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Smell Test Could Identify Alzheimer’s

"Passing the smell test" may not just be a casual idiom anymore. New research suggests that the decreased ability to identify certain odors may …

The Brain

How to use writing to overcome anxiety, tragedy, or heartache

"You don't remember me, but I was in your experiment a year ago. I just wanted to thank you. It changed my life."<p>James Pennebaker has had a number of …

Writing

There’s a scientific reason that being a woman isn’t Hillary Clinton’s trump card in the election

At a recent rally on Roosevelt Island in New York City, Hillary Clinton remarked that she wanted the United States to be a place “where a father can tell his daughter yes, you can be anything you want to be, even president of the United States.”<p>According to some polls, parents can already tell …

Elections

5 of Albert Einstein’s thought experiments that revolutionized science

Albert Einstein, one of the greatest minds of the 20th century, forever changed the landscape of science by introducing revolutionary concepts that shook our understanding of the physical world.<p>One of Einstein's most defining qualities was his remarkable ability to conceptualize complex scientific …

Space Science

4 Ways to Hack Your Brain Chemicals to Become More Productive

You might not have a money tree, but you can have the next best thing: a happiness tree. Happy people are more motivated and productive. Dopamine, Serotonin, Oxytocin and Endorphins are the quartet responsible for your happiness. Many situations can trigger these neurotransmitters, but instead of …

The Brain

Common brain changes found in children with autism, ADHD and OCD

TORONTO, July 27, 2016 – A team of Toronto scientists has found similarities in brain impairments in children with autism spectrum disorder, …

The Brain

Do Popular Heartburn Meds Really Cause Dementia?

THE CLAIM<p>Routine use of proton-pump inhibitors (PPIs)—drugs such as Nexium and Prilosec, used to treat heartburn, gastroesophageal reflux disease or …

Science

Introverts Are Born To Connect More Deeply With Others, Here’s Why

<i>“Extroverts sparkle, introverts glow. If you appreciate your own quiet glow, other people will see it too.”</i> – Sophia DemblingIntroverted people are …

Psychology

The Human Connectome Project zeroes in on the firmware of the brain

Is the mind an emergent property of the brain, or is it something… else? Cartesian dualism is a polarizing topic, but like many other ideas that we …

Humanity

The brain's super-sensitivity to curbs

Humans rely on boundaries like walls and curbs for navigation, and Johns Hopkins University researchers have pinpointed the areas of the brain most …

The Brain

How You Argue Could Make You Sick

If you rage with frustration during a marital spat, watch your blood pressure. If you keep a stiff upper lip, watch your back.<p>New research from UC …

Emotions

Pokémon Go's Mental Health Benefits Are Real

There is nothing as strong as an idea which has conceived and indeed, the big idea in town that is creating the buzz is the Pokémon Go. It is big because it has come at the right time; a time when the world is fighting to save its people from mental disorders, depression, and anxiety.<p>if you've been …

Mental Health

HOW FOCUSING ON YOUR MIND AND BODY CAN BE THE BEST ANTIDEPRESSANT

EAT WELL, FEEL WELL, BE WELL<p>Two years ago, it made sense, to put it lightly, for me to go on antidepressants. I was in a rut, a miserable hole of self-loathing darkness with a sprinkling of social anxiety, and so my therapist suggested Wellbutrin. It helped; it gave me just enough energy to face …

Health

Researchers have finally found a way to make people smarter, but it's not pleasant

You're not going to like this.<p>As we learn more and more about the brain, we're getting better at figuring out how to supercharge it.<p>One of the most …

Consciousness

Neural networks are inadvertently learning our language’s hidden gender biases

Back in 2013, a handful of researchers at Google set loose a neural network on a corpus of three million words taken from Google News texts. The …

Artificial Intelligence

Could this computer game delay Alzheimer’s symptoms? New study suggests it could.

You’re staring at a computer screen.<p>Two objects flash before your eyes, one directly in front of you, and the other off to the side, barely in view. In a split second, they’re both gone. Now the computer asks you: what were they? Where were they? Did you get a chance to see them both?<p>If you answer …

Life Sciences

Are Paid Meditation Apps Worth It?

Meditation

Simple Habit Offers Easy, Five-Minute Meditations You Can Do Anywhere

iOS: We’ve discussed the topic of paid meditation apps before, but Simple Habit is a new option that offers simple, five-minute meditations designed …

Meditation

When It Comes to Empathy, Your Gut May Be Failing You

If you want to understand what someone else is feeling, you don’t sit down and think rationally about it. Rather, you <i>feel</i> what they’re feeling; you …

Psychology

Here's the science behind why small talk is so awkward – and so essential

How about this weather?<p>Research has found that the small talk we exchange in during certain social situations could fulfil an important role beyond …

Science

This App Is Conquering Insomnia And Depression At The Same Time

Ever since he was a child, Dan Roberts had rarely been able to get a good night’s sleep. He was born with cerebral palsy that left his entire left arm and leg tight and painful, forcing him to walk with a pronounced limp. He was often in severe pain and there were many nights where he didn’t sleep …

Insomnia

Autism Spectrum Ambassador Program - Full Text View

Primary Outcome Measures:<p>Patient Satisfaction Survey (questionnaire) [ Time Frame: 1 year ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]<p>Improved patient …

Anesthesia

Beyond anger

Anger is the emotion that has come to saturate our politics and culture. Philosophy can help us out of this dark vortex<i>By Martha C Nussbaum</i>Read at …

Emotions

10 Troubling Habits Of Chronically Unhappy People

Happiness comes in so many different forms that it can be hard to define. Unhappiness, on the other hand, is easy to identify; you know it when you see it, and you definitely know when it’s taken ahold of you.<p>Unhappiness is lethal to everyone around you, just like second-hand smoke. The famous …

Self-improvement

Genetic Factors Responsible for Creating Anatomical Patterns in the Cortex

<i>Summary: A new study reports anatomical patterning in the brain’s cortex is controlled by genetic factors.</i><p>Source: PLOS.<p><b>Brain imaging, twin studies</b> …

Life Sciences

Gut Busting: How Gaseous Substances in the Body Affect Psyche and Behavior

<i>Summary: A new study reports on the role gasotransmitters play in behavior and psychology.</i><p>Source: Lomonosov Moscow State University.<p><b>Professor</b> …

The Brain

Teens with autism practice driving in virtual reality

Researchers are designing a virtual reality simulator specifically for teaching teenagers with autism spectrum disorder to drive.“In the past 15 …

Virtual Reality

Changes in Teen Brain Structure Provide Clues to Onset of Mental Health Problems

<i>Summary: Researchers have mapped structural changes that occur during development in the teenage brain and provide an explanation as to how some of</i> …

Neuroscience

Disrupting Meditation: Can An App Really Teach Mindfulness?

I spent a week learning to meditate through tech. I even convinced a Buddhist priest to try a mindfulness app. Here's what happened.<p>For over 20 years, I've considered learning meditation. Quiet spaces! Clean robes! Shaved heads that require no fancy organic hair products! The life of Buddhist monks …

Buddhism