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Social Defeat Wreaks Havoc on Brain Circuitry, Study Finds
Neuroscientists from the European Molecular Biology Laboratory EMBL in Italy have pinpointed neuronal projections from the prefrontal cortex to a specific region of the brainstem that appears to prevent sociable creatures such as humans and mice from acting out on their impulsive instincts. The EMBL study on mice, Prefrontal Cortical Control of a Brainstem Social Behavior Circuit , was published online yesterday in Nature Neuroscience . This study illumina ...
Psychology Today - Wed. Jan 11
The President Defends Free Speech and Civil Dialogue
For too many of us, it s become safer to retreat into our own bubbles, whether in our neighborhoods or college campuses or places of worship or our social media feeds, surrounded by people who look like us and share the same political outlook and never challenge our assumptions. President Barack Obama January 10, 2017 In his final address to the nation, President Obama highlighted the need for engaging in dialogue and hearing differing points of view. Refe ...
Psychology Today - Wed. Jan 11
The Freedom of Yes
I often quote the psychologist Carl Rogers, who said, It wasn t until I accepted myself, just as I was, that I was free to change. In other words, this acceptance this recognizing what s going on inside us and this deep unconditional tenderness is the prerequisite to change. Part of the practice of Radical Acceptance is knowing that, whatever arises, whatever we can t embrace with love , imprisons us no matter what it is. If we are at war with it, we stay ...
Psychology Today - Sun. Jan 8
Investigators identify optimal conditions for growth of Legionella bacteria
Washington, DC - January 6, 2017 - The bacteria that cause Legionnaire s disease grow well in warm tap water installations with ample dissolved organic matter--conditions that support the growth of biofilms. The research is published January 6th in Applied and Environmental Microbiology , a journal of the American Society for Microbiology. The team of Dutch scientists conducting the research was motivated by large outbreaks of Legionnaires disease to find ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Jan 7
Vision problems after concussion -- special issue of Optometry and Vision Scie...
January 6, 2017 - Vision problems are a common and sometimes lasting consequence of head injuries--from children and teens with sports-related concussions to military personnel with combat-related traumatic brain injury TBI . New research and perspectives on TBI and vision are presented in the January feature issue of Optometry and Vision Science , official journal of the American Academy of Optometry . The journal is published by Wolters Kluwer . Visual d ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Jan 7
While not necessarily reality, perception can cause reality to evolve
New Orleans, LA - In an invited perspective published January 6, 2017, in Science , Hamilton Farris, PhD, Associate Professor-Research at LSU Health New Orleans Neuroscience Center of Excellence, finds that the key insight of an important study by Nachev, et al. is that perception can drive the evolution of observable traits. The study integrated field and laboratory experiments with computer simulations to explain how perceptual mechanisms in a pollinator ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Jan 7
Deeper than obesity: A majority of people is now overfat
Just in time for those making New Year s resolutions, researchers take a closer look on the current data to suggest up to 76 percent of the world s population is overfat. This amounts to an astonishing 5.5 billion people. The overfat pandemic has not spared those who exercise or even compete in sports, says lead author of the study Dr. Philip Maffetone, CEO of MAFF Fitness Pty Ltd, who collaborated with Ivan Rivera-Dominguez, research assistant at MAFF and ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Jan 7
Common antioxidant may guard against liver disease, says CU Anschutz researcher
AURORA, Colo. Jan. 3, 2017 - A common antioxidant found in human breast milk and foods like kiwi fruit can protect against nonalcoholic fatty liver disease NAFLD in the offspring of obese mice, according to researchers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. Pyrroloquinoline quinone, or PQQ, is a natural antioxidant found in soil and many foods and enriched in human breast milk, said the study s lead author Karen Jonscher, PhD, an associate ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Jan 7
Identifying children at risk of eating disorders is key to saving lives
Spotting eating disorder symptoms in children as young as nine years old will allow medics to intervene early and save lives, experts say. A team from Newcastle University has identified that girls and boys with more eating disorder symptoms at age nine also had a higher number of symptoms at age 12. A new study published in the academic journal, Appetite , reveals the need to treat eating disorder problems as early as possible to help prevent children dev ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Jan 7
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
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