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Why Brains Won’t Be Beaten by Supercomputers, or Terminators Are we engineering our way to extinction? Should we fear machines taking over, or can we solve our way out of this puzzle?
5 Common Traits of Psychologically Healthy People How psychologically healthy are YOU? We all have a general idea of what we think a psychologically healthy person looks like. Maybe it’s not being depressed or anxious, not suffering, or not having a diagnosis. Maybe it’s being happy, or simply able to live a … ...
6 Questions for Recognizing ADHD A group of researchers have come up with a new version of the ADHD Self-Report Screening Scale, a short questionnaire designed to help people easily assess the possibility that they … ...
The Narcissist and the Speeding Ticket Once upon a time…in a kingdom far, far away…there lived a narcissist. Let’s call him Speedy, shall we? Well, one day Speedy got a speeding ticket. I’ll pause here for … ...
Stop Fighting Your Inner Critic with One Simple Strategy... Think about the last time you felt fear and anxiety take control of your day. Maybe it stopped you from making an important contribution in a meeting because you felt like your opinion wasn’t worthwhile. Or maybe a simple email took you hours to write … ...
How Often Do Bipolar Disorder or Depression Meet ADHD? The vast majority of people with bipolar disorder and about 35% of those with major depressive disorder have at least one other psychiatric illness. Some of these illnesses include anxiety … ...
This Vitamin May Help Treat Autism Autism research finds link between this vitamin and serotonin production. • Click here for your free sample of Dr Jeremy Dean's latest ebook The Anxiety Plan: 42 Strategies For Worry, Phobias, OCD and Panic • Dr Dean is also the author of Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything.
Transcription factor expression tied to medial amygdala neuronal ID, sex-specific response Neurons derived from two different types of precursor cells that later develop into neurons in the medial amygdala -- one of the interconnected structures in the brain involved in emotion, motivation and memory -- help to program innate reproductive and aggressive behaviors into the brain, research indicates.
Fear Will Not Keep You Sober Many addicts do not think about strategies for preventing a relapse in the early days of recovery. This is because they are so close to the pain of their last … ...
Measuring Smarts Feedback learning ability might predict academic achievement better than IQ.
Busy Mind, Busy Place I’m off on an adventure this weekend. I’ve returned to the city of my birth. Well, I’ve returned to the city that gobbled up the town of my birth, but … ...
DSM-5: A Hopeful Future? I currently work as an assistant psychologist within a Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service, on a diagnostic pathway. My work primarily involves assessing children for developmental disorders. In terms of academia, I studied psychology at BSc level and clinical psychology at MSc level. It … ...
Adult Children of Alcoholics and the Need to Feel... Feeling out of control is scary for most people, but even more so for adult children of alcoholics (ACOAs). Living with an alcoholic or addict is scary and unpredictable, especially … ...
Today I Love Having A Home Today I love having a home, even though it isn’t technically my house, it is absolutely my home and I am welcome and sheltered there. I love that my biggest … ...
Deep brain stimulation decreases tics in young adults with severe Tourette syndrome A surgical procedure called deep brain stimulation that sends electrical impulses to a specific area of the brain reduces the 'tics,' or involuntary movements and vocal outbursts, experienced by young adults with severe cases of Tourette syndrome.
Peptide acts as mediator for learning In order to adapt to changes in the environment, the brain produces new nerve cells even at adult age. These young neurons are crucial for memory formation and learning. Scientists have now discovered that a small peptide plays the role of a mediator in this process. In response to an external stimulus such as a varied environment, the mediator peptide boosts the proliferation of neural stem cells and neural progenitor cells.
Feeling Blah? This Might Be Why Some days, maybe most days lately, you’ve been feeling blah. Maybe you’re going through the motions. You aren’t particularly excited about your day. Maybe you’re frustrated or lethargic. Maybe you’re feeling disconnected. Maybe you’re moving about your days like a zombie. Maybe you find yourself … ...
Is the Life I Am Living “Good Enough?” Oh boy oh boy. A dear Facebook friend just sent me this awesome article. The gist of the post is simply this: what if I don’t want to make an … ...
Why Passive Aggressive Behavior Thrives in the Workplace Passive aggressive workers make for an unpleasant office atmosphere at best and utter sabotage of productivity at worst.
The Effects of Weight Teasing For children, the mental health consequences of being teased about their weight may be more significant than the consequences of simply being overweight – that’s according to a new study from researchers in Germany. The study surveyed over a thousand children between the ages of 7 and 11 over the...