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7 Work Habits That Could Be A Sign of High Functioning Anxiety

While having an anxiety disorder can negatively affect your work, home, or social life, there's one type of anxiety that might feel like it's an …

Mental Health

MIT scientists discover fundamental rule of brain plasticity

Our brains are famously flexible, or “plastic,” because neurons can do new things by forging new or stronger connections with other neurons. But how, …

Neuroscience

Overtaxed Working Memory Knocks the Brain Out of Sync

Researchers find that when working memory gets overburdened, dialogue between three brain regions breaks down. The discovery provides new support for …

The Brain

The man whose medical condition limits him to two emotions: fear and anger

Stephen has been married twice. Two wedding days. Two <i>I dos</i>. Yet Stephen has no happy memories from either—or, in fact, from the marriages or any of his relationships.<p>He met his first wife on a pre-nursing course when he was just 16. Six years later, they were married. Three years after that, they …

Psychology

Want More People to Pay Attention to Your Content? Neuroscience Says Do This

Neuroscience says we're built to like feedback, novelty, and control in our media.<p>You have a message. A fantastic one. But as global business gets more and more competitive, if you don't approach your content the right way, you'll be about as effective in getting that message out as a butter knife …

Branding

Understanding ADHD in Adults

In the past, ADHD (attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder) was considered a condition that children had and then "grew out of" before they reached …

Mental Health

Three dramatic new ways to visualize brain tissue and neuron circuits | Kurzweil

Visualizing the brain: Here, tissue from a human dentate gyrus (a part of the brain’s hippocampus that is involved in the formation of new memories) …

The Most Valuable Online Business Course You Can Take Is Studying Your Competition

Regardless of whether your competitor is failing or dominating, you need to know why.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Top athletes spend hours studying the previous matches of their opponents because they understand the importance of learning from the competition. The …

Goldman Sachs report: "Is curing patients a sustainable business model?"

In Goldman Sachs's April 10 report, "The Genome Revolution," its analysts ponder the rise of biotech companies who believe they will develop …

Goldman Sachs

This is how to increase your attention span: 5 secrets from neuroscience

The human brain is the most amazing thing in the universe. It got us to the moon, built the pyramids, cured smallpox … <i>And it also can’t seem to go 6</i> …

Why We May Fall for Psychopaths

Love activates and excites the brain better than any drug. Which is why, when love goes wrong, it can be emotionally devastating and lead to …

Study overturns age-old theory of brain learning

For decades, scientists thought that learning occurs in synapses, or the numerous junctions between brain cells. But now, a new study proposes that …

What it really means to be lonely

Is loneliness our modern malaise?<p>Former U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy says the most common pathology he saw during his years of service "was not heart disease or diabetes; it was loneliness."<p>Chronic loneliness, some say, is like "smoking 15 cigarettes a day." It "kills more people than obesity."<p>…

Can you learn in your sleep? Yes, and here's how

Sleep is known to be crucial for learning and memory formation. What's more, scientists have even managed to pick out specific memories and …

The Brain

How I Have Learned to Control My Mania

<b>I have bipolar disorder, and I have experienced many manic or hypomanic episodes.</b> I cycle at least once a month, and events and moods can trigger …

Why the Ivy League could end up like the big 3 carmakers: utterly disrupted

America’s top universities today are like America’s Big 3 car manufacturers of the 60s: hugely profitable, projecting growth for decades, the envy of the world, dominating their markets, dictating terms to customers and employees, and accelerating to bankruptcy and financial crisis.<p>Cars aren’t …

Higher Education

You probably won’t remember this, but the “forgetting curve” theory explains why learning is hard

Learning has an evolutionary purpose: Among species, individuals that adapt to their environments will succeed. That’s why your brain more easily retains important or surprising information: It takes very little effort to remember that the neighbor’s dog likes to bite. Remembering the dog’s name is …

The Brain

13 signs you're dealing with a psychopath, according to experts

In his leading book on psychopaths—<i>Without Conscience: The Disturbing World of the Psychopaths Among Us</i>—Robert Hare, emeritus professor of psychology at the University of British Columbia, says a conservative estimate of the number of psychopaths in the United States is 2 million.<p>While it's easy to …

Psychology

Ever Hated Someone You Used to Madly Love? Neuroscience Says You're Normal

"The end of love looks like the beginning of war."<p>Love is a mystery.<p>It is one of the most ancient of all the mysteries, and the most lasting. And one aspect of that mystery is how you can go so quickly from loving someone to absolutely, positively hating their living guts.<p>Now, neuroscience is …

Relationships

Steve Jobs Was the World's Greatest Salesman Because He Answered the 1 Question on Everyone's Mind

Once you realize your customers don't care about your 'product,' you'll be more likely to make a sale.<p>I'm looking at an intimidating 800-page binder as I write this article. It contains confidential information about a new product category. When I prepare the company's leaders to launch the …

MacBook Air

Why Storytelling Is The Key To Success, And How To Tell Your Story

Ora Shtull and I recently interviewed branding pioneer Dr. David Aaker – a true innovator who is like royalty in the field of branding. Here are the highlights from our conversation.<p><b>William Arruda:</b> Tell us a little about your new book, <i>Creating Signature Stories.</i> Why now?<p><b>David Aaker:</b> People are not …

Environmentalism

There’s a reason why people with PTSD relapse after treatment, and it’s to do with the brain

Neuroscientists have identified a neural pathway that could explain why people with PTSD struggle with their triggers<p>Cognitive behavioural therapy …

8 Questions to Ask Someone Other Than “What Do You Do?”

We’ve all been in the awkward situation of meeting someone new and having to build rapport quickly — at networking events, industry conferences, charity events, dinner parties, and other social-professional situations. If you’re like many people — especially most Americans — you break the awkward …

Networking

Researchers recorded a thought making its way through the brain in real time — see what it looks like

What happens in the brain when you're listening to a person's voice or looking at their face?<p>Neuroscientists at the University of California Berkeley have some new answers to that question after peering inside the opened-up heads of 16 epilepsy patients.<p>The scientists' aim was to track what happens …

Companies are paying employees to stay healthy

Corporate America is handing out huge cash bonuses this year to workers who hit the gym and knock off pounds.<p>Call it their pound of flesh. …

Scientists map mammalian neural microcircuits in precise detail

Nanoengineered electroporation microelectrodes (NEMs) allow for improved current distribution and electroporation effectiveness by reducing peak …

fMRI Data Reveals the Number of Parallel Processes Running in the Brain - MIT Technology Review

The human brain is often described as a massively parallel computing machine. That raises an interesting question: just how parallel is it?<p>Today, we …

Scientists Have Identified The Chemical That Suppresses Unwanted Thoughts in The Brain

With huge implications.<p>Most of us know the feeling of being unable to distract ourselves from a particular thought, however much we might want to. …

Radical new approach to schizophrenia treatment begins trial

<b>Exclusive:</b> as evidence emerges that schizophrenia could be an immune system disease, two-year trial will use antibody drug currently used for MS<p>British scientists have begun testing a radically new approach to treating schizophrenia based on emerging evidence that it could be a disease of the …

Immune System

This Former White House Staffer Invented a Video Game That Could Reinvent the Hiring Process

Founded by a former White House staffer, San Francisco-based Scoutible is using artificial intelligence to change the hiring process.<p>Hiring someone who turns out to be a bad fit can be costly: Unhappy employees cost the U.S. economy between $450 billion and $550 billion in lost productivity each …

Artificial Intelligence