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In Acute Lung Injury Survivors, Long-Term Neuropsychological Impairment Is Common

In Acute Lung Injury Survivors, Long-Term Neuropsychological Impairment Is Common | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it

Cognitive and psychiatric impairments are common among long-term survivors of acute lung injury (ALI), and these impairments can be assessed using a telephone-based test battery

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Physical activity yields feelings of excitement, enthusiasm

Physical activity yields feelings of excitement, enthusiasm | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it
People who are more physically active report greater levels of excitement and enthusiasm than people who are less physically active, according to Penn State researchers.
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Depression, Poor Body Image Result From Negative Talk About Weight

Depression, Poor Body Image Result From Negative Talk About Weight | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it

A new study reveals that conversations in which individuals perceive themselves as being fat may be damaging to their mental health

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Notes from Two Scientific Psychologists: Did language emerge from the neural systems supporting aimed throwing?

Notes from Two Scientific Psychologists: Did language emerge from the neural systems supporting aimed throwing? | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it

Aimed throwing is surprisingly uncommon in the animal kingdom. Humans do it par excellence, and otherwise it only shows up occasionally, even in our closest relatives. Chimpanzees will throw things (often faeces) but unlike humans don't throw things when hunting or trying to get food; when non-human animals throw things, it's usually part of a social encounter.

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School performance may be linked to physical activity

School performance may be linked to physical activity | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it
A systematic review of previous studies suggests that there may be a positive relationship between physical activity and the academic performance of children.
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