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October 15, 2014

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2:39 PM | How To Detect Dementia Before Any Symptoms Appear
New early warning test for dementia developed. 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:Blood Test for Alzheimer’s Breakthrough How Cynical Personality Traits Affect Dementia Risk The Vitamin Which May Reduce Risk of Alzheimer’s and Dementia Autism: New Therapy Found To Eliminate Symptoms and Developmental Delays A Blood Test for Depression
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2:19 PM | Internal conflicts – on treating distress with electrodes
Part of my current placement involves working with children experiencing dystonia who are candidates for or who have had deep brain stimulation (DBS). Since I was relatively naive to the concepts, I have read up. DBS seems to be helpful to clients experiencing a range of motor-related physical problems, and is most commonly used with people experiencing Parkinson’s […]
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1:30 PM | Do Interactive Experiences Aid Employee Recruitment?
Many modern organizations try to compete for top talent by adding fancy, interactive experiences to their recruitment process – think of something like a virtual tour.  Such interactive experiences are expensive, but their creators hope that they will attract a higher class of recruit.  New research from Badger, Kaminsky and Behrend[1] in the Journal of Managerial […]The post Do Interactive Experiences Aid Employee Recruitment? appeared first on NeoAcademic.Related […]
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1:13 PM | Remembering visual images
There is an interesting recent paper (see citation) on visual memory. The researchers’ intent is to map and areas and causal directions between them for a particular process in healthy individuals so that sufferers showing lost of that process can be studied in the same way and the areas/connections which are faulty identified. In this […]

Nenert, R., Allendorfer, J. & Szaflarski, J. (2014). A Model for Visual Memory Encoding, PLoS ONE, 9 (10) DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0107761

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12:36 PM | A Rush of Blood to the Brain
An article from Culture, Medicine, and Psychiatry that discusses the concept of ‘moral disability’ and brain trauma in Victorian times includes a fascinating section on what was presumably thought to be the science of ‘knocking some sense into the brain’. The piece is by medical historian Brandy Shillace who researches Victorian scientific ideas and how […]
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12:36 PM | Israeli Scientists Create a ‘Black Hole’ in Their Lab to Prove Hawking’s Theory
In 1974, prominent physicist Stephen Hawking shocked his colleagues by claiming that black holes emit radiation. Forty years later, a laboratory experiment seems to have confirmed his theory. The study is published in the journal «Nature Physics». Black holes – points in space where the density of matter approaches infinity … READ MORE
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11:27 AM | Love and Work
#180541146 / gettyimages.com Love and work are two cornerstones of adult human life. The capacity to love and work adequately was considered by Freud as important for our well-being. Adult romantic or love relationships are grounded in childhood attachment patterns. As per the famous and well [...]Rating: 0.0/10 (0 votes cast)
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10:45 AM | Why We Can Get Along a Whole Lot Better
Are you feeling beaten down by communication patterns you’re unable to control? Would you like to know why you’re having personality clashes? Minimize communication clashes or avoidance? Experience growth and a deeper level of understanding? Get along far better as a couple? Implement changes that last over the long haul? The key is knowing whether […]
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9:16 AM | Hookworm infection and microchallenge for coeliac disease?
I'm getting rather baffled by some of the literature appearing with the autoimmune condition coeliac (celiac) disease in mind. The paper by Kalliokoski and colleagues [1] started the bafflement ball rolling with their suggestion that: "administration of IgA-deficient celiac disease patient serum or total IgG induces both deterioration of the intestinal mucosa and clinical features of celiac disease in mice". Then came the paper from Namatovu and colleagues [2] who concluded that: […]

Croese J, Giacomin P, Navarro S, Clouston A, McCann L, Dougall A, Ferreira I, Susianto A, O'Rourke P, Howlett M & McCarthy J (2014). Experimental hookworm infection and gluten microchallenge promote tolerance in celiac disease., The Journal of allergy and clinical immunology, PMID: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25248819

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9:16 AM | Safety is an Art
Safety is an Art Safety has much more to do with Art, History and Philosophy than it has to do with Science, Engineering and Law. I recently wrote The Target Drives the Method about the subjectivity of determining ‘significance’ that is a precursor to this discussion. Despite the perception that so many in safety believe […] The post Safety is an Art appeared first on Safety Risk Blog.
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8:38 AM | How You Feel About People is Related to How You Feel About Cities
You take delight not in a city's seven or seventy wonders, but in the answer it gives to a question of yours. (Calvino, 1978, p. 44).There are numerous structural factors that influence people’s attitudes towards cities, including the city’s architecture, size, infrastructure, transport, crime rates, population density, and quality of housing, to name just a few.  However, as the Italian writer Calvino (1978) alluded to in his book Invisible Cities, these factors may be […]

Rubin, M. & Morrison, T. (2014). Individual Differences in Individualism and Collectivism Predict Ratings of Virtual Cities’ Liveability and Environmental Quality, The Journal of General Psychology, 141 (4) 348-372. DOI: 10.1080/00221309.2014.938721

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8:17 AM | Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Mid-Cingulate Cortex
What happens in the brain during a highly immersive reading experience? According to the fiction feeling hypothesis (Jacobs, 2014), narratives with highly emotional content cause a deeper sense of immersion by engaging the affective empathy network to a greater extent than neutral narratives. Emotional empathy — in this case, the ability to identify with a fictional character via grounded metarepresentations of ‘global emotional moments’ (Hsu et al., 2014) — relies […]

Hsu CT, Conrad M & Jacobs AM (2014). Fiction feelings in Harry Potter: haemodynamic response in the mid-cingulate cortex correlates with immersive reading experience., Neuroreport, PMID: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25304498

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3:21 AM | What Kinds of Support Are Most Supportive?
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October 14, 2014

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10:35 PM | Don’t Get Stressed Out Trying to Chill Out!
Yoga and meditation will never help you de-stress until you understand this first. Are you tired and fed up of being told that you need to de-stress your life? Are you confused over what you “should” do (versus what you “want” to do) because there are so many methods and “musts” about how de-stressing should […]
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8:44 PM | Why and How You Can Benefit from Spending Time Alone
Man is a social creature. However, as I have outlined in a previous article, that does not mean that man is at all times obligated to be surrounded by hordes of friends and acquaintances. That is a little golden rule that applies not only to introverts, but to everyone. There … READ MORE
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6:52 PM | MBCT for Depression Anywhere, Anytime: An Interview with Zindel Segal, PhD
Over a decade ago, Zindel Segal, Mark Williams and John Teasdale developed Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) for helping people not relapse into depression. Over time study after study has come out showing the positive impact MBCT has in relapse depression. I’ve taught this program many many times and have seen the transformative power of it […]
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5:31 PM | Lamar Smith's attack on NSF a thinly veiled attempt to suppress environmental education
It's no secret that Lamar Smith (R-TX), Chairman of the Science, Space and Technology committee, has been waging a war on the National Science Foundation. See here, here, here and here. In a 2013 piece in USA Today, Smith, writing with Eric Cantor stated:While the NSF spends most of its funds well, we have recently seen far too many questionable grants, especially in the social, behavioral and economic sciences. A link to a more complete list of the suspect grants on which […]
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4:16 PM | Could A Walking Meditation In The Park Be The Way To Deal With Too Many Problems?
Walking meditation has the ability to help us gain new insights into problems as well as insights into ourselves.
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3:47 PM | Pentagon: Climate Change a ‘Threat Multiplier,’ Could Sow the Seeds for Instability
Military Must Be Ready for Climate Change, Hagel Says Climate […]
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3:45 PM | The Truth About Anxiety
When you feel panic washing over you, the sweat collecting in your palms and dripping down your knees, heartbeat blaring through your chest, the inner shakiness and shallow breathing, the butterflies stomping inside your stomach, all you want to do — desperately —  is to make it stop. In those moments anxiety feels dangerous. It […]
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3:11 PM | Getting sharp images from dull detectors
Observing the quantum behavior of light is a big part […]
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3:07 PM | Another Thing to Worry About: A Neurotic Personality Increases the Risk of Alzheimer’s
Women who worry, cope poorly with stress and/or experience mood […]
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2:21 PM | Autism Explained: Simple New Theory Links Confusing Array of Symptoms
New theory may explain the complex set of symptoms seen in autism. 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:Autism Begins During Pregnancy Autism: New Therapy Found To Eliminate Symptoms and Developmental Delays Autism: 10 Facts You Should Know Children With Autism Exposed to More Steroid Hormones in The Womb Probiotic Therapy Shows Promise for Treating Autism
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1:25 PM | Exercise Adapts the Aging Brain for Cognitive Health
Scientists are still trying to figure out exactly why exercise promotes cognitive health, especially in older adults. Some researchers posit that physical activity helps maintain youthful brain structures, but a new study instead suggests exercise changes the way seniors’ brains process information – making the aging brain more adaptable. Understanding how this adaptation occurs can […]
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12:29 PM | Ultra-fast charging batteries that last 20 years
Scientists at Nanyang Technology University (NTU) have developed ultra-fast charging […]
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12:27 PM | Sonic Hedgehog causes DNA damage, child brain tumors
Scientists at the IRCM and the University of Montreal discovered […]
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12:26 PM | Teenage baseball pitchers at risk for permanent shoulder injury
Young baseball pitchers who throw more than 100 pitches per […]
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12:25 PM | Light-activated drug could reduce side effects of diabetes medication  
Scientists have created a drug for type 2 diabetes that […]
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12:23 PM | Memories of pain during childbirth tied to intensity rather than length of labor
Childbirth is physically intense and, for many women, it is […]
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12:22 PM | Mars One (and done?)
In 2012, the “Mars One” project, led by a Dutch […]
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