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Consensus statement on optimizing management of EGFR mutation positive NSCLC p...
DENVER - The International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer IASLC created the 2016 consensus statement on optimizing management of epidermal growth factor receptor EGFR mutation positive M non-small cell lung cancer NSCLC patients, published in the Journal of Thoracic Oncology JTO , to discuss key pathologic, diagnostic, and therapeutic considerations. The statement also makes recommendations for clinical guidance and research priorities, such as o ...
EurekAlert - Mon. May 23
Study reveals success of text messaging in helping smokers quit
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - A new study from The Miriam Hospital s Centers for Behavioral and Preventive Medicine found that smokers who received a text messaging intervention were more likely to abstain from smoking relative to controls. The paper is published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research mHealth and uHealth. Tobacco use is one of the leading preventable global health problems, and text messaging has the promise to reach a wider audience with minima ...
EurekAlert - Mon. May 23
New Research From Psychological Science
Read about the latest research published in Psychological Science From Creatures of Habit to Goal-Directed Learners Tracking the Developmental Emergence of Model-Based Reinforcement Learning Johannes H. Decker, A. Ross Otto, Nathaniel D. Daw, Catherine A. Hartley In making decisions, people may engage in deliberate processing that draws on existing cognitive models or more automatic processing that relies on reward-based feedback. Adults can toggle between ...
Psychological Science - Mon. May 23
Hacking Memory to Follow Through with Intentions
Whether it s paying the electric bill or taking the clothes out of the dryer, there are many daily tasks that we fully intend to complete and then promptly forget about. New research suggests that linking these tasks to distinctive cues that we ll encounter at the right place and the right time may help us remember to follow through. The research is published in Psychological Scienc e, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science . There are many ...
Psychological Science - Mon. May 23
The Radicalism of Romantic Love
Romantic love as a Western cultural ideal is often held to be a modern invention. Historically, romantic love has been thought to have a radical nature but now that it is an overarching goal flooding contemporary culture, one might worry that love has become remarkably non-radical, only serving to sustain traditional oppressive relationship structures. But is it really romantic love that serves to legitimize traditional oppressive relationship structures a ...
Psychology Today - Sun. May 22
A Unified Approach to Human Consciousness
A recent OpEd piece reminded me how muddled the concept of human consciousness can be . It also reminded me that we need an approach that blends the best of both psychology and philosophy . Careful attention must be paid to complicated issues of definitions and word meaning, conceptual analysis, and metaphysical claims about reality things that philosophers tend to be good at . And we also need to consider the everyday dynamics of conscious experience and ...
Psychology Today - Sun. May 22
Harvard Research Shows How the Cerebellum Regulates Thoughts
In 1504, Leonardo da Vinci made wax castings of the human brain and coined the term cerebellum Latin for little brain to describe two small brain hemispheres that are neatly tucked under the relatively colossal hemispheres of the cerebrum Latin for brain which houses the cerebral cortex. Cerebellar is the sister word to cerebral and means, relating to, or located in the cerebellum. Historically, neuroscientists have considered the cerebellum to be the seat ...
Psychology Today - Sat. May 21
How to Survive Unexpected Stressful Situations
Life throws unexpected things at us all the time. Some of them we like finding a 20 dollar bill on the sidewalk but many of them we don t like, such as being on your way to a fun vacation and then missing your plane because of an extra long line at airport security. Sometimes it can be a much more serious unexpected event such as an illness or a job loss. Needless to say these kind of events can be quite distressing. What you need most during these difficu ...
Psychology Today - Sat. May 21
Chirality: A Look at Emotional Asymmetry of The Face
We are often confronted with a facial expression that makes us feel uncomfortable or we sense there is something wrong. Most of us don t go further than saying, That just doesn t seem right, or Something is odd about that face, without really knowing what it was that made us sense something was off. Sometimes these facial expressions flash before us so quickly that we can t really explain what we saw, but our subconscious tells us something is wrong. We ha ...
Psychology Today - Sat. May 21
Could a Million Monkeys Type the Secret of Life?
By Robert Lanza and Bob Berman
Psychology Today - Fri. May 20
Charisma and Vision
Before Canada s new prime minister, Justin Trudeau, embarrassed himself this week in a parliamentary altercation, he was attracting international attention for his youth, good looks, and charisma. Charisma is defined as compelling attractiveness or charm that can inspire devotion in others, but this definition does not address the emotional nature of attraction and inspiration. The method of 3-analysis provides a richer characterization, by specifying exem ...
Psychology Today - Fri. May 20
Using Brain Scans to Diagnose Mental Disorders
It s widely recognized that psychiatric conditions like depression and anxiety disorders are based in the brain . Scientists have even started to discover which brain areas are involved in different conditions. For example, post-traumatic stress disorder PTSD seems to involve excessive activity in the amygdala, which is involved in processing fear , as well as low activity in certain parts of the frontal lobes. Much of the evidence for the role of specific ...
Psychology Today - Fri. May 20
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