|Synchronized brain waves in distant regions combine memories
||Humans have the remarkable ability to integrate information from multiple memories and infer indirect relationships. How does our brain support this important function? Neuroscientists have now shown that rhythmic brain waves, called theta oscillations, engage and synchronize the brain regions that support the integration of memories.
|The brain communicates on several channels
||The human brain uses several frequency bands for the flow of information between lower and higher areas, report scientists, who have demonstrated that the visual cortex of human subjects uses different frequency channels depending on the direction in which information is being transported. These findings were only possible thanks to previous research with macaque monkeys. They might help to understand the cause of psychiatric illnesses in which the two channels appear to be mixed up.
|Brain's 'amplifier' compensates for lost inner ear function
||Researchers have described, for the first time, the adult brain's ability to compensate for a near-complete loss of auditory nerve fibers that link the ear to the brain. The findings suggest that the brain's natural plasticity can compensate for inner ear damage to bring sound detection abilities back within normal limits; however, it does not recover speech intelligibility.
|The 7 Habits of Socially Connected People
||Some people may be naturally gregarious and easily find themselves socially connected. For most of us, feeling truly integrated into a social scene takes some effort. Luckily, there are predictable patterns to social success. Do certain things, and people will be drawn to you. Below … ...
|Are You Creative? Strange Illusion Can Predict Your Score...
||The “Rabbit-duck illusion” can now tell your creative ability, according to a recent study. Take the simple test right now and discover your level of creativity in minutes. How to test … ...
|Love May Be the Most Powerful Medicine
||In this case study, from the early 20th century, physician William Osler cured a small boy of whooping cough. In the days before antibiotics, whooping cough was commonly fatal. Dr. … ...
|How I KNOW Body Love is Possible
||Over the years, I have detected a pattern to how I tend to do “personal growth.” First, I whine and moan about how I really want something – let’s say … ...
|Calculating whiskers send precise information to the brain
||For rats, which use their whiskers to feel out their surroundings at night, clumps of nerve endings called mechanoreceptors located at the base of each whisker act as tiny calculators, new research demonstrates.
|The Personality Factor That Can Predict Anxiety and Depression Disorders
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|How to Profile a Narcissist with One Simple Question
||New research shows that you may be able to identify a narcissist by asking them one simple question.
|Today I Love That The Week Isn’t Waiting On Me
||Today I love that the week isn’t waiting on me to keep up, it’s just barrelling on through its days and making a rush for the exit. I love that … ...
|Growth factor in brain tied to slower mental decline
||Older people with higher amounts of a key protein in their brains also had slower decline in their memory and thinking abilities than people with lower amounts of protein from the gene called brain-derived neurotrophic factor, or BDNF, according to a study.
|Emotional Rehabilitation: Recovery from Loss
||Physical illness has an emotional reaction such as anger, shock, denial or acceptance. In most cases, the onset of a medical problem or condition has a range of underlying emotions. Illness imposes an impact on the person, moving from a place of freedom to a … ...
|Multiple sclerosis drug tied to rising JC virus antibody levels
||People who take the drug natalizumab for multiple sclerosis may have up to a 10 times greater risk of developing a risk biomarker for activity of a virus that can lead to an often fatal brain disease, according to a study.
|Electric patch holds promise for treating PTSD
||A new treatment has shown benefits for reducing the symptoms associated with chronic Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and associated depression, a team of psychiatrists has found. For Trigeminal Nerve Stimulation, individuals wear an unobtrusive patch on their forehead while they sleep. Following treatment, the severity of participants' PTSD symptoms dropped by an average of more than 30 percent, and the severity of their depression dropped by an average of more than 50 percent.
|5 Self-Care Tips for New Moms
||When you’re a new mom, your self-care routine may seem like a distant memory. A very distant memory. After all, how are you supposed to care for your needs when your baby requires your attention 24/7? How are you supposed to care for your needs … ...
|Staying Sober While Traveling
|| The big day has finally arrived. Now it’s time for some rest. Wherever the destination, there is a chance that thoughts of drinking will happen — especially for … ...
|Do You Feel More Dead Than Alive?
||Caption: Can’t concentrate? Do you feel more dead than alive? Could it Be depression? Take a depression screening Today Making Sense of the 2016 Depression Screening Guidelines ©⊗®⊗©⊕®⊗© Support the … ...
|We’re All in This Together
||For me, I think the most terrifying thing about OCD was the idea that I might be the only one, at least among my friends, to have the kinds of disturbing, … ...
|Risky Business: The Psychology of Facing Danger
||How we arrive at the willingness to take calculated risks. Specific components of mental conditioning are often required to face moments of grave danger.