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An In-depth Analysis of the Crisis at Google The crisis at Google in the wake of the Damore memo controversy is an unfortunate symptom of our hyperpolarized society. This blog explains how to understand it and move forward.
Who’s to Blame When a Child Dies in High-Conflict Divorce? Filicide is the most unimaginable crime perpetrated against children. The very act defies explanation, yet opening up the dialogue may be the only hope for the lives lost.
How the brain recognizes familiar faces Scientists have located two areas in the brain that help us recognize familiar faces. The discovery will help them delve deeper into the relationship between face recognition, memory, and social knowledge.
Gender Bias in Technology: How One Google Guy got it Wrong Are women really poorly suited for careers in tech? One Google engineer’s claims got him fired. The facts based on personality research prove that Google made the right decision.
Best of Our Blogs: August 11, 2017 Your belief that everything is going to be all right. Her smile. His sense of ease. Your friendship. What has illness done to you and your relationships? What have you gained in return? Meaning. Presence. Connection. Compassion. This week, read the fascinating ways narcissism, stress, … ...
Better Living Through Empathy Want to better exercise your empathy muscle? Here are some tips.
How to survive a jerk at work Research shows ways to reduce the onslaught and suffering of dealing with rude and disrespectful coworkers.
MDMA-assisted psychotherapy for PTSD causes long-lasting changes in personality, study finds Mental health professionals have long struggled to find more effective for post-traumatic stress disorder. Scientists are currently investigating whether the illegal party drug known “ecstasy” or “molly” could help those suffering from the disorder. As part of that investigation, researchers have now published evidence showing that the combination of psychotherapy and MDMA (methylenedioxymethamphetamine) not only [...]
Wise Words for Those Living With a Narcissist Shortly after their marriage, Jack became aware of the narcissism in his wife. At first, he thought it was immaturity but after their child was born, things escalated. Unable to fully attach onto their child, she became more demanding and self-absorbed. There were times when … ...
Study of 15,847 people worldwide uncovers sex differences in the asymmetry of major brain structures There are age and sex related differences in the asymmetry of major brain structures, according to a study recently published in Brain Imaging and Behavior. Human functions such as language, cognition and movement are produced by areas of the brain that are split asymmetrically between the two hemispheres. This means that the neural mechanisms behind [...]
10 Amazing Self-Care Charts You Need to See We always talk about self-care—after all, how are you meant to live a full and meaningful life if you don’t take care of yourself? But we know understanding self-care can be a bit overwhelming. Add to that, when you search the term on line, thousands of lists, inspirational quotes and ideas come back to you, […]
Novel stem cell-derived model created of inflammatory neurological disorder An international team of scientists, has created a human stem cell-based model of a rare, but devastating, inherited neurological autoimmune condition called Aicardi-Goutieres Syndrome (AGS). In doing so, the team was able to identify unusual and surprising underlying genetic mechanisms that drive AGS and test strategies to inhibit the condition using existing drugs.
Does widespread pain stem from the brain? MRI study investigates Patients with different chronic pain diagnoses recorded similar brain changes, a new study finds, suggesting a need for new treatment approaches.
Mania: The Side Effect of Genius The first psychiatrist I had ever met listened to me prattle on for about 15 minutes before she interrupted me, scowling: “You have bipolar disorder, type 1.” And there, that was it. I was 21 years old. I didn’t even question her as blurry memories … ...
What is Mental Illness? Does Trump Have a Mental Illness? When the term "mentally ill" is used to describe President Trump, is the term being used appropriately?
Debunking Neuromyths: Eight Common Brain Myths Set Straight A new study puts brain myths in the spotlight. True or false: "Some people are left-brained and some of us are right-brained." Many believe this myth is true. It's not.
Being bullied may dramatically affect sleep New research, using a mouse model simulating human bullying, suggests that being bullied produces long-lasting, depression-like sleep dysfunction and other effects on daily biological rhythms.
Higher Anxiety Linked To What You’re Probably Doing Right Now A behaviour you’re probably doing right now has been consistently linked to anxiety. • Try one of PsyBlog's ebooks, all written by Dr Jeremy Dean: Activate: How To Find Joy Again By Changing What You Do (NEW) The Anxiety Plan: 42 Strategies For Worry, Phobias, OCD and Panic Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything
New kinds of brain cells revealed Scientists analyzed methylation patterns of neurons to find new subtypes.
Sleep biology discovery could lead to new insomnia treatments that don't target the brain Scientists report the first evidence that a gene outside the brain controls the ability to rebound from sleep deprivation -- a very surprising discovery that could eventually lead to greatly improved treatments of insomnia and other sleep disorders that do not require getting a drug into the brain.