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Anxious Students Strain College Mental Health Centers

ORLANDO, Fla. — One morning recently, a dozen college students stepped out of the bright sunshine into a dimly lit room at the counseling center here at the University of Central Florida. They appeared to have little in common: undergraduates in flip-flops and nose rings, graduate students in …

Mental Health

Scientists cure disorders in mice by resetting their brains

A team of scientists has cured a brain disorder in adult mice by rebooting the rodents’ brains and allowing them to rewire themselves.

The research …

The Brain

How Boredom Kills Us -- In Body, Mind and Spirit -- And What to Do About It

A podcast on the tedium of boredom produced by Public Radio International delves into the subject of boredom in a decidedly un-boring, substantial way. Let's explore the piece, along with related compelling research, to see how being "bored to death" isn't just a euphemism. And discuss what to do …


Can your diet shape your mental health?

This is part of a series about improving mental health research, diagnosis and treatment. Join the conversation on Twitter with the hashtag #OpenMinds

Only recently have scientists begun to explore the relationship between nutrition and mental health. While the science is relatively new and much of …

Healthy Eating

‘Thought vectors’ could revolutionize artificial intelligence

A new artificial intelligence method called "thought vectors" has Google on the brink of creating computer systems with the capacity for logic, …

Artificial Intelligence

Depression: sharing my story | Mind, the mental health charity - help for mental health problems

Andy Baddeley is a two-time Olympian and Britain’s number one 1,500m runner. He blogs about his experiences of depression.

Sometimes it's hard to get …


Study tests the truth behind "mom brain"

Becoming a mother does more than change a woman's life -- it may actually change her brain. New research has found evidence that hormonal changes in …

The Brain

Severe Infections In Childhood Linked To Lower IQ

Published: May 22, 2015 11:16am ET on LiveScience.

People who have had an infection that made them so sick they had to be hospitalized may have IQs that are slightly lower than average, a new study suggests.

Researchers from the University of Copenhagen and Aarhus University in Denmark examined the …


Albert Einstein Tells His Son The Key to Learning & Happiness is Losing Yourself in Creativity (or “Finding Flow”)

As one particularly astute observer of human emotions might put it, it is a truth universally acknowledged that we can’t all be Albert Einstein. In …

Albert Einstein

Alzheimer's Origins Tied to Rise of Human Intelligence

Factors that drove the evolution of our intellectual capacity are also implicated in the memory disorder


Just looking at nature can help your brain work better, study finds - The Washington Post

While still relatively novel in the United States, so-called “green roofs” — urban rooftops covered with grasses, plants and other types of greenery — are becoming increasingly popular around the world. In France, newly built commercial rooftops must sport either greenery or solar panels, according …


4 Supplements That Can Improve Your Mind


Use the mind-body connection to give yourself a boost.

With so much vying for your time and attention during the day, it is no wonder you often don't eat and when you do it's usually something quick lacking nutritional value. Often small business owners fuel themselves on coffee as they …

Healthy Eating

Mindfulness is stopping the world from thinking

Although the NHS supports mindfulness, an Oxford academic claims it stops people thinking deeply

People are wasting valuable thinking time on mediation and mindfulness and should stop trying to clear their heads, an Oxford University academic has claimed.

Theodore Zeldin said too many people were …


Want to work out smarter? Trick your brain with music

Participants take part in a movement experiement during an international festival, in Bilbao, Spain. What songs are the best at making you move? …

Brain Fitness

A Neurosurgeon Reflects On The 'Awe And Mystery' Of The Brain

Neurosurgeon Henry Marsh has opened heads, cut into brains and performed the most delicate and risky surgeries on the part of the body that controls everything — including breathing, movement, memory and consciousness.

"What is, I think, peculiar about brain surgery is it's so dangerous," Marsh …

The Brain

Should You Be Ashamed Of Your Mental Illness? This Chart Will Tell You

Here's a sad reality: Approximately 31 percent of people with mental illness say they choose to not seek treatment for their disorder due to fear of judgment.

Stigma is a real issue when it comes to mental health; it acts as a barrier to support and stands in the way of self-acceptance. We put …

Mental Health

What Would You Try If You Knew You Couldn't Fail?

When I was an office baby, 22 years old, my boss John Brady said “I want you to solve a problem for me.”

“What is it?” I said. I was the Customer Service Supervisor. I solved problems all day long, but they were ordinary customer problems. I didn’t know what John had in mind.

“You guys in Customer …

Distribution Center

Uncomfortably numb: The people who feel no pain

Being unable to feel pain may sound appealing, but it would be extremely hazardous to your health. Pain is, for most of us, a very unpleasant feeling, but it serves the important evolutionary purpose of alerting us to potentially life-threatening injuries. Without it, people are more prone to …


A Biologist-Turned-Buddhist and His Philosopher Father on the Nature of the Self and the True Measure of Personal Strength

“You first need to have an ego in order to be aware that it doesn’t exist.”

For the past few centuries, Western philosophy has maintained that human beings are driven by enlightened self-interest — a view predicated on the needs and desires of a solid self. Meanwhile, Eastern philosophies and …


How To Train Your Brain To See What Others Don't

Charles Darwin had one of the greatest "aha!" moments in all of history when writing his magnum opus On The Origin of Species. After reading a book written 40 years earlier on population growth and resource competition, Darwin immediately saw the connection to the variation among species that he had …

The Brain

What Is a Self Report Inventory?

A self-report inventory is a type of psychological test often used in personality assessment. This type of test is often presented in a …


What Is the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator?

The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator is one of the most widely used assessments in the world. Learn more about the 16 personality types identified by the …


How the brain makes decisions

Some types of decision-making have proven to be very difficult to simulate, limiting progress in the development of computer models of the brain. …


Autism Truths and Myths: The State of the Science (Op-Ed)

Autism myths and fears are not helping anyone, but research is.

Developmental Disabilities

fMRI of the Amygdala: All In Vein?

Neuroscientists might need to rethink much of what's known about the amygdala, a small brain region that's been the focus of a lot of research. …

Life Sciences

A photographer took 12 stunning pictures to capture how depression and anxiety can feel.

Anxiety and depression are fairly prevalent.

One of the most common mental health disorders in the U.S., in 2012 the National Institute of Health …


Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Adult ADHD: Targeting Executive Dysfunction

This highly practical book provides evidence-based strategies for helping adults with ADHD build essential skills for time management, organization, …


Spiking Neural Networks: Learning, Applications, and Analysis

In this book, focus has been placed on SpikingNeural Networks (SNNs). Research on artificial SNNs has gained momentum in the last decadedue to its …

Artificial Intelligence