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"Super Agers" Have Brains That Look Young

As we get older, we start to think a little bit more slowly, we are less able to multitask and our ability to remember things gets a little wobblier. …

The Brain

Psychologists test the Dalai Lama's teaching on Compassion, and it works

Anyone in a relationship knows that it feels good to do something nice for your significant other. In fact, in general, it just feels good to give. …

First direct evidence for ultra-fast responses in human amygdala to fear

For the first time, an international team of scientists lead by researchers from the Campus de Excelencia Internacional Moncloa (UCM-UPM) has shown …

Neurology

Use the “ABC method” to hack your brain for improved focus

Lots of people struggle to focus in their day-to-day lives. They constantly get distracted, and this makes it difficult for them to complete tasks so …

Productivity

Neuroscience of Trusting Yourself: Your Brain Always Has a Backup Plan

Whether we’re navigating a route to work or browsing produce at the grocery store, our brains are constantly making decisions about movement: Should …

The Brain

Good Sleep May Promote Positive Experiences and Reduce Conflict

<i>Summary: Better quality sleep is linked to improved emotions and fewer stressors the next day, a new study reports.</i><p>Source: Penn State.<p><b>Researchers</b> …

How Psychotherapy Changes the Brain

Psychotherapy outcomes and the mechanisms of change that are related to its effects have traditionally been investigated on the psychological and …

Neuroscience

You can grow new brain cells. Here's how | Sandrine Thuret

Can we, as adults, grow new neurons? Neuroscientist Sandrine Thuret says that we can, and she offers research and practical advice on how we can help …

The Brain

A new study finds compelling evidence that the brains of those with ADHD are different than the rest of the population

Kids with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are often believed to simply be difficult, and parents often feel they have failed their child in some way.<p>The largest brain-imaging study yet of people with ADHD may help to change some of that.<p>The research used brain images of 1,713 people …

ADHD

Highly Motivated People Seldom Boost Their Motivation, They Have These Habits Instead

Do you struggle to stay motivated? Why does it seem like other people seldom need motivation? Is it an inborn trait others have and you don’t? The …

Success

MRIs suggest why political beliefs are hard to change

Neuroscientists look at what's happening in the brain when your political beliefs are challenged

The Brain

Earth - The strange link between the human mind and quantum physics

"I cannot define the real problem, therefore I suspect there's no real problem, but I'm not sure there's no real problem."<p>The American physicist Richard Feynman said this about the notorious puzzles and paradoxes of quantum mechanics, the theory physicists use to describe the tiniest objects in the …

Quantum Mechanics

Algorithm predicts autism diagnosis in young children with 81 percent accuracy

Why it matters to you<p>An algorithm that's able to accurately predict autism diagnoses in young kids could enable potental interventions to be made …

Autism

Scientists appeal for more people to donate their brains

Science correspondent, BBC News, Boston<p><b>Scientists are appealing for more people to donate their brains for research after they die.</b><p>They say they are lacking the brains of people with disorders such as depression and post-traumatic stress disorder.<p>In part, this shortage results from a lack of …

Autism Test: Brain Scans Can Detect Disorder Before Symptoms Emerge, New Study Says

Brain scans can detect autism in children long before they display symptoms, a new study says, giving hope for the development of early testing and …

Autism

Let This Sloth Lead You to Paradise Through a Guided Meditation - Creators

<i>Water on the leaf from last night's rain glistens in the sunlight. A gentle breeze rustles the leaf. A drop of water rolls down a vein of the leaf, gaining speed as it moves toward the leaf's edge, where it stops, expands slightly in size, and then falls over the edge and down, thirty feet, to the</i> …

Meditation

The eSight 3 is an augmented reality headset designed to help the legally blind see

Circuit Breaker<p>At first glance, eSight’s headsets look a lot like any other VR or AR gear out there. But while most virtual reality systems are built to make digital worlds more realistic, the eSight aims to do just the opposite, using augmented reality headsets and digital technology to help bring …

Augmented Reality

Your Breath is Your Brain’s Remote Control

We have all heard this simple saying during times of trouble: “Take a deep breath in.” Science being science, however, indicates that we may now have …

Author Ron Suskind & Owen Suskind

The author and his son describe their family's journey through autism as chronicled in the Oscar-nominated documentary <i>Life, Animated.</i>The post Author …

Autism

Emotions May Be Learned, Not Innate

A provocative new paper suggests that emotions are not innately programmed into our brains, but in fact are cognitive states resulting from the …

Psychology

Rapid brain growth in infancy may signal autism

The faster the brains of children with autism grow in their first year of life, the more severe their autism features are likely to be at age 2, …

Autism

My latest blog on the female Autism... - Tania A. Marshall, MSc., Award winning author

My latest blog on the female Autism crisis and assessment #autism #aspergers #assessment #psychology #femaleautismcrisis #autisticfemales …

About

Founded in 2008 by producer Louis Gendron after his daughter was diagnosed, <i>Acoustic for Autism</i> (TM) is a not-for-profit, volunteer-based project …

Autism

Americans are seriously stressed out about the future of the country, survey finds

<i>(This post has been updated to reflect how stress broke down among Democrats and Republicans.)</i><p>We’re a nation of people already wound pretty tight. But right now we’re more stressed out than we’ve been in the past decade, according to a survey released Wednesday.<p>The American Psychological …

Michael Flynn

For the Blind, an Actual-Reality Headset

Yvonne Felix’s eyes don’t work well enough on their own for her to read, recognize faces or cross the street without help. But when the Toronto-based artist and mother puts on a new kind of camera-equipped headgear, she looks at me like no one has before.<p>The visor that allows legally blind people …

Virtual Reality

Alchemy and the Transmutation of Ignorance Into Truth: Lewis Thomas’s Prescient 1983 Manifesto for the Humanity-Saving Value of Social Science

“In all of nature there is nothing so threatening to humanity as humanity itself.”<p>Perhaps the greatest hubris of historical hindsight is knowing that everything we call progress has been made by systematic trial and error, yet tending to dismiss — even scoff at — the errors as embarrassments to the …

Culture

How Silence Rewires Your Brain to be More Intelligent

In 2011, the Finish tourism board decided to run a campaign promoting the “silence” you can get by visiting the beautiful country. Along with photos …

The Brain

The Perplexing Psychology Of Saving For Health Care

Spending your own money on health care might mean that you'll be more frugal with it. That's the theory behind health savings accounts, a decades-old GOP concept that's sparking renewed interest on Capitol Hill as Republican lawmakers look for ways to replace the Affordable Care Act.<p>HSAs are like …

Health Care