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Your Brain on Creativity
Creativity is just connecting things. When you ask creative people how they did something, they feel a little guilty because they didn t really do it, they just saw something. It seemed obvious to them after a while. That s because they were able to connect experiences they ve had and synthesize new things. Steve Jobs Creativity is amazing. Play is amazing. Being original is amazing. Amazing, astounding, thrilling, asymptotic. Divergence opens up possibili ...
Psychology Today - Thu. Feb 22
Ants Show Organized Healthcare and Treat Wounded Comrades
Paramedic Matabele ants show organized healthcare and care for injured group members I m always looking for new and interesting studies of nonhuman animals animals , especially those that show unanticipated patterns of behavior. Here s a fascinating story that s worth sharing, because it involves highly social animals who care for one another. We now know that termite-hunting Matabele ants routinely and systematically take care of their injured colleagues. ...
Psychology Today - Thu. Feb 22
The Young Karl Marx
The Young Karl Marx a film by Raoul Peck Review by Lloyd I. Sederer, MD
Psychology Today - Thu. Feb 22
4 Ways To Financial Well-being In The Age Of Blame
We are living in the age of blame. It s not the form of blame that leads to uttering words like, my fault or I take responsibility. We have become a world that has found comfort and power in finger pointing and targeting others for the source of problems.
Psychology Today - Thu. Feb 22
The Fake News Game
The term fake news is everywhere these days. After gaining steam during the 2016 US election, it s become a catch-all phrase used by people from across the political spectrum. Yet fake stories or stories that have been entirely made up have been around since the dawn of man. And on top of that, stories don t have to be completely fake to be misleading. Terms such as propaganda , disinformation , misinformation and post-truth are used by many people, as tho ...
Psychology Today - Thu. Feb 22
High blood pressure limits protection to vital organs and tissues in low-oxyge...
New research published in The Journal of Physiology sheds light on the effects of high blood pressure by considering the way the body responds to a lack of oxygen. When a healthy person has a deficiency of oxygen in the blood a state called hypoxia caused by reduced oxygen pressure in the air e.g. at high altitude or when their upper airway is blocked during sleep sleep apnoea their body compensates by increasing blood flow to vital organs and tissues such ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Feb 22
Study points to risk of future sleep breathing problems in college football pl...
Because of the findings and subsequent news coverage regarding concussions and brain damage in football, we have all become aware that playing the game may involve more than living with painful injuries - it may involve incurring other life-threatening health problems that develop in later life. But head injuries are not the only serious risk involved in playing the sport. Studies with professional football players have also shown that sleep apnea, a serio ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Feb 22
Largest study of its kind finds alcohol use biggest risk factor for dementia
TORONTO, February 20, 2018 - Alcohol use disorders are the most important preventable risk factors for the onset of all types of dementia, especially early-onset dementia. This according to a nationwide observational study, published in The Lancet Public Health journal, of over one million adults diagnosed with dementia in France. This study looked specifically at the effect of alcohol use disorders, and included people who had been diagnosed with mental a ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Feb 22
An improved anti-addiction medication
Drug addiction continues to plague vast numbers of people across the world, destroying and ending lives, while attempts to develop more effective pharmaceutical addiction treatments continue. Scientists now report in the Journal of the American Chemical Society the development of a potent new medicine to fight addiction, which might also be an effective treatment for epilepsy and other conditions. Vigabatrin is an anti-epilepsy medication approved by the F ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Feb 22
Debunking claims about medical marijuana: More teen recreational use, fewer op...
In 1996, California became the first US state to legalise marijuana use for medical purposes. Medical marijuana is now legal in 29 states. Opponents of medical marijuana argue that such laws increase recreational marijuana use among adolescents, while advocates contend that medical marijuana helps to address the US opioid crisis by reducing overdose deaths. Two papers published today in the scientific journal Addiction look at the current evidence of the e ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Feb 22
Medicine alone does not completely suppress testosterone levels among transge...
Boston --The majority of transgender women who follow the usual approach prescribed in the United States are unable to reliably lower their testosterone levels into the typical female physiologic range with medicine alone. The study, which appears in the journal Endocrine Practice , is the first to investigate the efficacy of transgender treatment in terms of achieving targeted and subsequent stability of testosterone levels achieving over a prolonged peri ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Feb 22
Rediscovered Andy Warhol interview explores pop art and queerness
A new paper in the Oxford Art Journal examines the significance of a newly discovered recoding of Andy Warhol s famous 1963 interview with Gene Swenson, published in ARTnews under the heading What is Pop Art The printed interview omitted a large part of the recording, which actually starts with the question What do you say about homosexuals Warhol s early and explicit on-the-record statements about Pop s relationship to homosexuality were suppressed from p ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Feb 22
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