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Brain’s wiring connected to sensory processing disorder Researchers at UC San Francisco have found that boys and girls with sensory processing disorder (SPD) have altered pathways for brain connectivity when compared to typically developing children, and the difference predicts challenges with auditory and tactile processing. The research, published Jan. 26, 2016, in the journal Frontiers in Neuroanatomy, is the biggest imaging study [...]
Not all psychopaths are criminals – some psychopathic traits are actually linked to success Tom Skeyhill was an acclaimed Australian war hero, known as “the blind solider-poet.” During the monumental World War I battle of Gallipoli, he was a flag signaler, among the most dangerous of all positions. After being blinded when a bomb shell detonated at his feet, he was transferred out. After the war he penned a [...]
New policies, educational programs help — but don’t solve — problems with opioid abuse A recent study showed that medical provider training, new clinic policies and efforts to “taper” opioid use for pain treatment could significantly reduce the level of opioid medication that patients used — a limited but positive step for a nation enmeshed in opioid use, abuse and overdose deaths. The findings were made by researchers from [...]
Body image study finds differences between Asian American and white women Researchers at Chapman University have published work on how Asian American women and white women feel about their faces, their weights, and their overall appearances. The researchers surveyed 303 Asian American women and 367 white women at universities in Hawaii and California. “We found that Asian American women reported overall lower evaluations of their attractiveness [...]
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Panel calls for depression screenings during and after pregnancy Women should be screened for depression during pregnancy and after giving birth, an influential government-appointed health panel said, the first time it has recommended screening for maternal mental illness.
The Explosive Mix of Sex and Violence The mass sexual assaults in Cologne illuminate a dark side of human nature—how sex and violence are interlinked in the human brain.
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