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Twitter is harder to resist than cigarettes and alcohol, study finds by Kathy J. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Martial Arts Today’s Guardian reports that tweeting or checking emails may be harder to resist than cigarettes and alcohol, according to researchers who tried to measure how well ... Read on »
How to Boost the Power of Pain Relief, Without Drugs by Kathy J. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Martial Arts Image: StockXpert Placebos reduce pain by creating an expectation of relief. Distraction—say, doing a puzzle—relieves it by keeping the brain busy. But do th ... Read on »
Facebook is Not Such a Good Thing for Those with Low Self-Esteem by Kathy J. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Martial Arts In theory, the social networking website Facebook could be great for people with low self-esteem. Sharing is important for improving friendships. But in practice, peo ... Read on »
Men More Likely to Have an Accurate Memory of Unpleasant Experiences by Kathy J. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Martial Arts A woman’s memory of an experience is less likely to be accurate than a man’s if it was unpleasant and emotionally provocative, according to research undertaken by Uni ... Read on »
Decaffeinated Coffee May Help Improve Memory Function by Kathy J. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Martial Arts Researchers from Mount Sinai School of Medicine have discovered that decaffeinated coffee may improve brain energy metabolism associated with type 2 diabetes. This br ... Read on »
Moving ahead with earlier diagnosis for autism by Kathy J. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Martial Arts Baby photo by emdot : Creative commons licens Measuring how a baby’s brain reacts to shifts in eye contact might help predict the development of autism symptoms ... Read on »
People Lie More When Texting by Kathy J. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Martial Arts Image : Creative Commons by Jhaymesiviphotography Sending a text message leads people to lie more often than in other forms of communication, according to new re ... Read on »
Mild Cognitive Impairment is Common, Affects Men Most by Kathy J. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Martial Arts Getty Images Researchers involved in the  Mayo Clinic Study of Aging  reported today that more than 6 percent of Americans age 70 to 89 develop  mild cogniti ... Read on »
Could Alzheimer’s disease be diagnosed with a simple blood test? by Kathy J. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Martial Arts Flickr: By Pedro Moura Pinheiro Pilot study suggests infrared analysis of white blood cells is a promising strategy for diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease Spa ... Read on »
Being Ignored Hurts, Even by a Stranger by Kathy J. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Martial Arts Feeling like you’re part of the gang is crucial to the human experience. All people get stressed out when we’re left out. A new study published in Psychological Scien ... Read on »
Teen Passengers: “The Other Distraction” for Teen Drivers by Kathy J. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Martial Arts A pair of studies by The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and State Farm® identify factors that may lead teens to drive with multiple peer passengers and, t ... Read on »
The Psychologist February 2012 by Kathy J. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Martial Arts This is a sneak preview of the February issue of The Psychologist, published by the British Psychological Society . The whole issue will be available ... Read on »
How your brain decides whether to ‘sell out’ by Kathy J. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Martial Arts Image:Emory University A neuro-imaging study shows that personal values that people refuse to disavow, even when offered cash to do so, are processed different ... Read on »
Powerful People Feel Taller Than They Are by Kathy J. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Martial Arts Image: Wikimedia ~David and Goliath, a colour lithograph by Osmar Schindler (c. 1888 After the huge 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, the chairman of BP ref ... Read on »
1-in-5 Americans experienced mental illness in the past year by Kathy J. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Martial Arts Anew national report reveals that 45.9 million American adults aged 18 or older, or 20 percent of this age group, experienced mental illness in the past year. The rat ... Read on »
Mind can control allergic response by Kathy J. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Martial Arts Image: by parrchristy:Flickr You – or more accurately, your brain – has control over how allergic your skin is, suggests new research. A team of ne ... Read on »
Regular exercise can significantly reduce anxiety symptoms in women by Kathy J. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Martial Arts Approximately 3 percent of the U.S. population suffers from excessive, uncontrollable worry that reduces their health and quality of life. The condition, known as Gen ... Read on »
What is the difference between being treated with drugs or psychotherapy for obsessions? by Kathy J. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Martial Arts This study demonstrates the maintenance of efficacy of cognitive behavioral group therapy and sertraline for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) after 5 years of foll ... Read on »
Lack of sleep makes your brain hungry by Kathy J. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Martial Arts istockphoto New research from Uppsala University shows that a specific brain region that contributes to a person’s appetite sensation is more activated in re ... Read on »
Does Marriage Really Make People Happier? by Kathy J. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Martial Arts A new study, published in the Journal of Marriage and Family reveals that married couples experience few advantages for psychological well-being, health, or social ti ... Read on »