Bryan Forrester

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John Henson tells of racist experience at Milwaukee jewelry store

The people at Schwanke-Kasten Jewelers in Milwaukee must not be big basketball fans. Or fans of general human decency, if a story told by Milwaukee …

Milwaukee Bucks

Wearable devices with health IT functions poised to disrupt medicine

The next innovation in health care may come from Silicon Valley.<p>With Google, Apple and Samsung exploring how to incorporate health IT features into wearable devices, patients may soon provide information to doctors through devices such as smartwatches that can measure and transmit biometric data. …

Google Glass may have found a prescription lens partner

Google is in talks with VSP Global -- a nationwide eye care insurer that also make lenses and frames -- to make Glass available at optometry clinics.<p>Google is in talks with an American vision benefits provider to get Google Glass into the hands of the people who know eyes the best: doctors.<p>VSP …

Mt.Gox Launches Bitcoins.com To Explain What The Heck A Bitcoin Is

It’s Thanksgiving! And, judging by the fact that you read tech blogs, you’re probably at least a bit of a geek. Know what that means? Today’s the day you get to answer all of your extended family’s tech questions! Hurrah!<p>For the last few years, that’s probably meant explaining the difference …

How your "working memory" makes sense of the world

"Life comes at us very quickly, and what we need to do is take that amorphous flow of experience and somehow extract meaning from it." In this funny, …

Psychological Distance: 10 Fascinating Effects of a Simple Mind Hack

<i>Think distant: the incredible power of abstract thought.</i>> Use code "10OFF" for 10% off PsyBlog's latest ebook: "Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your …

Do Happy Couples Ever Sleep in Separate Bedrooms?

Apparently, more and more do—but is it smart?<p>When you find out that a couple sleeps in separate bedrooms, it’s easy to jump to the conclusion that their relationship is in hot water. But in a segment on <i>Good Morning America</i> that aired earlier this week, a man and a woman who have been married for a …

Sleep's Best-Kept Secret: A Treatment for Insomnia That's Not a Pill

Do you toss and turn for hours before falling asleep? Or go to bed early but still wake up tired? Or keep waking up during the night? Then you’re …

Why Your Therapist Should Go 'Back to the Future'

I recently spoke to psychology doctoral students about the innovative contributions of some pioneering psychoanalysts in New York and Washington and who collaborated during the 1930s -1950s. Several found commonalities in their work to expand traditional psychoanalytic understanding about emotional …

Fighting Against the Stigma of Mental Illness

I have panic disorder. I manage chronic anxiety every single day. I had my first panic attack when I was 15 years old and (at the time) I had no idea what was going on. I thought I might be having a heart attack. It seemed like a physical problem at first. I had an uncontrollable racing heart …

Elderly breast cancer warning

<b>One in three breast cancers are in women over the age of 70, warns Public Health England (PHE).</b><p>The organisation is launching a campaign telling elderly women "don't assume you're past it" and to get any changes in their breasts checked out.<p>Around 13,500 women aged 70 and over are diagnosed with …

Cancer

Resilience and Change

<i>By Janet Arnold-Grych</i><p>Routine has a lot going for it. It allows critical aspects of our lives to flow more efficiently. It provides comfort and safety. It tethers us to the familiar while we reach for the unknown. But too much routine can whitewash experience, allowing the big things and the little …

New Study Teases Apart Caregiving-Depression Link

The oft-heard association between caregiving and psychological distress may have more to do with a person's history of depression and stress, and less to do with the act of caregiving itself, a new study suggests.<p>In a study of twins, published in the journal Annals of Behavioral Medicine, …

Demystifying Therapy: How to Get the Most Out of Your First Therapy Session

So you've decided it's time to give therapy a shot. Now what? Preparing for your first session with a new therapist can be a bit nerve wracking. Sharing your pain and vulnerabilities with a perfect stranger can feel foreign and even daunting. If you notice yourself feeling nervous, don't worry, it …

Teen Boy Is Youngest To Have Sporadic Fatal Insomnia

By Rachael Rettner, Senior Writer<p>Published: 02/03/2014 07:36 AM EST on LiveScience<p>For three years, a teen boy in North Carolina developed progressively worsening movement, speech and memory problems, but doctors remained unable to determine the cause of his deteriorating condition.<p>It was only after …

Have You Heard You're Not Alone in Your Grief? It Isn't Really True

I write and speak about grief pretty much all day, every day.<p>My written words and audio programs are meant to give some measure of comfort to those in pain. Writing about my own grief, writing into grief, lets me tell you that <i>you are not alone</i>.<p><b>But here's where language gets tricky, especially in</b> …

The Pesticide on Your Fruit May Lead to Parkinson's

Following a study that showed that the banned chemical DDT was linked to a higher risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease, new research out this week …

Is Free Thinking A Mental Illness?

Is nonconformity and freethinking a mental illness? According to the newest edition of the DSM-IV (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental …

Mental Health

Brainwashed: Neuroscience vs neurobollocks

Brainwashed: The Seductive Appeal of Mindless Neuroscience is a smart and sometimes devastating critique of "neurobollocks" -- the propensity for …

There Is No Left Brain/Right Brain Divide

You are hardly alone if you believe that humanity is divided into two great camps: the left-brain and the right-brain thinkers — those who are …

'Memories' pass between generations

<b>Behaviour can be affected by events in previous generations which have been passed on through a form of genetic memory, animal studies suggest.</b><p>Experiments showed that a traumatic event could affect the DNA in sperm and alter the brains and behaviour of subsequent generations.<p>A Nature Neuroscience …

Genetics

Supporting a Loved One Through PTSD or Panic Attacks

Brandie Flowers:This needs to be shared and shared and reblogged again and again in both mundane blogs and spiritual ones.Originally posted on …

This Is Your Brain on Gluten

A No. 1 bestseller by a respected physician argues that gluten and carbohydrates are at the root of Alzheimer's disease, anxiety, depression, and ADHD. What to make of the controversial theory?<p>“If you could make just three simple changes in your life to prevent, or even reverse, memory loss and …

100 Pieces of Advice from 100-Year-Olds

What’s the secret to a long and healthy life? All centenarians have their own habits and morning routines by which they swear. In July, the world's …

Washington State

Blows to the head – even without a concussion – may affect learning

Hanover, NH – Head hits that do not cause a concussion may still alter the brain and the person’s cognitive abilities, according to a new study from …

Caffeine Enhances Memory

For some, it’s the tradition of steeping tealeaves to brew the perfect cup of tea. For others, it’s the morning shuffle to a coffee maker for a hot …

The Adverse Childhood Experiences Study — the largest, most important public health study you never heard of — began in an obesity clinic

<i>Mentions of the ACE Study – the CDC’s Adverse Childhood Experiences Study — have shown up in the New York Times, This American Life, and Salon.com</i> …

Scientists film how the brain makes memories for the first time ever

For the first time in history, scientists at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University have captured how our brain makes memories in …

Neuroscience

The Secret Life of Grief

My mom’s cancer and the science of resilience<p>Someone laughed. It might have been my sister, dad, grandmother, or one of the dozen friends and family members arrayed around that bed in my parents' room. Before we cried, said goodbye, and fanned out in separate cars to begin our private journeys of …