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Women Need More Sleep Than Men Because Fighting the Patriarchy Is Exhausting

Women Need More Sleep Than Men Because Fighting the Patriarchy Is Exhausting | Kinsanity | Scoop.it
Women, unsurprisingly, use more of their brain than men do.
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Stereotypes about Native Americans and alcohol debunked by UA study - Scienmag

Stereotypes about Native Americans and alcohol debunked by UA study - Scienmag | Kinsanity | Scoop.it

TUCSON, Ariz. - In contrast to enduring stories about extraordinarily high rates of alcohol misuse among Native Americans, University of Arizona researchers have found that Native Americans' binge and heavy drinking rates actually match those of whites. The groups differed regarding abstinence: Native Americans were m..

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Mindfulness-based stress reduction diminishes chemo brain

Mindfulness-based stress reduction diminishes chemo brain | Kinsanity | Scoop.it
Participation in a mindfulness-based stress reduction program yields robust and sustained improvement in cancer-related cognitive impairment, a prevalent and potentially debilitating condition that affects attention, memory and executive function in survivors, according to a new study from the Regenstrief Institute and Indiana University School of Medicine.

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Can Personality Improve after a Stroke?

Can Personality Improve after a Stroke? | Kinsanity | Scoop.it
Strokes are areas of damage in the brain caused by blocked blood vessels or bleeding. They can set off a host of problems, including paralysis or impaired vision. Cognitive and behavioral changes after stroke are common yet often overlooked because the effects may be subtle.

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Human Speech’s Surprising Influence on Young Infants: Northwestern University News

Human Speech’s Surprising Influence on Young Infants: Northwestern University News | Kinsanity | Scoop.it
EVANSTON, Ill. --- America’s preoccupation with the “word gap”— the idea that parents in impoverished homes speak less to their children, which, in turn, predicts outcomes like school achievement and income later in life — has skyrocketed in recent years, leading to a rise in educational initiatives aiming to narrow the achievement gap by teaching young children more words.

In a forthcoming article titled “Listen Up! Speech Is for Thinking During Infancy,” to be published in Trends in Cognitive Sciences, Northwestern University psychologist Sandra Waxman and New York University’s Athena Vouloumanos broaden the scope of this issue by assessing the impact of human speech on infant cognition in the first year of life.

“It’s not because [children] have low vocabularies that they fail to achieve later on. That’s far too simple,” said Waxman, the Louis W. Menk Chair in Psychology, a professor of cognitive psychology and a fellow in the University’s Institute for Policy Research. “The vocabulary of a child — raised in poverty or in plenty — is really an index of the larger context in which language participates.”

Consequently, Vouloumanos advocates speaking to infants, not only “because it will teach them more words,” she said, but because “listening to speech promotes the babies’ acquisition of the fundamental cognitive and social psychological capacities that form the foundation for subsequent learning.” 

 

Summary from Learning & the Brain Society Newsletter - January 2015

Human speech has consequences for infants that go beyond learning words  

Northwestern University

 

An article published in Trends in Cognitive Sciences, Northwestern University psychologist Sandra Waxman and New York University's Athena Vouloumanos reveal from a series of new findings the surprising impact of human speech on infant cognition in the first year; listening to speech promotes much more than language-learning alone. Vouloumanos emphasizes speaking to infants, not only "because it will teach them more words," she said, but because "listening to speech promotes the babies' acquisition of the fundamental cognitive and social psychological capacities that form the foundation for subsequent learning."


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Take A Lot Of Selfies? You Might Be A Psychopath, Science Says

Take A Lot Of Selfies? You Might Be A Psychopath, Science Says | Kinsanity | Scoop.it
Love 'em or hate 'em, selfies are harmless fun -- right? Maybe not. According to new research, selfies can say a lot about your personality, and not in a good way.

In a recent Ohio State University study, men who posted more photos of themselves ...
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How E-books May Disrupt Your Sleep

How E-books May Disrupt Your Sleep | Kinsanity | Scoop.it
Planning to read in bed tonight? It may be better to read from a printed book instead of an e-book reader.

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Shining a light in your face is no way to read. I've yet to get into ebooks versus printed books. Mainly for practical reasons.
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How Exercise Changes Our DNA

How Exercise Changes Our DNA | Kinsanity | Scoop.it
Exercise, a new study finds, changes the shape and functioning our genes, an important step on the way to improved health and fitness.
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The Curious Effect of Depression on Intuitive Thinking Skills — PsyBlog

The Curious Effect of Depression on Intuitive Thinking Skills — PsyBlog | Kinsanity | Scoop.it
First experiment to find a link between depression and intuition.

Depression curbs people’s ability to make intuitive judgements, a new study finds for the first time.

The research may help explain why people who are depressed say they find it difficult to make ordinary, everyday decisions.

In the experiment, published in the British Journal of Clinical Psychology, half the participants had major depressive disorder, while the other were a healthy control group (Remmers et al., 2014).

Both groups were given a measure of intuitive thinking which involved finding the link between words.

 


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Depression is like being in a silent limbo, we can't make any decisions to help us move forward from the melancholy that we feel. Depression weakens our creativity, and intuitive processing. Holistic therapies such as Flower essences due to their own energetic vibrational healing, Aromatherapy essential oils such as sage, orange, lemon or sandalwood. Hypnotherapy, Reiki, and, Acupuncture, and more can help us to find the path in our mind that leads us back to our creative center. We need to be able to listen to our own natural abilities to make decision

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What’s Going on Inside the Brain Of A Curious Child?

What’s Going on Inside the Brain Of A Curious Child? | Kinsanity | Scoop.it
New research suggests that curiosity triggers chemical changes in the brain that help students better understand and retain information.

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What if Age Is Nothing but a Mind-Set?

What if Age Is Nothing but a Mind-Set? | Kinsanity | Scoop.it
Ellen Langer’s experiments have shown that mental attitudes might reverse some ravages of old age. Now she wants to test that same radical principle on cancer.
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Actually, People Still Like to Think

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The University of Virginia psychologist Timothy Wilson began his study with a simple question: When our minds turn inward, “is it a pleasing experience”?
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Want to Quit Smoking? Eat a Magic Mushroom, New Study Says

Want to Quit Smoking? Eat a Magic Mushroom, New Study Says | Kinsanity | Scoop.it
A new study shows smokers may be able to kick the habit with a little help from psilocybin and three controlled trips
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Estrogen Receptor Expression May Help Explain Why More Males Have Autism

Estrogen Receptor Expression May Help Explain Why More Males Have Autism | Kinsanity | Scoop.it
Researchers report estrogen receptor beta is significantly decreased in the brain of people with autism.

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I'm skeptical; I still believe that gender inequality (rampant in the medical sciences as well as the family dynamic where fathers are more involved in their boys lives and are more likely to get them help than their daughters) has more to do with more males being diagnosed. But here's a study that's worthy of noting.

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MRI Shows Gray Matter Myelin Loss Strongly Related to MS Disability

MRI Shows Gray Matter Myelin Loss Strongly Related to MS Disability | Kinsanity | Scoop.it
A new MRI study finds myelin loss in the gray matter of people's brains with MS is closely correlated with the severity of the disease.

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Erasing Traumatic Memories

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Researchers report xenon gas, normally used in humans for anesthesia, could potentially be used to treat PTSD.

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DNA methylation involved in Alzheimer's disease

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A new study led by researchers at Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) and Rush University Medical Center, reveals how early changes in brain DNA methylation are involved in Alzheimer's disease.

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Scientists are beginning to figure out why conservatives are…conservative

Scientists are beginning to figure out why conservatives are…conservative | Kinsanity | Scoop.it

Ten years ago, it was wildly controversial to talk about psychological differences between liberals and conservatives. Today, it's becoming hard not to.


...In other words, the conservative ideology, and especially one of its major facets—centered on a strong military, tough law enforcement, resistance to immigration, widespread availability of guns—would seem well tailored for an underlying, threat-oriented biology.

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Or what we call around our house a "fear-based personality."

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Nationwide Survey Offers Data on Sexual Abuse of Students With Disabilities - Education Week News (blog)

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Nationwide Survey Offers Data on Sexual Abuse of Students With Disabilities Education Week News (blog) Students with disabilities who were sexually abused in school settings were more likely to receive most of their education in self-contained...

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Children with Autism Have Elevated Levels of Steroid Hormones in the Womb

Children with Autism Have Elevated Levels of Steroid Hormones in the Womb | Kinsanity | Scoop.it
According to a new study, children who late develop autism are exposed to elevated levels of steroid hormones while in the womb.

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Antipsychotic medication during pregnancy does affect babies, Monash University

Antipsychotic medication during pregnancy does affect babies, Monash University | Kinsanity | Scoop.it

A seven-year study of women who take antipsychotic medication while pregnant, proves it can affect babies.


The observational study, published in the journal PLOS ONE, reveals that whilst most women gave birth to healthy babies, the use of mood stabilisers or higher doses of antipsychotics during pregnancy increased the need for special care after birth with 43 per cent of babies placed in a Special Care Nursery (SCN) or a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), almost three times the national rate in Australia.

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Science Confirms: Internet Trolls Really Are Narcissistic, Psychopathic, and Sadistic

Science Confirms: Internet Trolls Really Are Narcissistic, Psychopathic, and Sadistic | Kinsanity | Scoop.it
In the past few years, the science of Internet trollology has made some strides. Last year, for instance, we learned that by hurling insults and inciting discord in online comment sections, so-called Internet trolls (who are frequently anonymous) have a polarizing effect on audiences, leading to politicization, rather than deeper...

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The study comes as websites, particularly at major media outlets, are increasingly weighing steps to rein in trollish behavior. Last year Popular Science did away with its comments sections completely, citing research on the deleterious effects of trolling, and YouTube also took measures to rein in trolling.

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Japanese Researcher Uses Controversial Experiments to Prove Our Thoughts and Intentions Can Alter the Physical World

Japanese Researcher Uses Controversial Experiments to Prove Our Thoughts and Intentions Can Alter the Physical World | Kinsanity | Scoop.it
Self-help gurus have been telling us about the power of positive thinking for years. Now, the results of an experiment might just prove that they were right all along. Dr.

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Mapping How Emotions Manifest in the Body

Mapping How Emotions Manifest in the Body | Kinsanity | Scoop.it
Across cultures, people feel increased activity in different parts of the body as their mental state changes.

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Gracie Passette's curator insight, January 3, 2014 5:13 PM

Note the few "light-up" areas in the genetials... The article notes that, "It's worth noting that the bodily sensations weren't blood flow, heat, or anything else that could be measured objectively—they were based solely on physical twinges subjects said they experienced." Which means I wonder how many people dared to mention "twinges" in their genitals?

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Gene expression changes with meditation

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Gene expression changes with meditation
With evidence growing that meditation can have beneficial health effects, scientists have sought to understand how these practices physically affect the body.
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After eight hours of mindfulness practice, the meditators showed a range of genetic and molecular differences, including altered levels of gene-regulating machinery and reduced levels of pro-inflammatory genes, which in turn correlated with faster physical recovery from a stressful situation.

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