Cognitive Science

Stoicism Reveals 4 Rituals That Will Make You Confident

<b>Before we commence with the festivities, I wanted to thank everyone for helping my first book become a Wall Street Journal bestseller. To check it</b> …

Self-help

4 Design Principles My Landlord Doesn’t Understand, Apparently

Learn from their mistakes and actually get the results you intend from your communcations.<p>If you’ve ever searched for an apartment in New York City, …

UX Design

Why Women End Up Doing More Than Half

<i>This post may contain affiliate links. For more information, click here.</i><p>I’ve noticed a trend amongst my friends and family. Every member of every …

Psychology

What is DNA and How does it Work?

<b>Genetics FAQ and Human Genetics FAQ</b><p>New to the topic of DNA and genetics? Start here with these two FAQs, and learn some basic and fascinating facts …

Molecular Biology

This Ancient Wisdom Reveals 6 Rituals to Become Happier

People have enormous respect for ancient wisdom. They just don’t read it. Funny thing is, we’re more likely to live happier lives when we visit the …

Self-improvement

What makes the human mind so special?

Everyone knows what it feels like to have consciousness: It's that self-evident sense of personal awareness, which gives us a feeling of ownership …

Psychology

What Was the Most Influential Photograph in History?

A big question<p><b>John Stanmeyer, photojournalist and co-founder, VII Photo agency</b><p>One image that summarizes our fragility and the need to work for peace is the simple yet poignant <b>photograph of Earth taken by the astronaut William Anders</b> during 1968’s <i>Apollo 8</i> mission.<p><b>Pete Souza, photographer and author,</b> …

Psychology

Quick Test Can Tell Which Therapy May Be Best for Anxiety

Finding the right treatment for anxiety can be a struggle, with patients cycling through different therapies for months before finding the right …

Depression

Understanding Different Types Of Anxiety Disorders And Their Symptoms

An anxiety disorder is a mental illness which is defined with the feelings of worry, uneasiness and fear. If you find that you are suffering from …

Anxiety

Janes: How Gov. Scott Walker can reform Wisconsin's youth prisons

CLOSE<p>A prison teacher who was battered by a teen inmate last week said a court order overhauling how the juvenile facility is run has made it a much …

Cognition

The Downloadable Brain: We’re Closer Than We Think to Immortality

Two millennia ago, a young carpenter appeared in what is now Israel and, in addition to suggesting some guidelines on personal behavior, offered the …

Neurophilosophy

Anesthesia Complicates Our Idea of What It Means to Be Human

In trying to get at questions as broad and incalculable as “What is consciousness?” and “What is memory?” it’s difficult to say where to start. Are …

Fashion

New forecast shows 6 million with Alzheimer’s disease, cognitive impairment

Media Advisory<p>Thursday, December 7, 2017<p>The numbers will more than double to 15 million by 2060.<p>What<p>Using new methodology, scientists calculate that …

Dementia

‘Not Just A Brain In A Non Existent World’

There is a rather peculiar trait within Western thought, it manifests itself in a psychological need for austerity. Like the pages of an Ikea …

Jane Austen

Dear senior citizens, take note. Hearing loss in old-age increases risk of dementia

You may need to take care of your aging parents as a study has recently warned that age-related hearing loss may be a risk factor for cognitive …

Dementia

David Bentley Hart on Daniel Dennett

Every ten years or so, Hart gives Dennett a good drubbing. This time it’s in <i>The New Atlantis</i>.<p>Here, as it happens, lurks the most incorrigibly …

Conservative View

Can neuroscience rehabilitate Freud for the age of the brain? – M M Owen

An old therapist of mine had a signed photograph of Sigmund Freud hanging on her wall. A gift from a former patient who had employed forgery skills …

Psychology

How human memories are made

The century-old idea of engrams – memory traces in our brains – turns out to be correct. Elizabeth Finkel reports.

The Brain

Psychotherapy — a system of gimmicks! - Adbusters | Journal of the mental environment

We see unacceptable rates of suicide, depression, and anxiety among children, adolescents, and young adults. Narcissism has risen. Empathy has …

Psychiatry

Weight Can In Fact Reverse Type 2 Diabetes, Study Shows

A new study discovered that weight loss really can cure diabetes. In a paper published in the Lancet, researchers in the United Kingdom discovered …

Diabetes

Considering a Career in Mental Health Counseling?

<i>Post contributed by Eric Lavalle, MSEd, NCC<br>Doctoral Candidate in Educational Psychology, University of Memphis</i>Source: holiho/pixabay<b>Is the Mental</b> …

Mental Health

New Mental Health Hotline Is Launched For Musicians, Professionals In The Music Industry

A new mental health service has been launched particularly to aid people in the music industry. Following the tragic death of Linkin Park frontman …

Mental Health

Learning about insomnia for a healthier, better life

Sleep is essential, but many of us struggle with it. Most everyone experiences an episode of insomnia, difficulty falling asleep, staying asleep or …

Sleep

4 Secrets to Being More Productive, According to Ancient Philosophers

IDEAS<p><i>Barker is the author of</i> Barking Up The Wrong Tree<p>Everybody would like to get more of the right things done. But how does Stoicism fit into all …

Psychology

Jellyfish, Sexbots and the Solipsism Problem

What’s the difference between science and philosophy? Scientists address questions that can in principle be answered by means of objective, empirical …

Consciousness

Events

How does our subjective experience emerge from the brain? How does consciousness relate to the physical world? These age-old, deep questions are now …

Consciousness

The darkest day of the year is almost here — here are science-backed ways to fight winter blues

• <b>Seasonal Affective Disorder is a serious depression that affects a small minority of the population.</b>• <b><br>But changing seasons and darker days affect most people's behavior, including our cell phone activity.</b>• <b><br>Psychologists say there are a few simple ways to help maintain mental health in the winter.</b><p>The …

Depression

Cognitive Overload

The best talk I think I ever saw was by Scott McCloud at InCtrl Orlando 2014. Scott, a comic artist and graphic novelist, spoke about the evolution …

Cognition

The origin of human handedness and its role in pre-birth motor control

Altmetric: 4<p>More detail<p>Article |<p>Open<p>Valentina Parma,<br>• Romain Brasselet,<br>• Stefania Zoia,<br>• Maria Bulgheroni &<br>• Umberto Castiello<p><i>Scientific Reports</i> <b>7</b>, Article …

Data Science

9 Things You Should Know About Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

You’ve probably heard of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), the evidence-based psychotherapy treatment method focused on changing negative thoughts …

Self-improvement