Christine Gierke

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Brain's empathy center identified

Empathy and the generosity it sparks are essential human traits. Although scientists have investigated these behaviors in depth, the neural …

Your brain is protecting you: How we purge bad memories

New findings from the National Institutes of Health could have real implications for how we treat anxiety disorders<p>Bret Stetka<p>August 6, 2015 9:30am (UTC)<p>The brain is extraordinarily good at alerting us to threats. Loud noises, noxious smells, approaching predators: they all send electrical impulses …

Your Brain Sees Things You Don't, Says Study

University of Arizona doctoral degree candidate Jay Sanguinetti has authored a new study, published online in the journal Psychological Science, that …

This is how your kid learns: The amazing new neuroscience of “brain plasticity” — and how to make your child smarter

<b>(WIkimedia/Oren Jack Turner/Kuttelvaserova Stuchelova via Shutterstock)</b><p>New products suggest they can build a designer brain for your kid. How can parents take advantage of new science?<p>Stephen Camarata PhD<p>August 15, 2015 6:00pm (UTC)<p><b>What happens to our child’s brain when we parent?</b><p>The discovery of …

Brains Sweep Themselves Clean Of Toxins During Sleep

While the brain sleeps, it clears out harmful toxins, a process that may reduce the risk of Alzheimer's, researchers say.<p>During sleep, the flow of cerebrospinal fluid in the brain increases dramatically, washing away harmful waste proteins that build up between brain cells during waking hours, a …

Evolution: Why Are Most of Us Right-Handed?

5 min read<p>This story originally appeared on BBC Future<p>We humans don’t typically agree on all that much, but there is at least one thing that an impressive amount of us accept: which hand is easiest to control. If you use one hand for writing, you probably use the same one for eating as well, and …

Anthropology

How Does Poverty Affect the Brain?

Growing up in poverty can hinder childhood achievement and affect life trajectory. Researchers in fields, such as economics and social sciences, have …

The Brain

Brain Activity Is as Unique as Fingerprints, And Correlates to Intelligence, Study Finds

Coming soon: job interviews by brain scan?<p>A person’s behaviour and way of doing things can often give them away to those who know them best, and now …

The Brain

A Psychologist Shares The Secret To Dealing With Difficult People

We've all been there. These situations don't happen a lot (thank god) but we all feel helpless when they do. And because they're rare we don't ever seem to get better at handling them.<p>Problem is, these moments are often critical because they're usually with people we care about.<p>What's the best way …

Bullies, Borderline Bosses And Narcissists: How To Thrive

Last week I opened a big old can of worms by discussing Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD). To recap there are four primary types per Christine Lawson’s work:<p><b>1. The Waif:</b> This person is helpless, sad, lonely and feels like a victim. They are trying to get others to give them sympathy and …