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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 …

Asperger Syndrome

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

Autism Spectrum Disorder Chart (Infograph)

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), more commonly referred to as simply autism, is a neurological disorder which, despite becoming increasingly prominent …

Autism

Psychology's reproducibility crisis: why statisticians are publicly calling out social scientists

Princeton University psych prof Susan Fiske published an open letter denouncing the practice of using social media to call out statistical errors in …

Psychology

Researchers Reverse Protein Clumping Involved in ALS

<i>Summary: A new study reveals stabilizing the SOD1 protein can help reverse protein clumping in neurons affected by ALS.</i><p>Source: UNC School of Medicine.<p>…

Sci-fi Tech Alert: MIT Has Developed a Hidden Emotion-Detecting Machine

The gizmo can't guess which number you're thinking of, but it can figure out if you're secretly angry.<p>One of my favorite aspects of writing about tech and business is getting a sneak preview of new, mind-blowing products that seem like something out of a sci-fi movie. Whether it's flying cars, …

Science Fiction

Ease into "Deliberate Learning" with the Five Hour Rule

Deliberate learning, when you set aside time and effort specifically to learn, helps you make progress mastering a new skillbecause you’ve dedicated …

Learning

The Crazy Way Men And Women's Brains Fall In Love VERY Differently

How do you fall in love? That was the question I set out to answer. As a biologist, I understand what happens to the brain when you fall in love. It is the increase or decrease of certain neurotransmitters that gave you that unmistakable euphoric feeling of love.<p>But, how do you get there? What …

The Brain

When Blind People Do Algebra, The Brain's Visual Areas Light Up

People born without sight appear to solve math problems using visual areas of the brain.<p>A functional MRI study of 17 people blind since birth found that areas of visual cortex became active when the participants were asked to solve algebra problems, a team from Johns Hopkins reports in the</i> …

Psychology

You Are More Than Just Your Memory

Look back on your life. What is the story? American culture would have you believe your life story is a record of accomplishments marked by goods and titles accumulated, such as degrees, houses, cars, honors, jobs and more recently followers and likes.<p>When you think of your life and the record you …

Aging

Exercise gives children with autism jump on social skills | Spectrum

Children with autism often receive lots of specialized care: Some complete as many as 40 hours per week of applied behavioral analysis (ABA), the …

Developmental Disabilities

Image of a hippocampal neuron showing dendritic spines (green), and axons/dendrites (red). (Credit: Cheng Fang.) #psychology #science #mind #brain #neuroscience #health #biology #cells

Brain’s hippocampus helps fill in the blanks of language

A new study shows that when you finish your spouse's sentences or answer a fill-in-the-blank question, you're engaging the brain's relay station for …

The Brain

How Breathing Changes Your Brain And Other Tips For Getting Mindful In The Madness

“Take a deep breath.” It’s what your mom told you when you were hyperventilating about some disastrous situation as a kid—maybe a fall off a bike or …

Mindfulness