Psychology

Bipolar disorder: Signs, symptoms, and diagnosis

Bipolar disorder is a mental health condition that is characterized by alternating periods of extreme high and low mood. But what are the signs and …

Depression

Human enzyme may be key to unraveling Alzheimer's disease

<i>Abnormal protein buildups (shown here) are involved in a number of neurodegenerative conditions, including Alzheimer's disease.</i><p>Protein aggregates are …

Neuroscience

The Paradox of the Elephant Brain

The most interesting possibility to me, however, is that the African elephant might not have all the prefrontal neurons in the cerebral cortex that …

Neurology

Why it is important to know about psoriasis

You’ve probably felt a slight itch on your limbs, or seen a random patch of redness or dry skin and done nothing about it. Or maybe you’ve just …

Depression

Evolution Explains Why Women Love Rolling Their Eyes So Much

Passive-aggressive eye-rolling isn't just a teen tactic. Evolutionary psychologists say women of all ages engage in this not-so-subtle act of dominance.<p>Over at the <i>New York Times</i>, psychologist Lisa Damour theorized that the eye roll—that singular, cutting gesture of contempt—was the champion and …

Life Sciences

Here's some dating advice: Ask questions

A little curiosity can help you find true love (and help you stay in it).<p>Psychology professor Todd Kashdan calls curiosity the "secret juice of …

Life Sciences

What is the vagus nerve?

The vagus nerve is the longest and most complex of the 12 pairs of cranial nerves that emanate from the brain. It transmits information to or from …

Neuroscience

What Happens to Wolves When They're Raised Like Dogs?

Wolves and dogs are separated by 15,000 years of evolution, during which time the species have veered off into radically different directions. Dogs …

Life Sciences

A Snapshot of Neural Activity

A new neuron labeling technique allows researchers to obtain a snapshot of their activity at any moment in time. The new approach could provide new …

Neuroscience

How to go viral: stick to your morals but add a hint of emotion

Psychologists have looked at the recipe for viral political campaigns and found morality and emotion are key<p>Theresa May is fighting an unrelenting …

Life Sciences

Zayn Malik's anxiety issues preventing him from performing solo?

Zayn Malik's battle with anxiety attacks came to light after he pulled out of Capital FM's Summertime Ball last year.<p>Former One Direction member Zayn …

Anxiety

How parenting advice assumes you're white and middle class

Whose advice do you trust when it comes to raising children? For many, the answer is to ask health professionals who can draw on years of experience, …

Research

What causes Alzheimer’s disease? What we know, don’t know and suspect - Your Health Mental

A hallmark of Alzheimer’s disease is gradual deterioration of memory. Roman Kraft/UnsplashYen Ying Lim, <i>Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental</i> …

Dementia

Social Norms Theory

The Social Norms Theory was first used by Perkins and Berkowitz in 1986 to address student alcohol use patterns. As a result, the theory, and …

Life Sciences

Psychology Explains Why the NBA Really Does Need 'Handshake Coaches'

The inaugural NBA Awards kicked off on Monday with a sketch called ‘Handshake Coaches’, in which Drake and Will Ferrell instruct players on the …

Basketball

The Way You Laugh Can Reveal Your Social Status

IMAGE iStock<p>Are you conscious of the way you laugh around certain people? Or are you the kind of woman who isn’t afraid of expressing herself …

Philippines

Weight Bias May Show Up In School Kids As Young As 9

Kids are probably learning these biases from the media, their peers and their parents.<p>School-age kids may be biased against their peers who are overweight or obese and not even know it, a new study finds.<p>To measure levels of bias in schoolchildren, researchers showed them a series of photos of …

Parenting

KQED

Over the last several decades researchers have examined the differences in how boys and girls are treated by parents, teachers, employers and society …

Life Sciences

Hacking the human brain—lab-made synapses for artificial intelligence

One of the greatest challenges facing artificial intelligence development is understanding the human brain and figuring out how to mimic it. Now, one …

Artificial Intelligence

Mimicry and Attraction in Romantic Relationships

How do you get someone to like you, find you more appealing, and help make them comfortable around you? How do you balance flirting and building …

Life Sciences

How to Conquer Your Anxiety, According to Science

<b>By Olivia Remes, University of Cambridge</b><p>Do you have anxiety? Have you tried just about everything to get over it, but it just keeps coming back? …

Anxiety

A Quick and Painless Way to Manage Social Anxiety

An extremely common psychological disorder, social anxiety in its clinical form involves extreme distress and impairment due to fear of being judged …

Anxiety

Doctors Are Too Quick to Give Women Antidepressants

Are they prematurely whipping out those prescription pads?<p>A few years ago, Sharon Mesmer hit a rough spell. Within the span of 24 months, the Brooklyn-based poet and creative writing instructor lost her sister to a drug overdose; slammed her head on a Moscow hotel bathtub on the first day of her …

Depression

Scientists come up with neural mechanism—and possible fix—for chronic pain

Study in mice reveals how brain circuitry goes haywire after peripheral nerve damage.<p>Chronic, aching pain after an injury or operation may be all in …

Neuroscience

Psychics Who Hear Voices Could Be On to Something

The ways some “healthy voice hearers” cope might be able to help people with psychotic disorders.<p>Jessica Dorner was lying in bed at her cousin’s house when her grandmother, a “pushy lady” in an apron who had been dead for several years, appeared in front of her. “I know you can see me,” Jessica …

Mental Health

Kids with the skills to succeed in life are better at lying too

It may be hard to believe, but for young kids, lying is hard. It requires that they know what is truthful and what is false and be able to cast a different story and then sell it as reality. They have to understand that another person thinks differently than they do, and that they can trick that …

Life Sciences

The neuroscience of motivation—and how it can change your life

Whether you’re an entrepreneur, freelancer, or manager, there’s no underestimating the power of motivation.<p>Motivation is what energizes, maintains, and controls your behavior against internal and external forces. The type of motivation in different situations can help you excel. The type of …

Self-improvement

3 Signs Of Social Anxiety Disorder | International Business Times

Social anxiety disorder is where normal nervousness becomes more than just a nuisance, more than just something related to your natural shyness or …

Anxiety

Half of Painkiller Prescriptions Go to People With Anxiety and Depression

The Senate health bill, deemed “mean” by President Trump himself, proposes a number of budget cuts sure to devastate sick, elderly, and …

Depression

How Exercise May Protect the Brain From Alzheimer’s Disease

Regular exercise may offer some protection against Alzheimer's disease, even for people who are genetically at risk, according to recent research.<p>In …

Neuroscience