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Why Our Ancestors Were Protected From Alzheimer’s

A pair of Harvard researchers is challenging what we think we understood about Alzheimer’s—and might have stumbled on a big clue for a …

17 Inspiring Quotes From Stephen Hawking

Sadly, Stephen Hawking died today at the age of 76. But his words are timeless.<p>Stephen Hawking was one of the most famous and influential scientists of our time. Sadly, this morning Hawking passed away at the age of 76 -- fully 55 years after doctors gave him just two years to live after he was …

Disability

10 Facts You Need To Know About Emotions

Do you tend to feel things more deeply than do other people? Or are you more on the intellectual end of the spectrum, more in touch with your …

What we learned about the brain this week: anxiety and motivation

Anxiety has many physiological side effects; increased heart rate, nausea, dizziness. Now a new study has added another side effect: changes in …

The Brain

The Neuroscience of Proactive vs. Hyper-Reactive Thinking

Recently, an international team of researchers identified that robust white matter connectivity between specific brain regions is key to fluid …

The Brain

A brain expert says these are the 6 habits you should be doing to boost your mental health

How does this mysterious three-pound organ called the brain hold such sway over the matters of life, death, consciousness, perception, sleep, and so much more? And, does this bran we were born with achieve its optimal state, then fail, little by little, and inevitably, as each year passes?<p>Sandra …

The Brain

Scientists Have Discovered How Traumatic Experiences Actually Rewire The Brain

This is why they're so hard to forget.<p>For many people dealing with traumatic memories, cognitive behavioural therapy is the best shot at living an …

Scientists may have found the source of your anxiety: it’s all in your head

<b>Scientists may have discovered the physical source of anxiety.</b> In a recent study, researchers found that mice have specialized brain cells that appear to control anxiety levels.<p>To make this discovery, <b>a team of scientists</b> at UC San Francisco and Columbia University Medical Center <b>put test mice</b> …

Neuroscience

New Study Links Brain Injuries to "Acquired Sociopathy"

This discovery brings into question how much free will there is in deciding to break the law.<br>Read More

Neurology

What are cluster B personality disorders?

A person with a cluster B personality disorder may have trouble controlling their emotions and display seemingly irrational behaviors. If untreated, …

Mental Health

The Eight Basic Qualities in All Personality Disorders

From the earliest attempts by psychiatrists to diagnose longstanding deficits in adaptive functioning known as personality disorders to the most …

Psychology

Stuttering: Stop signals in the brain disturb speech flow

One per cent of adults and five per cent of children are unable to achieve what most of us take for granted–speaking fluently. Instead, they struggle …

Neuroscience

How a Psychopath Learns to Lie

It’s likely that there are psychopaths among us … in our workplaces, in our circle of friends, maybe even in our families. Or at least that’s what …

Psychology

Research shows communication between both halves of the brain increases with age

Growing Older<p>We all age. It’s an inevitable part of life that brings with it adventure, experience, difficulties, learning opportunities, and so much …

The Brain

Women's Intuition: It's a Real Thing. Ask a Neuroscientist

Author John Gray wrote in the ’90s that if men are from Mars, women are from Venus. But differences in communication styles — for example, men often …

The Brain

This is how your brain tells time

It takes a whole lotta gray matter.<p>Your mind is constantly counting: the rhythm of your speech, the minutes until your next snack, the awful pause between text messages. Without all that tallying, you’d misinterpret a friend’s motives, or (horrors!) miss doughnut time. So how does your clever …

Why do some of us find it easier to forgive? Neuroscience sheds light

Whether we condemn the villain in a movie or feel that somebody has wronged us personally, many of us make moral judgments on a daily basis. From a …

Psychology

You aren't at the mercy of your emotions -- your brain creates them

Can you look at someone's face and know what they're feeling? Does everyone experience happiness, sadness and anxiety the same way? What are emotions …

The Brain

This Could Explain Why People With OCD Can't Overcome Their Urges

Never knowing if things are safe.<p>People with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) struggle to overcome their repetitious urges due to an inability to …

The Brain

Why our emotions are cultural – not built in at birth

There is no scientific evidence that we are hardwired with emotions, says Lisa Feldman Barrett. They develop as we grow<p>The time-honoured story of emotion goes something like this: we all have emotions built in from birth. They are distinct, recognisable phenomena inside us. When something happens …

Emotions

What Is The Law Of Attraction? And How To Use It Effectively

Simply put, the Law of Attraction is the ability to attract into our lives whatever we are focusing on. It is believed that regardless of age, …

Calm down! Anxiety is contagious

A trouble shared is a trouble multiplied. Take a calm approach to other people’s stress and you’ll help them, and yourself<p>Like ebola, and people clearing their throats at the theatre, emotions are contagious. One example: if you’re unhappy, and then for some reason you become happy – a new …

Mindfulness

The Psychology of Expectations

Perhaps you have heard the saying: "Expectations are premeditated resentments." I believe this slogan, which apparently originated in 12-step …

Coffeemakers

Does Using Social Media Make You Lonely?

Since the beginning of the Internet, pundits have worried that computer-mediated communication would have a pernicious effect on our social networks. …

Social Media

Hoard of venomous sea creatures covers Australian shore and it’s a terrifying sight

Running into a single Portuguese Man O’ War can be an extremely frightening experience. With a bubbly top that keeps them afloat and jellyfish-like …

Earth

Self-care: it’s not all bubble baths and scented candles

opinion<p><b>Not so long ago, in the grips of an intense episode of depression, I phoned the local out-of-hours mental health helpline late at night.</b><p>I was …

These 16 Psychological Disorders Are So Common, You Might Be Living With One Without Realizing It

Recent years have been successful in removing the stigma around mental disorders. They are not rare and they don't necessarily mean …

Mental Health

6 mistakes I made when I went back to work after a mental health breakdown

<b>After a string of big life events and unprecedented work related stress, my brain stopped working.</b><p>I couldn’t function with the amount of pressure I …

Fmr. Manager of DOD Aerospace Threat Program: "UFOs are Real”

Something extraordinary was revealed today. Former high-level officials and scientists with deep black experience who have always remained in the shadows came forward on one platform. These insiders have long-standing connections to government agencies which may have programs investigating …

Paranormal

The Neuroscience of Contagious Laughter

Long before modern brain imaging technologies illuminated the neurophysiological mechanisms that make laughter contagious, William James (1842-1910) …

Psychology