|Human sounds convey emotions clearer and faster than words
||It takes just one-tenth of a second for our brains to begin to recognize emotions conveyed by vocalizations. It doesn't matter whether the non-verbal sounds are growls of anger, the laughter of happiness or cries of sadness. More importantly, the researchers have also discovered that we pay more attention when an emotion (such as happiness, sadness or anger) is expressed through vocalizations than we do when the same emotion is expressed in speech.
|Tiny electronic implants monitor brain injury, then melt away
||A new class of small, thin electronic sensors can monitor temperature and pressure within the skull - crucial health parameters after a brain injury or surgery - then melt away when they are no longer needed, eliminating the need for additional surgery to remove the monitors and reducing the risk of infection and hemorrhage.
|Treating Conversion Disorder (Psychosomatic Illness)
||What is conversion disorder? Conversion disorder is a complex set of symptoms experienced by a person that, instead of being attributable to a physical problem in the brain, spinal cord, nerves, muscles, or other tissues of the body, is caused by unresolved stress or unexpressed … ...
|Why Tough Love Can Be the Best Thing for...
||“A failure to confront is a failure to love.” —Scott Peck No one likes critical feedback. We often avoid criticism by discouraging those who give it, or dismissing it as … ...
|What are the Key Dispositions of Good Critical Thinkers?
||Scholars have suggested that there may be a number of core personal dispositions that support good critical thinking. But what are these critical thinking dispositions?
|The Hobby Cure for ADHD
||Hobbies are relaxing and mentally engaging, especially for those suffering from ADHD symptoms. Constantly learning new skills help keep me centered, and sane. I knit several projects at a time … ...
|Timing is Everything: Conjoint Sessions with Couples in Crisis...
||Couples and family therapy is among the most rewarding work the psychiatrist performs. It is also among the most challenging given that both interpersonal and intrapsychic factors are in play, … ...
|My Body Image Dream for 2016
||Today, in the U.S., we honor Martin Luther King, Jr., who had an incredible dream and helped make it a reality. Inspired by his powerful speech and Therese Borchard’s beautiful … ...
|For the Sake of Blueberries and Sex
||We Love to Believe A Good Story, Can Blueberries Prevent Erectile Dysfunction?
|High fish consumption in pregnancy tied to brain benefits for kids
||When mothers eat three sizeable servings of fish each week during pregnancy it may benefit children’s brains for years to come, according to a large study in Spain.
|Brain training for anxiety, depression and other mental conditions
||A new treatment for disorders like depression and anxiety uses real-time scans to show patients how their brains go awry—and how to fix the dysfunction.
||I have had anger issues all my life. One minute I’m calm, in a good mood, the next something sets me off. I snap and I’m in a rage. It’s … ...
|Helping People’s Mental Health? $500 Million. Driverless Cars? $4...
||When your country has tens of thousands of people dying every year from preventable causes, what would you do about it? If you’re the federal government, you throw money at the problem. But you don’t disburse your money equally or to those most in need. … ...
|Natural impulsiveness may be a reason that bipolar disorder...
||Bipolar disorder is a serious, debilitating illness. The mood swings alone can be devastating, but we also suffer between episodes. This is why equally serious medications have been developed to … ...
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|When Bad Things Happen to Good Girls – And...
||How do bad things that happen to little girls shape their lives as women? The science of adverse childhood experiences is growing, and the findings are sobering. And – it’s … ...
|3 Signs of A Wounded Self
||At 35, Gwen is a successful businesswoman—an executive in advertising— and well-regarded but her personal life is another story. As the daughter of a highly controlling mother whom she tries … ...
|Today I Love The Company Of Hope
||Today I love being in the company of hope. Hope is the thing that resides in your heart, whether you have plans or not. Hope is what gives you the … ...
|Why No-Nonsense Classrooms Are Less Terrible Than Usual Ones
||Recently, we've heard of the success of "no-nonsense teaching." Here's what I like about it. It makes no bones about the fact that children are little prisoners who must ....
|How To Meditate With ADHD
||Introduction According to Kelly (1998), “We believe that meditation is critical for ADDers.” Kelly (1998) continues with her argument stating people with ADHD are hyperactive and run on adrenaline. The … ...