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New Research From Psychological Science
Read about the latest research published in Psychological Science Touch or Watch to Learn Toddlers 8217 Object Retrieval Using Contingent and Noncontingent Video Koeun Choi and Heather L. Kirkorian Although young children are typically adept at learning information in person, they often have more difficulty when the same information is presented through video demonstrations. Two-year-olds watched a hiding event in a video that afforded no contingency the v ...
Psychological Science - Fri. Apr 29
Top 5 Ways Biofeedback Can Change Your Life
I m a behavioral neuroscientist by training. This means that when I went to school at UCLA Go Bruins I made it my focus to understand how neurochemical and neurophysical changes in the brain affect the way we interact with the world. At the time, I was primarily interested in how these things relate to addiction , but more and more I feel obligated to share the endless other ways this interaction is crucial for our wellbeing. You see, everything that happe ...
Psychology Today - Fri. Apr 29
The Case Against Medical Marijuana in Brazil
By Ant nio Geraldo da Silva, M.D. Recently, Brazil became one of the many countries that authorized the prescription and manipulation of medications that contain cannabidiol and tetrahydrocannabinol THC , active constituents of marijuana . In practice, THC has also been legalized. Before, the component was only allowed in secondary form, that is, as part of the composition of legal medications. The subject was discussed in the National Institutes of Health ...
Psychology Today - Fri. Apr 29
Reflections on the 1st Annual Alt Sex NYC Conference
We have just wrapped up the 1st Annual AltSex NYC Conference , which was held last Fri April 22, and after a week of reflection, I think it is appropriate to start off this new blog with a bang, by going over the highlights and implications of this historic event.
Psychology Today - Fri. Apr 29
Mindfulness Is Oversold
Has mindfulness been oversold A new look at the public record says almost certainly.
Psychology Today - Thu. Apr 28
Parenting a Parent Toward Life’s End
In a long stint of wishful thinking, I hoped my mother might take on death like Buddha. She meditated every morning near a round table carved with astrological signs and topped with a large red bible. I invaded her sacred space a few times as a teen, accidentally, stepping away as her one blue eye peered out beneath her glasses. Catholic with a capital C, Mom attended mass regularly and challenged the Church s views with equal consistency. She prayed. She ...
Psychology Today - Thu. Apr 28
Scientific advances in lung cancer in 2015 highlighted by IASLC
DENVER - Capturing and summarizing the remarkable progress in lung cancer prevention, diagnosis, staging, and treatment in 2015, the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer IASLC announces the inaugural publication of Scientific Advances in Lung Cancer 2015 in the May 2016 issue of the IASLC s Journal of Thoracic Oncology JTO . Drawing on more than 34 multidisciplinary experts from around the globe, in different areas of lung cancer research ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Apr 28
Entomological Society of America releases statement on the dangers of invasive...
The Entomological Society of America ESA has issued a statement about the dangers of invasive species and the potential threats they pose to U.S. national interests by undermining food security, trade agreements, forest health, ecosystem services, environmental quality, and public health and recreation. Invasive insects alone incur control costs of over 2.5 billion in the U.S. per year and cause losses to crops, lawns, forests, and pastures totaling at lea ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Apr 28
Analyzing the psyche of risky drivers
Road crashes are the world s leading cause of preventable death and injury in people under 35, accounting for around 5 million casualties every year. Repeat offenders make a disproportionate contribution to these statistics - and are known for their poor response to education and prevention efforts. But a better understanding of the subconscious and emotional processes of high-risk drivers could make a difference, according to new research from McGill Univ ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Apr 28
Modifying an obesity drug could reduce side effects like anxiety and depression
Amsterdam, April 28, 2016 - A new version of an obesity drug that caused serious psychiatric side effects could help people lose pounds without experiencing the anxiety, depression and suicidal thoughts previously associated with it. The research, published in Bioorganic and Medicinal Chemistry , shows that the new version of the drug can still work without reaching the brain in rats, avoiding the side effects. The researchers behind the study, from RTI In ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Apr 28
Serotonin reduces apnea and could be a clue to understanding sudden infant dea...
Serotonin, a neurotransmitter in the brain, shortens periods of apnoea temporary cessation of breathing and promotes inspiration, according to a study published today in Experimental Physiology . The researchers found that when injected into a specific part of the brain the brain stem serotonin shortens apnoeic events by interacting with a specific serotonin receptor, the 5-HT3 receptor, which, in healthy babies, is highly expressed in a region of the brai ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Apr 28
New report shows electronic cigarettes are beneficial to UK public health
Electronic cigarettes have the potential to contribute to reducing death and disability caused by Britain s biggest killer, say experts in The BMJ today. Reviewing a new report by the Royal College of Physicians RCP on the role of e-cigarettes in tobacco harm reduction, Professor John Britton and colleagues argue that e-cigarettes and other non-tobacco nicotine products offer the potential to radically reduce harm from smoking in our society. This is an op ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Apr 28
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