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Can Genes Send You High or Low? The Orchid Hypothesis A-Bloom

Author: David Dobbs. David Dobbs Science<p>Date of Publication: 03.20.12.<p>Time of Publication: 3:32 pm. 3:32 pm<p><i>Author’s: This post is an expansion of a</i> …

Being Poor Affects Kids' Brains, Study Finds

Children raised in poor households have clear differences in the physical structures of their brains compared to wealthier children, a new study finds.<p>Brain scans of 1,099 children and teenagers in nine major cities shows the poorer kids have less surface area of the brain. This is important …

The Brain

10 hellish psychology studies you’ll be glad not to have participated in

Many psychology studies involve nothing more challenging for participants than sitting down with a short paper questionnaire and ticking off …

Psychology

Free Online Psychology & Neuroscience Courses

<i>Get free Psychology courses online from the world's leading universities. You can download these audio & video courses straight to your computer or</i> …

We Need to Unlock the Brain’s Secrets—Ethically

<i>SA Forum is an invited essay from experts on topical issues in science and technology.</i><p>Our society is running into problems with brain research. To …

Neuroscience

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TV

Orthorexia nervosa: when righteous eating becomes an obsession

Orthorexia nervosa, the “health food eating disorder”, gets its name from the Greek word <i>ortho</i>, meaning straight, proper or correct. This exaggerated …

Mental Health

Handshakes Will Never Be The Same Once You Know This - PsyBlog

Could this study provide the real reason that we tend to shake hands when greeting another person?<p>People shake hands partly to smell each other’s …

Goethe on the Psychology of Color and Emotion

Color is an essential part of how we experience the world, both biologically and culturally. One of the earliest formal explorations of color theory came from an unlikely source — the German poet, artist, and politician <b>Johann Wolfgang von Goethe</b> (August 28, 1749–March 22, 1832), who in 1810 …

Remembering a Crime That You Didn’t Commit

In 1906, Hugo Münsterberg, the chair of the psychology laboratory at Harvard University and the president of the American Psychological Association, wrote in the <i>Times Magazine</i> about a case of false confession. A woman had been found dead in Chicago, garroted with a copper wire and left in a …

Psychology

What is love? Scans of human mind take us step closer to eternal question

Participants were told not to think of anything while their brains were scanned, so that researchers could monitor the differences between the brains …

Neurobiology of the Placebo Effect

<i>Dwayne Godwin is a neuroscientist at the Wake Forest University School of Medicine.</i> <i>His Twitter handle is @brainyacts.</i> <i>Jorge Cham draws the comic strip</i> …

Wake Forest University

How extreme fear shapes what we remember

Many of us will experience a significant trauma in our lives, says Lesley Evans Ogden. Yet could there be ways to avoid reliving the memories?<p>It was no ordinary honeymoon. After boarding their flight in Canada on the evening of 23 August 2001, newlyweds Margaret McKinnon and her husband were …

Repeated remembering 'wipes similar memories'

<b>Recalling a particular memory can cause us to forget another, similar memory - and neuroscientists have now watched this process happen using brain scans.</b><p>Inside the brains of human subjects, they pinpointed the unique imprints of two visual memories that were triggered by the same word.<p>Then they …

Why We Remember Things the Way We Want to Remember Them

Public figures who make erroneous claims about events from their past become the target of scorn, ridicule, and potential job loss. Brian Williams is …

This Jarring Photo Series Captures What PTSD Really Looks Like

A recent study showed that roughly 20 U.S. veterans commit suicide every day — about one every 80 minutes. Photographer Devin Mitchell shared his five newest photos on the subject of suicide exclusively with BuzzFeed News.<p>"It's an intimate experience every time," Mitchell told BuzzFeed News. …

Blood Vessels of the Brain

2. Supply lines<p>Your brain is nourished by one of your body's richest networks of blood vessels.<p>With each heartbeat, arteries carry about 20 to 25 …

Cecil Clayton, Brain-Damaged Missouri Cop-Killer, Executed After Last-Ditch Appeal Fails

A Missouri man missing part of his brain was executed Tuesday night for gunning down a sheriff's deputy nearly two decades ago.<p>Cecil Clayton, who at 74 was Missouri's oldest inmate on death row, was given a lethal injection at 9:13 p.m. local time at the Eastern Reception, Diagnostic and …

Visible Thinking

Thinking Routines<p>Routines exist in all classrooms; they are the patterns by which we operate and go about the job of learning and working together in …

Pedagogy

New Alzheimer’s Treatment Fully Restores Memory Function

Of the mice that received the treatment, 75 percent got their memory function back.<p>Australian researchers have come up with a non-invasive ultrasound …

What recycled sewage water reveals about human psychology

<i>By guest blogger</i> Sam McNerney<p>Each year around one million people die from water-related diseases. In most cases, the causes are painfully obvious. …