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What your mindless daily habits reveal about you, according to science

You can't make blanket statements, like "All people who cut up their food into tiny pieces are neurotic."<p>You also can't make definitive statements about individual people, like "You talked about yourself this entire conversation, so you're obviously a narcissist."<p>What you can do is look into the …

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Here's what 8 weeks of mindfulness training does to your brain

What are the neural correlates of these effects? A new systematic review in <i>Brain and Cognition</i> has looked at all studies published prior to July this year that investigated brain changes associated with eight weeks of Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction or Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy.<p>The …

New insights into how the mind influences the body

Neuroscientists at the University of Pittsburgh have identified the neural networks that connect the cerebral cortex to the adrenal medulla, which is …

Study: Opioid Addiction Crisis Fueled by Overprescribing by MDs

Policymakers need to look beyond just the recreational abuse of opioids in their efforts to reduce overdose deaths, and focus more on the problem of …

Public Health

One of psychology's most infamous experiments on the dark side of humanity is back under the microscope

Only part of that was true. Over the next two years, hundreds of people showed up at Milgram's lab for a learning and memory study that quickly turned into something else entirely.<p>Under the watch of the experimenter, the volunteer—dubbed "the teacher"—would read out strings of words to his partner, …