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Is Fish Oil Beneficial for the Brain? All the latest data about mental health and omega-3 fatty acids for dementia, depression, and ultra-high risk of schizophrenia.
12 Ways to Beat Impostor Syndrome I’m a fake. I’m a phony. I don’t belong here. I have no idea what I’m doing. I’m a fraud. I don’t have what it takes. I’m not like the … ...
Why Creating is Never a Waste of Time I think all of us have an inner voice—call it our critic—that pipes up from time to time when it comes to our creativity, especially when we’re starting something new. … ...
A Perfect Apology: The Two Ingredients That Matter Most Although there are six components to a good apology, two are most effective. ** PsyBlog's new ebook is out now: "Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything" **
Too much ‘noise’ can affect brain development Using cutting-edge imaging technology, University of California, Irvine biologists have determined that uncontrolled fluctuations (known at “noise) in the concentration of the vitamin A derivative Retinoic acid (RA) can lead to disruptions in brain organization during development. Identifying how a cell responds to a signal made by another cell, despite the level of noise present, [...]
Lose any Negative People you have in your Life! Negative people bring you down. They can often criticise, upset, even bully and demean you. Just make you feel bad. We can all have negative energy at times, but some … ...
Tiny eye movements filter ‘important’ stimuli and relay them to the brain Neuroscientists from Tübingen and Okasaki (Japan) have uncovered a mechanism that might clarify the meaning of “attention”. This often non-quantifiable term is supposed to describe how strongly we react to a visual stimulus. An international team of neuroscientists from the Tübingen Werner Reichardt Centre for Integrative Neuroscience (CIN) and the Okasaki National Institute for Physiological [...]
Whites receive more state funding for autism services than other racial, ethnic groups Whites with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in California receive more state funding than Hispanics, African Americans, Asians and others, new research from UC Davis Health System has found. The study also showed that state spending on ASD increases dramatically with age. Previous evaluations of the state’s investment in ASD services have not included adults, a [...]
Why Men Stay Away from Therapy — and Why... A man went to see psychologist Ryan Howes solely because his wife wanted him to. She wanted him to work on his communication and become more comfortable with intimacy. He wanted to be anywhere but there. Many men feel this way about therapy.* And many … ...
Neurobiology of Self-Control in Dogs A new study in dogs trained for MRI shows the part of the brain necessary for impulse control.
It’s Easy to Fall Into a Social Media Hole It’s probably not a good thing that I spend so much time on social media. If it’s not Facebook it’s on Tumblr. I update my Tumblr pretty much everyday with … ...
Judgment: An Effect And Act Of Abuse Judgment is an insidious yet subtle energy. It can be the most destructive effect and after shock of abuse. Judgment itself is also an act of abuse. When used against … ...
3 Surprising Things to Be Happy About Envy. Perhaps the most common of emotions, it seems to be built into our human brains. There is always someone richer, better looking, more loved, or somehow better off than … ...
When It Comes to Weddings, Does Cost Really Matter? Many believe that the more expensive a wedding, the better the marriage, but Hollywood suggests the opposite may be true. What is the truth about wedding cost and marital success?
The Ultimate Solution for Emotional Suffering The ultimate solution to relieve emotional suffering is learning to navigate three degrees of consciousness. The mistake most of us make is that we only work on one level of … ...
Today I Love The Streets Of My Life Today I love the streets of my life, some familiar, some travelled down once and then forgotten, some with homes of mine on them, others with homes holding the treasure … ...
College Love Stories, Reimagined I went to Vassar College because a friend of my father’s, knowing that I had good grades, told him I should apply there. At the time, I had never heard … ...
Mental Health Courts: Does Coercion Add Anything of Value... Mental health courts are America’s sad, broken way of dealing with people who have mental illness — who also happen to have committed a crime. Even something as small as a misdemeanor. I mean, what better way to treat a person’s mental illness than to … ...
Is Love Simply a Puff of Oxytocin? Bonding is an essential part of social, sexual and family life. How much is this due to one simple chemical in the brain?
Irrational? Decisions and decision making in context Nassim Nicholas Taleb, author of Fooled by Randomness: Finally put my finger on what is wrong with the common belief in psychological findings that people “irrationally” overestimate tail probabilities, calling it a “bias”. Simply, these experimenters assume that people make a single decision in their lifetime! The entire field of psychology of decisions missed the … Continue reading "Irrational? Decisions and decision making in context"