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From ketamine to cupboard therapy: the future of mental health treatment

Once upon a time, the future of mental health treatment was drugs. The advent of Prozac and whole class of similar medication in the 1990s gave doctors an easy option and big pharma easy money.<p>But 20 years on, the problems have not gone away. In fact, mental illness is much more pervasive, with …

Mental Health

Best Nigerian Blog

One faithful morning , Ophelia decided to pay a surprise visit to Benicio. Benicio: ‘Yes, who is it he shouted ‘I am coming’ for his door bell has …

How Family Violence Changes the Way Children's Brains Function

In the same way that combat affects a soldier, violence causes a kid’s natural alarm and response system to become too sensitive.<p>Family violence …

Professor Elroy Dimson's Actions to Achieve Inclusive Capitalism

<b>Elroy Dimson Professor of Finance, Cambridge Judge Business School and London Business School *</b><p>*In conjunction with Paul Marsh and Mike Staunton,London Business School.<p>Some investors simply buy shares where the financial rewards seem most compelling, and ignore social, environmental and ethical …

Does The Myth of Meritocracy show us how to alleviate inequality?

James Bloodworth's new book suggests ways to tackle the nebulous problems of UK poverty.<p>“Everybody talks about the weather, but nobody does anything …

Income Inequality

Neuroscience Reveals the Nourishing Benefits That Silence Has on Your Brain

Here's what happens to your brain when it's surrounded by the noise of nothingness.<p>When's the last time you sat in total, utter silence? While it's not easy to find true peace and quiet, there's now evidence you may want to find more opportunities to embrace noiselessness throughout your day.<p>We …

The Brain

Synchronicity, Myth, and the New World Order

/ Dec 11, 2012<p>Looking out upon the horrid ruin we seem to have made of the planet, in spite of the kind hearts and good intentions of the vast …

Documentaries

The Warning Signs of Mental Illness and Addiction

The National Institute of Mental Health says one in five adults suffers from a diagnosable mental disorder, affecting more than 43 million people in …

Mental Health

Dallas shootings: the latest chapter in a painful racial history

The path that led America to a bloody week of violence in Dallas, Falcon Heights and Baton Rouge is far longer than we’d like to admit<p>A horrific week of violence in the US has cast into sharp relief the troubled relationship between black communities and law enforcement. This latest cycle of …

Law Enforcement

How statistics are twisted to obscure public understanding

Mark Twain attributed to Benjamin Disraeli the famous remark: ‘There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics.’ In every industry, …

Mark Twain

'People literally don't feel what's going on. This is the brain on horror': Harvard expert explains how Diamond Reynolds stayed so calm as her boyfriend was shot dead right next to her

• <b>WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT</b>• <b><br>Reynolds live-streamed the death of boyfriend Philando Castile Wednesday</b>• <b><br>She calmly explained a cop shot him - with the</b> …

9 Habits of Highly Emotionally Intelligent People

<b>By Dr. Travis Bradberry</b><p>When emotional intelligence first appeared to the masses, it served as the missing link in a peculiar finding: people with …

Emotional Intelligence

4 Proven Secrets to Easily Improve Your Body Language

What is your body language telling others about you?<p>Last week I wrote about how to read other people (you can check that out here.) But being able to …

Wake Forest University

Amazon moves one step closer toward army of warehouse robots

Robotics competition prize for best warehouse-working ‘picker’ machine awarded to robot designed by Dutch team<p>Amazon’s progress toward an army of helpful robots is one step closer: a prize for the best warehouse-working “picker” machine has gone to a robot designed by a team from TU Delft Robotics …

Robotics

Employment Must Not Be the Aim of Mental Health Treatment

Therapy is about reducing suffering, right? Living a fuller life? Not according to current moves to place employment as a central aim of therapy. How …

Mental Health

AI Is Learning to See the World—But Not the Way Humans Do - MIT Technology Review

Computer vision has been having a moment. No more does an image recognition algorithm make dumb mistakes when looking at the world: these days, it …

Artificial Intelligence

Rebuilding the brain: Using AI, electrodes, and machine learning to bridge gaps in the human nervous system

The Center for Sensorimotor Neural Engineering is building a bidirectional human computer interface that could be used to help stroke and spinal …

Neurophilosophy

What do college students really think about diversity? We asked.

This past year, in high-profile confrontations across the country, student activists have been making demands about campus climate and diversity. Those have included removing symbols or institutional names linked to slaveholders or to institutional racism, and removing administrators accused of …

College & University

Depression, Isolation and Drug Addiction: When DJing Becomes a Mental Health Issue

From Avicii to Carl Cox, DJs are beginning to talk about the risks of the job.<p>The life of a touring artist seems like the dream: you get flown to new and exotic places, paid to perform your life's work onstage and be admired, and people line up to tell you how great you are and shower you with all …

Mental Health

Researchers argue AI can fool the Turing test without saying a thing

Alleged criminals might not be the only ones to benefit from pleading the Fifth. By falling silent during the Turing test, artificial intelligence …

Alan Turing

10 Ways To Improve Your Music!

<b>Whether you’re just getting started making music, or you’re a long-time super producer, there are some things that everyone should know. Matthew Mann</b> …

Music Production

Watch NASA Set a Fire in Space ... on Purpose

About a week ago, NASA scientists started a fire in one of their own cargo bays. Hold up, don't freak out: NASA's not dealing with rogue arsonist …

How The Juno Spacecraft Will Survive Jupiter's Devastating Radiation

It starts orbiting the deadly planet in July<p>Mighty Jupiter is incomprehensibly large. More massive than all the other planets and asteroids in the solar system combined, Jupiter is the size of 1,300 Earths. As if such a big guy needed any additional protection, Jupiter is also swathed in radiation …

Astronomy

Why NASA is Legally Required to Go to Jupiter—and Why That's Good

For a planet that has absolutely no chance of harboring life, Jupiter gets a lot of love from Earth. Five NASA spacecraft have flown by or orbited it …

Astronomy

The 9 coolest technologies that startups are pitching to NASA right now

The Starburst Accelerator Global Summit, happening Thursday, gives 10 inventors a chance to pitch their ideas in front of agencies like NASA, venture capitalists, and aerospace companies, including Boeing and Lockheed Martin.<p>And, even more excitingly, it offers us a first glimpse at the best ideas …

Entrepreneurship

Leading statisticians establish steps to convey statistics a science not toolbox - Scienmag: Latest Science and Health News

ALEXANDRIA, VA (June 23, 2016) – Convinced that better use of data will improve research, innovation and literacy across other disciplines, six …

How 'dad deprivation' could be eroding modern society

One of the world’s most respected campaigners on men’s issues believes “dad deprivation” is directly causing what he’s termed “the boy crisis” – and unless society urgently intervenes, we will be in danger of writing off a generation of men.<p>This Saturday, Warren Farrell – pioneering men’s activist, …

The Roots of Mental Health—Maybe They’re Not In Our Heads

The number of people—and women in particular—who are taking antidepressants worldwide has skyrocketed in recent years. Here in the States, the count …

Wellness

Will Genetic Advances Make Sex Obsolete?

Stanford law professor and bioethicist Hank Greely predicts that in the future most people in developed countries won't have sex to make babies. Instead they'll choose to control their child's genetics by making embryos in a lab.<p>On KQED's Forum program, Michael Krasny spoke with Greely about his …

Molecular Biology

Scans show possible link between brain development and antisocial behaviour

Brain scans have highlighted “striking” differences between the brains of young men with antisocial behavioural problems and those of their better-behaved peers.<p>The structural changes, seen as variations in the thickness of the brain’s cortex or outer layer of neural tissue, may result from …

The Brain