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The Peer Reviewers’ Openness Initiative “The Peer Reviewers’ Openness Initiative” is a grassroots attempt to promote open science by organising academics’ work as reviewers. All academics spend countless hours on peer review, a task which is unpaid, often pretty thankless, and yet employs their unique and hard-won skills as scholars. We do this, despite misgivings about the current state of […]
Psychology Around the Net: December 19, 2015 Happy Holiday, Psych Central readers! OK, so we’re technically still in the throes of the holiday season, for those of you who celebrate, but you won’t get another Psychology Around the Net until after Christmas — which means, you need lots of goodies to read … ...
Some Couples Are Faking It to Get Through the... I know that I’m supposed to feel self-conscious around the holidays, walking into all those holiday parties on my own when so many others are coupled-up. But I don’t. In … ...
Spike activity 18-12-2015 Quick links from the past week in mind and brain news: 12% of women have eyes with four colour-detecting cone cells instead of three. Why don’t they all have superhuman colour vision? Fascinating piece from great new blog Neurosphere. The BMJ has a genuine but wonderfully sarcastic fMRI study on a Christmas spirit network in […]
What It’s Like Having Multiple Children with ADHD For my second interview of the week, I’ve spoken with a mother of two ADHD sons and asked to hear her story. Chelle maintains a day job, but is also … ...
What If People Paid As Much Attention To Mental... Star Wars, oh, Star Wars. The world is obsessed. If I had a penny for every Facebook post on my feed alone regarding the new movie, I’d be rich. But … ...
5 Ways to Stay Connected to Your Spouse after Baby If you’re a new or expectant parent, you’re probably relishing all of the joy, excitement and memories your new baby will bring. You’re also probably fretting over the changes and challenges that will occur, too. No one prepares us for the relationship struggles that happen … ...
US Military Airmen Benefit from Mental Health Pet Therapy... Meet Kelty, the Mental Health Therapy Pug During a typical day at Aviano Air Force Base (AFB), Kelty can be seen at work in this short video clip on YouTube … ...
The Violence of Football Takes a Serious Toll on... Santa’s Elf: Please Don’t Spike me! Caption: NO Pro or college football on Christmas! Too much Elfen violence! This is a Football post; football fan geared. This Mental Health Humor … ...
Reflections on Eating Everybody knows a secret eater. They are the people who eat only healthy foods around others, then creep to cupboards when no one is looking to eat that forbidden food … ...
Objective measurement to identify individuals at risk of developing depression? A network of interacting brain regions known as the default mode network (DMN) was found to have stronger connections in adults and children with a high risk of depression compared to those with a low risk. These findings suggest that increased DMN connectivity is a potential precursor, or biomarker, indicating a risk of developing major depressive disorder (MDD).
The Healthy Therapist: Guest Interview with Shelley Davidescu, LMFT... A special thanks to Shelley for taking some time to share her passion of health and wellness. As a therapist, she really gets what it takes to do this kind of work and she shares how your own nutrition and health impact your clinical work. … ...
Grid cells: Reading the neural code for space The cognitive map for spatial navigation is thought to rely on grid cells. Scientists ahave now put forward a mathematical theory that explains key grid-cell features and how these give rise to a neural metric for space.
Stroke recovery in mice improved by Ambien, study shows Mice that had strokes rebounded significantly faster if they received low doses of a popular sleeping aid, according to researchers. Zolpidem, better known by the trade name Ambien, has long been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for treating insomnia. But it has never before been definitively shown to enhance recovery from stroke.
Teens with fewer mental health issues turn to e-cigarettes Teenagers with moderate mental health problems who may not have considered smoking conventional cigarettes are turning to electronic cigarettes, a new study has found. Today's teens perceive e-cigarettes as less harmful, addictive, smelly and difficult to obtain than conventional cigarettes.
Refocusing on Simple Pleasures When I’m feeling overwhelmed and there’s a lot going on, I like to refocus on simple pleasures. Because it’s very easy for me to get panicked and go to a … ...
Childhood concussions impair brain function Pre-adolescent children who have sustained sports-related concussions have impaired brain function two years following injury, new research indicates. Over a million brain injuries are treated annually in the U.S. While organized sports at all levels have implemented safety protocols for preventing and treating head injuries, most pediatric concussions still result from athletic activities.
How to Stick to Healthy Habits When you just... This morning my teenage daughter let me have it. I said, “I hope I never stop practicing the guitar. I really enjoy it. It’s a nice, therapeutic diversion.” “Then don’t … ...
How to Use a Journal for Better Emotional Health According to the Anxiety Disorders Association of Canada, one in every four Canadians will develop at least one anxiety disorder in his or her lifetime. The pressures associated with our fast-paced society can take their toll on the best of us. Repeated exposure to moderate … ...
Embrace Your Imperfections and Thrive Does it sound counter-intuitive to embrace your imperfections and thrive at the same time? I think embracing your imperfections is actually key to thriving. One of my all time favorite … ...