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Brains in the White House - Update
I ve been musing about the cognitive styles of the various candidates who are up for the U.S. presidency, trying to guess how they arrange the furniture in their individual skulls, and how those thinking patterns might come into play in their aspirational roles if they win them . Using the four-quadrant Mindex model, we have The left-brained linear logical vs. right-brained nonlinear intuitive dimension on the horizontal axis or, Blue thinking vs. Red thin ...
Psychology Today - Mon. Nov 7
What Might Research Ethics Teach Us About Effect Size?
Imagine for a moment that you re in charge of overseeing medical research approval for ethical concerns. One day, a researcher approaches you with the following proposal they are interested in testing whether a food stuff that some portion of the population occasionally consumes for fun is actually quite toxic, like spicy chilies. They think that eating even small doses of this compound will cause mental disturbances in the short term like paranoia and sui ...
Psychology Today - Mon. Nov 7
Protamine shows promise for new types of contact lens disinfectant
Nov. 7, 2016 - Protamine -- a natural protein with a proven safety record -- may be useful in developing new types of disinfectant solutions for contact lenses, according to a study published in the November issue of Optometry and Vision Science , official journal of the American Academy of Optometry . The journal is published by Wolters Kluwer . In laboratory tests, protamine solutions perform at least as well as current disinfectant solutions in killing ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Nov 7
Twenty percent of children with celiac disease do not heal on a gluten-free diet
November 7, 2016 - Even after a year on a gluten-free diet, nearly 20 percent of children with celiac disease continue to have intestinal abnormalities enteropathy on repeat biopsies, reports a study in the Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition , official journal of the European Society for Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition and the North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition. The journal ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Nov 7
Adult weight gain could increase cancer risk
Substantial weight gain over many years increases the risk of obesity-related cancers in men by 50 per cent and in women by almost 20 per cent, according to new research presented at the National Cancer Research Institute s NCRI Cancer Conference in Liverpool, today Monday . Researchers at The University of Manchester and The Health eResearch Centre, looked at weight gain over many years and assessed the risk of developing obesity-related cancers. This is ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Nov 7
Brains of those with anorexia and bulimia can override urge to eat
AURORA, Colo. Nov. 7, 2016 - Scientists at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus have discovered the neurological reasons why those with anorexia and bulimia nervosa are able to override the urge to eat. In a study published last week in the journal Translational Psychiatry , the researchers showed that normal patterns of appetite stimulation in the brain are effectively reversed in those with eating disorders. Rather than the hypothalamus, a ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Nov 7
Canada needs national plan to combat opioid epidemic
Canada, the second highest consumer of opioids worldwide, must take a comprehensive approach to curb rampant prescribing of opioids and reduce deaths, argue addiction and mental health experts in an analysis in CMAJ Canadian Medical Association Journal . It is late -- but not too late -- to move toward reducing the toll of opioid overuse and abuse in Canada, writes Dr. Benedikt Fischer, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health and the Faculty of Medicine, Un ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Nov 7
VT behavior expert edits special journal issue on solving chronic health chall...
As health care systems in the United States and other industrialized countries are adapting to accommodate the increasing negative impact of cigarette smoking, other substance abuse and obesity, science is turning to personal behavior change for solutions. To share the latest research in effectively managing these problems, Stephen T. Higgins, Ph.D., professor of psychiatry and director of the Vermont Center on Behavior and Health VCBH at The Robert Larner ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Nov 7
University of Toronto study reveals secret to a happy sex life
Nov. 7, 2016 TORONTO, ON - The secret to a happy sex life in long-term relationships is the belief that it takes hard work and effort, instead of expecting sexual satisfaction to simply happen if you are true soulmates, says a study led by a University of Toronto U of T social psychology researcher. These sexpectations -- the need to work on sexual growth or rely on sexual destiny -- are so powerful they can either sustain otherwise healthy relationships o ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Nov 7
Some Cognitive Skills Are Easier to Train Later
Older adolescents and adults can learn certain thinking skills, including non-verbal reasoning, more effectively than younger people, according to new research published in Psychological Science , a journal of the Association for Psychological Science . The study highlights the fact that non-verbal reasoning skills can be readily trained and do not represent an innate, fixed ability. Although adults and older adolescents benefited most from training in non ...
Psychological Science - Mon. Nov 7
Stroke and the Power of Brain Plasticity
Although we think that the adult brain remains formed and static, we are finding that the brain changes and heals itself. Even early psychologists like William James 1890 argued that our brain is flexible and changing when he wrote The Principles of Psychology. He called this plasticity . But it took another 70 years to provide evidence for this concept. One of the first pioneers was Joseph Altman who first discovered brain cell regeneration or neurogenesi ...
Psychology Today - Sun. Nov 6
Poor nutrition during pregnancy can cause early aging of baby's heart
New research has shown that the child of a slightly undernourished mother is more likely to suffer early aging of the heart. That s according to a new study looking at the relationship between food intake of pregnant baboons and the health of their offspring s heart. The study, published in The Journal of Physiology was carried out by a multidisciplinary team led by Dr. Geoffrey Clarke at the University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio and Dr. Pe ...
EurekAlert - Sun. Nov 6
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