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Need better sleep? Consider the cognitive shuffle
Simon Fraser University research aimed at helping people get to sleep will be highlighted at an international sleep conference next week. Luc Beaudoin, an adjunct professor in cognitive science and education, created the mySleepButton reg app two years ago a new version with the world s first configurable body scan will be released shortly . It uses what he calls a cognitive shuffle, or Serial Diverse Imagining SDI , a method that essentially scrambles one ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Jun 10
Faulty assumptions behind persistent racial/ethnic disparities in behavioral h...
Racial and ethnic disparities in the treatment of mental health and substance use disorders may result from key faulty assumptions about the best ways of addressing the needs of minority patients. Those assumptions are detailed, along with recommendations for potential improvement strategies, in an article in the June issue of Health Affairs Despite increased attention to racial ethnic disparities in health care since the early 2000 s, national reports sho ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Jun 10
New Research From Psychological Science
Read about the latest research published in Psychological Science The Missing-Phoneme Effect in Aural Prose Comprehension Jean Saint-Aubin, Raymond M. Klein, Mireille Babineau, John Christie, and David W. Gow, Jr. Studies repeatedly show that when people read text for comprehension while searching for a target letter, they miss a great number of the target letters that appear in function words such as 8220 the 8221 and 8220 of. 8221 In this study, one grou ...
Psychological Science - Fri. Jun 10
7 Myths About Concussions
From NFL controversy to underreporting to more accurate diagnostic testing , concussion research has been making headlines lately. Yet despite the public s growing awareness, misconceptions regarding these injuries are common. Today s post is by Linda Halabi on behalf of the concussion experts at Cerebrum Health Centers
Psychology Today - Thu. Jun 9
Porn vs. Religion
People with strong religious beliefs are at lower risk for many behavioral health conditions, including drug and alcohol problems. But, stronger religious beliefs increase the risk of a person identifying themselves as addicted to pornography, or struggling with porn use. Religion has a long history of serving to restrict sexual behaviors. More religious people are likely to restrict their sexual fantasies , have fewer sex partners, express stronger disapp ...
Psychology Today - Thu. Jun 9
Is Noise the Key to Artificial General Intelligence?
The term noise has negative connotations, both in vernacular usage and in scientific contexts. Noise is the number one enemy of engineers. For empirical scientists, random noise is undesirable measurement variability when fluctuations cannot be eliminated from experiments. However, in the last thirty years a multidisciplinary field has emerged that has been exploring the counterintuitive benefits of noise McDonnell and Abbott, 2009 . Stochastic resonance d ...
Psychology Today - Thu. Jun 9
Contradiction keeps US policy at standstill on mitochondrial therapy
Scientists believe they can now remove disease-causing mitochondrial DNA from human embryos, providing new cures for previously untreatable conditions, but the policy signals coming from Washington DC are in stark contradiction, according to a new Viewpoint essay published in JAMA June 9, 2016. On Feb. 3, 2016, the Health and Medicine Division of the National Academies issued a report on mitochondrial replacement therapy MRT commissioned by the Food and Dr ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Jun 9
Mount Sinai researchers track HIV in real time as it infects and spreads in li...
By watching brightly glowing HIV-infected immune cells move within mice, researchers at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai have shown how infected immune cells latch onto an uninfected sister cell to directly transmit newly minted viral particles. These interactions allow HIV to spread efficiently between these immune cells, known as CD4 helper T cells. The research, published online today in Cell Reports , challenges the long-held perception that ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Jun 9
Study links late sleep timing to poorer diet quality and lower physical activity
DARIEN, IL - A new study suggests that among healthy adults with a habitual sleep duration of at least 6.5 hours, late sleep timing was associated with higher fast food consumption and lower vegetable intake, particularly among men, as well as lower physical activity. Results show that late sleep timing is associated with lower body mass index and is not associated with total caloric intake however, it remains associated with poorer diet quality, particula ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Jun 9
Study shows sleep disturbances common among military spouses
DARIEN, IL - A new study found that spouses of military service members experience significant sleep problems, which can impact their health and psychosocial functioning. Results show that 44 percent of spouses reported sleeping 6 hours or less per night. Approximately 54 percent of the sample endorsed daytime impairment due to sleep problems, and 62 percent reported experiencing daytime fatigue at least 1-2 times per week. Spouses of currently or previous ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Jun 9
Study of police officers finds fatigue impacts tactical social interaction
DARIEN, IL - A new study found that fatigue associated with shift work influences how officers interact day-to-day during encounters with the public, which can either build or erode trust in the police. Results show that experienced police patrol officers who worked day shifts were significantly more likely to manage simulated encounters with the public in ways that resulted in full-on cooperation - and significantly less likely to have encounters escalate ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Jun 9
Trauma in childhood linked to drug use in adolescence
June 8, 2016 -- Latest research from a national sample of almost 10,000 U.S. adolescents found psychological trauma, especially abuse and domestic violence before age 11, can increase the likelihood of experimentation with drugs in adolescence, independent of a history of mental illness. Results of the study conducted at Columbia University s Mailman School of Public Health are published online in the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Jun 9
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