Psychology

Sorry, But Your Brain Only Knows One Way To Multitask Effectively

Your brain can multitask really well when one of the tasks is a habit you've developed in that particular context.<p>The news that multitasking is bad isn't even news anymore. In recent years, people have begun to recognize what psychologists have known for decades: If you try to do two things at the …

Productivity

Psychology shows how cliques turn us all into the worst versions of ourselves

Michael Scott and the Beast have a lot in common. Both <i>The Office</i> protagonist and the Disney cartoon character have copious chest hair—and both are achingly alone.<p>But whereas the Beast broods in isolation, Michael Scott is desperate for company. His plight is sympathetic: Anyone who’s survived high …

Life Sciences

Mind maps: the beauty of brain cells – in pictures

The 19th-century Spanish scientist Santiago Ramón y Cajal, the father of modern neuroscience, was one of the first people to unravel the mysteries of the structure of the brain – and he made stunning drawings to describe and explain his discoveries

Neurology

What To Do When Medication Means Choosing Between Your Mental Health And Your Sex Drive

I began taking anti-anxiety medication my sophomore year of college. I was lucky enough to have found a type that worked for me immediately, and as far as I knew, I wasn't experiencing any side effects. Then, I went through a breakup.<p>A few months after, I was ready to move on. Or so I thought. …

Depression

'Middle child syndrome' doesn't actually exist — but it still might come with some surprising psychological advantages

You've probably heard the term 'middle child syndrome' before. In fact, you may even have been accused of having it. It's the belief that children who are born with both older and younger siblings are resentful because they have been somewhat ignored in between the firstborn favourite and the …

Life Sciences

How Much of Our Brain Do We Use? — And Other Questions Answered

Overview<p>You can thank your brain for everything you feel and understand about yourself and the world. But how much do you truly know about the …

Neurology

Mindset Theory, a Wildly Popular Educational Theory, May Be in Deep Trouble

If you read a lot of pop psychology, you’ve probably heard the term “growth mindset” at some point in the last few years. It’s part of the broader …

Life Sciences

Only people with High IQ have this one unique quality

Anxiety disorders are considered the most common mental illness in the United States. Those living with anxiety know how debilitating it can be. It …

Anxiety

Jekyll & Hyde Tale Unfolding Within The Human Brain May Explain Neurodegenerative Disease

Judging from the very terms used to designate brain research — <i>neuro</i>science, <i>neuro</i>logy, <i>neuro</i>biology — you might figure nerve cells (or neurons, as …

Neuroscience

Understanding Stages of Coma

Project Description<p>Understanding Stages of Coma<p>Three stages of coma<p>Often lumped under the label of “Coma” are three stages of disordered …

Neurology

New you: Personality may change after therapy

Personality, once thought to be fundamental and resistant to change, can shift in response to therapy, new research finds.<p>The study synthesizes data from 207 published research papers that measured personality traits as one outcome of various psychotherapies. Though most of the research was …

Depression

Study: Heavy alcohol use in adolescence alters brain electrical activity

Long-term heavy use of alcohol in adolescence alters cortical excitability and functional connectivity in the brain, according to a new study from …

Neuroscience

How the Human Brain Decides What Is Important and What’s Not

<i>Summary: A new study sheds light on how the brain helps us to learn and make decisions in the real world.</i><p>Source: Princeton University.<p><b>The Wizard of</b> …

Neuroscience

A research-backed sign your relationship could be in trouble is about what you think, not what you do

While researching a story on signs that your relationship is failing, I came across one sign that seemed glaringly obvious — but that I'd never given much thought before.<p>According to a study published in 1987 by Jeffry Simpson, then at Texas A&M University, you're more likely to break up with your …

Career Development

These Stunning Looks Show What Anxiety and Depression Feel Like

By nature, most of our battles with anxiety and depression happen in our heads—and it’s really, really tempting to keep them hidden there. But beauty blogger Yasaman Ghedi wants to make those mental health struggles visible. That's why she started the #InsideOutChallenge on Instagram, which …

Depression

Forget the Past and Move On

Forget the past and all that it has done to you, and allow yourself to move on. Instead of using the present moment to fill it in with past hurts, …

Self-help

Do You Have Empathy for People Who Don't? Should You?

<b>Introduction: Comparing Individuals High and Low in Empathy</b><p>Source: geralt, empathy/Pixabay Free Illustrations<p>Appreciating empathic individuals is …

Life Sciences

Speakers & Talk Abstracts | SEAL

SEAL XIV Conference – April 5-6, 2013<p><b>SEAL XIV Conference – April 5-6, 2013</b> <b><br>University of Pennsylvania Law School</b> <b><br>Philadelphia, PA</b><p><i>*Please check back for</i> …

Neuroscience

People With This Hobby Are More Likely to Cheat, Study Suggests

The emotional and intellectual benefits of travel are unparalleled; research has found that those who have traversed the globe are more creative, …

Life Sciences

Teenager paints Van Gogh's 'Cafe Terrace at Night' on her leg instead of self-harming

A student at the University of Manchester has attracted praise after sharing a Van Gogh painting she recreated on her leg in order to prevent herself …

Depression

19 Natural Remedies for Anxiety

<b>No Rx needed</b><br>You’re anxious, worried, freaked. You’re upset about (pick one): money, health, work, family, love. Your heart is beating fast, your …

Anxiety

Heightened Risk of Birth Defects With Antidepressants Prescribed During Pregnancy

<i>Summary: A new study links antidepressant use during pregnancy with birth defects.</i><p>Source: University of Montreal.<p><b>A new Université de Montréal study</b> …

Neuroscience

Empathy Is Overrated – Neuroscience Vouches For Compassion Instead

Yale psychologist Paul Bloom’s latest book is called Against Empathy, which doesn’t leave you guessing where he stands. Bloom argues that empathy is …

Empathy

Does bullying cause emotional problems? A prospective study of young teenagers

• Lyndal Bond, head, research unit (bond{at}cryptic.rch.unimelb.edu.au)a,<br>• John B Carlin, directorb,<br>• Lyndal Thomas, PhD scholarb,<br>• Kerryn Rubin, medical …

Depression

Psychopathic Symptoms: Spotting the Symptoms of a Psychopath

Font Size:<p>Do you know how to spot true, psychopathic symptoms? While many people would likely see a serial killer as necessarily a psychopath, not …

Narcissism

The Senate Hears From Betsy DeVos and Ryan Zinke - The Atlantic

Lawmakers will question four Cabinet nominees on Wednesday.<p>Senate confirmation hearings continue this week, as Donald Trump’s inauguration approaches.<p>On Wednesday, Wilbur Ross, the nominee for commerce secretary, will testify before the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee. And …

Cognition

People with more 'education genes' are becoming rarer, suggests study of 129,000 Icelanders

The genes that predispose people to attain higher levels of education have been in decline over the past 80 years, and researchers are suggesting that they're now under negative selection, which could have a big impact on our species in the coming centuries.<p>A study involving more than 100,000 …

Education

Facebook Says Introverts Feel More Comfortable with VR Social Interaction

A recent study by Facebook IQ, in which people completed one-on-one conversations in VR, concluded that most people respond positively, and …

Cognition

The Psychological Reason You Procrastinate + How To Stop Getting In Your Own Way

Were one or both of your parents controlling? How about your siblings, grandparents, or other caregivers? Did you have to comply to feel safe? If so, …

Procrastination

New Signaling Pathway For Opioid Drugs

<b>Highlights</b><p>Opioid drugs are pain relieving drugs that act by blocking the signals in the brain.<br>• New signaling pathway involves activation of opioid …

Neuroscience