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Greater purpose in life may protect against harmful changes in the brain associated with Alzheimer’s disease

Greater purpose in life may protect against harmful changes in the brain associated with Alzheimer’s disease | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it
Greater purpose in life may help stave off the harmful effects of plaques and tangles associated with Alzheimer’s disease, according to a new study.
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Chronicle of a Death Foretold

Chronicle of a Death Foretold | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it

At 9:00 a.m. on September 18, 2010, a Saturday, I received an email from someone named Mitchell Heisman. The subject line read "suicide note" and attached to the email was a large PDF.

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Are we biologically inclined to couple for life?: Scientific American

Are we biologically inclined to couple for life?: Scientific American | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it

"Till death do us part” is a compelling idea, but with the divorce rate exceeding 50 percent, many people would very likely agree that humans have a biological impulse to be nonmonogamous. One popular theory suggests that the brain is wired to seek out as many partners as possible, a behavior observed in nature. Chimpanzees, for instance, live in promiscuous social groups where males copulate with many females, and vice versa.


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Friends Nourish the Body and Soul

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Can simply having friends increase your life span?

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Seniors show greater life satisfaction than young people, study suggests

Seniors show greater life satisfaction than young people, study suggests | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it

Healthy older adults reported less negative thinking compared to other age groups, leading to greater life satisfaction in seniors.

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