Victoria Grant

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Why Teens Should Understand Their Own Brains (And Why Their Teachers Should, Too!)

A teenage brain is a fascinating, still-changing place. There's a lot going on: social awareness, risk-taking, peer pressure; all are heightened during this period.<p>Until relatively recently, it was thought that the brain was only actively developing during childhood, but in the last two decades, …

The Brain

The Future of Therapy: Becoming Someone Else in VR

In a Barcelona lab, two researchers are using virtual simulations to build empathy and understanding, from body-swapping to sessions with Freud<p>By<p>Elizabeth Bernstein<p>Elizabeth Bernstein<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>@EBernsteinWSJ<p>elizabeth.bernstein.50<p>Google+<p>Elizabeth.Bernstein@wsj.com<p>I am standing …

Virtual Reality

How Your Brain Makes Articles Go Viral | Penn One Health

<i>Research from doctoral candidates at the Annenberg School for Communication measured brain activity in real time as study participants viewed the</i> …

The salience of self, not social pain, is encoded by dorsal anterior cingulate and insula

Altmetric: 19<p>More detail<p>Article |<p>Open<p>Irene Perini,<br>• Per A. Gustafsson,<br>• J. Paul Hamilton,<br>• Robin Kämpe,<br>• Maria Zetterqvist &<br>• Markus Heilig<p><i>Scientific</b> …

LSD Study Reveals Unprecedented "Harmonic" Reorganization of Brain

The drug appears to hit a "reset" button in the brain.<p>Ongoing neuroscience research on psychedelic drugs like LSD and psilocybin is increasingly …

JD.com’s new accelerator focuses on blockchain startups

JD.com, one of China’s largest e-commerce companies, is launching a new Beijing-based accelerator program for artificial intelligence and blockchain startups. Called AI Catapult, its first batch includes six companies: Bankorus, CanYa, Bluezelle, Nuggets, Republic Protocol and Devery.<p>In an …

This 1 Habit Will Make Your Sunday Less Stressful, And Your Monday More Productive

That's not such a difficult habit, is it?<p>People who don't make progress toward their goals all share 1 thing in common:<p>They never sit down and reflect on what <i>isn't</i> working.<p>Instead, unproductive (and often times stressed-out and unhappy) people stay caught in a vicious cycle of always looking to the …

People with disabilities don’t need 'compassion'

In his budget address, Gov. Bruce Rauner said structural reforms will enable Illinois to be “as compassionate as we want to be,” and later he said, …

Scientists Rank 9 Recreational Drugs From Safest to Most Dangerous

The results are in.<p>A 2017 Global Drug Survey (GDS) covering hundreds of thousands of people around the world has ranked recreational drugs from the …

Best Friends Really do Share Brain Patterns, Neuroscientists Reveal

"Our results suggest that friends process the world around them in exceptionally similar ways."<p>Whenever my best friends and I say the same thing in a …

Student 3D prints extraordinary 6-string electric violin

Musician Sean Riley from the University of Texas at Austin designed and 3D printed a special 6-string electric violin to play a unique …

9 yoga poses to help you live your most healthy, vibrant life

In the midst of a heart-pumping workout, you’re probably <i>not</i> contemplating the long-term consequences of every single burpee and plank jack on your …

The Frightful Prospect of Truth-Telling

If the truth be told, most of us humans bear out the veracity of Mark Twain’s statement that people are never more truthful than when acknowledging …

Psychology

Understanding anhedonia: What happens in the brain?

Anhedonia, or the inability to feel pleasure during pleasurable activities, occurs as a part of a number of conditions. It is also considered a …

12 Small Habits That Actually Reveal a Lot About Your Personality

The debate about the 'right way' to hang your TP has raged nearly since the roller's invention. However, therapist Gilda Carle, PhD, claims that she …

8 Surprising Things Your Physical Appearance Says About You

Psychology is weird.<p>Everybody judges.<p>Within a few seconds of seeing someone - whether it's on a date or at the grocery store - we decide a number of …

The First 6 Pages of Bill Gates's Favorite Book Will Change Your Life (and the Next 500 Pages Aren't Bad Either) | Inc.com

If you're pessimistic about the state of world today, Bill Gates and Harvard psychology professor Steven Pinker have a message for you: "This bleak assessment of the state of the world is wrong. And not just a little wrong--wrong wrong, flat-earth wrong, couldn't-<i>be</i>-more-wrong."<p>The quote appears on …

Bill Gates

3 Things to Say When You're Feeling Bad About Yourself | Inc.com

Negative self-talk can be so much a part of the running dialogue in your head that you may not even notice it. However, it's important to recognize these feelings towards yourself if you want lasting change in your life. Research shows that while negative emotions can create short-term motivation, …

Self-help

This Uncommon Practice Will Support You in Tough Times

Uncommonly Healthy<p>Most of us know that showing kindness and compassion for others is good for our health. Fewer of us are aware that practicing …

11 Signs You’re Too Stressed Out By Politics, & The Strategies You Can Use To Help

Do politics stress you out? If so, you’re not alone. According to the American Psychological Association’s<i>Stress in America Survey</i>, two-thirds of …

This Is What To Do If You’re Running Late For Work

I'm a perpetually late person, and I've accepted it as part of who I am. I've been late for dates, church, formal events, doctor's appointments, …

A Special Way for Self-Esteem to Transform Relationships

Under good circumstances, having a healthy long-term romantic relationship means providing many things for one another, from tangible to intangible, …

Why Being Awkward Is Actually Good For You

Melissa Dahl, author of the book ‘Cringeworthy,’ argues that the next time you cringe, celebrate it.<p>One night last week, I stumbled home after a long …

Self-help

Perfectionism Is Increasing, and That’s Not Good News

According to the World Health Organization, a record number of young people worldwide are suffering from serious depression or anxiety disorders. In some sections of society, there is a tendency to dismiss this trend as the product of an over-indulged, over-entitled, and over-sensitive “snowflake …

People Hug To The Left Versus The Right Depending On The Emotion Of The Situation, According To A Study

If you have ever questioned the authenticity of a hug, you may be on to something. A new study out of Ruhr University in Bochum, Germany explores the …

I've helped thousands of people change their habits — here's what makes it so difficult

Over the last five years or so, as I've worked with thousands of people on changing their habits, I've come to a realization: dissatisfaction with ourselves is a pretty universal phenomenon.<p>We are unhappy with who we are, sometimes in small ways but often in very fundamental ways.<p>We doubt …

Psychologist Jordan Peterson says lobsters help to explain why human hierarchies exist – do they?

Hierarchies are everywhere. It is often argued that they are a social construct, invented to allow certain people (such as white men) to have power …

To Understand Emotion’s Better, Close Your Eyes And Use Your Ears To Know Someone Feeling

New research suggests that if you want to know how someone is feeling, it might be better to close your eyes and use your ears.<p>Yale University …

Psychology

The Ins and Outs of Lying, According to Three Experts on Honesty

In an era of alternative facts, the science behind deception is more relevant than ever. For our February 2018 "Naked Issue," Robert Feldman, a professor of psychology and brain sciences at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, Michael Slepian, a social psychologist and professor at Columbia …

Psychology