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The Healing Power of Placebos: Fact or Fiction? Does new research really prove that placebos don't require deception?
New drug therapy could improve brain function and life expectancy of ALS patients A researcher has successfully redesigned a portion of MabThera, an FDA-approved drug used to treat certain autoimmune diseases and types of cancer, into a new molecule to treat ALS, outlines a new report.
No evidence that brain-stimulation technique boosts cognitive training Transcranial direct-current stimulation (tDCS) -- a non-invasive technique for applying electric current to areas of the brain -- may be growing in popularity, but new research suggests that it probably does not add any meaningful benefit to cognitive training.
Hassles Are Part of Being Human, Even for Our Ancestors Being human, with all its messiness, is worth the hassle
Podcast: Talking to Paul Gilmartin (Host of The Mental... In this episode of the Psych Central Show, hosts Gabe Howard and Vincent M. Wales welcome Paul Gilmartin, host of The Mental Illness Happy Hour podcast. Paul shares his story of how the popular podcast came into existence and shares information on some of his favorite … ...
APA Urges Senate to Start Over on Health Care Statement by APA president, Antonio E. Puente, PhD, in response to the Congressional Budget Office’s scoring of the American Health Care Act
Fathers' Brains Respond Differently to Daughters Than Sons Daily interactions with toddlers may be influenced by gender, research finds
Study: Gender stereotypes about movie preferences are mostly accurate Women watch chick flicks while men watch macho movies? Just how accurate are stereotypes about the film preferences of men and women? According to research recently published in Frontiers in Psychology, people’s gender stereotypes about movies generally match the actual preferences of men and women. But there is a catch — people also tend to [...]
Brain anatomy differs in people with 22q genetic risk for schizophrenia, autism Study characterizes, for the first time, brain differences between people with a specific genetic risk for schizophrenia and those at risk for autism, and the findings could help explain the biological underpinnings of these neuropsychiatric disorders.
Ketamine: A Miracle Drug for Depression? A team of researchers funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) recently discovered why the drug ketamine may act as a rapid antidepressant. Ketamine is best known as an illicit, psychedelic club drug. Often referred to as “Special K” or a “horse tranquilizer” by the media, it … ...
One cancer is linked to highest suicide risk People suffering from lung cancer are at a higher risk than those who struggle with other forms of the disease.
Anger or fear: Which is worse? The emotion of anger leads to an optimistic outlook when it comes to risk.
A 1-hour walk, 3 times a week, has benefits for dementia Exercise may bolster the brain function and thinking skills of people with dementia.
I Matter Too: Self-Compassion in Action “If your compassion does not include yourself, it is incomplete.” – Jack Kornfield Raise your hand if you are a caregiver, either personally or professionally. Do you spend your days looking after the wellbeing of family, friends and/or clients? At the end of a long … ...
The Clothing That Makes People Appear More Intelligent How to use clothes to appear more competent. • Try one of PsyBlog's ebooks, all written by Dr Jeremy Dean: Activate: How To Find Joy Again By Changing What You Do (NEW) The Anxiety Plan: 42 Strategies For Worry, Phobias, OCD and Panic Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything
Amazingly flexible: Learning to read in your 30s profoundly transforms the brain Reading is such a modern cultural invention that there is no specific area in the brain dedicated to it. Scientists have found that learning to read as an adult reconfigures evolutionarily ancient brain structures hitherto assigned to different skills. These findings were obtained in a large-scale study in India in which completely illiterate women learned how to read and write for six months.
Games Master Manipulators Play: Boundary Blindness How to know when your personal boundaries are being crossed, and what to do about it.
How To Read Someone’s Emotions From Their Eyes Whether people widen or narrow their eyes gives you a huge amount of information about their emotions. • Try one of PsyBlog's ebooks, all written by Dr Jeremy Dean: Activate: How To Find Joy Again By Changing What You Do (NEW) The Anxiety Plan: 42 Strategies For Worry, Phobias, OCD and Panic Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything
Are Dogs Self-Aware? The standard test of self-awareness is being able to recognize ourselves in a mirror. Although chimpanzees pass this test with flying colors, dogs flunk.
How hand amputation, reattachment, affects brain: First-of-its-kind study Researchers have found evidence of specific neurochemical changes associated with lower neuronal health in these brain regions. Further, they report that some of these changes in the brain may persist in individuals who receive hand transplants, despite their recovered hand function.