Brendan Lee

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Why 'Wonderbook' By Jeff VanderMeer Is The One Book About Worldbuilding Every Writer Needs To Read

As any writer of science fiction or fantasy will tell you, worldbuilding is the most arduous part of composing a new story. It can be tough to know …

Creative Writing

Literacy, Multiple Intelligences, and the Brain

By now, you will have probably recognized that this story is a thinly disguised attempt to describe the history of literacy acquisition and the …

Jane Goodall

Why You Think You're Great At Everything, Even When You Suck

As humans, we're pretty bad at judging our own abilities. From exercising to our sense of humour, we're all certain that we're the best at everything …

Psychology

When Alcoholism Leaves You Nude and Reading Nietzsche

I wound up under a bridge after being unceremoniously booted from a residential treatment facility in Asheville, North Carolina, following the …

North Carolina

What it’s like to live with two personality disorders

<b>People look at me in confusion when I tell them I have two personality disorders. And I’ll admit that often, I’m confused about it myself.</b><p>I was …

An Inner Look into the Minds and Brains of People with OCD

About 10 years ago David Adam scratched his finger on a barbed wire fence. The cut was shallow, but drew blood. As a science journalist and author of</i> …

The Brain

The Gifted Will Explore Polaris' Mental Illness in Depth

Emma Dumont revealed that <i>The Gifted</i> will explore Polaris' mental illness on a much deeper level during the show's panel at New York Comic Con on …

Pollution

A to Z of Autism

Friday, 22 September 2017 21:50<p>When Mr L was diagnosed back in 2007 I didn't have a clue what Autism was or even what it meant, 8 years on and 2 more …

Neuroimaging study finds alterations in connectivity of brain areas can predict depression

A new brain-imaging study published in <i>The American Journal of Psychiatry</i> suggest scientists may be able to predict how likely children are to develop …

Mental Health

Jim Carrey Opens Up About How Playing Andy Kaufman Took Him To ‘Psychotic’ Places In A New Documentary

Jim Carrey went all-in with his portrayal of Andy Kaufman in Milos Forman’s 1999 biopic <i>Man on the Moon</i>. According to Carrey, the groundbreaking comedian not only had his hooks in Carrey during the production, but he stuck around a bit longer than that.<p>A new documentary looking at Carrey’s portrayal …

What novels reveal about our brains

Psychological thrillers are a great way of understanding the skewed perception of first-person consciousness<p>With the hotly anticipated <i>Into The Water</i> by Paula Hawkins out next month, the interest in psychological thrillers isn’t going away. The genre’s preoccupations are shared with neuroscience - …

Neuroscience

This 10-Minute Routine Will Increase Your Clarity And Creativity

<i>“Your subconscious mind works continuously, while you are awake, and while you sleep.”</i> — Napoleon Hill<p>Your subconscious never rests and is always on …

7 Questions That Lead to an 'Aha Moment', According to Research | Inc.com

At the heart of any successful business is a great idea. But how do some entrepreneurs dream up game-changing idea after game-changing idea while others fade into mediocrity?<p>Cracking the code on "aha moments" and creative epiphanies is a topic Stanford Start X innovation experts Olivia Fox Cabane …

Creativity

3 Easy Ways to Start Living a More Meaningful Life Today | Inc.com

There are a approximately a million and one happiness hacks out there, but somehow manage to do them all and you still probably won't be truly happy. Why not?<p>Because, while meditation, gratitude, and nature have all been shown to boost your mood, real happiness, according to psychology, isn't …

Happiness

6 Ways to Stop Overthinking Everything | Inc.com

While everyone overthinks situations once in a while, some people are plagued with a constant barrage of thoughts all the time. Chronic overthinkers rehash conversations they had yesterday, second-guess every decision they make, and imagine disastrous outcomes all day every day.<p>Thinking too much …

Self-help

Can a Difficult Childhood Enhance Cognition?

Poverty tends to dampen test scores, but new research suggests people with hard upbringings can sometimes outperform their more-privileged peers.<p>Hard childhoods seem to not only rob children of material joys, but also of brain power. Children who grow up poor tend to score worse on tests of memory, …

Psychology

We May Be Completely Wrong About How Our Brains Form Memories

One Experience, Two Memories<p>Scientists have long believed the human brain stores memories following a two-step process. Memories are first stored in …

Scientists find 5 life skills which bring health, wealth and success

The five life skills which bring health, wealth and success throughout life have been discovered by scientists.<p>Experts at University College London have found that emotional stability, determination, control, optimism and conscientiousness are the foundation stones of building a fruitful …

Treating depression is guesswork. Psychiatrists are beginning to crack the code.

Brain scans and machine learning programs are paving the way for a breakthrough.<p>Here’s a frustrating fact for anyone who has been prescribed medication or therapy for depression: Your doctor doesn’t know what treatment will work for you.<p>“It is currently complete primitive guesswork,” Leanne Maree …

The Brain

Quit Trying To Make Yourself “Smarter” And Do These Three Things Instead

Can you actually improve your brain power through hacks and habits? Sort of, but that still might disappoint you.<p>There’s no shortage of brain teasers, training tools, and even pills you can take that claim to improve cognitive functioning and allegedly make you “smarter.” There is a certain logic …

Self-improvement

Is mental illness real? You asked Google – here’s the answer

Every day millions of internet users ask Google life’s most difficult questions, big and small. Our writers answer some of the commonest queries<p>When people ask whether mental illness is real or not, my suspicion is that they really mean: does mental illness have a physical, material cause, in the …

Mental Health

The 8 Coolest TED Talks on Psychology | Inc.com

Humans, we all know, are strange, irrational, beautiful creatures who often act in weird and wonderful ways. That makes us hard to deal with sometimes, but it also makes us totally fascinating.<p>All our quirks are fuel for psychologists, who spend their professional lives trying to dig into our …

Self-improvement

“Love drugs” will soon be a reality. But should we take them?

Love potions have been a plot point in fairytales for centuries. Now, thanks to dramatic advances in our understanding of the neuroscience behind love, they’re close enough to reality to be studied by Oxford University researchers.<p>Anders Sandberg, a neuroethicist at Oxford University’s Future of …

Oxford University

A New Paradigm for Psychiatry

In Robert Whitaker’s article from last December, “INTAR 2016: A Global Call for a New Paradigm” he wrote that by the end of the conference, this …

Mental Health

14 psychological tricks to get people to do what you want

You don’t need to be the CEO to get people to listen to you.<p>Psychological research suggests there are plenty of ways to motivate people to do what …

Psychology

Do You Have What It Takes to Succeed in User Experience?

Although design with the user in mind has probably been around for <i>3.3 million years</i> when Homo Habilis first started creating stone tools (a design …

UX Design

Anxiety and ADHD in Patients With Single-Ventricle Congenital Heart Disease

February 22, 2017<p>Share this content:<p>Mental health clinicians should remain alert for ADHD and anxiety disorders in adolescents with single-ventricle …

Heart Disease