Psychology

Depression Makes You Better - VICE

Would you say you’re a good judge of character? Do you have a great memory? Not easily tricked? Can you clearly and persuasively express yourself in writing? Congratulations, you’re probably a depressed sack of shit! A study conducted at the University of New South Wales, Australia has found that …

Depression

Creative People Have Better-Connected Brains, Scans Reveal

Is creativity wired into us?<p>Highly creative people have more neural connections between the left and right sides of their brains, researchers have …

Neurology

This fascinating concept could help us better understand why belief in God is so widespread

Psychology research published in the journal <i>Religion, Brain & Behavior</i> provides new clues as to why some individuals believe in a god while others do …

Life Sciences

Brain Scans Reveal 4 ‘Biotypes’ of Depression

Brain imaging allows researchers and clinicians to look under the hood of mental disorders. Rather than inferring conditions through surface …

Depression

6 Bad Mental Habits That Are Holding You Back (and How to Replace Them With New Ones)

A few small changes to your thought patterns can make a very big difference.<p>When it comes to reaching your goals, do your mental patterns help you or hurt you? The answer is almost certainly both. Most of us have learned to envision a future we want to achieve and take steps to achieve that future, …

Self-improvement

Psychologists found that the way we react to good news reveals a lot about us

When you get a great piece of news, who do you tell?<p>Do you get on the phone to your best friend? Launch the news onto Facebook to sail the sea of likes? Do you congratulate yourself in front of someone you know doesn't enjoy the same fortune or ability? Or do you keep it to yourself?<p>Let me share …

Life Sciences

Why Becoming A Leader Makes Some People More Unethical

A new study reveals how people in leadership positions might be more prone to making unethical decisions.<p>The higher up the corporate ladder you climb, the more likely you might be to engage in unethical behavior.<p>That's the findings of the latest study from Jessica Kennedy, assistant professor of …

Leadership

How to Live a Happy Life: 10 Things to Say Yes to Starting Today

<i>“Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking.”</i> <b><br>Marcus Aurelius</b><p><i>“Most people are about as happy as</i> …

Self-help

What do you do when all you can think is: "I don't want to be here"?

A first-hand account of depression, seeking help and group CBT<p>It's the night of November 21st, and I am standing in a packed west London venue …

Cognition

Did Chinese scientists find autism’s missing puzzle piece?

BY J.B. HANDLEY February 22, 2017<p><i>Scientists appear to be far closer to explaining the mechanisms of action within the body that cause autism. Most of</i> …

Neuroscience

10 Patterns of Addictive Behavior

Drawing from research on addiction in neuroscience, psychology, and clinical practice, the following list identifies several important behavioral …

Addiction

UI Animation: Please Use Responsibly

The explosion of prototyping tools in the past few years has given designers an opportunity to create detailed interactions. Designers are spending …

UX Design

Watch: The real reason humanity will destroy itself may lie in the human brain (and not in war)

Politics, economics or Fascism will not be the direct causes, though they are products of the same human brain.<p>Sometime in the future, if humans …

Neurology

Muslims are the least popular religious group in the U.S. They’re disliked even more than atheists.

Last Wednesday, the Pew Research Center released the results of a new survey showing that American attitudes toward Muslims had improved in the past few years. While respondents to a 2014 survey gave Muslims an average rating of 40 on a 100-point “feeling thermometer” — a scale measuring …

Life Sciences

OCD-like behavior linked to genetic mutation, study finds

A new Northwestern Medicine study found evidence suggesting how neural dysfunction in a certain region of the brain can lead to obsessive and …

Neuroscience

Are There Behavior Changes When Dogs Are Spayed or Neutered?

Source: Ildar Sagdejev photo — Creative Commons License<p>According to two large sample investigations, there appear to be some surprising and …

Life Sciences

Understanding Brain Plasticity, How Adult Neurons Get Wired-in?

Neurobiology is a vast subject that covers many different areas. One area that is covered as part of this subject is how electrical signals flow …

Neuroscience

[REVIEW] TRANSCRANIAL DIRECT CURRENT STIMULATION (tDCS) AND TRANSCRANIAL CURRENT ALTERNATING STIMULATION (tACS) REVIEW – Full Text PDF

<b>Abstract</b><p>This literature review is aimed to explore the main technical characteristics of both transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) and …

Neuroscience

Understanding Cognitive Bias To Interpret Data, Understand Trends

by , Op-Ed Contributor,<p>People are all prone to see patterns and causality, a trait that has presented evolutionary advantages that have benefit our …

Life Sciences

Why none of us have a “normal” mind, according to a psychiatrist

Do you think everyone has an atypical brain to some extent?<p>I think many people have this idea that either your brain looks like everybody’s brain …

Depression

Spoiler alert: most people want to remain in the dark, finds study

Research showed most people prefer not to glimpse the future, whether for the results of a football match or to find out if their marriage will last<p>Whether anticipating good news or bad, it turns out that most people would prefer to remain in the dark than sneak a glimpse of the future.<p>According to …

Life Sciences

Apple ResearchKit epilepsy study provides insight on seizure triggers

Why it matters to you<p>Apple is making it a point to research patients across a range of illnesses -- research that could one day help save your …

Neurology

A sex expert on the most extreme and damaging fetishes she's come across

When sex is a topic that most of us feel more than a little hot and sweaty talking honestly about - and not in a good way - knowing what is normal …

Lifestyle

Antidepressants for CPTSD – Controversial Subject?

I recently posted a video on my youtube channel that was a catch up video, and in that video I talked about the latest hoovering attempt by my golden …

Antidepressants

Nudge theory: the psychology and ethics of persuasion - Science Weekly podcast

This week, Ian Sample explores the psychology behind ‘nudging’, its usage by governments, and some of the ethical quandaries involved<p><b>Subscribe & Review on iTunes, Soundcloud, Audioboom, Mixcloud & Acast, and join the discussion on Facebook and Twitter</b><p>Every day, each one of us is “nudged” by …

Life Sciences

Cats Don't Cause Mental Health Problems, Study Says

Good news: having a cat in the home does not increase your risk for mental health problems, according to a new study.<p>Cats are host to a parasite …

Depression

"Very unattractive" workers can out-earn pretty people, study finds

A new study seems to show that, counter to prevailing economic wisdom and workplace lore, attractive people aren’t paid more just for being …

Life Sciences

Are We Spoiling Our Kids with Too Much Praise?

When my daughter came home from her third-grade sports day with a plastic gold medal, I asked her what she had won it for.<p>“We <i>all</i> got a medal,” she …

Parenting

Understanding spatial cognition makes VR better

Hi! I’m Chris, a researcher on the VR team at Shopify with a background in Cognitive Psychology, specifically perception and visual spatial working …

Why do prison psychologists fall in love with inmates?

Working as a prison psychologist is a specialised and intensive profession.<p>The role requires specific forensic training to deal with clients with …

Life Sciences