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Posts Tagged ‘brain research’

Suffering The Human Blind Spot

I am human and I have a blind spot. We all do. It has been called a lot of things: reactiveness, shortsightedness, mindlessness, ignorance. The labels really do not matter, because labels do not help us understand ourselves better. In fact, if we react to the labels, they may make our situation worse. What Is Our Blind…

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Why Conformity Is About Group Norms

Have you ever thought one thing and done another? Have you ever changed your mind when in a group that had different ideas? I know I have and it made me feel like a wimp. Being an HSP means that my positions are not the norm, and I am always seeking ways to bridge the…

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Change Your Brain, Change Your Life!

  Thoughts really do create our lives. New research by Fred Travis, Maharishi University of Management in the US, Harald Harung, Oslo University College in Norway, and Yvonne Lagrosen, University West in Sweden on the brains of musicians demonstrates the potentially for highly developed brains that are open, curious, learning, playful and holistic in their thinking.…

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Child Abuse Affects The Brain

Article first published as Child Abuse Affects the Brain on Technorati. The December issue of Archives of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine has reported the findings of a Yale University Study which shows that child abuse, physical and emotional impact many areas of the brain. The study included the results of the self-reported Childhood Trauma Questionnaire and brain…

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New Study Results In Successful Treatment Of Major Depression

A new technique healing major depression is succeeding in improving symptoms in individuals with Major Depressive Disorder. Medical News Today  reported on October 20, 2011, the new approach which is based on brain studies conducted at Cedars-Sinai Hospital and published in CNS Neuroscience & Therapeutics. “Recent imaging studies show that depressed patients have reduced functioning in…

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New Findings On Depression And The Hate Circuit

Article first published as New Findings on Depression and the Hate Circuit on Technorati. New information has emerged from a study conducted in China illuminating the relationship between depression and the “hate circuit” according to an October 6, 2011 article in Medical News Today. Professor Jianfeng Feng from the University of Warwick in the UK, in collaboration…

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Study Reveals Bias Toward Optimism

Article first published as Study Reveals Bias Toward Optimism on Technorati. Nature Neuroscience published on October 9, 2011 the findings of a study conducted by researchers at the Wellcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging at University College London on the question of pervasive optimism. The scientists wanted to understand why people maintained optimism in spite of…

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ADHD, Autism and Schizophrenia Link

A study out of Great Britain has shown that there is a link between, ADHD, autism, and schizophrenia. Scientists have demonstrated that these diseases have a genetic basis, that there are differences in the brain structure which lead to these developmental disorders.  The study published in The Lancet and reported in Science Daily in September, 2010,…

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