Psychology

Could we trick the brain to stop tinnitus?

<b>(CNN) —</b> Tinnitus is the perception of sound (for example ringing, buzzing, whooshing or humming) in the absence of any external sound source.<p>Tinnitus can be constant or intermittent, steady or pulsating. It might be perceived in one ear or both, or in the middle of the head. Some people may even …

Neuroscience

Cure For Depression? Fast Treatment Method Discovered In Enzyme Study

A new a method for speeding up the treatment process for depression has been found, according to a study by the University Of California San Diego …

Depression

5 Ways to Deal With the Really Negative People in Your Life

For some people, negativity is a way of life. Here's how to deal with that.<p>No matter how much people stress positive energy, there will always be those around us that seem to weigh us down with their negativity. For some, pessimism is a way a life.<p>Rather than growing frustrated with their …

Self-help

This is how to make friends as an adult: 5 secrets backed by science

When you were a kid it was a lot easier. In college you almost had to be trying not to make friends. But then you're an adult. You get busy with …

Life Sciences

Artist's Memory Loss Fuels Discoveries About the Brain

Lonni Sue Johnson’s amnesia is revealing important connections between memory, personality, and consciousness.<p>In 2007, viral encephalitis burned through the brain of Lonni Sue Johnson, a musician, amateur pilot, and successful illustrator for <i>The</i> <i>New Yorker</i>. Johnson lost most of her memories as well …

Neurology

Alzheimer’s Disease Linked to the Metabolism of Unsaturated Fats

A new study report omega 3 and omega 6 unsaturated fatty acids are significantly decreased in the brains of people with Alzheimer's.The post …

Neuroscience

The idea of monogamy as a relationship ideal is based on flawed science

Is monogamy actually better than non-monogamy?<p>It’s still very much an open question—and one with no clear answers, in part because scientists can’t break free of a certain worldview gripping their field.<p>Monogamy is so much a part of the emotional makeup of Western culture that even people who study …

Polyamory

Researchers use brain scanning tech to stream movies from peoples brains

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF<p>The brain is one of the most complicated objects in the universe but now scientists are managing to decode it to stream our …

Neurology

Children understand far more about other minds than long believed

Until a few decades ago, scholars believed that young children know very little, if anything, about what others are thinking. Swiss psychologist Jean …

Life Sciences

7 Habits of Authentically Happy People (That Have Nothing to do With Positive Thinking)

Why are some people more happy than others? It looks like they’ve found what they love to do and have a consistent sense of peace and happiness. They …

Self-help

MIT Neuroscientists Identify Brain Circuit That Drives Pleasure-Inducing Behavior

<i>MIT neuroscientists identify the brain circuit that drives pleasure-inducing behavior in a brain region thought to be linked with fear.</i><p>Scientists …

Here’s what it feels like to climb out of a major depressive episode

CLOSE<p>For nearly two years, Register Metro Voice columnist Daniel P. Finney has shared with readers his battle to shed weight and regain control over …

Depression

Why Being a Middle Manager Is So Exhausting

There is no shortage of advice for how to navigate power dynamics within organizations — from managing toxic or exceptionally gifted subordinates to dealing with unpredictable and narcissistic bosses. Researchers have devoted entire careers to systematically cataloging the many ways in which those …

Leadership

Is there such thing as 'a type' in romantic relationships? Here's what your exes have in common

It's easy to pick out patterns in terms of looks, but similarities in exes' social qualities are less easy to pin down.<p>Yes, people do have a type …

Life Sciences

Find yourself, Live a life with Purpose, and Fulfill your Dream

How to apply for SW Remote Healing<p>WE TAKE OUT THE NEGATIVE ENERGY FROM YOU AND SEND THE POSITIVE ENERGY TO YOU; SO YOU CAN FIND YOUR TRUE SOUL AND …

Self-help

2016 didn’t just give us “fake news.” It likely gave us false memories.

A psychologist explains how easy it is to form false memories — and what that means for the future of our shared reality.<p>Here’s a reasonable fear: 20 years from now, very few people are going to agree on the details of our shared history.<p>Recently, I spoke Henry “Roddy” Roediger, a psychologist at …

The Brain

8 things successful people do when they don't like someone

Unless you're a genetic anomaly, it's likely you will meet people you don't like throughout your lifetime. Whether it's your mother-in-law or one of your colleagues, you're bound to come across someone you simply don't click with.<p>According to Deep Patel, author of the book A Paperboy's Fable: The …

Life Sciences

Do you wish to erase them?

Scientists have demonstrated “proof of principle” that traumatic memories can be erased from the brain — as seen in the science fiction film, Eternal …

Neuroscience

Positive Thinking: 7 thought provoking gems that will absolutely motivate you towards a positive life

As far as I can remember, life has always been a constant race and a challenge. Positive thinking and other concept did not even cross my mind as I …

Self-help

Study finds religious factors linked to searches for online pornography in the United States

A state-level analysis has found that religion is correlated to searches for online pornography in the USA.<p>The study, published in the <i>The Journal of</i> …

Life Sciences

Donald Trump’s baldness pills are linked to depression and self-harm

A baldness drug relied on by millions of men – which is also the secret behind Donald Trump’s mysterious golden thatch – has been linked to …

Depression

Do you look like your name?

Most parents can remember the subtle mix of excitement and anxiety accompanying the choice of their baby’s name – it will follow the child his or her …

Life Sciences

How Introverts and Extroverts Should Spend Money for Optimal Happiness

Spend smartly. Your happiness could depend on it.<p>Buy experiences, not things. This blanket statement is meant to provide the magical silver bullet to achieving true happiness.<p>There's just one pesky problem with this advice, as a piece in this month's issue of <i>The Atlantic</i> points out: Not all …

Introverts

Is the Brain More Powerful Than We Thought? Here Comes the Science

If you’ve ever played around with an old music amplifier, you probably know what a firing neuron sounds like.<p>A sudden burst of static? Check. A rapid …

Neurology

Stem cell therapy to protect and repair the developing brain: a review of mechanisms of action of cord blood and amnion epithelial derived cells

Abstract<p>In the research, clinical, and wider community there is great interest in the use of stem cells to reduce the progression, or indeed repair …

Neuroscience

These psychological tricks can help you deal with gossip at work

There's conflicting beliefs around gossip in the workplace. Some studies suggest it creates a stressful environment for employees, whereas other …

Lifestyle

These Are the Most Prestigious Diseases

This may sound like an obvious statement, but it’s an important one: Doctors aren’t computers. You can’t input a set of symptoms into a doctor and …

Medicine

Why virtual reality could be a mental health gamechanger

We’re still a long way from from being able to provide timely treatment to everyone who needs it, but we could be on the brink of change thanks to VR<p>Few tech topics are hotter right now than virtual reality (VR). Though it’s been around for decades, VR has at last entered the world of consumer …

Virtual Reality

How Prenatal Maternal Infections May Affect Genetic Factors in Autism Spectrum Disorder

According to researchers, maternal immune activation during pregnancy can disrupt the expression of genes and processes associated with Autism.The …

Neuroscience

Why Couples Have Sex Even When One Partner Isn't in the Mood

Source: Goran Bogicevic/Shutterstock<p>In a world full of glossy magazine headlines promising to increase our “inner sex diva," and pharmaceutical …

Life Sciences