|Severity Makes Events Feel Closer
||Psychological distance has been the focus of a lot of research lately. How do we decide whether something is near or far from us?
|4 More Things that Create or Boost Your Anxiety
||In many ways we create our own anxiety. It might be our habits or the actions we take. It might be our perspective on everything from traveling on airplanes to how life works. The good news is that we can do something about these triggers—instead … ...
|New tool may help predict patients' motor function recovery after stroke
||Graph theoretical analysis is proving to be helpful in understanding complex networks in the brain. Investigators used a graph theoretical approach in examining the changes in the configuration of the two hemispheres of the brain in 12 patients after stroke. They found it helped understand the dynamic reorganization of both hemispheric networks in the brain and to predict recovery of motor function.
|New study indicates students' cognitive functioning improves when using standing desks
||Do students think best when on their feet? New findings provide the first evidence of neurocognitive benefits of stand-height desks in classrooms. These findings provide the first evidence of neurocognitive benefits of stand-height desks in classrooms, where students are given the choice to stand or sit based on their preferences.
|Genes may contribute to making some nations happier than others
||The citizens of nations that rate themselves happiest display a specific genetic feature: their DNA is more likely to contain a specific allele involved in sensory pleasure and pain reduction, say researchers. They weighed up genetic and various external factors to might contribute to national differences in happiness.
|Why fish intake by pregnant women improves the growth of a child's brain
||An explanation for the correlation between eating fish during pregnancy, and the health of the baby's brain, has been uncovered by a group of researchers. Dietary lipid contains fatty acids such as omega-6 and omega-3, which are essential nutrients for many animals and humans. The research group found that a balanced intake of lipids by pregnant women is necessary for the normal brain formation of the unborn child.
|Can Meeting with the Ex-Wife or Stepmom in Your...
||The Just Meet Her Challenge Could a face-to-face discussion with the stepmom or ex-wife in your life improve your situation by opening your eyes and heart? That’s the challenge that … ...
|Autism in Love | Film Review
||Autism in Love came out this past year. It’s indie film director Matt Fuller’s first documentary. It’s on pbs.com and part of ReelAbilities film festival. And I have to say, … ...
|Researchers develop novel cell line for screening of brain drugs
||A new cell line has been developed, which may be used to investigate new drugs and help predict whether they are able to enter the brain. This research will afford scientists in both academia and the medical industry a new tool for investigating drug uptake in brain tissue and tumors where the human efflux pump, P-gp, is expressed.
|Odor biomarker for Alzheimer's disease
||A uniquely identifiable odor signature has been identified from mouse models of Alzheimer's disease. The odor signature appears in urine before significant development of Alzheimer-related brain pathology, suggesting that it may be possible to develop a non-invasive tool for early diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease.
|Read This if You Did Not Win the Powerball Lottery
||How to get over the disappointment of not becoming an instant powerball lottery billionaire.
|Today I Love Being Broke Still
||Today I love being broke still, though there was a chance that yesterday I might have been worth a lot of money. I love that a group of like minded … ...
|Note to Self: Be Content Today by Remembering This
||Dear Self: Let’s focus on these three things so that today can be full of contentment. 1. You’re not Superman Today, I am not going to change the entire world, … ...
|6 Ways Alcohol Can Be Unexpectedly Good For Your Mind And Brain
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|5 Things An Unloved Daughter Feels in Childhood
||While the details of childhood and the makeup of each household are different, when unloved daughters tell their stories, patterns emerge. Culled from literally hundreds of stories that have been … ...
|4 Tips for Seeking ADHD Treatment in College
||If you’re in college and thinking about seeking mental health treatment, the logistics can seem tricky. You might find yourself in that position of being somewhat but not entirely independent, … ...
|Eco Spirituality and Nature-Informed Therapies–Part One...
||“The ancient rhythms of the earth have insinuated themselves into the rhythms of the human heart. The earth is not outside us; it is within: the clay from where the tree of the body grow” ~ (O’Donohue, 2005, p. 238). The Earth and her creatures … ...
|A Friend Lost and Found
||Often, after one develops a mental illness, one may lose friends. This happened to me. I lost a childhood friend who was with me when I experienced a nervous breakdown. I was in New York City when it happened. I completely and totally lost touch … ...
|The Endogenous Pharmacy and the Mind
||When Parkinson’s Disease (PD) patients were given a placebo that they believed was the same drug that had previously controlled their PD symptoms, they got that same symptom relief from … ...
|What Does Dopamine Do and How to Increase It Naturally
||Dopamine is what helps us learn, keeps us happy and motivated. Find out more about dopamine function and how you might be able to increase its levels safely and naturally.