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Manipulating the brain to control maternal behavior in females & reduce aggres...
Most female mammals give birth and care for their offspring, while the males often breed with multiple partners and play little role in parenting once the mating is over. Yet researchers have had a hard time pinpointing where, exactly, in the brain these differences between the sexes are located and how they translate into behavior. The extent of hardwired parental behavior is hotly disputed. In new research published in Nature , Dr. Tali Kimchi and her gr ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Oct 7
Understanding Others’ Thoughts Enables Young Kids to Lie
Kids who are taught to reason about the mental states of others are more likely to use deception to win a reward, according to new research published in Psychological Science , a journal of the Association for Psychological Science . The findings indicate that developing theory of mind ToM a cognitive ability critical to many social interactions may enable children to engage in the sophisticated thinking necessary for intentionally deceiving another person ...
Psychological Science - Wed. Oct 7
Playing '20 questions' through brain-to-brain communication
In a groundbreaking experiment, a team from the University of Washington has linked two human brains for a question and answer session - a game that they call 20 Questions with the Mind. The report has been published in PLOS ONE .
Medical News Today - Tue. Oct 6
Psoriasis patients at increased risk for depression
Psoriasis is a chronic skin disease that affects 3-4 of the US population, and it is linked to an increased risk of depression, according to a report published in JAMA Dermatology .
Medical News Today - Tue. Oct 6
Dishwashing could help relieve stress
After a stressful day at work, some of us might hit the gym, have a glass of wine or simply settle down in front of the TV in order to calm the mind. But why not try washing the dishes instead No, really. According to a new study, dishwashing can boost mental well-being.
Medical News Today - Tue. Oct 6
When You Are Grieving After a Miscarriage
By Christiane Manzella, PhD
Psychology Today - Tue. Oct 6
An Open Letter to the President from a Forensic Psychologist
Dear Mr. President--
Psychology Today - Tue. Oct 6
7 Surprising Ways Your Emotions Can Get the Best of You
Emotions aren t good or bad. It s how you choose to deal with those emotions that makes all the difference. Being aware of your emotions, and understanding how to control those emotions so your emotions don t control you, is key to success. Your emotions influence the way you think and behave. So it s important to be aware of how your emotional reactivity can change your perception, and ultimately, your behavior. Here are seven ways your emotions can get t ...
Psychology Today - Tue. Oct 6
New study reveals limited public understanding of dementia globally
Believing that dementia is a normal part of aging is the most common misconception about dementia, according to a new study conducted by researchers at Trinity College Dublin and St James s Hospital s Dementia Services Centre in Ireland. In a systematic review of 40 research articles from 15 different countries including Northern Ireland, published over the last 20 years, researchers at Trinity s School of Social Work and Social Policy have found that the ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Oct 6
Research calls for stricter screening recommendations for family history of co...
Bethesda, MD Oct. 6, 2015 -- All relatives of individuals with colorectal cancer are at increased risk for this cancer, regardless of the age of diagnosis of the index patient in the family, according to a study published online in Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology , the official clinical practice journal of the American Gastroenterological Association. These findings may impact future guidance regarding colorectal cancer screening. Most surprising, ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Oct 6
Flu vaccine helps reduce hospitalizations due to influenza pneumonia
More than half of hospitalizations due to influenza pneumonia could be prevented by influenza vaccination, according to a study led by investigators at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, published this week in the Journal of the American Medical Association . We estimated that about 57 percent of influenza-related pneumonia hospitalization could be prevented through influenza vaccination, said Carlos Grijalva, M.D., MPH, associate professor of Health Po ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Oct 6
Can exercise be replaced with a pill?
Everyone knows that exercise improves health, and ongoing research continues to uncover increasingly detailed information on its benefits for metabolism, circulation, and improved functioning of organs such as the heart, brain, and liver. With this knowledge in hand, scientists may be better equipped to develop exercise pills that could mimic at least some of the beneficial effects of physical exercise on the body. But a review of current development effor ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Oct 6
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