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Trouble sleeping associated with behavioral problems in children with autism New research from the University of Missouri has found associations between trouble sleeping and behavioral problems in children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). “Past research has found that children with ASD often have trouble sleeping at night. Many children with ASD also struggle with regulating their behavior during the day,” said Micah Mazurek, assistant professor [...]
How punitive, omniscient gods may have encouraged the expansion of human society For the bulk of our evolutionary history, human groups were small, tightly knit communities. Only quite recently, some human groups started evolving into the large-scale societies with vast interconnected trade networks we know today. Urban areas in Mesopotamia, for example, developed around 5,000 years ago. Whether trading or purchasing goods online, many people all over [...]
How early is infants’ attention affected by surrounding culture? Do the cultures in which we live shape how we view the objects and events in the world that surrounds us? Research with adults has suggested that it does. But how early might any such culturally inflected differences emerge in development? In a new Northwestern University study, researchers address the issue directly, asking how 24-month-old [...]
Graphic cigarette warnings trigger brain areas key to quitting smoking Viewing graphic anti-smoking images on cigarette packs triggers activity in brain areas involved in emotion, decision-making and memory as observed via brain scans. Researchers from Georgetown University Medical Center and Truth Initiative reported their findings online this week in Addictive Behaviors Reports. The brain scanning study, the first to be conducted in young adult smokers, [...]
Scientists create vaccine against dangerous designer opioids With use of synthetic opioid “designer drugs” on the rise, scientists from The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have a new strategy to curb addiction and even prevent fatal overdoses. In a new study, published today in the journal Angewandte Chemie, the scientists report successful preclinical tests of a vaccine that prevents the synthetic opioid fentanyl–which [...]
Oral bacteria linked to risk of stroke In a study of patients entering the hospital for acute stroke, researchers have increased their understanding of an association between certain types of stroke and the presence of the oral bacteria (cnm-positive Streptococcus mutans).
5 Tips to Manage Stress When Work Is Crazy Busy We’ve all been there: a big project comes up that’s super important to your company (and your career), and it quickly becomes an all-hands-on-deck situation. Work shifts to priority number one, leaving everything else in your life to fall by the wayside. Suddenly, you’re clocking … ...
Understanding the Nature of Dog Intelligence Just as in humans, there is a general intelligence factor in dogs. Performance in one type of cognitive skill test predicts performance in many others.
Practice the Change You Wish to See in the World Life is a practice and what you choose to practice is what will make up your character. It’s worth considering what you value in life and then making an intention and … ...
Brain structural effects of psychopharmacological treatment in bipolar disorder Bipolar disorder is associated with subtle neuroanatomical deficits. This review considers evidence that lithium, mood stabilizers, antipsychotic medication and antidepressant medications are associated with neuroanatomical variation.
Researchers highlight brain region as 'ground zero' of Alzheimer's disease A critical but vulnerable region in the brain appears to be the first place affected by late onset Alzheimer's disease and may be more important for maintaining cognitive function in later life than previously appreciated, according to a new review of the scientific literature.
Meaningful Relationships Correlate with Less Cancer In this prospective study at Johns Hopkins, which was carried out for thirty years, the medical students who in medical school were deemed to be most likely to have meaningful … ...
The Overly Cocky Guy No One Really Likes: Explained... In their article, “Knowing Your Place: Self-Perceptions of Status in Face-to-Face Groups​”, Cameron Anderson and his collaborators set out to explore how an individual’s self-perceived status in a given group … ...
Entrepreneurship and Relationships – How to Stay Connected While... I reached out to Jenev because I was desperate to have you hear her message. More often than not, while we love building our practices, it can deter from our relationships and if we aren’t fostering intimacy and connection, our relationship can take a back … ...
Why Do Persons With Schizophrenia Die Prematurely? On average, individuals with schizophrenia die more than 25 years earlier than the general population. Both natural and unnatural causes are responsible for these premature deaths.
Setting the Record Straight on Antipsychotics Antipsychotics are neither all good or all bad- lifesaving for some, harmful for others. It is incorrect to generalize from any one person's lived experience to everyone else.
How Being Depressed Can Affect Your Relationships Your relationships can affect your mood, but did you also realize that your mood can affect your relationships?
Does Seasonal Affective Disorder Exist? Can Depressive Symptoms Be... In late January, researchers published the results of their study that seem to call into question whether seasonal affective disorder (SAD) actually exists. Seasonal affective disorder is a type of clinical depression that appears to be related in some way to the changing of the … ...
Gene could help identify psychosis risk in cannabis users A gene that can be used to predict how susceptible a young person is to the mind-altering effects of smoking cannabis has been identified by a group of researchers. The finding could help identify otherwise healthy users who are most at risk of developing psychosis.
In the Workplace, Who Most Expresses Style and Beauty? Romantics (type 4 in the Enneagram personality system) maintain a strong heart connection. Their rich internal life helps them share others’ emotional experiences.