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Relationship between patients with clinical auditory neuropathy spectrum disor...
Hearing loss - a form of auditory neuropathy - is the most prevalent sensory disease in humans, caused by a variety of genetic and environmental factors. Auditory neuropathy is a complex set of disorders and needs to be studied and understood in a multidisciplinary context. The non-syndromic hearing loss is about 70 of hereditary cases. Different inheritance patterns are observed, but theautosomal recessive forms are the most frequent. The heterogeneity of ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Jan 7
Gambling addiction triggers the same brain areas as drug and alcohol cravings
Gambling addiction activates the same brain pathways as drug and alcohol cravings, suggests new research. The study, by international scientists including researchers from Imperial College London, suggests targeting these brain pathways may lead to future treatments for the condition. The findings, published in the journal Translational Psychiatry , also suggest connections between the parts of the brain that control our impulses may be weakened in people ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Jan 7
Not feeling the music
Have you ever met someone who just wasn t into music They may have a condition called specific musical anhedonia, which affects three-to-five per cent of the population. Researchers at the University of Barcelona and the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital of McGill University have discovered that people with this condition showed reduced functional connectivity between cortical regions responsible for processing sound and subcortical regions rela ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Jan 7
Researchers identify factors associated with stopping treatment for opioid dep...
Boston --Individuals with opioid use disorder who are treated with buprenorphine, a commonly prescribed drug to treat addiction, are more likely to disengage from treatment programs if they are black or Hispanic, unemployed, or have hepatitis C according to a study published online in the Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment . Like other chronic, life-long medical conditions such as hypertension or diabetes, opioid use disorder OUD requires long-term engag ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Jan 7
Women as decorative accessories: Keep silent or take a stance?
How do Italian women react once they are made aware that using bikini-clad models draped over sports cars or scantily dressed actresses on television actually degrades and objectifies the female sex into mere sexual objects Most become angry and want to support protests against such female sexual objectification, says Francesca Guizzo of the University of Padova in Italy, lead author of a study in Springer s journal Sex Roles . She believes awareness campa ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Jan 7
Females seeking a sex partner can tell whether males experienced stress during...
BINGHAMTON, NY - Sexual preference is influenced by males adolescent social stress history and social status, according to a research team including Nicole Cameron, assistant professor of psychology at Binghamton University, State University of New York. Cameron, along with Cheryl McCormick from Brock University in Ontario, Canada, tested the hypotheses that social stress in adolescence decreases the attractiveness of male rats as sexual partners and that ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Jan 7
Delusional misidentification: Mistaking your mom for a stranger
Delusional misidentification syndromes are a group of rare disorders that result in bizarre delusions. For the first time, neuroscientists have uncovered the neuroanatomy that underlies these strange experiences.
Medical News Today - Sat. Jan 7
Do People Really Change?
Personality is a word used to describe traits that are consistent across time and place. For example, we expect a highly extraverted person to be outgoing at home, at work, and at school. While personality is not a perfect predictor of behavior, it does give us a general idea of how someone is likely to think and act. The authors of a new review article note that personality can change over long periods of time for example, we tend to become more responsib ...
Psychology Today - Sat. Jan 7
The Animal-Human Dividing Line
As I read through Michael Gazzaniga s Human over the break, I was transported back to 1996 when I discovered to my own satisfaction at least what exactly the dividing line is between humans and other animals. In the book, Gazzaniga offers a nice review of the question of human uniqueness and points out the radically different notions that modern day academics have on the question. Some academics emphasize that any claims of human uniqueness stem from an an ...
Psychology Today - Sat. Jan 7
Trusting Your Gut: An Excuse For Not Thinking?
I trust my gut. There s something admirable about saying that, don t you think Maybe even a bit macho or daring for some. It says, I m the ultimate authority. And it s not even my head I defer to. It s my gut. I m not interested in proof. You want to show me evidence Fine. You want to talk about Science and Logic and all that fancy intellectual stuff Fine. But at the end of the day, guess what I trust my gut. I m sure you ve heard those sentiments before. ...
Psychology Today - Sat. Jan 7
Five Simple Ways to Be More Present
How does one focus on being in the present originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.
Huffington Post - Sat. Jan 7
Using the Right Strategies, New Year's Goals Are Attainable
McLean Hospital Guest Blogger Philip G. Levendusky, PhD, ABPP
Huffington Post - Sat. Jan 7
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