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Drinkers tend to jump the gun Why do we make bad choices? In particular, why do we rush into decisions? In humans, the tendency to show poor behavioral control is one of the hallmarks of people prone to alcohol use disorders. A new report sheds light on why people with alcohol use disorders make one form of maladaptive decision-making, the tendency to "jump the gun." It is known that rodents with high waiting impulsivity, which is the tendency to respond prematurely, are more likely to develop addiction-like behaviors.
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Stress pushes cells to die when gatekeeper of calcium use in mitochondria is dysfunctional Malfunctioning mitochondria -- the power plants in cells -- are behind the damage caused by strokes, heart attacks, and neurodegenerative diseases, but little has been known about how to stop these reactors from melting down, destroying cells and tissue.
A step toward reducing brain damage after stroke After suffering a stroke, about three-fourths of patients exhibit some disability. The extent of a patient's symptoms depends on the degree and location of brain tissue damage following the stroke event. Researchers now show that by using a tailored small molecule to turn off the production of a key neuromodulator in the brain, they can dramatically reduce brain damage in stroke models in rats.
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Stopping Suicide: How Your Words Can Save Lives I took this photo in my local cemetery last week – a poignant spot in this beautiful little town with a big and broken heart… For we’ve had five suicides … ...
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Can’t Focus on Your Most Important Work? Try This. In today’s world, doing “deep work” — anything from writing an article to learning a new skill to creating an effective business strategy — is tough. There are distractions at every turn. It’s hard to give a task your full attention when you’re trying to … ...
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OCD and Reading As many of us already know, obsessive-compulsive disorder often latches on to the things that matter to us most. Your family and friends mean the world to you? Let’s give … ...
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Finding True North: Your Source of Caring and Motivation... There’s a theme that tends to come up on my office when clients hit an impasse or feel stuck… “It shouldn’t be this hard! It feels like it’s not going … ...
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What Happened to O. J. Simpson’s Kids? With the new television series about the trial of the century now on full display—American Crime Story, The People vs. O. J. Simpson—I began to wonder about the impact of … ...
Optical Illusions That Predict Schizophrenia You might already know that possible symptoms of schizophrenia can include delusions and hallucinations. But did you know that in some situations people with schizophrenia actually have a better grasp on reality that those without the disorder? Specifically, people with schizophrenia seem not to be susceptible to some kinds of...
Who hangs out with a narcissist? Study suggests its other narcissists Narcissists may be less repelled by other narcissists, a recent study published in Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin suggests. Given how challenging a friendship with a narcissist may be (in this case, grandiose narcissists, not those described as vulnerable narcissists), researchers were interested in examining: who hangs out with a narcissist?  Lead study author Ulrike [...]
Syntax is not unique to human language Human communication is powered by rules for combining words to generate novel meanings. Such syntactical rules have long been assumed to be unique humans. A new study, published in Nature Communications, show that Japanese great tits combine their calls using specific rules to communicate important compound messages. These results demonstrate that syntax is not unique [...]