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Cooking for Improved Focus, Health and Behavior in ADHD... When Jimmy is cooking he is focused and fully engaged. The only other time I see him so interested something is when I allow an hour of free time on his … ...
To better cope with stress, listen to your body Remaining in a state of heightened arousal undermines physical and mental performance.
Too much drive, too little control: Emotion dysregulation in borderline personality disorder Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is a diagnostic label applied to people who have problems regulating emotional mood swings. This emotional instability leaves such individuals vulnerable to emotional upheaval that puts them at risk for problem behaviors, including self-destructive acts and impulsive aggression. A new study in Biological Psychiatry provides a quantitative summary of the brain [...]
Racial makeup of labor markets affects who gets job leads The racial composition of a labor market plays a significant role in whether workers find out about job leads – regardless of the race of the worker, according to new research from Rice University and North Carolina State University (N.C. State). The study found that in a job market that was 20 percent white, there [...]
Couples’ quality of life linked even when one partner dies When one spouse passes away, his or her characteristics continue to be linked with the surviving spouse’s well-being, according to new research published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. The findings also indicate that this link between the deceased spouse and surviving spouse is as strong as that between partners [...]
First human in vitro model of rare neurodegenerative condition created Researchers at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego have created the first stem cell-derived in vitro cellular model of a rare, but devastating, neurodegenerative condition called Cockayne syndrome (CS). The findings are published in the current online issue of the journal Human Molecular Genetics. CS is characterized by [...]
Flipping molecular ‘switch’ may reduce nicotine’s effects in the brain Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have discovered that a lipid (fat molecule) in brain cells may act as a “switch” to increase or decrease the motivation to consume nicotine. The team’s findings in animal models point to a way that a drug might someday return this lipid to normal levels, perhaps making it [...]
Scientists discover how we play memories in fast forward Scientists at The University of Texas at Austin have discovered a mechanism that may explain how the brain can recall nearly all of what happened on a recent afternoon — or make a thorough plan for how to spend an upcoming afternoon — in a fraction of the time it takes to live out the [...]
How To Do Well At Work With ADHD Introduction Are you struggling to succeed at work? Do you struggle with ADHD as an adult?  If so, keep reading this article. This article is geared toward adults who are … ...
Signs of a Dysfunctional Religion: Toward a Healthy Spirituality... We know the common addictions of modern life: alcoholism, drugs, and gambling have destroyed many lives. But beyond obvious addictions lurk more subtle ones. As a child, I was addicted to television to distract myself from unhappiness. The addiction to power, sex, or material things … ...
When Your Partner Has Bipolar Disorder I thought about writing a blog entry about the best ways to help a partner who’s bipolar, but then I thought: So many of you out there reading already know … ...
How to Help Someone with Mental Illness That Does... Alyson Spirals Into a Mental Health Issue When someone you know and love is spiraling into a mental health issue and needs help – but isn’t ready -what do you … ...
Mental Maps and Cognitive Gaps People who make judgments that affect others’ lives might not see how their own needs and biases influence their decisions.
Brain monitoring takes a leap out of the lab Bioengineers and cognitive scientists have developed the first portable, 64-channel wearable brain activity monitoring system that’s comparable to state-of-the-art equipment found in research laboratories. The system is a better fit for real-world applications because it is equipped with dry EEG sensors that are easier to apply than wet sensors, while still providing high-density brain activity data.
Flipping molecular 'switch' may reduce nicotine's effects in the brain A lipid (fat molecule) in brain cells may act as a "switch" to increase or decrease the motivation to consume nicotine, new research demonstrates.
The Curious Incident of the Black NFL Kicker Black kickers have long been absent from the NFL. Why?
Laziness and Procrastination "I am so lazy." What should we think of this?
New role for motor neurons discovered The view of the role of motor neurons could be changing, thanks to new research. Motor neurons, which extend from the spinal cord to muscles and other organs, have always been considered passive recipients of signals from interneuronal circuits. Now, however, researchers have demonstrated a new, direct signalling pathway through which motor neurons influence the locomotor circuits that generate rhythmic movements.
Exercising Because You Want To Anorexia, bulimia, binge eating, and purging; all eating disorders that involve an unhealthy obsession about food and body image.  Having control over food is the only way many people are … ...
Making a Profound Commitment to Yourself In a recent yoga class, one of the instructors talked about tossing out resolutions and instead making a commitment. She gave the example of committing to saying something truly positive … ...