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Why Some Folks Are Mean To Nice People - PsyBlog

The motivation for punishing people who are ‘too nice’.<p>People who are generous and cooperative can get punished by others for being ‘too good’, new …

Psychology

While We Sleep, Our Mind Goes on an Amazing Journey

Magazine<p>Our floodlit society has made sleep deprivation a lifestyle. But we know more than ever about how we rest—and how it keeps us healthy.<p><b>Nearly every night</b> of our lives, we undergo a startling metamorphosis.<p>Our brain profoundly alters its behavior and purpose, dimming our consciousness. For a …

Sleep

A New Zealand company that tried 4-day workweeks says people were more creative, more punctual, and more energetic — and they want to keep it going

A New Zealand company is making headlines across the globe for a recent experiment that it conducted among its staff.<p>In March and April, the 240 employees at Perpetual Guardian worked four-day workweeks (32 hours instead of 40) — and were paid for five.<p>Now, according to The New York Times, …

Employment

Sir David Attenborough donates voice to help hospice patients manage pain

One of the UK’s most recognisable voices has been ‘donated’ for an innovative app to help patients manage pain using virtual reality.<p>Naturalist and …

Virtual Reality

Was Voldemort losing Robo signaling?

Primates have larger and more complex brains than those of reptiles. The cortices of reptile and bird brains are formed through direct neurogenesis, …

Neuroscience

It’s true — white mass shooters get more sympathy from news media, study says

Both cases are dark and disturbing: In 2014, a Utah police officer named Josh Boren shot and killed his wife, their two children and his …

Mass Shootings

Play games with your kids this summer to boost their brains

Research shows that playing games can enhance our personal, social and emotional well-being, as well as our mental acuity.<p>A study conducted at …

The Brain

Negative Body Image Related To Depression, Anxiety And Suicidality

Adolescents with negative body image concerns are more likely to be depressed, anxious, and suicidal than those without intense dissatisfaction over …

Body Image

Your earliest memories are probably lies

Remember the first time you opened your eyes? There was mommy gazing down into the crib, telling you how she would love and cherish you forever and …

The Brain

Pregnancy History May Be Tied to Alzheimer's Risk

<i>Summary: Women who have given birth to five or more children are 71% more likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease than those who had fewer children, a</i> …

Alzheimer's Disease

What determines human decisions?

One could call Daniel Kahneman the unicorn of economics. As a psychologist, he had a profound influence on people who criticized the homo economicus …

Critical Thinking

A little sugar in elderly can improve memory: Study

london, July 19 (IANS) For older adults (over 60), increase in sugar levels can improve memory and make them more motivated to perform difficult …

Artificial Sweeteners

CTE starts after repeated head trauma

<b>(CNN) —</b> University of North Carolina football coach Larry Fedora is under fire after he questioned the validity of studies on a degenerative brain illness that affects players.<p>Fedora also said that football is "under attack" while answering questions Wednesday during the Atlantic Coast Conference …

Brain Disease

You’re Never Going to Be “Caught Up” at Work. Stop Feeling Guilty About It.

Most people I know have a to-do list so long that it’s not clear that there’s an end to it. Some tasks, even quite important ones, linger unfinished for a long time, and it’s easy to start feeling guilty or ashamed about what you have not yet completed.<p>People experience guilt and its close cousin …

Self-help

Study Shows Possible Breakthrough in Treating Paralysis

As anyone might expect, spinal cord injuries are complicated, nuanced and somewhat mysterious. Most people who experience them are paralyzed from the …

Neuroscience

The Best Notes Found in Used Books

No one wants to throw away books, so people pass them along to others. A used book is as good as a new copy, as long as all the pages are there and …

Books

Why diagnosing Alzheimer’s today is so difficult—and how we can do better

Bill Gates believes we need a better way of diagnosing Alzheimer’s before we’re able to slow the progression of the disease.

Alzheimer's Disease

Even Just The Smell of Coffee Could Actually Perk Up Your Brain, Study Shows

SNIFF SNIFF.<p>Do you find that just the smell of your coffee is enough to perk you up in the mornings? You might not be imagining it, because a new …

Coffee

Vivid Vision

"I had the first patient doing tasks on our new VV (Vivid Vision) today. He was thrilled to have seen 3-D for the first time in his life!" - Dr. …

Molecular Neurodegeneration

Content type: Research article<p>Authors: Monica Y. Sanchez-Contreras, Naomi Kouri, Casey N. Cook, Daniel J. Serie, Michael G. Heckman, NiCole A. Finch, …

Neuroscience

Drosophila and zebrafish models added to SFARI Gene | SFARI | SFARI

SFARI is pleased to announce an expansion of the SFARI Gene animal models module to include <i>Drosophila melanogaster</i> and <i>Danio rerio</i>.<p>Although still not …

Biology

There's No Way to Diagnose Alzheimer's Disease Right Now. Bill Gates Wants to Change That

Name practically any disease or condition that afflicts the human body and there’s probably a good test for detecting it — preferably early, when …

Dementia

7 Myths About Bipolar Disorder To Stop Believing

When people hear "bipolar disorder," they might picture someone ecstatic one moment, and depressed another. Because mental health is so stigmatized …

Mental Health

Why Our Brains Are Wired for Negativity — and What to Do About It

If you’ve noticed that you tend to focus on the negative in your life, you’re definitely not alone. In fact, human beings are biologically predisposed toward negative thinking. In his book, <i>Hardwiring Happiness: The New Brain Science of Contentment, Calm, and Confidence</i> ($16), Dr. Rick Hanson, …

Psychology

Social problems common in autism raise risk of suicidal behavior

Teenagers who have trouble with social communication are twice as likely as their peers to harm themselves with suicidal intentions, according to new …

Autism

Having a Mental Illness is Having Strength

I have been travelling for just over a week now. The reason I haven’t taken a real holiday in seven years has been because of the state of my mental …

Mental Health

The Influence of Medical Professional Knowledge on Empathy for Pain: Evidence From fNIRS

Introduction<p>Our perception of others not only involves understanding the emotional experiences of other individuals but also generates a similar …

Neurology

These 20 pictures will teach you more than reading 100 books

“Art isn’t only a painting. Art is anything that’s creative, passionate, and personal. An artists is someone who uses bravery, insight, creativity, …

Motivation

Where does Alzheimer’s disease begin?

Sometimes I forget what day of the week it is, where I put my keys, or when a friend’s birthday is- but I never stop to wonder if these brief moments …

Dementia