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Serotonin reduces apnea, could be clue to understanding sudden infant death syndrome Serotonin, a neurotransmitter in the brain, shortens periods of apnea (temporary cessation of breathing) and promotes inspiration, according to a new study.
Silent epidemic? Head injury may be linked to lasting sleep problems People who have had a traumatic brain injury may still have sleep problems a year and a half after being injured, according to a study. In addition, people with TBI may also be unaware of just how much their sleep is disturbed.
Confessions and OCD I’ve previously written about my son Dan’s need to apologize. This need was in fact a compulsion – a roundabout way of seeking reassurance. It worked for a long time, … ...
Parenting a Parent Toward Life’s End How do you manage end of life care for your parent? There is no handbook but here is one story.
Know What to Expect When You Love Someone with... It’s no one’s fault. I was 18 years old, pregnant, scared and lonely when I met my now-husband. We became best friends, and two years later he married another woman and had a baby. Fast forward six years: we were madly in love and engaged, … ...
Do Men Have Body Images Issues Too? Body image is a contested battleground throughout the developed world. A bevvy of states are issuing laws that demand models be of particular dimensions in order to combat perceptions that … ...
Bipolar and Fatherhood Can Be Stressful & Successful Bipolar and Fatherhood can be stressful & successful which was the key point…I wanted to make in my BP HOPE Magazine’s new Vlog. VIDEO: Bipolar & Fatherhood Tips from a dad raising … ...
Scientists establish first map of the sea lion brain Despite considerable evidence for the California sea lion's intelligence, very little is known about how their brain is organized. Now, a team of neuroscientists has taken an important step toward uncovering this mystery by conducting the first comprehensive study of the California sea lion's central nervous system, concentrating on the somatosensory system, which is concerned with conscious perception of touch, pressure, pain, temperature, position and vibration.
How To Avoid Becoming Distracted At Work With ADHD Introduction One of the symptoms associated with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is being easily distracted. This can become an issue for anyone. However, for someone with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, … ...
The Art of Letting Go: The Shame You Carry Shame is something that most people know a thing or two about. Whether it’s over a single event, a time period of your life or a wide range of circumstances, … ...
Exercise genes? Study suggests certain people with depression may benefit from exercise Call it personalized medicine for depression -- but the prescription in this case is exercise, which researchers have found helps people with certain genetic traits.
Cellular tree with healthy branches Biologists have homed in on the genes that tell brain cells to grow the tendrils critical for passing messages throughout the body. In a new study, they report certain genes in nearby neurons need to be exact matches in order for the signaling branches to grow properly.
Alcohol Won’t Make Your Fears Go Away We all know the type. The “nervous nellies” who think the sky is always falling. Sneeze and they’re afraid they’re coming down with a cold. Have an itch and their … ...
Surprising central role of darks in brain visual maps Scientists have been studying how visual space is mapped in the cerebral cortex for many decades under the assumption that the map is equal for lights and darks. Surprisingly, recent work demonstrates that visual brain maps are dark-centric and that, just as stars rotate around black holes in the Universe, lights rotate around darks in the brain representation of visual space.
Brain's 'thesaurus' mapped to help decode inner thoughts What if a map of the brain could help us decode people's inner thoughts? Scientists have taken a step in that direction by building a 'semantic atlas' that shows in vivid colors and multiple dimensions how the human brain organizes language.
Blame: It Must Be Assigned If you’re living with a narcissist, prepare to be their “fall guy.” No matter what happens…it’s your fault. I’m Sorry! I had a habit. I said, “I’m sorry” all the … ...
Mindfulness Is Oversold Has mindfulness therapy been oversold? A new paper suggests that it has—and that psychotherapy research in general may be in crisis.
The Greatest Champions Have Two Very Special Attitudes Two motivational keys to becoming a champion. > Get motivated with PsyBlog's latest ebook: "Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything" **
Why Donald Trump Inspires the Confidence of His Supporters Trump supporters don’t care how insensitive, obnoxious, or inaccurate Trump is, because honesty and sensitivity are not major criteria for their judging their reality TV star.
How’s Your Self-Relationship? We work hard at our relationships, and, in of service them, we often overlook, or even neglect, our most important one--our relationship to ourselves.