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Hormones that are released during hunger affect decision making Never make a decision when you are hungry. The hormone ghrelin – that is released before meals and known to increase appetite – has a negative effect on both decision making and impulse control. Such were the results of a recently conducted study at Sahlgrenska University. When hungry, the hormone ghrelin is produced in the [...]
How smartphones may help insomnia An investigation published in the current issue of Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics indicates how the smartphone may have a potential in the treatment of insomnia. Cognitive models of insomnia propose that attentional vigilance for threat during the pre-sleep period may play a causal role in insomnia by elevating physiological and psychological arousal to produce a state [...]
Is addiction a brain disease? The opioid abuse epidemic is a full-fledged item in the 2016 campaign, and with it questions about how to combat the problem and treat people who are addicted. At a debate in December Bernie Sanders described addiction as a “disease, not a criminal activity.” And Hillary Clinton has laid out a plan on her website [...]
Magination Press® Titles Chosen for New Reading Well Program for Public Libraries in England The Reading Well for young people program helps young people to understand and manage their well-being and emotional resilience
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Change in Yourself, Change in the World Vietnamese Buddhist monk and author Thich Nhat Hanh once said, “Peace in oneself, peace in the world.” Iconic singer and songwriter Michael Jackson wrote, “I’m lookin’ at the man in … ...
Why humans are polyandrous Human history did not begin with historians, or with the events recorded and interpreted by them. It is as old as our species … actually, older yet, but for my purposes, it’s enough to inquire into those aspects of our past that gave rise to our behavioral inclinations. Among these aspects, sex is prominent (albeit [...]
Brain pattern predicts how fast an adult learns a new language A five-minute measurement of resting-state brain activity predicted how quickly adults learned a second language, report scientists.
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Early life stress accelerates maturation of key brain region in male mice Scientists studying how stress in early childhood affects the brain have new evidence from a study in male mice that a key region, the hippocampus, appears to mature faster.
Out of mind, out of sight: Brain's frontal cortex controls vision Ever search desperately for something, then realize you were looking straight at it the whole time? Research indicates that vision is controlled by the part of the brain associated with thinking. And in sight, too, it can be absent minded.
7 Ways Narcissists Retaliate Through Children Divorcing a narcissist doesn’t solve everything. While the day-to-day distance can elevate the stress, anxiety, depression, and frustration of living with a narcissist, it doesn’t stop them from being narcissistic. The next party on the victimization list is often the children. But really, the narcissist … ...
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