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Despite their small brains ravens and crows are just as clever as chimps A new study shows that ravens are as clever as chimpanzees, despite having much smaller brains, indicating that rather than the size of the brain, the neuronal density and the structure of the birds' brains play an important role in terms of their intelligence.
Despite their small brains, ravens and crows may be just as clever as chimps, research suggests A new study suggests that ravens can be as clever as chimpanzees, despite having much smaller brains, indicating that rather than the size of the brain, the neuronal density and the structure of the birds' brains play an important role in terms of their intelligence.
Inside the Psychological Care for Refugees in Germany How do therapists work through linguistic and cultural barriers to help their trauma-afflicted clients?
Alternative Types Of Treatment For ADHD Introduction Medication is one type of treatment for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. However, on a more important note, there are other types of treatment for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, in … ...
Abnormally low blood flow indicates damage to NFL players' brains The discovery of brain pathology through autopsy in former National Football League (NFL) players called chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) has raised substantial concern among players, medical professionals, and the general public about the impact of repetitive head trauma. Using sophisticated neuroimaging and analytics, researchers have now identified abnormal areas of low blood flow in living professional football players. These findings raises the potential for better diagnosis and treatment for persons with football related head trauma.
Immuno-psychiatry: When your body makes its own 'angel dust' A new study reports structural brain damage from an autoimmune encephalitis that impairs behavior in ways that are somewhat similar to the effects of "angel dust". The body sometimes makes substances that have effects on the brain in ways that resemble the effects of illicit drugs.
Light-activated nerve cells: Understanding the causes of anxiety, depression Anxiety and depression are two of the most frequently occurring mental disorders worldwide. Light-activated nerve cells may indicate how they are formed, report scientists.
New light shed on causes of movement disorders in Parkinson's disease A possible cause has been found for the disrupted communication between brain cells exhibited by Parkinson's patients. Researchers have discovered that this group of patients have increased concentrations of a certain type of protein.
Today I Love My Own Tenacity Today I love my own tenacity and how I’ve pushed myself to keep mostly quiet while I let this bug run its course. I love that I’ve done little more … ...
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Just How Common is Paternity Surprise? BBC News and other media are reporting how a recent DNA test result reveals that the Archbishop of Canterbury was not fathered by whom he believed had been his dad. The Most Reverend Justin Welby, 60, is reported to have said that the identity of … ...
“Blindside” Actor Quinton Aaron Takes on Bullying It amazes me how prevalent bullying is today. When I was a kid, there might be one epic showdown between a couple of kids on the playground at the end … ...
#ANYTHINGCANHAPPEN A core tenet that underlies evolutionary science is the fact that an inordinate number possibilities exist when it comes to just about anything. This fact can be an inspiration.
Committing to Single Life: Is There a Time When... All sorts of life transitions are marked by rituals that memorialize a particular day, or a particular event, as significant. Graduations. Birthday parties. Retirement celebrations. The wedding ritual, marking the … ...
Is Change Harder For Kids With ADHD? I hear this a lot. “My son/daughter has ADHD so change is really, really hard for him/her.” While it is true that consistency, especially when it comes to scheduling, is … ...
Teens most drawn to e-cigarettes by online ads Study suggests that teenagers are most enticed by promotions they see online.
Interfering with brain pathway early could improve memory in Alzheimer's patients Manipulating a protein pathway linked with Alzheimer’s helped improve memory impairment in mice, a finding that offers hope for new treatment in humans.
Psychologists reveal one of the best ways to boost your mood Research shows that giving to others or practicing acts of kindness can improve our mood and overall well-being, more than treating ourselves.
Reading Roundup (Part 1) I’ve read a handful of great articles about OCD and other mental illness lately, and I thought I’d share a few instead of one of my usual OCD-themed blog posts. Some … ...
Nurturing during preschool years boosts child's brain growth Children whose mothers were nurturing during the preschool years, as opposed to later in childhood, have more robust growth in brain structures associated with learning, memory and stress response than children with less supportive moms.