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Adolescence: Crash Course Psychology #20

Want to Question Your Reality? Read Carlo Rovelli’s New Book

Most of us would characterize our perception of the world as a continuous flow: the steady stream of time, and the smooth, reliable, recognizable matter in the form of a table, say, or a piece of stone. Such matter is perhaps most often considered in the realm of art. But for physicists, objects …

Physics

The Secret History of the First Cat in Space

On October 18th, 1963, the Centre national d’études in France was set to send a small cat named Félix into space. After lagging behind its Soviet and …

How to Politely Disagree, According to Science

After an election that was glaringly short on tolerance and compassion, it’s clear we need a new kind of public conversation, where we learn to reach …

World Holocaust Day: the lonely survivors

Surrounded by more than 100 fellow Holocaust survivors and young volunteers, a blind Ernest Weiner sat in his wheelchair with a puffy crown on his head as the crowd sang happy birthday and showered him with hugs and greetings.<p>The widowed and childless 92-year-old Weiner lives on his own and the …

Israel

Watch parents and kids get silly after smoking weed together for the first time

Getting stoned with your parents can be a tricky situation, but the benefits can greatly outweigh the awkwardness that will surely ensue.<p>Continuing …

This study explains why pets can be so important for people with mental illness

New research suggests that owning pets is a big help for managing mental illness.<p>Researchers published a study the journal BMC Psychiatry, in which …

Why it's time to investigate the overlap between autism and ADHD

Until as late as 2013 a joint (or comorbid) diagnosis of autism and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) was not permitted by the most influential psychiatric handbook, the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM). The DSM is an essential tool in psychiatry as it …

Autism

The US surgeon general just issued a landmark report calling addiction a brain disease

Nearly 21 million Americans were directly affected by drug or alcohol addiction last year — roughly the same number of Americans who have diabetes — according to a new report from US Surgeon General Vivek Murthy on addiction.<p>But just one in every 10 of those people got treatment.<p>"We would never …

How to Learn Something and Actually Retain It

<i>This article is part of</i> Tools of the Trade<i>, a weekly series in which a variety of experts share actionable tips for achieving fast and effective</i> …

Learning

7 Reasons Adult Coloring Books Are Great for Your Mental, Emotional and Intellectual Health

There are many times when I suggest adult coloring books to patients, and they look at me like perhaps we should be switching seats. However, time and again, they come back to me and tell me how beneficial they find them to be. Many psychologists and therapists "prescribe" these to patients for …

This Is What It's Like To Live With Schizophrenia

Three people with schizophrenia share their stories.<p><i>Schizophrenia is a chronic and disabling — but treatable — brain disorder affecting more than 21 million people worldwide. Of those people, only half receive treatment. Symptoms, which usually begin between ages 16 and 30, primarily include</i> …

Mental Health

Psychologists examine what children's style of humor reveals about their mental health

The style of humor children use is closely related to their psychosocial adjustment, according to a study published in <i>Personality and Individual</i> …

Psychology

5 research-backed ways to tell if someone is lying

We're going to see what the research has to say on detecting lies, avoiding deception and more. And this is the industrial strength package. We'll look at how to avoid being deceived by the pros in this arena: con artists.<p>To get the real answers, I called an expert. Maria Konnikova is a …

What we learned about the brain this week: schizophrenic genetics

It goes without saying that neural networks are complex; the circuitry of the our minds involve interactions between thousands of interlinked …

Wired to Read Minds: Resonance, Empathy, and Gut Feelings

Just by looking at someone, you experience them. Ever fallen in love at first sight or had a “gut feeling” about someone? You internally resonated …

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 …

Processed Meat Reduces Male Fertility

Researchers from the Harvard School of Public Health have found that men who eat at least half a portion of processed meat a day—including bacon, hamburgers, sausage, and hot dogs—corrupt the size and shape of their sperm cells and reduce their fertility.<p>Scientists are not sure why this occurs, but …

Processed Meat

Human genome sequencing: the real ethical dilemmas

Good science fiction always tries to be thought-provoking about the present, not just the future. Rarely has this been accomplished as successfully as in Andrew Nicoll's movie Gattaca. Released in 1997, just as the sequencing of the human genome neared completion, this dystopian vision portrayed a …

Mechanism clarifies DNA puzzle - Futurity

U. ROCHESTER (US) — Scientists have discovered the purpose of a long-known but little understood …

DNA

How Exercise Makes Your Brain Grow

Research into “neurogenesis”—the ability of certain brain areas to grow new brain cells—has recently taken an exciting turn. Not only has research discovered that we can foster new brain cell growth through exercise, but it may eventually be possible to “bottle” that benefit in prescription …

How Imagination Works

A small new study images the brain's "mental workspace."<p>Look at these shapes for a few seconds. Then close your eyes, and try to imagine how they look. Try to take the mental image of one of them and break the shape into pieces in your mind, or combine it with another shape to make something …

E-Cigarette Explosions Are More Common Than Previously Thought, Report Says

Elisha G. Brownson, M.D., a burn and trauma physician, saw her first victim of an exploding e-cigarette after he was wheeled into the ER in Seattle. …