Lindsy Bystroff

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Brain Scans Show 4 Different Types of Depression

Scientists say they’ve found neurological evidence of four different subtypes of depression—a discovery that may someday help doctors select the best …

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The Brain Difference That Allows People With Autism To Pick Up Tiny Details

Brain symmetry may explain why individuals with the disorder tend to "see the trees but miss the forest."<p>Many children with autism have an incredible ability to pick up on minute details within their environment, such as being able to identify dozens of brands of vacuum cleaners from their sound …

How Words Are Represented in the Brain

<i>Summary: A new study sheds light on the neurobiology of reading.</i><p>Source: University of Pittsburgh.<p><b>Using direct neural recordings from the visual word</b> …

This scientific quest to find “missing” memories is changing the way we think about the brain

A new experiment finds you don’t need to activate neurons to store memories.<p>Neuroscientist Nathan Rose and his colleagues at the University of Wisconsin recently lost track of a memory.<p>I mean that literally. One minute, they saw a trace of a memory “light up” in an fMRI scan. In the next minute it …

How to make perfect pie crust with the power of science

You need to put some booze in there<p>Whether it's Thanksgiving, Christmas, Pi Day, or Tuesday, you want your pie crust to be as flakey and delicious as possible. Popular Science is here to help. Holiday hacks and crust cheats to follow.<p>Ice, ice baby (is how cold your butter should be)<p>For most baking, …

WATCH: Minorities aren’t all upset over President-elect Donald Trump

Minority voices discuss their feelings two days after America elected Donald Trump as president<p>Salon followed day two of New York City protests against President-elect Donald Trump. Although people of all races were present, we spoke to minorities in particular about their post-election feelings. …

Do people become more prejudiced as they grow older?

<b>Admirers of Harper Lee's classic novel To Kill a Mockingbird have been shocked by the transformation of the lawyer Atticus Finch into a racist in the newly published Go Set a Watchman, set 20 years later. But psychologist William von Hippel says it should not necessarily be a surprise - he argues</b> …

'Ex-Trans' Activists Exposed: The Big Name Behind Their Fight Against Gender Transition

After an investigation spanning six weeks, <i>The Advocate</i> reveals how those few voices arguing against gender transition are finding followers.read more

Synapses Last as Long as the Memories They Hold

<b>A team of Bio-X scientists applied microscopy know-how to a long-standing theory in neuroscience: if brain connections called synapses store</b> …

Best and Worst of Neuroscience and Neurology – April 2015

In this article, I will present a selection of research articles published in April. As usual, many new interesting findings were made public this …

DIY neuroscientists use direct-current devices to shock their way to happiness

Unlike most of the other experimenters – "battery-lickers", is how he derisively refers to them – he is actually a qualified neuroscientist. But he's …

The Brain

University of California

What if there were a pill that made you more compassionate and more likely to give spare change to someone less fortunate? UC Berkeley scientists have taken a big step in that direction.<p>A new study by UC Berkeley and UC San Francisco researchers finds that giving a drug that changes the …

Psychology students are seduced by superfluous neuroscience

It seems as though neuroscience is particularly popular and seductive. Not only is the discipline enjoying some eye-spinningly massive new grants, …

Miracle Grow for Your Brain

Right now the front of your brain is firing signals about what you’re reading and how much of it you soak up has a lot to do with whether there is a …

Neurobabble makes nonsense brain 'science' more believable

Neuroscientific explanations of human behaviour appeal to people because we’re suckers for simplified, mechanistic brain-centred explanations – even …

The Self Illusion: How Our Social Brain Constructs Who We Are

We’ve already seen that the notions of stable character and fixed personality are a myth. And yet, our culture is wired for labels and checkboxes, eager to neatly file people away into categorical cabinets and thrown into furor over the slightest inkling of multiplicity. Take, for instance, Howard …

Better than Before: A Psychological Field Guide to Harnessing the Transformative Power of Habit

How to lay a steadfast foundation for “the invisible architecture of daily life.”<p><i>“We are spinning our own fates, good or evil… Every smallest stroke of virtue or of vice leaves its never so little scar,”</i> William James wrote in his seminal 1887 treatise on habit, the bundle of behavior he called the …

Self Control

Inside the psychology of productivity

You wake up with it in the morning and go to bed thinking about it at night: an ever-crushing load of emails, meetings, conference calls, and tasks that needed to get done yesterday. Family time means reading sales reports in the room where your kids are playing video games. For entrepreneurs, …

Time Management

​Jodi Bieber's Startling Photos of Everyday Life in South Africa

From murderers to ordinary women, the photographer captures people at their most vulnerable.<p>Photographer J​odi Bieber has spent the past 20 years shooting some of South Africa's darkest corners. Through her work she's examined domestic violence, body image, and the lives of disaffected youths …

A Casual Review of the Fujifilm X100T

For the last 21 days I have been in Japan putting Fujifilm’s new X100T through its paces.<p>This review will not cover every technical aspect of the …

Spiegelstadt: Bruges

Photographing TIME's Person of the Year in Africa, Europe and the U.S.

Foday Galla, 37, Ambulance Supervisor, photographed at home wearing a PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) suit, in Signb<p>... VIEW MORE<p>Jackie Nickerson …

The Mysterious Tale Of The Extraordinary Vivian Maier

The history of street photography as we know it, is being rewritten.<p>In 2007 at a local auction house in Chicago, historical hobbyist John Maloof …

Iranian People, Ordinary or Criminals? - Photographs and text byMehran Hamrahi | LensCulture

Currently, Iran has one of the youngest populations of any country in the world. Since the Islamic Revolution of 1979, Iran's population has grown to 76 million people — and 70% are under 35. But due to the policies of the current regime, the youth are deprived of basic social freedoms.<p>Iran is a …

Education Policy

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Paul Thompson—FPG/Getty Images<p>Keystone/Holton/Getty Images<p>Kypros/Getty Images<p>Lyn Alweis—Denver Post/Getty Images<p>Bill Dow—NBC/Getty Images<p>Mark …

What Science Says About The Ferguson Case: Memory Can Be Hacked

In discussing the Ferguson case, Americans are not only bringing different values to the table but different facts. What people believe constitute the events of this fatal shooting vary wildly – in part because stories from eyewitnesses are so inconsistent.<p>Some witnesses are pretty clearly not …

10 of The Most Counter-Intuitive Psychology Findings Ever Published

One of the most annoying things you can say to a psychologist is: “Isn’t it all just common sense?”. No it’s not, as the list below demonstrates. But …

Consciousness is a Process

Last week my fellow Phenom Ed Yong wrote a post about what happens to consciousness when animals die. According to the research Ed described, a rat’s brain shows signs of consciousness for at least 30 seconds after its heart stops.<p>That study got a lot of buzz, understandably, because of what it …

Low-Income Schools See Big Benefits in Teaching Mindfulness

Educators at Nystrom Elementary school in Richmond are seeing some of those positive effects in their students. “This year is much better,” said …

Measuring Students' Self-Control: A 'Marshmallow Test' for the Digital Age

So they devised a task that uses behavioral responses to measure academic diligence, which they define as "working assiduously on academic tasks …