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Father's Rejection May Increase Child's Social Anxiety and Loneliness

<i>Summary: Rejection from fathers may lead to an increased risk of social anxiety and loneliness in children and teens, a new study reports.</i><p>Source: …

Anxiety

Here's How to Conquer Your Fear, According to Science (And Yoda)

You don't have to be a Jedi master to overcome fear and find success. Just ask yourself this question.<p>With Yoda's focus on purpose, perseverance, intuition and courage, the Jedi Master could be the poster puppet for entrepreneurship.<p>And no emotion can lead an entrepreneur to the Dark Side faster …

Self-improvement

Talking to yourself? Here’s the science behind that little voice in your head

The brain considers talking to ourselves in our heads to be very similar to speaking our thoughts out loud.<p>And the discovery could provide an insight …

The Brain

AVATAR Therapy for Auditory Hallucinations: If You Can't Beat the Voices, Join Them

About 65% of patients with schizophrenia experience verbal auditory hallucinations, typically in the form of voices that emanate from perceived …

Psychiatry

Why do I push people away? You asked Google – here’s the answer

Every day millions of internet users ask Google life’s most difficult questions, big and small. Our writers answer some of the commonest queries<p>There are few things as difficult to navigate as the space between ourselves and others. Get too close, and we feel suffocated; move too far apart, and we …

Psychology

Is death painful? Experts reveal the truth, explains end-of-life symptoms

It has been noted that people in their last days and hours experience less pain as well as other problems than earlier in their illness.<p>The fear of …

Pain

A Tapeworm Drug Could Actually Lead The Fight Against Alzheimer's Disease

'This is an exciting stage.'<p>Tapeworm infections are increasingly rare in the UK, despite being fairly common in other parts of the world, but drugs …

Medicine

Want to Raise Kids With Great Empathy? Always Ask Them This One Simple Question

Asking your kids how you are doing as a parent makes them see that you want more than the facts.<p>"How am I doing as your dad?"<p>It's a question I didn't ask often enough.<p>Yet, it's an incredibly valuable question to ask, because to my kids it meant I was being vulnerable enough to ask for their …

Parenting

How to Talk to Someone Who Refuses to Accept Reality, According to Behavioral Science

How to have a productive conversation with your local alternative facts fan.<p>Holiday family gatherings are right around the corner, which means you may soon find yourself face to face with that one kooky relative who believes that Obama is a Muslim, 9/11 was an inside job, or NASA staged the moon …

Psychology

Even wild mammals have regional dialects

Researchers from Cardiff University's Otter Project have discovered that genetically distinct populations of wild otters from across the UK have …

Ecology

Effects of Global and Local Contexts on Chord Processing: An ERP study

Highlights<p>•<p>Both the local and global harmonic contexts influence the processing of an incoming chord.<p>•<p>Context effects at different structure levels …

Codependent or Loving? Part I

<b>How do I know if I am acting codependent or loving? This is an excellent question and often confusing for many for different reasons. Let’s look at</b> …

Relationships

Personalities as Dramatis Personae: An Interdisciplinary Examination of the Self as Author

In a commentary featured in the <i>TLS</i> about a year ago, Galen Strawson argues against what he terms "a fallacy of our age": that "human beings typically …

British Philosophy

Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby get emotional over 'utterly heartbreaking' plea from bullied boy Keaton Jones

The powerful and moving video of a young boy telling his mother about the horrifying reality of bullying has touched people around the world.<p>On …

Parenting

Nurture Counts as Much as Nature in Success

More years of schooling and growing up around smart people makes a huge difference.<p>The question of nature versus nurture is an important one, but also an incredibly delicate one. How much of the disparities we see in society are fueled by a lack of good education, social influences and role models, …

Psychology

A regular 'proper workout' may stall Parkinson's symptoms

New research into the effects of exercise in the management of Parkinson's disease suggests that regular high-intensity physical activity may help to …

Research

Dogs are better at understanding us than we are at understanding them, study reveals

Professor Scott says: "You look at photographs of dogs being hugged by people and the dogs show objective signs of distress."<p>A dog is said to be a …

Psychology

Brain-Wave Treatment for Alzheimer's Is Promising, but the First Human Subject Is Left Behind

Peg Gleason, who is 83 and lives in San Francisco, was the first to sign up for the initial human trial of an MIT-backed experimental treatment for …

Alzheimer's Disease

Neuroscience News wrote a new post, Marijuana May Help HIV Patients Keep Mental Stamina Longer, on the site Neuroscience News

Summary: THC may slow the progress of cognitive decline that occurs in up to 50 percent of people with HIV, a new study reports.Source: Michigan …

Neuroscience

Canola Oil May Worsen Memory, Cause Weight Gain: Study

Two tablespoons of canola oil daily may worsen memory, learning ability as well as cause weight gain in people with Alzheimer's disease, claims a …

Nutrition

Turkey vultures have such a strong sense of smell, they detect death thousands of feet below

With its homely pink featherless-head, undertaker’s charcoal coloring and association with decay and death, the turkey vulture (<i>Cathartes aura</i>) tops …

Birds

Asimov's Laws For Artificial Intelligence

A week and a half ago I was in Berlin for the hub conference. I had the opportunity to speak on a panel about cybersecurity (no surprise there) and shared my views on how countries and corporate entities can work together. I touched on the need for better channels of communication between the …

Artificial Intelligence

Your 50s Will Probably Be the Most Unhappy Time of Your Life

Everybody’s life is filled with ups and downs, but new research suggests everyone’s life follows a particular pattern when it comes to our general …

Happiness

Helping Children with Autism, Simple Steps Autism

A little about us...<p>Simple Steps Autism is an online tool offers teaching to help parents of children with autism. It is also a valuable teaching …

Drug Lowers Deadly Huntington's Protein

<i>Summary: UCL researchers report clinical trials of IONIS-HTTRx have shown success in reducing the huntinting protein in the nervous system of those</i> …

Medicine

Autism and Music Infographic

Autism

Puppy love: How my dog taught me to be a real man

It has taken me a while to admit this, partly due to the shame but also because I’ve embarked upon something that I swore I never would. I’m having an illicit relationship behind my wife’s back. And the truth is, I’m a better person for it, even if it is another midlife crisis cliche. Calmer, …

Emotions

How a 10-minute exercise may give you the focus of an athlete

It is all in the mind...<p>HuffPost<p>We can all recognise that there’s a big difference between the focus of a well-trained athlete and the rest of us. …

Meditation

The Power of Negative Thinking

Pessimists fare better than people with a sunnier disposition.<p>DEspite America’s reputation for optimism, nearly three-quarters of U.S. adults are pessimistic about the country’s future. <b>[1]</b> This may not be all bad, though. Decades of research have found that positive thinking isn’t always so …

Psychology