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How to Give an Emotionally Intelligent Presentation

View your presentation from your audience's perspective instead of your own.<p>Emotions play an active role in almost all of our decision making. That's one reason why emotional intelligence, the ability to identify, understand, and manage those emotions, is such an invaluable skill. (It's also the …

Public Speaking

Meet mojo, a monster Stanford helped create to teach your kids about growth mindset - effort matters more than IQ - and empathy (with help from Harvard) — Quartz

Mojo is a monster with a problem. He used to like school, but then math got hard, and Mojo decided he was not smart enough. School became less fun, and Mojo wanted to make a run for it.<p>But he didn’t, because Mojo was designed by ClassDojo, a Silicon Valley edtech start up, and a team of researchers …

Harvard

The Common Brain Tumor Symptom You Shouldn't Ignore

<i>Lauren and Jrue Holiday. Courtesy of Facebook.com/LaurenHoliday</i><p>Retired soccer star Lauren Holiday is pregnant and expecting her first baby in a month—and she’s having brain surgery just a few weeks later. Holiday, 28, has a benign (meaning, not cancerous) brain tumor that was discovered when she …

The Brain

Has Tyson Fury shone a spotlight on boxing’s mental health problem?

There is no hiding in boxing, at least not physically. Once the lights pale and the starting bell lets out three shrill rings, the only thing that matters is two fighters going blow-for-blow until one of them is drubbed senseless.<p>But when the fervent roar of the crowd subsides and the adrenaline …

Mental Health

Can ANYTHING distract these 6-year-old girls from their iPads?

Kids are spending too much time staring at screens, experts say — an average of seven hours a day, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics.<p>Dr. Delaney Ruston of Stony Brook University Hospital, director of the film "Screenagers," says that when a child is engrossed in an iPad, tablet or …

Apple News

Scientists track down possible new treatment for epilepsy

Increasing the concentration of specific fats in the brain could suppress epileptic seizures. This is evident from ground-breaking research carried …

Neurology

Dutch Students Live With The Elderly In Exchange For Free Boarding 

Studies show that when elderly people are socially isolated they’re at a greater risk for physical and mental decline. Research also shows that when …

Good News

A Custom Tailored Strategy Against Glioblastoma Brain Cancer

<i>Summary: Researchers have developed a new method for creating custom tailored, two stage therapies for glioblastoma brain cancer.</i><p>Source: University …

Cancer

We talked to the scientist at the center of a brutal firestorm in the field of psychology

On Thursday, I wrote an article about a firestorm in the field of psychology.<p>Susan Fiske, a Princeton University social psychologist and former president of the Association for Psychological Science (APS), had written a column for the newsletter APS Observer arguing that there was a serious problem …

Psychology

The No. 2 TED Talk of All Time Is Based on Bad Brain Science

Don't put all your eggs in one power-pose basket.<p>The science behind one of TED's most-viewed talks is being called into question by someone whose skepticism carries huge weight. The researcher speaking out co-authored the study the entire talk is built upon.<p>Last night Dana Carney, who is now an …

TED Talks

The bizarre side-effect having lots of sex can have on your brain

Hormones released while having sex can increase spirituality and belief in God, scientists have claimed.<p>According to the research, the release of …

Psychology

You Can Tell Whether Poured Water Is Hot Or Cold

In 2014, NPR posed a challenge to its audience: if they listened to clips of hot and cold water being poured into glasses, could they tell which was …

Science

On memory

Professor Aggleton is a world expert in the neural basis of memory. Using a mix of anatomical, behavioural and clinical methods, his research has …

Life Sciences

What is Borderline Personality Disorder?

Borderline Personality Disorder Awareness Week - 1st - 7th October, 2016<p>“With BPD it hurts physically. It is an intense amount of painful emotion …

Psychology

Rewatching Your Favorite Movies Is Good For You

1<p>Researchers found that movies are scariest when the audience knows something bad is about to happen to a character who isn't aware. <i>(0:54)</i><p>2<p>Eye …

Movies

Can You Learn Creativity? The Answer Might Surprise You

Creativity is a trait that is as much desired as it is admired. Many of us wish we were more creative — that we had the creative “spark” that allowed …

Creativity

Are you an extrovert or an introvert? – quiz

Are you an extrovert or an introvert? Normally a psychologist who wanted to find out would give you a questionnaire with questions of the Do-you-always-find-yourself-in-the-kitchen-at-parties? variety. But a recent study of 1,000 people suggests a more interesting, if less intuitive, way to answer …

Quizzes

Fish Oil May Help Improve Mood in Veterans

<i>Summary: Researchers report lower Omega 3 levels in veterans who expressed an increased risk of being depressed or suicidal.</i><p>Source: Texas A&M.<p><b>Low</b> …

Fitness

How Neurons Talk to Each Other

<i>Summary: A new paper offers an overview as to how neurons ‘communicate’ with one another.</i><p>Source: Max Planck Institute.<p><b>Neurons are connected to each</b> …

Protein

Top 8 Diagnostic myths for Adult Females with Asperger Syndrome: A Brief Look

Over the years, I have listened to the stories and narratives females across the lifespan. In working with and supporting females on the Autism …

Women with autism hide complex struggles behind masks | Spectrum

The Experts:<p>William Mandy<p><b>Senior lecturer</b>, University College London<p>Robyn Steward<p><b>Visiting research associate</b>, University College London<p>Gwen is a …

Autism

Why Panpsychism Is Probably Wrong

It’s enchanting to think that everything—from atoms to rocks to trees—is conscious, but it doesn’t explain much about the world.<p>Is consciousness everywhere? Is it a basic feature of the universe, at the very heart of the tiniest subatomic particles? Such an idea—<i>panpsychism</i> as it is known —might …

Physics

Artists with Disabilities: Stories from the Disability Visibility Project

Autism Women's Network<p>Artists with Disabilities: Stories from the Disability Visibility Project<p>autisticadvocacy:<p>Artists with Disabilities: Stories …

Oculus Rift Founder Supports Trump—And Lost Developers Over It

You could say there's a rift between him and the public.<p>He may be a 24-year-old billionaire and pioneer of virtual reality headset Oculus Rift, but Palmer Luckey has had to face actual reality after it emerged he supports Donald Trump.<p>Luckey was rumored to have been the founder of a group called …

Oculus Rift

How Therapists Teach Social Skills – Strategies they Use | Got-Autism

Connecting with others, young or old, has been my strength since I was a child. I attribute this largely to participating in “heavy work” sports such …

Social Skills

‘Tunnel vision’ doesn’t begin to describe this woman’s sight

Despite having healthy eyes, Agnes finds it impossible to see more than one object at a time, while being blind to everything else around her. Her strange condition reveals surprising truths about the ways we all perceive the world.<p>Look around, what do you see? Children playing outside, your office …

The Brain

Neuroscientists figured out what happens in your brain when you finish someone else's sentence — Quartz

Do you finish people’s sentences, filling in the blanks before they do? It turns out this reaction is linked to memory, which isn’t separate from language after all, though scientists have long considered the two functions distinct.<p>A new study measured activity in the hippocampus, the part of the …

The Brain

Research on stress hormone effects on the brain reveals unexpected findings

Stress is a common problem often resulting in poor health and mental disorders. New research has revealed that current concepts on how stress …

The Brain

Why psychology lost its soul: everything comes from the brain

Most functions attributed to the soul can be explained by the brain. Rodger Evans/Flickr, CC BYMany people today believe they possess a soul. While …

Psychology