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Workplace status matters — but not in the way you think Are employees more likely to help co-workers above them or beneath them in the corporate pecking order? A new study suggests that may be the wrong question to ask. Researchers found that workers are most likely to help colleagues who are moderately distant from themselves in status — both above and below them. The results [...]
Live-imaging technique for mice seen as boost to studies of brain function University of Oregon scientists have looked into the brains of living mice to see in real time the processing of sensory information and generation of behavioral responses. To do so, researchers developed a line of transgenic mice whose brains expressed a green fluorescent protein that lights up active neurons. They then used a customized wide-field [...]
Using magnetic forces to control neurons, study finds brain is vital in glucose metabolism To learn what different cells do, scientists switch them on and off and observe what the effects are. There are many methods that do this, but they all have problems: too invasive, or too slow, or not precise enough. Now, a new method to control the activity of neurons in mice, devised by scientists at Rockefeller [...]
The tougher men think they are, the less likely they are to be honest with doctors Men are less likely than women to go to the doctor, more likely to choose a male doctor when they do go, but less likely to be honest with that doctor about their symptoms, Rutgers psychologists have found. The researchers believe this may contribute to men’s dying earlier than women. “The question that we wanted [...]
Experiential learning needs time — experiential learners need support Internships and experiential learning programs typically span the length of a semester, but preliminary findings of a new University of Houston study indicate that’s not long enough for students to get the full benefits. At issue are the students’ expectations and their advisors’ guidance. “There is a gap between the expectation and the reality of [...]
Can eyetracking really be used to measure unconscious pizza preferences? If you prefer to order your pizza without going through all the trouble of actually speaking, Pizza Hut has just the thing for you — “the world’s first subconscious menu.” You sit down, glance through the menu, and before you say anything or even make a conscious decision, the menu has figured out which toppings [...]
3 Simple Ways to Relax Your Brain After a Funky Day Shut. It. Off. You’ve been in overdrive all day — juggling logistics, people, project deadlines, and endless to-dos — or maybe putting out fires, squeezing in errands, finding lost toys, and making sure you’ve filled out all the forms for school tomorrow. All day, you … ...
OCD and Sleepwalking Sleep is often a big issue for those with obsessive-compulsive disorder. In fact, this post on sleep written over three years ago continues to be one of my most popular. … ...
The Lasting Mark Sugar Leaves on Our Brains Why is it so hard to give up tasty treats? Logically we know they are bad for us, not only in contributing to weight gain, but also that post-binge sluggishness … ...
The Honesty of the Downton Abbey Clan I have been wondering about why I have been so obsessed with Downton Abbey. Sure, there is the constant upheaval of intense emotions, the love and hate, the innuendo, the … ...
When Your Mother’s Voice Hijacks Yours If there’s one promise an unloved daughter makes to herself—and I am willing to bet that it’s universal since so many women, including myself, have alluded to it—it’s that she’ll … ...
Newly discovered brain mechanism could change understanding of cognitive diseases from ADHD to autism Evidence is mounting that a gene called PTCHD1 helps the brain sort between important sights and sounds — and distractions.
Am I Stuck In This Rut Forever? 3 Spiritual... If you feel stuck, you want to get unstuck. But sometimes we might secretly wish for change to just kind of happen to us, without too much effort. It’s much easier … ...
Brain stimulation may reduce symptoms, improve decision-making in people with anorexia Core symptoms of anorexia nervosa, including the urge to restrict food intake and feeling fat, are reduced after just one session of a noninvasive brain stimulation technique, according new research.
Conflict between science, religion lies in our brains The conflict between science and religion may have its origins in the structure of our brains. To believe in a supernatural god or universal spirit, people appear to suppress the brain network used for analytical thinking and engage the empathetic network. When thinking analytically about the physical world, people appear to do the opposite.
Living with an Anxious Spouse All couples have their share of life challenges or issues throughout their relationship. However, when one spouse has been diagnosed with an anxiety disorder, the couple faces a whole new set of challenges. Normal, everyday life issues seem to become exaggerated and can inevitably put a significant strain … ...
Live-imaging technique for mice seen as boost to studies of brain function, development Scientists have looked into the brains of living mice to see in real time the processing of sensory information and generation of behavioral responses. To do so, researchers developed a line of transgenic mice whose brains expressed a green fluorescent protein that lights up active neurons.
Your Personality Traits Are Revealed By The Way You Move People prefer to interact with others who move in the same way as they do. ** PsyBlog's new ebook is out now: "Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything" **
Building a Private Practice- Real Life Stories Featuring Jennifer... Here is the Interview with Jennifer Todd, LCSW, ACH: Miranda: Coming from ZynnyMe, and I am here with the awesome Jennifer Todd. She’s all the way out here from the East Coast, and yes, I’m still in Seattle, as you can tell from the backdrop. … ...
In Love and Marriage, Practice Doesn’t Make Perfect We describe why having more partners before marriage doesn't lead to success in marriage, including the impact of having a model of the perfect sexual lover in your mind.