Firman Ramdhani

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Why Psychotherapists Fail To Help People Today

Many people who enter psychotherapy today aren't helped at all. Some end up more troubled than when they began treatment. And ironically, some …

Pineal Gland: What Affects It and How to Activate and Stimulate It

The pineal gland, which sits at the centre of your brain, is responsible for the production of a serotonin derivative known as melatonin; a hormone …

Neuroscientists have identified how exactly a deep breath changes your mind

Breathing is traditionally thought of as an automatic process driven by the brainstem—the part of the brain controlling such life-sustaining functions as heartbeat and sleeping patterns. But new and unique research, involving recordings made directly from within the brains of humans undergoing …

Long-Term Marijuana Use Changes Brain at the Cellular Level, Say Scientists

Chronic use leads to chronic problems.<p>In March, long-term marijuana smoker Woody Harrelson surprised fans by announcing he was giving up his chronic …

Major Breakthrough Identifies Mechanism for Development of Schizophrenia

A new study sheds light on a potential mechanism for the development of schizophrenia. Researchers believe blood vessel abnormalities could play a …

There is increasing evidence that growing up poor diminishes the physical development of a child’s brain. A landmark US study is attempting to establish a causal link – and unlock new ways to help our poorest children<p>With its bright colours, anthropomorphic animal motif and nautical-themed puzzle …

Income Inequality

The Brain Has More Than 100 Times Higher Computational Capacity Than Previously Thought

<b>A new UCLA study could change scientists’ understanding of how the brain works — and could lead to new approaches for treating neurological disorders</b> …

Is There A Link Between Dreaming And Brain Disorders?

Although we don’t remember a majority of our dreams, we all experience them usually every night. While some dreams are normal and sometimes even …

Artificial intelligence can now predict suicide with remarkable accuracy

When someone commits suicide, their family and friends can be left with the heartbreaking and answerless question of what they could have done differently. Colin Walsh, data scientist at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, hopes his work in predicting suicide risk will give people the opportunity …

Artificial Intelligence

New research on the biology behind over-thinking shows how it makes us less creative

According to new research, one reason for experiencing this is biological.<p>Scientists from Queen Mary University of London and Goldsmiths University of London have discovered that using a targeted electric current to suppress a particular region of the brain can help break us out of these states of …

People think I'm lazy because I'm a late riser — here's why it makes me more productive

Whether I was up all night doing work, surfing the net or reading articles, it always felt like there weren't enough hours in the day.<p>Besides, I seemed to feel more awake at 2:00 am than at 9:00 am. While most people had their lights out, there I was, wide awake at my computer.<p><b>Related: Not an Early</b> …

2 Unique Workouts To Treat Depression

Exercise is often associated with the physical benefits that come along with it, like a smaller waistline and stronger, more toned muscles. But, …

Researchers discover new 'GPS' neuron

An international research team led by the University of Amsterdam researchers Jeroen Bos, Martin Vinck and Cyriel Pennartz has identified a new type …

Dreams Might be Warning Us About Our Brain Health

This scientist says dream disorders could be a sign of future disease.<p>What are your dreams trying to tell you? Research suggests they could be …

Neuroscience

The problem with millennials isn’t millennials—it’s how you’re leading them

Lazy. Entitled. Narcissistic.<p>At both the popular and academic level, those three words pretty well sum up <i>the problem</i> with millennials. But why stop …

Some people just love pointing out mistakes and errors made by others. Why? What do they get from it?<p>Pedants are literally everywhere. Although, there’s still space for oxygen and rabbits and scented candles. Announcing themselves with a catchphrase that could be from a Richard Curtis film about …

Psychology

What Is the Best Way to Treat Depression?

Those of us who experience depression face an important decision: What's the best way to treat it? The most common options are medication and …

A brain tumor gave me a persistent sense of déjà vu—and changed the way I think about memory

One drab afternoon a few years ago, something very unusual happened to me. I was lounging under a tree in a packed east London park when I experienced a sudden feeling of vertigo, followed immediately by an overwhelming and intense sense of familiarity.<p>The people around me vanished and I found …

There's Now More Evidence Linking Psychopathy to Disturbances in The Prefrontal Cortex

The plot thickens...<p>Researchers have added to a growing body of evidence linking criminal psychopathy and changes in the prefrontal cortex of the …

A neuroscientist explains the radical theory that our free will is just an illusion

Dean Buonomano, a professor at UCLA and author of "Your Brain Is a Time Machine: The Neuroscience and Physics of Time", gives a simple explanation of the theory of eternalism. Following is a transcript of the video.<p><i>It seems that everything in the universe has already happened under eternalism.</i><p><i>In</i> …

Remote Control of Behavior By Optically Activating Single Neurons

<i>Summary: Researchers report on a new method that allows linking individual neurons and brain network activity to control behavior in …

Social Environment and Hippocampal Volume Affect Adolescent Depression

<i>Summary: Larger hippocampal volume in combination with how safe teens feel in their community environments contribute to how depressed they feel, a</i> …

Your Mind Is Not In Your Brain (It's the Other Way Around)

1. It may surprise many, but all “individual knowledge is remarkably shallow.” So says a view-of-mind-altering book <i>The Knowledge Illusion: Why We</i> …

Study: Psychopathy linked to abnormalities in the prefrontal cortex

Neuroimaging data from incarcerated criminals suggests that psychopathy is related to abnormalities in the prefrontal cortex of the …

Link Between Immune System, Memory and Brain Structure Discovered

<i>Summary: Researchers discover both the structure of specific brain areas and memory are linked to genetic activity that also play important roles in</i> …

Lives At Risk: We Urgently Need More Mental Health Care For People Who Experience Dissociation

Dissociation is a complex mental health condition which can protect you, but can also carry huge risks.<p>I have experienced it myself - the first time …

Networks of Narcissists: Social Media and Narcissism

<i>Summary: A new study reports narcissists are drawn to social network platforms as they see them as the ideal stages to showcase themselves.</i><p>Source: …

‘Mind-blowing’ discovery could revolutionise our understanding of how brain works

A study of people born with one hand suggests neuroscientists may have fundamentally misunderstood the way the brain is organised, a scientist has …

Neurophilosophy

How the World's Smartest People Learn Things Faster

The surest sign of a genuine mastery of a topic is the ability to explain it simply to someone who knows nothing about it.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As a hard working entrepreneur you’re faced with a variety of challenges, each of which needs to be resolved to grow …

There’s a point at which you know you’re dating a narcissist

There’s a relationship pattern some people will recognize: You meet a new person who comes across as intensely charming. Everyone seems to like them, which makes sense, since they’re fun, attentive, and interesting. But at some point, things shift. What felt like affectionate teasing now has a …