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Is Parkinson's A Prion Disease?

The Journal of Neuroscience recently featured a debate over the hypothesis that Parkinson's disease is, at least in some cases, caused by a …

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What a Relationship Expert Wants You to Know About Unconditional Love

When you hear the words “unconditional love,” what comes to mind? Maybe it’s all the chick flicks that we’ve watched over the years—or cough, cough,</i> …

Researchers: Depression may be a physical illness linked to inflammation

Physical Roots of Depression<p>Although current treatments for depression mostly focus on brain chemicals such as serotonin, scientists now think …

Depression

Decline in Navigational Skills May be Early Alzheimer's Warning Sign

A diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease is currently dependent on an individual’s medical history, genetic risk factors, and performance on tests that …

Study shows contrasting long-term cognitive effects of psychiatric drugs in schizophrenia

PARIS, France: A long-term study has found that low cumulative exposure to benzodiazepine and antidepressant medications does not seem to affect …

The Brain

Schizophrenia 'voices' quietened by magnetic stimulation

A new study confirms the brain region involved in generating the"voices" that occur in schizophrenia. Using transcranial magnetic stimulation, …

The Brain

Scientists identify another way in which your gut health and mental health are linked

It can even affect the way you behave towards others<p>It's well-known that there is a link between gut health and mental health, and research is …

This Is The First Thing You Should Do When You Feel Unhappy

It might be the opposite of what you'd expect -- or want -- to do.<p>Being unhappy isn’t pleasant. For most of us, when we feel unhappy, we naturally want to push those thoughts away or move on to something positive.<p>But according to Mo Gawdat, you should do just the opposite: Confront those feelings …

Happiness

Poor Sleep May Be Linked with Dementia, Study Says

Whether it's the cause or the symptom, however, researchers aren't sure.<p>By ·<p>Photo via istock.com/demaerre<p>A new study out of the Boston University …

Depression: Signs Your Medication Isn’t Working

Depression

5 Daily Habits That Will Transform Your Life (And How To Adopt Them)

You're reading 5 Daily Habits That Will Transform Your Life (And How To Adopt Them), originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self …

How to Reverse Aging and Become Whoever You Want to Be

In 1978, Ellen Langer, a Harvard psychologist, conducted an important study.<p>In 1978, Ellen Langer, a Harvard psychologist, conducted an important study. She gave houseplants to two groups of nursing-home residents. One group was told they were responsible for keeping their plant alive, and that …

Self-improvement

How to Motivate Yourself: 3 Steps Backed By Science

You make goals… but then you procrastinate.<p>You write a to-do list… but then you don’t follow through.<p>And this happens again and again and again. …

Success

Should You Blame Your Psychological Problems on Your Childhood? This Is What Research Says

Every family is a little dysfunctional in one way or another.<p>Whether you grew up with an unloving mother or you had a father who believed children should be seen and not heard, there's no question that your childhood experiences had a big influence on your life.<p>Even if you were fortunate enough to …

Mental Health

What goes on inside the brain of a psychopath?

It is well known that psychopaths can commit violent, and often criminal, acts. But the precise neural mechanisms that underlie this behavior have …

Chocolate and cocoa are good for cognition, says study

Image: INQUIRER.net stock photo<p>Chocolate is both the destroyer of diets and the soothing balm for emotional distress. A recent study wants to add …

The Brain

How to tell if people you know are psychopaths

Mental health is attracting widespread public attention with celebrities, politicians and even royalty keen to share more about their struggles. One …

The Secret Connection Between Anxiety and Sleep

<i>Summary: Researchers have identified neurons that appear to play a critical role in connecting sleep and emotions. The findings provide an important</i> …

Neuroscience

Kids Learn More Effectively While Running, Jumping and Throwing

The school of hard knocks.<p>Reading helps kids learn faster if it is done in concert with exercise. That is the finding a British study that saw a …

What the brain's wiring looks like

<b>The world's most detailed scan of the brain's internal wiring has been produced by scientists at Cardiff University.</b><p>The MRI machine reveals the fibres which carry all the brain's thought processes.<p>It's been done in Cardiff, Nottingham, Cambridge and Stockport, as well as London England and London …

Breaking Bad: 7 Ways To Beat Your Bad Habits

Everything we do in life is driven by our habits. They determine our successes and our failures. They embody who we truly are.<p>While much has been …

Self-improvement

Drugs alone won't cure the epidemic of depression. We need strategy | Mark Rice-Oxley

In my own odyssey through this valley of shadows I have mulled over three approaches – between them, they offer a pathway to a wider societal cure<p>Mark Rice-Oxley is author of Underneath the Lemon Tree: A Memoir of Depression and Recovery<p>It’s become as inevitable as the rise and rise of global …

Depression

Periods Don’t Make Women Irrational, Forgetful or Incapable of Multitasking

Contrary to the popular stereotype, periods have no impact on a woman’s ability to make rational decisions, remember things or focus on more than one …

How Abraham Maslow and His Humanistic Psychology Shaped the Modern Self

Legendary American psychologist <b>Abraham Maslow</b> (April 1, 1908–June 8, 1970) is best-known for creating the famous Maslow hierarchy of needs and endures as the founding father of humanistic psychology — the movement to focus on people’s capacity for goodness and transcendence, rather treating them as …