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Top-Down Processing and Perception

Top-down processing is when we form our perceptions starting with a larger object, concept, or idea before working our way toward more detailed …

Ecstasy drug MDMA 'cures' veterans with PTSD in weeks

The vast majority of military veterans given a high dose of MDMA were cured in a pilot study in California.<p>The ecstasy drug MDMA could help people …

Trauma-Related Guilt in People With PTSD

People who develop post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) also commonly experience guilt. In particular, individuals who have endured traumatic events …

Mental Health

Neuroscientists Figured Out What Unconsciousness Looks Like in the Brain

Just because it's unconscious doesn't mean it's not on.<p>The human brain is the only reason our species has survived on this planet for so long, but …

People with schizophrenia 'can learn to control voices'

A study finds that using an MRI scanner to train people with the disorder can help those who don't respond to medication.<p>People with schizophrenia …

‘A disorder for everyone’ | MHT

<i>There are alternatives to psychiatric diagnosis which can help people to make sense of experiences of distress.</i><p>Some remarkable changes are happening …

Boy Missing Visual Section of His Brain Can Somehow Still See, Stunning Doctors

Our brains are seriously incredible.<p>A seven-year-old Australian boy who is missing most of his visual cortex has surprised doctors by being able to …

Living with HIV/AIDS: Mental and Emotional Health

Being HIV-positive can be stressful, causing mental health problems or worsening existing ones. Learn more about self-care and treating/preventing …

Mental Health

Gerry Adams defends N-word tweet

Sinn Féin president says people offended by tweet about Django Unchained had either misunderstood or misrepresented it<p>Sinn Féin’s president, Gerry Adams, has apologised for using the N-word in a tweet while watching Django Unchained, Quentin Tarantino’s film about racism and slavery in …

If "Winnie The Pooh" Said The Same Things As Donald Trump

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Science says your “gut feeling” isn’t a metaphor

The brain’s powers are a little overrated. To keep your body going, you don’t need a functioning brain, but you do need something to provide energy. Enter the gut.<p>We may not give it much thought—because, literally, it happens without conscious thought—but the process of extracting energy from food …

Microbiology

Consciousness has less control than believed, according to new theory

I just did by pointing out your own free will choices.<p>That does not prove anything. Did you enjoy the movie?<p>I understand the futility of convincing …

Missing link found between brain, immune system

In a stunning discovery that overturns decades of textbook teaching, researchers at the University of Virginia School of Medicine have determined …

Redrawing the brain's motor map

Neuroscientists at Emory have refined a map showing which parts of the brain are activated during head rotation, resolving a decades-old puzzle. …

Scientists identify a promising target for HIV/AIDS treatment

Like a slumbering dragon, HIV can lay dormant in a person's cells for years, evading medical treatments only to wake up and strike at a later time, …

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10 Crazy Reasons You Have a Headache

Top docs explain your temples of doom<p>Off the top of your head, you can name a few obvious headache triggers: endless traffic, crying babies, and large rocks falling on your cranium. But there are other, more insidious reasons your noggin keeps pounding—like these:<p><b>1. You coughed.</b><p>It seems innocent …

Scientists eliminate the HIV virus from cultured human cells for first time

The HIV-1 virus has proved to be tenacious, inserting its genome permanently into its victims' DNA, forcing patients to take a lifelong drug regimen …

The Power of a Demonstrative Leader

When was the last time you threw yourself into a project with no fear of failure? How about the last time you <i>turned down</i> that big project -- either …

Scientists Have Located the Brain's On/Off Switch for Consciousness

Every one of us loses consciousness on a daily basis: it's called sleep. But scientists have never understood which part of the brain controls when …

Improved method for isotope enrichment could secure a vital global commodity

Researchers at The University of Texas at Austin have devised a new method for enriching a group of the world's most expensive chemical commodities, …

10 Lessons I Learned from a Year of Productivity Experiments

Over the last 12 months I have conducted countless productivity experiments on myself, interviewed some of the most productive people in the world, …

7 Things Remarkably Happy People Do Often

Happiness can be a choice -- especially when you take the right actions.<p>Happiness: Everyone wants it, yet relatively few seem to get enough of it, especially those in their early 40s. (I'm no psychologist, but that's probably about when many of us start thinking, "Wait--is <i>this</i> all there is?")<p>Good …

13 Google Search Tricks That Make Life A Whole Lot Easier

You <i>think</i> you know how to Google? You don't know how to Google.<p>Even the most seasoned Googler might not know every tip and trick available with just a few extra keystrokes in the search bar. Consider this your instructions manual for the world's most popular search engine.<p>Define A Word<p><b>The Scenario:</b> …

Alcohol-related deaths hit 3.3 million in 2012

About 3.3 million people worldwide died from causes related to drinking alcohol in 2012, according to a new report by the World Health Organization.<p>Alcohol consumption can lead to addiction and increase peoples risk of developing more than 200 diseases, including liver cirrhosis and some cancers, …