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You-You: Why the Therapist is the Most Important Toy As therapists, we don’t often view ourselves as toys. We walk the aisles of the local stores looking for the latest Lego set or biggest bag of sand. We look at drums, we look at dolls, we look at checkered soccer balls, but we don’t … ...
How to Recognize and Foster Your Ability “Ability and necessity dwell near each other.” – Pythagoras What are you good at? If you must stop and think about it, that’s not a dreadful thing. In fact, it’s probably long overdue. The truth is that we get so busy living life and taking … ...
9 Simple Ways to Foster Long-Term Friendships Keep your friends close. The benefits of friendship are extensive: Friends help you experience more life satisfaction, thrive in the midst of challenges, and even live longer. Researcher Robin Dunbar found that most people have circles of friends — the 5 people who are the … ...
Concussion effects detailed on microscopic level New research has uncovered details about subcellular-level changes in the brain after concussion that could one day lead to improved treatment.
People who are 'phone snubbed' by others often turn to their own phones, social media for acceptance, study finds People who are phone snubbed – or “phubbed” – by others are, themselves, often turning to their smartphones and social media to find acceptance, according to new research.
I Chose Not to Medicate My ADHD — Here’s Why A white room. The day I was diagnosed, they brought me into a (not kidding) white room with a metal table. There was a machine at the head of the table. The machine kind of reminded me of a shrunken MRI scanner, but I didn’t … ...
High Intelligence Has This Effect On Your Happiness “Happiness in intelligent people is the rarest thing I know.” -- Ernest Hemingway • 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
Ebooks May Have Surprising Benefits for Toddlers When I was looking through recently published research and came across a study titled Parent-Toddler Behavior and Language Differ When Reading Electronic and Print Picture Books, I clicked on it expecting to find another study warning of the possible drawbacks of ebooks compared to good old-fashioned print. So I was...
How to Tell You Are in the Presence of... “Oh, what a tangled web we weave, when first we practice to deceive!” Sir Walter Scott wrote this famous line in his poem titled Marmion about the Battle of Flodden (1808). (Interestingly enough, it is often misattributed to William Shakespeare.) His poem recounts a love … ...
Fighting the Mental Illness Stigma Let’s Make it Okay to Ask For Help  The problem with the stigma around mental illness is huge! It stops too many people from getting help early when it’s most effective. With a little extra knowledge, you and I, as professionals can help challenge the stigma, … ...
Men’s relationship quality is related to their testosterone levels, study finds Fathers with less testosterone tend to have a better relationship with their partner, according to new research from Jamaica. “I have long been interested in fathers,” said the study’s lead author, Peter B. Gray of University of Nevada, Las Vegas. “For Dr. Samms-Vaughan, coauthor on this study and a Jamaican pediatrician, part of her interest [...]
Making art activates brain's reward pathway Coloring, doodling and drawing all showed significant bloodflow in the section of the brain related to feeling rewarded, a new study by an art therapist found.
Cognitive-related neural pattern to activate machines A study has identified a functional brain pattern linked to cognitive behavior able to activate an iPad's touchscreen. Results may be useful in brain-machine interfaces, of particular interest for people with physical difficulties to communicate with the outside world.
10 Ways to Cope with Life's Unpleasant Tasks Life often presents us with tasks that we’d rather not have to tackle. When faced with the inevitable, new research suggests how to make the whole process that much easier.
Molecule may help maintain brain's synaptic balance Many neurological diseases are malfunctions of synapses, or the points of contact between neurons that allow senses and other information to pass from finger to brain. When excitatory and inhibitory balance is off, the brain becomes unable to process information normally, leading to conditions like epilepsy. Now researchers have discovered a molecule that may play a role in helping maintain the balance. The results were published in the journal eLife.
The importance of time and space in brain development and disease New research shows time and space during brain maturation are critical and better understanding of these physical changes could lead to new treatments and better diagnosis of a variety of conditions.
Female and male mice suffer, recover from TBI differently Male mice have much greater brain distress in the week following a traumatic brain injury (TBI) than female mice, including skyrocketing inflammation and nerve cell death, say researchers.
Being Sensitive Is a Superpower — Here’s 5 Ways... In a workplace that glorifies strength and power, highly sensitive people like you may falsely assume the ability to experience things more intensely is a weakness or personal failing. On the contrary, you might be surprised to know that recent workplace performance research confirms what … ...
Going Cold Turkey on Screens Modern humans enjoy a much faster pace of life than our subsistence ancestors, makes us smarter but contributing to anxiety and health problems. Can we slow to a healthier pace?
Why does an anesthetic make us lose consciousness? Neuroscientists have now discovered that certain areas of the brain generate less information when under anesthesia.