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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