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  • newWhat is Face Blindness?

    What is Face Blindness?

    It happens to most of us from time to time; someone comes up, calls us by name and launches into a chummy conversation. Though you can’t recall their face, within seconds it’s clear you and this someone have a relationship of some sort. And so, y…
    - 1 hour ago, 19 Nov 17, 8:04pm -
  • newThree Ways for Teachers to Enhance Learning a Language

    Three Ways for Teachers to Enhance Learning a Language

    Despite the best efforts of teachers, students and parents, learning a new language is challenging, and at times can be frustrating or even traumatic. However, by applying a few basics of brain-based education — what neuroscience and educational ps…
    - 10 hours ago, 19 Nov 17, 11:17am -
  • Unlocking the Wisdom of the Brain

    Unlocking the Wisdom of the Brain

    We all know that age brings about the decline of certain brain functions such as memory recall and reaction time. What might be less known is that studies show that people become more satisfied with themselves and their lives as they get older. Eurob…
    - 1 day ago, 18 Nov 17, 8:36pm -
  • How Neuroscience Helps Us to Understand Human Nature

    How Neuroscience Helps Us to Understand Human Nature

    (Editor’s note: The following is a lecture given by Antonio Damasio to the 4th International Brain Education Conference held at the United Nations. The audience was captivated by his provocative insight into the brain, and [...]The post How Neuros…
    - 1 day ago, 18 Nov 17, 4:51pm -
  • Neurons and Neighborhoods: Bringing Brain-Based Education Into Inner-City Schools

    Neurons and Neighborhoods: Bringing Brain-Based Education Into Inner-City Schools

    When talking about the American public school system, it seems inevitable that the topic of inner-city schools will come up — whether it be as a starting point for the best way to reform education or held up as a sign of the failures of public scho…
    - 2 days ago, 17 Nov 17, 7:10pm -
  • Try More Sleep and Reap the Rewards

    Try More Sleep and Reap the Rewards

    The average human spends one-third of their life sleeping, but rumor has it that things were a little bit different for Leonardo da Vinci: da Vinci would only take 1-hour naps every 4 hours. Looking at one of the most influential geniuses of mankind,…
    - 2 days ago, 17 Nov 17, 6:35pm -
  • Looking for the Effect of Emotion in Economics

    Looking for the Effect of Emotion in Economics

    Yes, that classic dilemma: From a perch above, you see a train rushing toward a bridge on which five people are standing. If the train proceeds unimpeded, all five will certainly die. Oh, but wait: There happens to be standing next to you a person of…
    - 2 days ago, 17 Nov 17, 2:41pm -
  • How Our GxE (Gene-Environment Interaction) Makes Us Who We Are

    How Our GxE (Gene-Environment Interaction) Makes Us Who We Are

    Is there a gene that leads you down the path to debilitating depression only after the fourth hard knock comes along in your life? Is there another gene conferring a higher vulnerability for schizophrenia that gets triggered only if you become the vi…
    - 3 days ago, 16 Nov 17, 10:13pm -
  • 5 Ways to Flip the Switch on Misery

    5 Ways to Flip the Switch on Misery

    Chronic complainers think they are expressing their feelings about their lives — but they do it repeatedly, incessantly and annoyingly, to anyone who will listen. Of course, none of it is their fault — they feel like helpless victims, that there…
    - 3 days ago, 16 Nov 17, 6:23pm -
  • Paradise Now! Humanity’s Quest for Utopia

    Paradise Now! Humanity’s Quest for Utopia

    It is only by first imagining a better world that we can begin to create it. Right now, in the face of a financial crisis, global warming and myriad human conflicts, a peaceful future may seem distant. But it is worth remembering that out of hard tim…
    - 3 days ago, 16 Nov 17, 1:36pm -

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Medical News Today: Mental Health

  • Feeling numb: What you need to know
    A look at feeling numb, a psychological condition resulting in emotional numbness. Included is detail on causes, treatment, and coping strategies.
    - 3 days ago, 17 Nov 17, 6:00am -
  • Famine in pregnancy impacts offspring's mental health in adulthood
    In the Dutch famine of 1944–1945, rations fell to just 500 calories per day. A new study looks at how this affected the future mental health of babies.
    - 3 days ago, 17 Nov 17, 5:00am -
  • What is Capgras syndrome?
    Capgras syndrome is a psychological condition where the person affected believes someone they know has been replaced by an imposter.
    - 3 days ago, 16 Nov 17, 10:00am -
  • What are binaural beats and how do they work?
    Binaural beats therapy is a method of treating conditions like anxiety. Included is detail on the patterns of brainwaves affected by binaural beats.
    - 5 days ago, 14 Nov 17, 12:00pm -
  • What is ablutophobia?
    We examine ablutophobia, a condition where people have an extreme fear of washing. This article looks at possible causes of the condition and its outook.
    - 6 days ago, 14 Nov 17, 3:00am -
  • Hyperarousal: Symptoms and treatment
    Hyperarousal is common in people with post-traumatic stress disorder. What are the key signs of hyperarousal and how can people manage their symptoms?
    - 6 days ago, 13 Nov 17, 10:00am -
  • Psychedelic plant brew could improve mental health
    Researchers suggest that a psychedelic plant concoction called ayahuasca has the potential to boost psychological well-being and reduce alcohol abuse.
    - 9 days ago, 10 Nov 17, 1:00pm -
  • The legacy of grief: Coping with loss
    Grief is a common yet unique human experience in the wake of loss. Learning to cope with it is a lengthy, difficult process, so how can we begin to do it?
    - 9 days ago, 10 Nov 17, 11:00am -
  • To be happier, take a moment to notice the nature around you
    Emerging research shows that happiness is within our reach: just take in natural objects and sceneries, and note how they make you feel.
    - 16 days ago, 3 Nov 17, 1:00pm -
  • What is the pineal gland?
    Once called the "third eye," the pineal gland is a gland located deep in the center of the brain. In this article, learn about how it regulates the body.
    - 19 days ago, 1 Nov 17, 10:00am -

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Medscape: Psychiatry & Mental Health

  • Brain Imaging Identifies CTE in a Living Person
    A PET scan using a tau tracer accurately diagnosed chronic traumatic encephalopathy in a living professional football player, a finding researchers describe as a diagnostic 'milestone.' Medscape Medical News
    - 2 days ago, 17 Nov 17, 10:41am -
  • Nonpharma Intervention Cuts Dementia Risk by a Third
    Older adults who completed a computerized training intervention focused on 'mental quickness' had a 29% lower risk for dementia compared with those who received no cognitive training. Medscape Medical News
    - 3 days ago, 16 Nov 17, 1:54pm -
  • Long- and Short-Acting Opioid Addiction Meds Equally Effective
    Extended-release naltrexone and buprenorphine/naloxone are similarly efficacious in preventing relapse for patients with opioid use disorder, although naltrexone was more difficult to initiate. Medscape Medical News
    - 3 days ago, 16 Nov 17, 11:07am -
  • Kratom Association Hits Back at 'Unsubstantiated' FDA Advisory
    The American Kratom Association has petitioned the US Food and Drug Administration to 'review and correct' the agency's November 14 public health advisory on the dangers of kratom. Medscape Medical News
    - 4 days ago, 15 Nov 17, 4:52pm -
  • FDA Clears First Device to Help Curb Opioid Cravings
    Placed behind the patient's ear, the NSS-2 Bridge stimulates branches of certain cranial nerves, which may provide relief from opioid withdrawal symptoms, the FDA said. FDA Approvals
    - 4 days ago, 15 Nov 17, 1:03pm -
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