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November 19, 2014

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11:45 AM | How Meditation Helps Anxiety
You’ve probably heard or read that meditation is helpful for anxiety. It is — but not in the way you might think. “Many people have the misconception that meditation is like a magic elixir that will quickly and effortlessly reduce their stress and anxiety,” said Tom Corboy, MFT, co-author of The Mindfulness Workbook for OCD. […]
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11:19 AM | School’s Celebrations for Daphne Keats’ Book Launch
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9:57 AM | Down Syndrome Disintegrative Disorder
"Down syndrome disintegrative disorder seems an appropriate name for this newly recognized clinical association, which may be due to autoimmunity.""Hi, everyone. I'm Olaf and I like warm hugs!"That was the bottom line of the study published by Gordon Worley and colleagues [1] reviewing a small number of cases (N=11) of children diagnosed with Down's syndrome presenting at clinic "with a history of new-onset... or worsening... autistic characteristics" among other things. Based on some […]
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9:44 AM | Military Metaphors in Safety
Military Metaphors in Safety Check out Rob’s new book: Following-Leading in Risk Weick (1979) tells us that organizing is ‘a consensually validated grammar for reducing equivocality by means of sensible interlocking behaviours’. Wow, what a definition and so much jammed into that definition. What it means is that humans ‘organize’ in order to reduce dissonance […] The post Military Metaphors in Safety appeared first on Safety Risk Blog.
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9:26 AM | Do you remember the time? How collective nostalgia inspires group loyalty
Nostalgia seems like a distraction in a world that’s moving forward. But new research proposes a powerful function of the emotion: as a glue to bind members of social groups.Students from the University of Southampton recalled and wrote about an experience either involving other students, or where they were alone. They were either asked to choose an ordinary event or one that triggered nostalgic feeling, defined in the instructions as "sentimental longing for the past".Next they were […]
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4:55 AM | SfN2014: Day4 – Presenting a poster, Parties and Reunions
So today was showtime. Today I presented my poster. I think it went well. A good amount of traffic.  Great questions.  Made some good connections that may lead to possible … Continue reading →
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1:57 AM | Tis The Season For A Plank Streak
The holiday season is upon us….no better time to go streaking, right? Yes! Then join the holiday #plankstreak !  No it’s not planking naked (unless you really want to!), it means planking once a day EVERYDAY between Thanksgiving and New ...
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12:36 AM | A Mindful Gift from Thich Nhat Hanh (Thay) to All of Us
Last week I wrote about Thich Nhat Hanh’s brain hemorrhage landing him in the hospital. The most recent update from Plum Village shows that while his condition is still in a critical stage he has opened his eyes and even reached out to touch the attendant next to him. In continuing this time of honoring […]

November 18, 2014

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11:39 PM | "Frontal love": monitoreo de la activación de un aprendizaje basado en la recompensa, seleccionado después de una inhibición
El frontal lobe (lóbulo frontal) es el verdadero frontal 'love' ("amor" frontal) de la Psicología. Más especialmente aún, su parte "prefrontal", la cual -aunque suene raro porque da la idea que está más allá del frontal, algo como "antes de la frente"-, está en el mismo lóbulo frontal, sólo que en su parte más anterior. Y no es para menos, pues es este componente el que quizás define nuestras
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10:37 PM | Chronic Pot Smoking Shrinks the Brain But Increases Its Connectivity
One of the most controversial topics in the world is raising new questions for society. Pot smoking: is it safe or is it detrimental to the health? Well, the truth is, there are effects of smoking marijuana, other than increased appetite and euphoric states of pleasure. There are negative affects … READ MORE
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10:35 PM | Riding Out the Blips
Living with schizophrenia is like driving across the country. There are meandering fields and prairies of months when you’re well that almost make you forget you have an illness. Then you come into the mountains and the roads get curvy and steep and the weather gets unpredictable. One minute you could be fine, then the […]
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9:32 PM | Don’t Fall Off the Physics Bus!
My kids attended Indian Springs School in Birmingham, Alabama, where their wonderful physics teacher started off every school year with his infamous warning: Don’t fall off the physics bus! He was playfully reminding students that physics is a cumulative subject, in which you’ve got to make sure and master the material all along the way. If you don’t thoroughly understand […]
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6:43 PM | Virus identified as top suspect in sea star wasting disease
Scientists remain puzzled over what triggered the current devastating outbreak, since virus that appears to cause the disease is not a newcomer All along the Pacific coast of North America, […]
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6:41 PM | A revolution in higher education
Sanjay Sarma is leading an educational revolution now underway in higher education. “Michelangelo didn’t attend a semester of lectures,” says Sanjay Sarma, “he learned in the studio with a master […]
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6:40 PM | Major brain pathway rediscovered after century-old confusion
A couple of years ago a scientist looking at dozens of MRI scans of human brains noticed something surprising. A large, fiber pathway that seemed to be part of the […]
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6:37 PM | Bed Bugs Can Transmit Parasite that Causes Chagas Disease
The bed bug may be just as dangerous as its sinister cousin, the triatomine, or “kissing” bug. A new study from Penn Medicine researchers in the Center for Clinical Epidemiology and […]
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5:51 PM | Buying Happiness for the Home Office Worker
This is a guest post by Joe Pawlikowski. You might not realize this, even after years away from a traditional office. Working from home builds character. When we perform meaningful work in solitude we gain greater control of our consciousness. Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi spends an entire chapter discussing this concept in his bestselling book Flow. Human […] The post Buying Happiness for the Home Office Worker appeared first on Home Office Hero.
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5:51 PM | Buying Happiness for the Home Office Worker
This is a guest post by Joe Pawlikowski. You might not realize this, even after years away from a traditional office. Working from home builds character. When we perform meaningful work in solitude we gain greater control of our consciousness. Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi spends an entire chapter discussing this concept in his bestselling book Flow. Human […] The post Buying Happiness for the Home Office Worker appeared first on Home Office Hero.
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5:10 PM | The Silent Treatment And What You Can Do To Stop It Cold
The silent treatment is a favorite abusive tactic of infantile narcissists and bullies. What can you do about it?
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4:45 PM | What Does Your Habits Manifesto Look Like?
Writing a personal manifesto is a great exercise for clarifying your thinking — and it’s also a creative, absorbing process. I’ve written my Twelve Personal Commandments, and I also collect Secrets of Adulthood, which aren’t manifestos but are related to the same impulse. As I’ve been writing Better Than Before, my book about how we make and break habits, I’ve […]
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4:21 PM | As elephants go, so go the trees
Research shows hunting can have catastrophic effects on tropical forests Overhunting has been disastrous for elephants, but their forest habitats have also been caught in the crossfire. A first-of-its-kind study […]
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4:20 PM | Two sensors in one
Nanoparticles that enable both MRI and fluorescent imaging could monitor cancer, other diseases. MIT chemists have developed new nanoparticles that can simultaneously perform magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and fluorescent imaging […]
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4:19 PM | New method to attack cancer at its genetic source
MicroRNAs may be tiny — as few as 20 genetic letters, compared to 3 billion in the DNA of a human — but they play a major role in biology, […]
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3:57 PM | Entrevista a Judith Levy autora del libro para el cuidado de Alzheimer
Entrevista a M. Judith A. Levy, autora de "Actividades que hacer con tu pariente cuando tenga Alzheimer", quien nos revela las claves de su libro. La entrada Entrevista a Judith Levy autora del libro para el cuidado de Alzheimer aparece primero en Novedades en Psicología.
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3:28 PM | Gravity may have saved the universe after the Big Bang
New research by a team of European physicists could explain why the universe did not collapse immediately after the Big Bang. Studies of the Higgs particle – discovered at CERN […]
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3:27 PM | The fundamental constants are still constant
Are the fundamental constants really constant? Recent investigations carried out at the Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB) have shown that one essential fundamental constant – namely the mass ratio of protons to […]
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3:26 PM | Herbs and spices enhance heart health as well as flavor
Spices and herbs are rich in antioxidants, which may help improve triglyceride concentrations and other blood lipids, according to Penn State nutritionists. Triglyceride levels rise after eating a high-fat meal […]
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2:56 PM | The 4 Types of Sleep Schedules We All Fit Into
Long-held beliefs about sleep schedules challenged: around half of all people are neither 'larks' or 'owls'. Dr Jeremy Dean is a psychologist and author of PsyBlog. His latest book is "Making Habits, Breaking Habits: How to Make Changes That Stick" Related articles:Offline Learning: How The Mind Learns During Sleep What’s The Best Time of Day to be Creative? Like to Stay Up Late? Different Neural Structures Found in the Brains of Night Owls Why Some People Only Need Five […]
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1:41 PM | Director’s Update: Simple, flexible funding
Originally posted on Wellcome Trust Blog:Having listened to our grantholders, colleagues at the Wellcome Trust and others in the UK and international research communities, Wellcome Trust director Jeremy Farrar now introduces a new way of understanding the Trust’s funding…
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1:00 PM | Japanese Psychiatrist Disappears in Canadian North
Family and friends of Atsumi Yoshikubo are still coming to terms with her bizarre disappearance in what appears to be a well-planned suicide. The 45-year-old Yoshikubo checked into the Explorer Hotel in Yellowknife in Canada's Northwest Territories on October 15....            Related StoriesUnwritten Laws and the Freedom to Kill (Part 2 of 2)Why do Former Mental Patients Commit Suicide?The Rise of the Robot Therapist 
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