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Memory Loss Associated With Alzheimer's May Be Reversible
Alzheimer s disease routinely appears at or near the top of diseases most feared by Americans. It s terrifying to contemplate and devastating when it happens. The memory loss that is a common symptom of Alzheimer s begins with loss of function at the synaptic connections between neurons and progresses to the destruction of the neurons themselves. Research carried out by a team at University College London and recently reported in the journal Current Biolog ...
Psychology Today - Wed. Sep 28
Biological Foundations for Self-Directed Education
In many previous posts I have contended that children come into the world biologically designed to educate themselves. The evidence comes from observing the amazing learning capacities of children before they start school here , the ways that children and adolescents in hunter-gatherer cultures educate themselves here , and the ways that children today educate themselves at democratic schools here and here and in unschooling families here and here . In thi ...
Psychology Today - Wed. Sep 28
Anxious Heart -- Day To Day With Anxiety
My first piece I wrote for this site was about mental illness within minority communities. I spoke a little on my own personal experiences, but since then have decided there is so much more to share. The not so fun raw details of what it is like to live with an anxiety disorder and depression.
Huffington Post - Wed. Sep 28
100 Layers Of Self-Love
Watching and listening to the current world events can be very disturbing. With all the hate, power struggles and suffering evidently present in our beautiful world, I wanted to create an initiative - a movement to empower people to focus on what is working .
Huffington Post - Wed. Sep 28
The El Cajon Shooting May Be Yet Another Sign Police Need Better Mental Health...
An unarmed black man was shot and killed by police in El Cajon , California, Tuesday, sparking protests in the city.
Huffington Post - Wed. Sep 28
Teens’ Memory for Faces Shifts Toward Peers During Puberty
Adolescents begin to view faces differently as they prepare for the transition to adulthood, according to new research published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science . 8220 We know that faces convey a lot of different social information, and the ability to perceive and interpret this information changes through development, explained psychological scientist Suzy Scherf of Penn State, senior author on the study. F ...
Psychological Science - Wed. Sep 28
Did You Watch or Listen to the Presidential Debate?
In 1960, John F. Kennedy and Richard Nixon engaged in the first televised presidential debate. Previously, debates had only been broadcast over the radio. One longstanding popular story about that first debate is that the medium through which people heard the debate affected who they believed had won. As the story goes, people who listened to the debate were more likely to believe that Nixon had won, whereas those individuals who watched the debate on the ...
Psychology Today - Tue. Sep 27
What Does Your Plastic Brain Need to Grow?
You now know your brain is plastic and can be influenced by many variables. Dr. Michael Merzenich, often called the Father of Modern Neuroplasticity, outlines the necessary conditions needed for your brain to create new neuronal pathways. His 2013 book titled Soft-Wired How the New Science of Brain Plasticity Can Change Your Life is a must read for anyone who wants to know more about generating better brain health . The first time I read his book my feelin ...
Psychology Today - Tue. Sep 27
17 Texts People With Social Anxiety Would Love To Get After Canceling Plans
Written by Sarah Schuster
Huffington Post - Tue. Sep 27
Green Cities = Calmer Minds and Stronger Hearts
If you re like me, even a short summer getaway from the city, like to the mountains or shore, helps to calm your mind and strengthen your heart. Imagine if our cities were more like the natural places we visit--what beneficial impact could this have on our health This question has special importance as it pertains to lower-income city-dwellers who can t afford to escape to a quieter place.
Huffington Post - Tue. Sep 27
Exploring How Women’s Reproductive Health and Mental Health Intersect
Throughout their lives, women s risk for various mental health problems fluctuates along with reproductive changes, yet research in psychological science seldom investigates the intersection of reproductive health and mental health. A special series in Clinical Psychological Science , a journal of the Association for Psychological Science , addresses these intersecting issues directly, presenting a collection of research articles that takes a multilevel, i ...
Psychological Science - Tue. Sep 27
Internal Body Signals Are Linked With Financial Success
How does someone become a hedge fund trader This question appeared on Quora, the knowledge sharing platform where compelling questions get answered by people with first-hand experience. Former trader Jon Cooper answers as follows ... Be smart and good under pressure. Be verbally quick, firm in your convictions, but willing to change them when new evidence arrives. ... Enjoy risk viscerally make clever or stupid bets just to have variance on.
Psychology Today - Mon. Sep 26
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