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Is autism hiding in a fold of the brain? Scientists have identified a cerebral marker specific to autism that can be detected by MRI and is present as from the age of two years. The abnormality thus detected consists in a less deep fold in Broca's area, a region of the brain specialized in language and communication, functions that are impaired in autistic patients. This discovery may assist in the earlier diagnosis and management of these patients.
You Can Feel Happier By Changing The Tone of Your Voice, Study Finds People listen to their own voices, at least in part, to learn how they feel, study finds. » Continue reading: You Can Feel Happier By Changing The Tone of Your Voice, Study Finds Related articles:You Can Learn a New Language While You Sleep, Study Finds This Obvious Happiness Strategy Really Does Work, Study Finds 10 Ways Your Voice Influences Other Minds Hearing Voices: Rachel’s Experience Might Surprise You Vocal Fry: Why Women Should Avoid Speaking With a ‘Creaky’ Voice
Fighting Radical Islam — A Virus of the Mind The ideology of ISIS is a mental parasite that self-replicates, evolves, and spreads best through destruction. Stopping this viral replicator from infecting more brains is a must.
Creativity is the Way We Share Our Truths: Q&A... A big obstacle that stops us from creating is the belief that our creations must be perfect or pretty. And if they’re neither, we quit or berate ourselves, or we … ...
Today I Love The Snow Globe World Outside My Window Today I love the snow globe world outside my window. Although it’s yet another plain grey day, every now and then I look out the window and the finest dust … ...
Where “I’m Not Good Enough” Comes From It is amazing how the words a person speaks can become their reality. It begins with a thought tossed around in the head and the more weight it is given, the more power it has. Think something often enough and eventually it comes out of … ...
Can Reading Teach Young People Empathy and Tolerance? A group of academics from universities in the UK and Italy discovered that reading a popular children’s fiction series encouraged tolerance in children, teenagers, and even young adults. A recent study, published in the Journal of Applied Social Psychology , uncovered how J.K Rowling’s popular … ...
Want to Be Close to Someone? Ask These 36 Questions Can you create a sense of closeness or intimacy with a complete stranger? Psychology research says, yes, you can. Nearly 20 years ago, a team of psychology researchers led by Arthur Aron (1997) conducted an experiment that demonstrated that you could create a sense of … ...
Speaking With An ADHD Accent Do people with ADHD have passion? Does it drive us at higher rates of speed? Is that what makes those of us who are hyper so very, very, very hyper … ...
7 Psychiatric Labels: How Do Labels Make You Feel? Having worked with children and adolescents for over 6 years I find that each and every one of their family members either mention that they do not believe a diagnosis … ...
Transcendental meditation may help relieve PTSD Study shows the regular practice of meditation provides a calming effect and reduces the need for medication.
Many bariatric surgery patients face mental health issues Many people having surgery for severe obesity also have mental health conditions, particularly depression and binge-eating disorder, a new review finds.
10 Things To Know About Bad Boys Why do I like bad boys, and hate myself for it, cause I can’t seem to get away from them. What I know about bad boys: They don’t necessarily drive … ...
Why you keep playing the lottery The low cost of a lottery ticket is one of the most seductive things about playing, not to mention the fact that everyone else is buying tickets.
Dementia: New insights into causes of loss of orientation New research moves us a step closer to understanding the onset of dementia, and potentially to paving the way for future therapies. Two new studies shed light on how two parts of the brain's 'GPS' navigation system malfunctions in dementia, and point to likely underpinning causes for loss of orientation that is commonly experienced by people living with the condition.
Psychologists examine what children’s style of humor reveals about their mental health The style of humor children use is closely related to their psychosocial adjustment, according to a study published in Personality and Individual Differences. The study, which included 1,234 adolescents in England aged 11-13, used various self-report measures to gauge children’s style of humor and levels of self-esteem, depression and loneliness over a six-month period. Though [...]
New type of antidepressant found to act quickly in mice The compound CGP3466B, already proven nontoxic for people, may effectively and rapidly treat depression, according to results of a study in mice. The Johns Hopkins Medicine neuroscientists who conducted the research say that the compound — previously shown to block cocaine craving in the brains of rodents — delivers antidepressant effects to mice within hours [...]
Scientists studying cocaine addiction discover a ‘back door’ into the brain Individuals addicted to cocaine may have difficulty in controlling their addiction because of a previously-unknown ‘back door’ into the brain, circumventing their self-control, suggests a new study led by the University of Cambridge. A second study from the team suggests that a drug used to treat paracetamol overdose may be able to help individuals who [...]
Researchers discover previously unknown cellular defect in Parkinson’s disease A team of local researchers have discovered a previously unknown cellular defect in patients with idiopathic Parkinson’s disease, and identified a sequence of pathological events that can trigger or accelerate premature death of certain neurons in the brain seen in this disease. The findings, published in the journal Nature Communications, will provide a better understanding [...]
Inflammation linked to elevated glutamate in the brain could guide depression treatments Psychiatrists investigating depression have been energized in recent years by reports of rapid, successful treatment with drugs that interfere with the brain chemical glutamate, such as the anesthetic ketamine. New research from Emory University School of Medicine is providing hints as to which forms of depression may respond best to drugs that target glutamate. The [...]