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DPopTart, innocentpunkrockkids: "The brain can get sick...

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“ "The brain can get sick too."
Re-make of this post.
End mental health stigma.
If you EVER need someone to talk to, my ask is open! Stay strong loves.
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Lots of images with brain scans, including PTSD, OCD, ADHD

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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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WEGO Health Activist Awards

WEGO Health Activist Awards | Kinsanity | Scoop.it

NominaWho are some of the outstanding Health Activists who enrich the lives of others by sharing their experience, knowledge and strength? Nominate them for a WEGO Health Activist Award.

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It would be awesome if someone covering mental health & special needs would at least make the list!

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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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Scientists Have Discovered What Happens to Our Minds as We Die

Scientists Have Discovered What Happens to Our Minds as We Die | Kinsanity | Scoop.it
What happens to our minds when we die? Scientists may be closer to answering this question than ever. 

Researchers at the University of Southampton have completed the largest study ever on near-death and out-of-body experiences, and the results may have big implications for how we view death. 

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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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ADHD: Exercise Before School Can Decrease Symptoms, Study Shows - Headlines & Global News

ADHD: Exercise Before School Can Decrease Symptoms, Study Shows - Headlines & Global News | Kinsanity | Scoop.it

“Headlines & Global News ADHD: Exercise Before School Can Decrease Symptoms, Study Shows Headlines & Global News ...”


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I've long said my son does best when he gets a walk to rid himself of the puppy zoomies.

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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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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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Google X acquires 'tremor-canceling spoon' startup

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Google X, the research division of tech giant Google, has just announced that it has acquired Lift Labs, a company working on devices for people suffering from neurodegenerative diseases such as Pa...

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Official AndreasCY's curator insight, September 11, 1:57 AM

The research division of tech giant Google has just announced that it has acquired Lift Labs, a company working on devices for people suffering diseases such as Parkinson’s.

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Dr. Walter Freeman and the Ice Pick Lobotomy

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“ Dr. Walter Freeman and the Ice Pick Lobotomy,
During the late 19th and early 20th century many doctors began to experiment with psycho-surgery, the use of brain surgery to treat mental...
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Stress in mothers of children with autism: Trait mindfulness as a protective factor

Publication date: June 2014
Source:Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, Volume 8, Issue 6
Author(s): Caitlin M. Conner , Susan W. White
Mindfulness-based interventions may reduce parents’ stress and improve parent–child relationships.

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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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Darwin’s Battle with Anxiety

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A posthumous diagnosis of the paralyzing mental malady that afflicted one of humanity’s greatest minds.
Charles Darwin was undoubtedly among the most significant thinkers humanity has ever produced.

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The Advantages of Dyslexia

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With reading difficulties can come other cognitive strengths

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"The trick that makes Escher’s drawings intriguing is a geometric construction psychologists refer to as an “impossible figure,” a line-form suggesting a three-dimensional object that could never exist in our experience. Psychologists, including a team led by Catya von Károlyi of the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, have used such figures to study human cognition. When the team asked people to pick out impossible figures from similarly drawn illustrations that did not violate causality, they were surprised to discover that some people were faster at this than others. And most surprising of all, among those who were the fastest were those with dyslexia.

"Dyslexia is often called a “learning disability.” And it can indeed present learning challenges. Although its effects vary widely, children with dyslexia read so slowly that it would typically take them a half a year to read the same number of words other children might read in a day. Therefore, the fact that people who read so slowly were so adept at picking out the impossible figures was a big surprise to the researchers. After all, why would people who are slow in reading be fast at responding to visual representations of causal reasoning?"


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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, August 19, 8:17 PM

We have privileged the written language and marginalized visuals and imagery. There are many forms of creativity. I had students who read slowly and wrote poorly but were great artists and poets. Those things are not valued in School. I wonder who decided on that?

 

Learning disabilities may not be disabilities. They may be different ways of learning. I watched students share their abilities. The artist helped the writers who helped the artists.

 

I listened to a key note speaker who had little teaching experience and had rushed through teaching to get out of the classroom ridicule the use of haiku in teaching. Yet, I found students enjoyed writing poetry and drawing more than they enjoyed his passion, digital technologies. School managers and experts should spend time with students and learn what students enjoy.

 

@ivon_ehd1

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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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Mommy on a Shoestring: Why arts and crafts matter - Buffalo Grove Countryside

I always knew crafting was good for the soul, but new research shows that it’s good for brain development too, especially when it comes to...

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Why Disability History Matters | Disability.Blog

Why Disability History Matters | Disability.Blog | Kinsanity | Scoop.it
A blog about the latest disability-related news, information & trends. Disability.Blog features weekly guest bloggers from government agencies and nonprofit organizations.

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How Childhood Neglect Harms The Brain

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Experts have long known that neglect and abuse in early life increase the risk for psychological problems, but now neuroscientists are explaining why.

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Do You Have to Learn How to Get High? » Sociological Images

Do You Have to Learn How to Get High? » Sociological Images | Kinsanity | Scoop.it

If you stop and think about it, alcohol is just the worst. Almost every one who drinks has experienced the pain of a mean morning hangover (at least once). Also, the experience of being drunk… why is that enjoyable? When drunk you slur your words, it’s hard to think straight, you’re liable to say or do something that will offend the people around you, and you can’t legally drive a car. Why does any of that sound like a good way to spend a Friday night?


To a sociologist, the reason people drink alcohol is that they have been socially taught to.

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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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Cheap Alzheimer's test made from peanut butter and ruler, researchers report

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Patients with early Alzheimer's were less able to smell peanut butter out of their left nostril than those without, University of Florida researchers reported
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Psychiatric risks differ for boys and girls: brain blood flow diverges in puberty

Psychiatric risks differ for boys and girls: brain blood flow diverges in puberty | Kinsanity | Scoop.it
Researchers have observed differences in cerebral blood flow during puberty between boys and girls, suggesting there are sex-specific susceptibilities to anxiety and schizophrenia.

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Women face gender-specific challenges in fighting addiction and alcoholism

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Women face gender-specific challenges in fighting addiction and alcoholism MiamiHerald.com Gray just focused on the interpersonal perspective — how we communicate and how these gender differences can lead to conflict.


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Scientists tie social behavior to activity in specific brain circuit

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Signaling activity along a single nerve tract deep within the brain predicts a living, wide-awake, freely moving animal’s tendency to socialize.

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Dopamine and VTA - NAcc circuit implicated in social exploration

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Violent and Legal: The Shocking Ways School Kids are Being Pinned Down, Isolated Against Their Will

Violent and Legal: The Shocking Ways School Kids are Being Pinned Down, Isolated Against Their Will | Kinsanity | Scoop.it
Carson Luke, a young boy with autism, shattered bones in his hand and foot after educators grabbed him and tried to shut him into a “scream room.” Kids across the country risked similar harm at least 267,000 times in just one school year.

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Disgusting & alarming!

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An opinionated woman obsessed with objects, entertained by ephemera, intrigued by researching, fascinated by culture & addicted to writing. The wind says my name; doesn't put an @ in front of it, so maybe you don't notice. http://www.kitsch-slapped.com
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