Category Archives: Brain

Day Dreaming makes you more attentive and focused, then engaged in other activities

Besieged at every turn by distractions, we spend a lot of time struggling to pay attention, concentrate, and focus on the task in front of us. Written By Annie Murphy Paul What we don’t do, according to University of Southern California professor … Continue reading

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On Facebook – Negative vs Positive

When his father died, Doug Anter of Royal Oak, Mich., called key family members, then put the news on Facebook.  By Christina Valhouli LIKE many women these days, Aran Hissam, 35, of Melbourne, Fla., posted the news that she was pregnant … Continue reading

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Alzheimer’s Disease Early Cognitive Problems Identified

Written by Joseph Nordqvist Early indicators of Alzheimer’s disease have been discovered and published in the latest issue of American Journal of Psychiatry. The findings reveal that people who are beginning to develop the disease often show problems with processing semantic … Continue reading

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Beating Your Kids Increases Their Risk of Mental Illness – Study

Children who are pushed, grabbed, shoved, slapped or hit are more likely to be diagnosed with mental illness. Just one more reason to embrace alternative forms of discipline. By Bonnie Rochman What if we, as a society, could cut down on … Continue reading

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People Who Lack Control Are More Likely To Be Superstitious – Study

During the 2010 soccer World Cup, Paul the Octopus became a worldwide superstar for correctly “predicting” the winner of all games in the competition. By Petra Rattue Queensland University researchers have found that people who felt a lack of control … Continue reading

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Women have more Anxiety related Issues then Man – Study

Women are twice as likely as men to be diagnosed with anxiety disorders, the reasons range from hormonal fluctuations to brain chemistry to upbringing to empathy. By Melinda Beck Susan Nolen-Hoeksema, chair of the department of psychology at Yale, says … Continue reading

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Chronic Pain Predicted By Brain’s Emotional Response

Chronic back pain, appear to show a different pattern in the region that handles emotional responses. Written by Catharine Paddock For the first time scientists have followed a group of people with the same new back injury over time and … Continue reading

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Is Feeling Bad a Luxury Problem? or something else…

Health experts call these “first-world problems,” meaning the accumulated stresses of daily life and the negative emotions they arouse ByWray Herbert In Judith Viorst’s classic children’s book Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, Alexander wakes up with … Continue reading

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Ways to Inflate Your IQ

  Your Intelligence Level Can Fluctuate, Studies Show; Battling the Post-Vacation Dip By Sue ShellenBarger Many people think of IQ as a genetic trait, like brown eyes or short legs: You’re born with it and you’re stuck with it. Now, … Continue reading

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Impatient People Have Lower Credit Scores, Research Finds

While patience may be a virtue, a new study is showing that it can also help your credit score. Article By David Mielach According to research by two economists at Boston’s Federal Reserve Center for Behavioral Economics and Decision Making, … Continue reading

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Babies learn who to trust at early age

  You can fool them once, but babies will not be fooled again if adults trick them, according to a new Canadian study. Infants normally mimic sounds, facial expressions and actions they observe but researchers at Concordia University in Montreal found that … Continue reading

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How finding beauty in ordinary life can make you happy

Nature and Beauty make you  feel happy and it creates a psychological impact on health and behaviour. Article By Sarah Hampson I have a friend who is next to impossible to go for walk with in the spring or summer. “Look,” … Continue reading

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How Mind Converts Shapes in to Ghostly Images

Think hard: you can transform a circle into a hexagon using the power of your mind.  New animations created by Hiroyuki Ito from Kyushu University show how staring at coloured shapes can produce an afterimage that varies in form as well as hue. “This … Continue reading

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Sound may help to Visualise Objects and Strategies

  Imagine you are playing ping-pong with a friend. Your friend makes a serve. Information about where and when the ball hit the table is provided by both vision and hearing. Scientists have believed that each of the senses produces … Continue reading

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Sleeping problems? Taking A Pill Or Drinking Alcohol Might Not Be Best Option

Written by Petra Rattue According to a new study by Ryerson University experts published in the December issue of Behavior Therapy, taking a sleeping pill or drinking alcohol may not be the most effective way to get a better night sleep … Continue reading

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How Meditation Benefits The Brain

Written by Catharine Paddock PhD A new brain imaging study led by researchers at Yale University shows how people who regularly practise meditation are able to switch off areas of the brain linked to daydreaming, anxiety, schizophrenia and other psychiatric disorders. The brains … Continue reading

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Afternoon Sleepiness? Protein, Not Sugar, Keeps Us Awake

Written by Catharine Paddock PhD A new study finds that protein, not sugar, stimulates certain brain cells into keeping us awake, and also, by telling the body to burn calories, keeping us thin. Study leader Dr Denis Burdakov, from the … Continue reading

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