nose-witnesses identify criminals in a lineup of body odor Move over sniffer dogs, people who witnessed a crime are able to identify criminals by their smell. Police lineups normally rely on sight, but nose-witnesses can be just as reliable as eye-witnesses, new research has found.
The 5 Main Reasons People Quit Psychotherapy You may have found yourself depressed, anxious or having difficulty with anger and been referred to a psychologist or therapist for help. That is usually a good thing. However, there … ...
Concussion outcome predicted using advanced imaging Using an advanced imaging technique, researchers have been able to predict which patients who'd recently suffered concussions were likely to fully recover.
Depression Breakthrough: New Test Predicts Correct Treatment The first antidepressants prescribed do not work for around half of all patients who are depressed. > Get motivated with PsyBlog's latest ebook: "Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything" **
Depression Breakthrough: Blood Test Predicts Correct Treatment The first antidepressants prescribed do not work for around half of all patients who are depressed. > Use code "10OFF" for 10% off PsyBlog's latest ebook: "Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything" **
Some Antidepressants Might Actually Be Harmful to Children and Teens A discouraging new study concludes that most antidepressants are ineffective for children and adolescents, and may even be harmful in some cases. But the researchers caution that the low quantity and quality of clinical trials are obscuring the true effects of these drugs....
How to Deal with Difficult Family Members Everybody has a difficult family member. It could be a toxic mother-in-law, a domineering father, a manipulative cousin, or even your own bratty child. But no matter who they are, they know how to push your buttons and just drive you crazy. The bad news … ...
Trump Is Breaking Bad, Not Clinically Mad Although Trump has an outsized personality, he doesn't have the distress or impairment required for Personality Disorder. Trump causes both in others.
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.