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Seven Ways to Create Your Own Successful Aging Pathway It’s all too easy to accept a defeatist attitude about getting older, especially in a society that equates youth with beauty and intellectual prowess. These 7 strategies can help.
Invading the brain to understand, repair cognition People are using brain-machine interfaces to restore motor function in ways never before possible - through limb prosthetics and exoskletons. Technologies to repair cognition have been more elusive. That's rapidly changing with tools -- from fully implantable brain devices to neuron-eavesdropping grids atop the brain -- to directly probe the mind. These technologies are mapping new understandings of cognition and advancing efforts to improve memory in patients with cognitive deficits.
Neuroscientists working to test brain training claims The draw is huge: Play video games and get smarter. For the past decade, various groups have claimed that their programs do everything from staving off neurodegenerative disease to enhancing education and improving daily functioning. Absent from many of these claims has been neuroscientific evidence. Cognitive neuroscientists are now rigorously testing the potential benefits of such 'brain training' tools. New work is showing promising results.
How Important To You Is The Desire To Win? Winning isn’t everything. It’s the only thing. —Vince Lombardi If you want to find Truth you must rid yourself of the desire for victory. —Rebbe Nachman of Breslov Rebbe Nachman teaches that … ...
The Importance of Dating Your Spouse As a counselor who has worked with over a thousand couples, I’m still shocked by the resistance that comes from a simple suggestion of dating your spouse. After all, it is not a new concept. There are hundreds of books, seminars, conferences, youtube videos, and … ...
How to Get Along with the Enneagram 6-Questioner Type 6-Questioners do not take kindly to people who try to manipulate or flatter them.
Mind Moves Matter When Deepak Chopra was a young medical resident, training in endocrinology, he had a patient with widely metastasized liver cancer. As was sometimes the case fifty years ago, doctors would … ...
How Parrots Can Help People with PTSD Out in California, something special is taking place. At a sanctuary called Serenity Park, traumatized parrots and traumatized people are connecting for mutual healing. What is interesting about this is, well, … ...
Threat of climate change found to be key psychological and emotional stressor Climate change is a significant threat to the health of Americans, creating unprecedented health problems in areas where they might not have previously occurred, according to a report released April 4 by the White House.
Critical mental health has a brain problem A common critical refrain in mental health is that explaining mental health problems in terms of a ‘brain disorder’ strips meaning from the experience, humanity from the individual, and is potentially demeaning. But this only holds true if you actually believe that having a brain disorder is somehow dehumanising and this constant attempt to distance … Continue reading "Critical mental health has a brain problem"
Broken hearts are real Researchers say the risk of a heart incident is the worst about a week to two after an unexpected loss, and stays at least a little bit high for a year.
Looking in the Mirror at our Love of Narcissists, Part 1 Think you know what a "narcissist" is? Time for a reality check.
Altered circadian rhythm worsens Parkinson's disease, researchers show Chronic lack of sleep and irregular sleep-wake cycles may be risk factors of Parkinson's disease, new work suggests. In an animal model, the researchers show that disturbances in circadian rhythm that exist before Parkinson's onset dramatically worsen motor and learning deficits brought on by the disease.
Insomnia linked to damage in brain communication networks Using a sophisticated MRI technique, researchers have found abnormalities in the brain's white matter tracts in patients with insomnia, according to a new study.
Substance Abuse Treatment Moves into Mainstream Health Care... The introduction of this new medication is a major step toward moving substance-abuse treatment into the mainstream of the healthcare system. Such as inpatient treatment, outpatient treatment, twelve step programs, … ...
Today I Love The Sparkling Sun Today I love the sparkling sun on it’s daily dash across the daytime sky. I love that it moves north just a little bit every time it rises in this … ...
Beyond Abstinence-Only: Sex Ed Should Be Sex Positive Sex education should focus on what sex is about in our time: Connection, pleasure, and (planned) parenthood.
The Iowa Gambling Task and Risky Decision Making In my last post, I wrote that people who’re primed to think about free will tend to make riskier decisions. This is true, but like many things in psychology, it’s not quite as simple as it sounds at first. The problem is that “risky decisions” aren’t a tangible thing that’s...
Humans Get Turned on When They Touch Robot Naughty Bits They may just be plastic, metal and wires, but robots can elicit... physical responses in humans. That’s according to a new study by researchers who analyzed what happened to volunteers when they touched automatons in areas that would be thought of as intimate on an actual human being....
What, Exactly, Is Gender Equality? It’s Not Numbers Gender differences in behavior may have a biological as well as a social determinant. Can we envisage a time when we accept these as true examples of individuality?