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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
High saturated-fat, low unsaturated-fat diet in adolescence tied to higher bre...
BALTIMORE - May 19, 2016. Adolescent girls whose diet is higher in saturated fats and lower in healthier unsaturated fats have higher breast density in early adulthood, which may potentially increase their risk for breast cancer later in life, according to a new study led by researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. The research was published online today in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers Prevention . Saturated fats are those abundant ...
EurekAlert - Fri. May 20
Commissions that reflected on Ebola outbreak highlight overlapping conclusions...
WASHINGTON - To make the world safer against future infectious disease threats, national health systems should be strengthened, the World Health Organization s emergency and outbreak response activities should be consolidated and bolstered, and research and development should be enhanced, says a new Policy Forum article that appears in the May 19 edition of PLOS Medicine . The 11 authors of the piece are involved in four global commissions that reflected o ...
EurekAlert - Fri. May 20
Researchers solve the structure of the Zika virus helicase
A team led by researchers from Tianjin University P.R. China has solved the structure of the Zika virus helicase, which is a key target for antiviral development. The research is published in Springer s journal Protein Cell . The Zika virus can cause microcephaly and other severe birth defects. However, as there are currently no effective vaccines or therapies available to contain ZIKV infection, ZIKV remains a significant challenge to public health. All v ...
EurekAlert - Fri. May 20
Antibiotic treatment speeds up spread of resistance in the gonorrhea superbug
Neisseria gonorrhoeae is a sexually transmitted bacterium that has developed broad resistance against antibiotics. A study published on May 19th in PLOS Pathogens suggests that screening and treatment of infected patients might actually spread resistance against the one remaining recommended treatment. Moreover, while intuitively compelling, frequent change of sexual partners does not appear to be a major driver of the spread of antibiotic resistance. Curr ...
EurekAlert - Fri. May 20
Too much sex causes genitals to change shape, beetle study shows
Sexual conflict between males and females can lead to changes in the shape of their genitals, according to research on burying beetles by scientists at the University of Exeter. The study, published today in the journal Evolution , provides new evidence that conflict over how often mating takes place can lead to males evolving longer penis-like organs and females larger claws on their genitalia, within ten generations. Genital shape varies enormously acros ...
EurekAlert - Fri. May 20
Mental Health Awareness: ADHD in Children
Recently, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC took action to support the use of behavior therapy over the use of medication to treat young children who are diagnosed with Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder also known as ADHD see details here . ADHD is a neurobiological disorder characterized by developmentally inappropriate impulsivity, inattention, and in some cases, hyperactivity.
Psychology Today - Thu. May 19
My Experience of Psychosis
The diametric model of mental illness spans the whole range of mentalism from autistic hypo-mentalism to psychotic hyper-mentalism, with normality in between. And although the model implies that everyone has a mental configuration somewhere on that continuum, few get to sample completely different positions on it in one lifetime. Nevertheless, radical cancer surgery last summer gave me the opportunity to test the theory on myself and the fact that it is Me ...
Psychology Today - Thu. May 19
The Evolutionary Psychology of Humility
You may be somebody s landlord ... You may even own banks but you re still going to have to serve somebody Dylan 1979 .
Psychology Today - Thu. May 19
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