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April 14, 2014

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12:05 PM | Flaws Are OK: Lessons From Lorde
Did you make it to Chile’s Lollapalooza festival last month? No? Neither did I, but I’m sure it was a hit. With acts like Red Hot Chili Peppers, Sound Garden, and Arcade Fire, how could it have not been? Anyway, now that we’re up to speed, another talent who graced the stage in Chile was […]
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11:47 AM | ¿Cómo es el perfil del altruista entre jóvenes estudiantes?
Mucho se habla sobre en qué pueden mejorar los jóvenes, pero es indudable que es en su etapa de formación cuanto más altruistas se muestran a la hora de ayudar Aquí únicamente se muestra el resumen, para leer la entrada entera pulsa sobre el título.
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10:45 AM | 3 Lessons from Making Mistakes at Work
We regularly hear that making mistakes is key to learning, innovating and succeeding. But how often do you hear people actually discussing the details of their mistakes? That’s what inspired Jessica Bacal to interview women about their biggest blunders. As she writes in Mistakes I Made At Work: 25 Influential Women Reflect on What They […]
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10:00 AM | Body Image Booster: Love After Love
Every Monday features a tip, activity, inspiring quote or some other tidbit that helps boost your body image, whether directly or indirectly — and hopefully kick-starts the week on a positive note! Got a tip for improving body image? Email me at mtartakovsky at gmail dot com, and I’ll be happy to feature it. Because […]
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8:16 AM | Does Psychology have its own vocabulary?
If you were to pick up the flagship journal from a discipline that is foreign to you and flip to an article at random, how much do you think you would understand? Put a different way: how much of the vocabulary employed in that article might you misinterpret?The vocabularies used by any given discipline overlap with those of many other disciplines, although the specific meaning associated with a given term may be dissimilar from discipline to discipline. Anglophone psychology, for instance, has […]
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7:58 AM | Neurology of inflammatory bowel diseases
The paper by Ben-Or and colleagues [1] talking about a neurologic profile present in a small participant cohort of children and adolescents diagnosed with an inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) caught my eye recently. Their findings reporting that over two-thirds of their paediatric participant group diagnosed with IBD also "exhibited neurologic manifestations" provides some compelling preliminary evidence for further investigation in this area.Outside of reports of headache and dizziness, the […]

Ben-Or O, Zelnik N, Shaoul R, Pacht A & Lerner A (2014). The Neurologic Profile of Children and Adolescents With Inflammatory Bowel Disease., Journal of child neurology, PMID:

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6:06 AM | Sunlight generates hydrogen in new porous silicon
Porous silicon manufactured in a bottom up procedure using solar […]
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6:03 AM | How a Silly Putty ingredient could advance stem cell therapies
The sponginess of the environment where human embryonic stem cells […]
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6:03 AM | Glasses strong as steel: A fast way to find the best
Scientists at Yale University have devised a dramatically faster way […]
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6:01 AM | New mouse model could revolutionize Alzheimer’s research
Alzheimer’s disease, the primary cause of dementia in the elderly, […]
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4:01 AM | Childfree and Carefree? It Depends on Your Nationality
“The next time you’re opening presents will be at your baby shower.” My mother-in-law (MIL) spoke these words to me the day after my wife and I were married and we were opening wedding gifts. Admittedly, my experience is not unique; I know of others who felt pressured to have kids soon after getting hitched (and in many cases prior to that). My MIL’s comment reflects her (and many others’) strong pronatalism, or the belief that adults should have and raise […]
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2:25 AM | Do Video Games Really Rot Your Brain……. Nope
In conducting my researcher to give a presentation on Internet/gaming addiction, I have found massive quantities of information on the correlates between video games and the effects that they have on people’s behaviors and a little less so on the effects that they have on the brain.  And one thing has been clearly found, that […]
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April 13, 2014

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9:48 PM | Why Are We Drawn to Sad Movies?
“The best movies transport us beyond time. We hitch a ride on the emotional roller coaster of the main character’s quest.” – Cathie Glenn Sturdevant Conjure up any heartbreaking film: Chances are, I’ll most likely be interested in it. I’m somehow drawn to the melancholy. I personally gravitate toward sad movies (as well as heavyhearted […]
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6:50 PM | This is how stigma works
Originally posted on Mind Hacks:Sussex Police issue a statement about ‘Concern for missing Chichester man’, ITN News report it as ‘Police warn public over missing mental health patient’. Sussex police: Police are appealing for information about missing 43-year old…
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6:28 PM | Spike activity 11-04-2014
Quick links from the past week in mind and brain news: Things I’ve learned since being sectioned. Good piece on the appropriately named Sectioned blog. The New York Times covers the latest in rising fads in proposed psychiatric diagnoses: sluggish cognitive tempo. Don’t Throw Out The Baby With The Dead Salmon. Neuroskeptic discusses critiques of […]
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5:23 PM | Antennae Help Flies ‘Cruise’ In Gusty Winds
Caltech researchers uncover a mechanism for how fruit flies regulate […]
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3:47 PM | The Many Problems with the Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act
We haven’t yet spoken up about the Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act of 2013 (HR 3717), sponsored by Rep. Tim Murphy because we were hoping Congress would see through this less-than-subtle attempt to gut SAMHSA, coerce states to pass new forced-treatment laws (even if their citizens don’t want them), and create yet another […]
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3:42 PM | Digging
Champaign-Urbana is finally experiencing beautiful spring weather after a brutal (for central Illinois) winter, so I spent Saturday afternoon digging out my garden and filling in the holes that my dogs have dug in the yard. As I pulled up chunks of grass + dirt, I had the idea to transplant these hunks to the Continue Reading
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3:18 PM | Research Finds Chips With Olestra Cause Body Toxins to Dip
According to a clinical trial led by University of Cincinnati […]
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3:16 PM | Researchers bolster development of programmable quantum computers
University of Chicago researchers and their colleagues at University College […]
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3:15 PM | Greenland ice cores show industrial record of acid rain, success of U.S. Clean Air Act
The rise and fall of acid rain is a global […]
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2:17 PM | Confessions of a lapsed diet tracker
“I stuck with diet tracking for a while, but it got to be too much. When I’m stressed, and admittedly, when my eating is out of control, I stop. I don’t want to see the damage. I know I’m putting ...
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2:00 PM | Botanic Garden, Glasnevin, Dublin
Astonishing place.Filed under: Uncategorized
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1:15 PM | The Facial Expression That Makes You Appear Smarter
Study finds men's actual intelligence can be read in their facial features but women's cannot.→ 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:Beard Psychology: 4 Signals That Serious Facial Hair Sends How Aging Changes What Makes You Happy The ‘Beer Goggles’ Effect: What Causes It? 10 Smart Studies that Help Unlock the Mysteries of Intelligence High Emotional […]
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12:17 PM | John Waters (not the other one) on depression: ‘Not even wrong’
John Waters (the columnist, not the other one - don’t confuse them!) is quoted in today’s Sunday Independent as follows: “I don’t believe in depression. There’s no such thing. It’s an invention. It’s bullshit,” he said, “it’s a cop out.” To which I can … Continue reading →
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12:00 PM | When Summer Wouldn't Come (Part One of Three)
1816 was a very bad year. Across the entire Northern hemisphere, what would become known as The Year Without A Summer led to massive food shortages due to the overall drop in temperatures and the failure of food crops. Beginning...            Related StoriesExploring the Hollow EarthThe Great BillickThe Twin Doctor 
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11:31 AM | Body Image Boosters From The Blogosphere 4.13.14
A positive body image goes beyond liking your looks. It encompasses taking good care of yourself and leading a fulfilling life. In this weekly series, I share some of my favorite posts from some of my favorite bloggers on this topic. Sometimes I also share relevant pieces that I’ve written elsewhere. Hope you find these […]
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10:45 AM | 5 Ways to Get Unstuck from a Creative Block
I’ve always been curious about how others work — other writers, researchers, artists. I wonder what inspires them. I wonder about the particulars of their process. I wonder how they overcome self-doubt and fears of failure. These questions have been at the forefront of my mind even more, now that I’m working on my own […]
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10:35 AM | Coma alarm dreams
Intensive Care Medicine has published a wonderfully written and vivid account from a teenager who spent time brain injured and hallucinating in an intensive care unit. The writer describes how he was admitted to intensive care at the age of 15 after suffering a head injury and had intense and bizarre hallucinations which are, as […]
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10:06 AM | New Chinese herbal medicine has significant potential in treating hepatitis C
Data from a late-breaking abstract presented at the International Liver […]
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