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Researchers identify when Parkinson’s proteins become toxic to brain cells Researchers have used a non-invasive method of observing how the process leading to Parkinson’s disease takes place at the nanoscale, and identified the point in the process at which proteins in the brain become toxic, eventually leading to the death of brain cells. The results suggest that the same protein can either cause, or protect [...]
Which neuron is more mature? Single cell transcriptome knows! The human brain is extremely complex, containing billions of neurons forming trillions of synapses where thoughts, behavior and emotion arise. However, when an individual is performing a particular task, not many but only a few neural circuits are in action. The enormous cellular heterogeneity of the brain structure has made dissections of the molecular basis [...]
Does Having ADHD Make Us More Tolerant Toward Other... A recent study found that ADHD makes some parents more tolerant towards children with ADHD but makes others less tolerant. In general, children with ADHD have more conflict with their … ...
Death-related thoughts discourage consumers from purchasing annuities Thinking about death isn’t doing the annuity industry any favors, but it could be the missing piece of a puzzle that has vexed economists for decades. That’s according to a new study by two Boston College marketing professors who say “mortality salience” is one reason why consumers shy away from buying annuities. “When you think [...]
Starving eye cells contribute to blindness in elders Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of visual impairment in people over 50 in developed countries. Although this condition affects up to 20% of people between the ages of 65 and 75, what drives abnormal blood vessels to invade the retina is unknown. Researchers from Montreal and Boston now provide a new mechanism [...]
When Your Spouse Is Depressed Dealing with a depressed spouse is not an easy thing to do. The burden that is carried by one partner often migrates over to the other, and in the end … ...
Keeping the Fire Alive: One Man’s Renewed Life Commitment... Since my first vision quest 18 years ago, I’ve made a commitment to go out into the wilderness every year alone and fast, typically for three days and nights. This sacred time gives me the opportunity to contemplate my life and to renew my commitment … ...
Are You a Left-Brained or Right-Brained Thinker? The pop psychology notion of left-brain/right-brain is nothing more than “folk neuroscience,” just as nonsensical as the idea that you only use ten percent of your brain.
8 Possible Signs of a Relapse   Frequently, mental health doesn’t change overnight. It can be a gradual process. Here are eight things to look for that might be a sign of decreasing stability or the … ...
Chemical may be new tool for depression therapy A chemical that acts on a number of inflammatory or inflammation-linked diseases, may also help in treating clinical depression, this mouse-based study suggests.
Gut Health and its Effect on Depression The rich relationship between microscopic organisms and humans may have a lot to do with mental health, specifically anxiety and depression. When you understand the key role beneficial bacteria play, … ...
How Does Caffeine Affect ADHD? Introduction You may heard the expression that people with ADHD drink coffee to calm down? Well actually on the basis of research this statement can be proven true. This article … ...
The Scapegoated Daughter While some differential treatment of children is normal even in loving families, the unloved daughter feels it keenly all of the time. Scapegoating is a variation on the theme but … ...
Video Games: 3 Psychological Benefits You Never Would Have Guessed Three positive mental aspects of playing video games. ** PsyBlog's new ebook is out now: "Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything (Ebook) **
Harrison Ford Reveals Daughter’s Struggle with Epilepsy... He’s arguably one of the most popular actors in the world but he still is “just a dad” when he talks about his daughter, Georgia. Recently, while attending the NYU … ...
Family Dynamics in Song: "A Boy Named Sue" Sometimes, writers come up with insights about psychology and family dynamics that seem to escape most practitioners in the field. The song "A Boy Named Sue" is a prime example.
Money And Happiness Have An Astonishing Relationship, New Study Finds Before you go hell-for-leather for your next raise, consider this... ** PsyBlog's new ebook is out now: "Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything (Ebook) **
10 Crucial Differences Between Worry and Anxiety People often use the terms worry and anxiety interchangeably but they are very different psychological states and have different implications for our mental health. Here's why:
When Being the “Bad Guy” Is a Good Thing Sometimes the best approach for a parent is to give children choices. For toddlers and elementary school children, negotiating an end to an activity by offering “We can leave the playground in five minutes or ten minutes. Which do you want?” gives a child a … ...
Which neuron is more mature? Single cell transcriptome knows The human brain is extremely complex, containing billions of neurons forming trillions of synapses where thoughts, behavior and emotion arise. However, when an individual is performing a particular task, not many but only a few neural circuits are in action. The enormous cellular heterogeneity of the brain structure has made dissections of the molecular basis for neural circuitry function particularly challenging.