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Memorizing: Faster, Easier, Longer Lasting, and More Fun
When you need something right now, it s great to have a backup kept in a second location. If you keep duplicate car keys or spare sunglasses in a drawer by the front door, and not just in your purse or jacket pocket, you are much more likely to have them quickly when you need them. The same is true for memorizing things you need to remember. If you want to remember something more easily, you can construct that memory and store duplicates of the information ...
Psychology Today - Mon. Sep 5
Seductive Details in Teaching
Decline in interest is an endemic problem at schools, especially in rich countries. This decline is most prevalent at middle school and for difficult subjects like mathematics and the sciences. What could teachers do to increase interest at school An easy way is to make school fun by showing glossy images or by cracking jokes. Although these accompaniments to subject matter indeed raise interest among students, they have the decisive drawback that they dec ...
Psychology Today - Mon. Sep 5
A Neuroscientist on How to Really Read to Kids
Most parents read to their children. We re steeped in studies about the benefits of reading to kids, so it s become rather like a box we have to check as responsible guardians the bare minimum a parent must do to ensure success. But most parents don t intentionally read to their child to improve their language skills. No, instead we read to them to make them sleepy, or so they can have something to write down on their school reading logs. We pull out a nig ...
Psychology Today - Mon. Sep 5
Dreaming To Grow
Someday your kids will leave home, and by then they will have had tens of thousands of dreams. How many of these will they have shared Paying attention to their dreams can be fascinating, considering that they are, among other things, a reflection of their desires, fears and day-to-day worries. By taking an interest in your children s dreams, you will encourage them to take an interest, too. The best thing about this is that recalling and playfully explori ...
Huffington Post - Mon. Sep 5
Good microcirculation indicates increased lifespan
Human longevity has been previously linked by researchers to genetic factors, calorie restriction, and certain life-style factors such as physical activity or the Mediterranean diet. Now, Italian researchers from La Sapienza University in Rome have identified an additional factor, which significantly contributes to a longer life. In a pilot study on some of the oldest people of the world, they discovered that the perfusion of organs and muscles of the cent ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Sep 5
A Nation in Pain
I could not be more pleased to introduce my first guest blogger, Aria Campbell-Danesh, who kindly agreed to share his knowledge, experience, and compassion in working with men and women who deal with chronic pain . Recipient of the prestigious Principal s Medal when he was at the University of St. Andrews, Aria lives in the UK where he provides cognitive -behavioral and mindfulness -based therapy .
Psychology Today - Fri. Sep 2
Sex Over Time: Keeping the Home Fires Burning
Most people in a romantic relationship yearn for a passionate sex life. And at the beginning of the relationship the heady honeymoon phase, the days of early elation passionate sex usually comes easily. Alas, over time routine sets in, the wear and tear of daily interaction. Other pressing matters grab our attention, passion wanes, and sexual satisfaction decreases . This happens to many couples . But not to all of them. Some couples manage to keep their f ...
Psychology Today - Fri. Sep 2
Donald Trump’s Latest Tweet Doesn't Just Insult Mika Brzezinksi
Donald Trump is once again using mental health terms as insults on Twitter, this time targeting his insensitive language toward MSNBC ldquo Morning Joe rdquo host Mika Brzezinski.
Huffington Post - Fri. Sep 2
Encouraging decrease in certain antibiotic resistance levels of gonococci acro...
In 2014, the susceptibility of gonococci to two of the recommended antibiotics for gonorrhoea treatment has shown signs of improvement, according to results from the European Gonococcal Antimicrobial Surveillance Programme Euro-GASP . At the same time, a significant increase in resistance to another antibiotic agent that is part of the suggested dual therapy of gonorrhoea was observed. On an annual basis, countries of the European Union and European Econom ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Sep 2
Babies born with a low birth weight may be less active in later life
Individuals who are born with a low birth weight are less likely to be good at sports at school or participate in exercise later on in life. The study, published in the journal Medicine Science in Sports Exercise , used data from the Medical Research Council MRC National Survey for Health and Development, a unique birth cohort that closely monitors a group of people all born in the same week in March 1946. This particular research involved data from 2,739 ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Sep 2
Study validates TGen-developed test for health care-acquired infections
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. -- Sept. 2, 2016 -- A new study by the Translational Genomics Research Institute TGen details the design and validation of a low-cost, rapid and highly accurate screening tool -- known as KlebSeq -- for potentially deadly healthcare-acquired infections HAIs , such as Klebsiella pneumoniae . HAIs affect hundreds of thousands of patients annually and add nearly 10 billion in associated healthcare costs. The findings, to be published in Octob ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Sep 2
Sleeping brain's complex activity mimicked by simple model
Researchers have built and tested a new mathematical model that successfully reproduces complex brain activity during deep sleep, according to a study published in PLOS Computational Biology . Recent research has shown that certain patterns of neuronal activity during deep sleep may play an important role in memory consolidation. Michael Schellenberger Costa and Arne Weigenand of the University of L 252 beck, Germany, and colleagues set out to build a comp ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Sep 2
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