Sara Vitello

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The One Supplement a Neuroscientist Wants You to Take

There's no shortage of supplements that are marketed as crucial to your health and well-being, but knowing how to discern between them takes serious …

Ask Ethan: If Matter Is Made Of Point Particles, Why Does Everything Have A Size?

The big idea of atomic theory is that, at some smallest, fundamental level, the matter that makes up everything can be divided no further. Those ultimate building blocks would be literally ἄ-τομος, or un-cuttable. As we’ve gone down to progressively smaller scales, we’ve found that molecules are …

Woman reveals the side-effect of giving birth that nobody talks about

A mother from Florida has opened up about her struggles with postpartum anxiety on Facebook in a post that has gone viral.<p>Kristen Hewitt, who works …

Postpartum

The Meditation Cure

A basic practice of Buddhism turns out to be one of the best ways to deal with the anxieties and appetites bequeathed to us by our evolutionary history<p>Much of Buddhism can be boiled down to a bad-news/good-news story. The bad news is that life is full of suffering and we humans are full of …

Buddhism

Science Says You'll Regret Being Too Busy for Friends

Having meaningful relationships is getting harder, but it's more important than ever.<p>Mentally scroll to the end of your life. What will be your biggest regrets? The statistics are there, thanks to researchers who have asked the question.<p>Top regrets tend to center on relationships and work, although …

To Be Happy, Give Up These 10 Habits

The real key to happiness is actually giving up certain perspectives and behaviors.<p>This story originally appeared on Due<p>How can you introduce a little bit more happiness into your life? You may need to give up several things to become happy. To become happier, most people focus on adding things.<p>The …

A Foolproof Guide To Ending Procrastination

We’re all probably putting something off. We here at Uproxx know that because we can see our website usage statistics, and y’all aren’t logging on quite as much <i>after</i> work. While not everybody is a procrastinator, we <i>all</i> procrastinate, and it’s a bad habit that dates back to the beginning of man. But …

Procrastination

How To Move Forward From A Painful Past

Human society is a bunch of people scurrying around trying to find pleasure, avoid pain and strike a healthy balance between safety and growth. They screw up a lot in the process.<p>In order to grow in relationships, you need to accept the risk of getting close to someone. To stay safe is to remain …

Positive Thinking

Metacognitive impairments extend perceptual decision making weaknesses in compulsivity

1.<p>Flavell, J. H. Metacognition and cognitive monitoring: A new area of cognitive–developmental inquiry. <i>Am. Psychol.</i> <b>34</b>, 906–911 (1979).<p>2.<p>Batha, K. & …

Article Metrics - Subcortical volume and white matter integrity abnormalities in major depressive disorder: findings from UK Biobank imaging data | Scientific Reports

Explanation of terms and methodology<p>Sources<p>Web of Science, CrossRef and Altmetric<p>Citations<p>Single number count for article citations from each …

The fatigue conundrum

Fatigue: the unexplained phenomenon<p>‘On an examination of what takes place in fatigue, two series of phenomena demand our attention. The first is the …

Neuroscience

In witnessing the brain's 'aha!' moment, scientists shed light on biology of consciousness

Study in human participants lends insight into one of neuroscience's greatest puzzles: How the brain transforms unconscious information into …

Progression marker of Parkinson’s disease: a 4-year multi-site imaging study

Progression markers of Parkinson’s disease are crucial for successful therapeutic development. Recently, a diffusion magnetic resonance imaging …

Google Scholar

Nature vs Nurture update: Social mice subdue their violent urges

Stanford scientists’ discovery questions the wisdom of solitary confinement<p>As someone currently working from home, you don’t have to tell me about …

UW researchers discover a recipe to regenerate retinal cells in mice

University of Washington researchers have found a way to activate cells in the retinas of adult mice to turn into new neurons – a recipe that …

A chance finding may lead to a treatment for multiple sclerosis

EXPERIMENTS that go according to plan can be useful. But the biggest scientific advances often emerge from those that do not. Such is the case with a …

Multiple Sclerosis

Fractal Electrodes as a Generic Interface for Stimulating Neurons

1.<p>BrightFocus Foundation. Sources for Macular Degeneration: Facts & Figures. www.brightfocus.org/sources-macular-degeneration-facts-figures (Date of …

New Study Reveals a Group of Neurons Active in Anxious Brains

An Uncertain Bad Experience<p>Everyone worries sometimes, but about one in four adults in the U.S. suffer from anxiety disorder, a mental illness …

Silent Third Person Self-Talk Facilitates Emotion Regulation

During times of distress or when you're reminiscing about painful experiences from your past, talking to yourself in the third person—by using …

Scientists Successfully Slow Aging in Mice Using Stem Cells

The Key is in the Brain<p>Researchers at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York have successfully tested a new procedure on mice that could …

behavior & genomics

<b>Pre-prints</b><p>Tinsley Johnson E*, <b>Snyder-Mackler N*</b>, Lu A, Bergman TJ, Beehner JC (2018). “The Goldilocks Effect: Female geladas in mid-sized groups have …

The Five Senses and How They Work

The ways we understand and perceive the world around us as humans are known as senses. We have five traditional senses known as taste, smell, touch, …

Neurology

These 3 Unexpected Foods Will "Literally Give You New Brain Cells"

In the world of functional medicine, you could write a food prescription for basically any physical ailment. And when it comes to mental clarity and …

Scientists Now Believe Neurons Are Unique. Can This Help Explain Autism?

<i>Our editors delve into Curiosity's top stories every day on a podcast that's shorter than your commute. Click here to listen and learn — in just a</i> …

11 Foods That Boost Your Brain and Memory

By Kerri-Ann Jennings<p>Your brain is kind of a big deal.<p>As the control center of your body, it's in charge of keeping your heart beating and lungs …

We may have accidentally formed a protective bubble around Earth

Radio waves might help protect us from space weather.<p>When the Navy wants to send a message to an underwater submarine, it sometimes uses very low frequency (VLF) radio waves. These long wavelengths, beamed from large towers on the ground, are unique in their ability to travel through salty water. …

Use Your Grill for Smoky Pineapple, Never Look Back

All you need is some indirect heat.<p>“Well, why not?” That’s what chef <b>Carrie Blease</b> says when I ask her how whole smoked pineapple ended up on the menu at Lord Stanley, the veggie-centric San Francisco restaurant she runs with her husband and co-chef <b>Rupert Blease</b>.<p>Once they got their hands on a Big …

BBQ

12 wild (but delicious) brownie recipes you've never seen before

Where do your brownie loyalties lie? Are you Team Fudgy, Team Cakey, or Team In-Between-y?<p>I'm a fudgy-as-a-truffle gal myself (Alice Medrich's Best …

Dessert

Mindful eating may help people lose weight, study finds

People looking to lose weight should try to give meals their full attention rather than eat while doing something else, such as watching television …

Mindfulness