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Major finding in human anatomy has implications for many brain diseases, including Alzheimer’s

<b>By David Kohn</b>, <i>The Washington Post</i>Kari Alitalo had studied lymphatic vessels for more than two decades. So he knew that this network, which carries …

Neuroscience

Following a caffeine hit we now have Adam Waldman talking about MRS use in dementia #DementiaMRI2017 https://t.co/e1bQSph4YX

Games Master Manipulators Play: Sandbagging

During my childhood the Uncle Remus stories were still quite popular. The racist portrayal of a kindly “Uncle Tom” telling stories to white children …

Psychology

Where Pianists Look When They Play

Where do pianists look while they're playing?Function, a video series from Fractal NYC, outfitted two piano players with special glasses that track …

Sheet Music

Where In Your Body Is Your Soul?

Neither quantum physicists nor cognitive psychologists have definitively answered questions about the existence, composition, location, or even the necessity of the human soul.<p>For Christians, the soul is an integral part of who you are. You have a body and you have a soul and the two are connected. …

Consciousness

New Biomarkers For Multiple Sclerosis Pathogenesis

Researchers identify new biomarkers associated with multiple sclerosis pathogenesis.The post New Biomarkers For Multiple Sclerosis Pathogenesis …

Neuroscience

Flies Are Key to Studying the Causes of Dementia

Findings could help researchers hone in on new targets and treatments for Alzheimer's and other neurodegnerative diseases.The post Flies Are Key to …

Neuroscience

Stressing the Brain Through Technology May Reduce Age Related Diseases

A new study describes how advances in technology can help us avoid aging and age related diseases.The post Stressing the Brain Through Technology May …

Neuroscience

Tau Prevents Synaptic Transmission at Early Stage of Neurodegeneration

<i>Summary: Study reveals Tau proteins disrupt synaptic transmission in early stages of neurodegenerative diseases.</i><p>Source: VIB Flanders.<p><b>Tau proteins are</b> …

Neuroscience

Neurological Conditions May Begin In the Womb

<i>Summary: Immune system protein could play a role in the development of schizophrenia and epilepsy during pregnancy, researchers report.</i><p>Source: …

Virtual reality yields clues to social difficulties in autism | Spectrum | Autism Research News

The Experts:<p>Nathan Caruana<p><b>Research fellow</b>, Macquarie University<p>Jon Brock<p><b>Research fellow</b>, Macquarie University<p>You’re walking down a narrow corridor. …

Autism

Art after a Brain Injury

Sheri Bakes, <i>Moonshine</i>, 2017. Courtesy Bau-Xi Gallery.<p>Imagine closing your eyes and being unable to recall the face of your best friend, or husband or …

Artists

PODCAST: Why Does Depression Make Us Feel Guilt or Shame?

In this week’s <b>Psych Central Show</b>, Gabe and Vincent discuss feelings of guilt surrounding a mental illness diagnosis. Lots of us feel guilty about our …

Mental Health

An Interview on Self Compassion Featuring Dr. Crystal Lee

<b>Jennifer: Thanks for taking the time out to talk with me today. So tell me a little bit about yourself.</b><p><b>Crystal:</b> My name is Dr. Crystal Lee, and I’m a …

Mindfulness

Differences in Brain Activity Between Obese Men and Women

<i>Summary: A new study reports men and women exhibit different brain activity related to overeating.</i><p>Source: UCLA.<p><b>A new study of obese people suggests</b> …

Neuroscience

Understanding autism

PREVIEW<p>It’s a global condition that is affecting more and more families every year, yet there are still many misconceptions about autism. MWP meets …

Regret Over Missed Opportunities May Drive Risk Taking

Often it’s the things we <i>didn’t</i> do that we regret the most – not the things we did do but shouldn’t have. And when we take risks in life, often it’s …

Psychology

The Personal-Essay Boom Is Over

There’s a certain kind of personal essay that, for a long time, everybody seemed to hate. These essays were mostly written by women. They came off as unseemly, the writer’s judgment as flawed. They were <i>too</i> <i></i>personal: the topics seemed insignificant, or else too important to be aired for an audience …

Journalism

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The measure of a life

Terms such as 'low-functioning' often used to describe people with autism, are misleading and stigmatizing. Tracking people's daily lives over time …

Autism

The Joys and Challenges of Being a Parent With Autism

A generation of parents are revealing some advantages of the condition, even when their children don’t share the diagnosis.<p>It’s going on 8 p.m., and Kirsten Hurley’s house in West Cork, Ireland, is a scene of happy chaos. The children—Alex, 9, and Isla, 4—have been promised chocolate if they stay …

Autism

Biomarkers for cognitive impairment in Parkinson's revealed

Parkinson's disease affects about half a million people in the United States. New research identifies biomarkers that could predict the cognitive …

Neuroscience

Higher perceptual capacity in autism can be both strength and challenge

A group of friends is sitting in the garden chatting – only one person hears the ice cream van in the distance. That one person has autism. He is …

Autism

Everyone Owns Delirium

Delirium has been referred to as the “geriatrician’s code blue.” It is a medical emergency that requires prompt recognition and intervention to …

Health Care

Mindfulness training does not foster empathy, and can even make narcissists worse

Sharing with others, helping people in need, consoling those who are distressed. All these behaviours can be encouraged by empathy – by understanding …

Mindfulness

Cognitive scientist explains why perceiving a false reality is beneficial

There are many wrong ways to sense the world around you, and one of them is the best way to ensure your survival. Amanda Gefter of <i>Quanta Magazine</i> …

Cognition

Science Explains How Magic Mushrooms Will Change the Future of Psychiatry

You may know the chemical 4-phosphoryloxy-N,N-dimethyltryptamine by its more common name, psilocybin. Long used as a sacrament among indigenous …

Brain activity in people who’ve taken psychedelics like LSD shows what might be 'heightened consciousness'

Is there anything psychedelic drugs can't do? A recent wave of scientific scrutiny has revealed that they can elicit "spiritual" experiences, alleviate end-of-life angst, and perhaps treat depression — and they might achieve at least some of all this by "heightening consciousness", according to a …

The Brain

What You Should Know If You Love Someone With High-Functioning Depression

Don't give up on them.<p>Everything feels a lot harder when you’re dealing with high-functioning depression ― including relationships.<p>Experts say the condition often isn’t noticeable to most people, because those who experience it tend to mask it well. This arguably makes the disorder difficult for …

Depression