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Best of Our Blogs: March 11, 2016 I have a two-year-old so my home is often filled with the sounds of toddler tantrums. The constant yelling made me wonder where tantrums go when we grow into adults. We may have learned to silence our inner child in public, but how many of us are walking … ...
The Secret Doctors Don’t Want You To Know I get a kick out of the schlock that passes for reason these days. Especially the schlock in advertisements. And those advertisements are quite invasive, they’re everywhere. They’re there on … ...
Are There Other Types of Bipolar Disorder? The stereotype of bipolar disorder is a full-blown euphoric, manic or psychotic episode. During this phase, people can engage in indiscriminate spending or stay awake for days, obsessing over projects … ...
Why daylight saving time can be bad for your health This small time shift can significantly raise the risk of health-related issues.
The Imaginative, Idiosyncratic and Schizotypal Manager What is Schizotypal Personality Disorder? Can you be a little schizotypal? Is this disorder related to creativity?
Help! I think I’m being abused It is shocking to read the statistics about how many teens find themselves in abusive relationships before they even graduate high school. •Approximately 1.5 million high school students nationwide experience … ...
Are Men More Helpful, Altruistic, or Chivalrous than Women? Who is more helpful, men or women?
Study examines how many CrossFitters are addicted to exercise Worldwide, fitness buffs are turning to CrossFit, a specific type of group exercise, to initiate and maintain their exercise goals. CrossFit involves assorted forms of physical activity such as powerlifting, plyometrics, and running. During workouts, participants use assorted mantras (i.e., “sweat is your fat crying” or “strong is the new skinny”) to assist with maintaining [...]
Grid cells’ role in human imagination revealed Evidence of grid cell activity has been seen in healthy volunteers asked to imagine moving through an environment in new UCL (University College London) research funded by the Medical Research Council and Wellcome Trust. The study, published in Current Biology, used fMRI scans to detect brain activity consistent with grid cell activity in the entorhinal [...]
Study: Income increases do not affect life satisfaction — but decreases do Changes in income do not affect most people’s happiness, most of the time, according to a new study led by the University of Stirling. The research, which examined levels of life satisfaction and income changes in more than 18,000 adults over a nine year period, revealed that income change is only important when individuals with [...]
Neural networks learn to link temporally dispersed stimuli Rustling leaves, a creaking branch: To a mouse, these sensory impressions may at first seem harmless — but not if a cat suddenly bursts out of the bush. If so, they were clues of impending life-threatening danger. Robert Gütig of the Max Planck Institute of Experimental Medicine in Göttingen has now found how the brain [...]
Climate change less politicized among minority groups Race and ethnicity as a function of climate-change attitudes is the subject of a recent study by Jonathon Schuldt, assistant professor of communication in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, and collaborator Adam Pearson, assistant professor of psychology at Pomona (Calif.) College. Their work is documented in a paper, “The role of race and [...]
Procrastinating? Here’s Why You Should Stop (And What...   When it comes to closing the gap between what we do now and what we get later one of the biggest problems is something we are all familiar with … ...
Is ADHD Curable? Introduction You may be suffering from ADHD and may be asking yourself one specific question. According to http://braincoretherapy.com/can-adhd-cured/, “When an individual or their child is diagnosed with ADHD, one of … ...
Being a Contender in Psychotherapy Psychotherapy is not for the faint-of-heart. Entering therapy is a substantial risk, especially when considering there is no blue print or written guarantee that you will get better. At the same time, it is just as thrilling as it is terrifying, like a sedentary extreme … ...
Less than meets the eye: How do computers — or our brains — recognize images? We do not merely recognize objects – our brain is so good at this task that we can automatically supply the concept of a cup when shown a photo of a curved handle or identify a face from just an ear or nose. Neurobiologists, computer scientists, and robotics engineers are all interested in understanding how [...]
Wealth doesn’t protect US blacks from greater chance of incarceration The chances of incarceration in America are always higher for blacks than for whites or Hispanics, regardless of their level of wealth, according to a new study led by Khaing Zaw of Duke University in the U.S. In addition, blacks and Hispanics who had previously served jail time were significantly poorer than their white counterparts. [...]
New studies of the ‘natural history’ of schizophrenia raise hope for new treatments Emerging evidence on the development, “prodromal” characteristics, and long-term course of schizophrenia provide reasons for optimism for developing new treatments and preventive approaches for this devastating disorder, according to the special March/April issue of Harvard Review of Psychiatry. The journal is published by Wolters Kluwer. “This special issue of the Harvard Review of Psychiatry brings [...]
Serotonin deficiency implicated in rheumatoid arthritis For the first time, serotonin (5-hydroxytryptamine, 5-HT) has been directly implicated in the pathophysiology of rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Although 5-HT is predominantly known as a neurotransmitter within the central nervous system, new evidence points to additional important functions for serotonin in the periphery. A report in The American Journal of Pathology shows that experimentally-induced RA [...]
10 Ways Animals Improve Mental Health More and more, animals are becoming a part of people’s lives. According to a Harris Poll, more than 3 in 5 American households have pets. That’s 62% of families have … ...