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Why many rape victims don’t fight or yell

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An expert offers his explanation, based on brain research, of why people may respond in unexpected ways to a sexual assault.
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Attitudes and Preferences for End-of-Life Care - Qualitative Research

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Most were ready to die, reflecting their concerns regarding quality of life, being a nuisance, having nothing to live for and having lived long enough. Contrasting views were rare exceptions but voiced firmly. Most were not worried about death itself, but concerned more about the dying process and impacts on those left behind; a peaceful and pain-free death was a common ideal. Attitudes ranged from not wanting to think about death, through accepting its inevitable approach to longing for its release. Preferring to be made comfortable rather than have life-saving treatment if seriously ill, and wishing to avoid hospital, were commonly expressed views. There was little or no future planning, some consciously choosing not to. Uncertainty hampered end-of-life planning even when death was expected soon. Some stressed circumstances, such as severe dependency and others’ likely decision-making roles, would influence choices. Carers found these issues harder to raise but felt they would know their older relatives’ preferences, usually palliative care, although we found two discrepant views. Conclusions:  This study’s rare data show ≥95-year-olds are willing to discuss dying and end-of-life care but seldom do. 

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Therapeutic Effects of Prayer in Cardiac Bypass Patients

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The authors concluded that intercessory prayer itself had no effect on complication-free recovery from CABG, but certain knowledge of receiving intercessory prayer was associated with a higher incidence of complications. The later effect somewhat surprised the investigators, who speculated that these patients may have experienced higher anxiety, perhaps thinking they were so desperately ill that they needed to be prayed for. No one suggested that God was deliberately thwarting the expectations of the researchers. The authors concluded that intercessory prayer itself had no effect on complication-free recovery from CABG, but certain knowledge of receiving intercessory prayer was associated with a higher incidence of complications. The later effect somewhat surprised the investigators, who speculated that these patients may have experienced higher anxiety, perhaps thinking they were so desperately ill that they needed to be prayed for.

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Exposure to marijuana in adolescence causes schizophrenia-like changes in the brain

Exposure to marijuana in adolescence causes schizophrenia-like changes in the brain | There's nothing so black as the inferno of human mind... | Scoop.it

Researchers have published a study showing the significant, long-term impacts of delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) – the psychoactive component in marijuana – on the adolescent brain.

After adolescent rodents were exposed to THC, researchers noted substantial and persistent behavioural, neuronal and molecular changes that are identical to neuropsychiatric conditions, such as schizophrenia. In contrast, adult rodents exposed to THC in the same study did not show the same changes.

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The need for research on non-human primates in cognitive neuroscience

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This article is restricted to the use of non-human primates in research in cognitive neuroscience. The aim of these experiments is to help us to understand the mechanisms of cognition
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Psychopathic violent offenders’ brains can’t understand punishment

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Psychopathic violent offenders have abnormalities in the parts of the brain related to learning from punishment, according to an MRI study.
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Debate Persists Over Diagnosing Mental Health Disorders, Long After ‘Sybil’

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After the book and film “Sybil” were released, diagnoses of multiple personality disorder skyrocketed. Was it more awareness by doctors, or overdiagnosis?
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Everything you ever wanted to know about voice hearing (but were too afraid to ask)

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During her freshman year of college, Eleanor Longden began hearing voices: a narrator describing her actions as she went about her day. Diagnosed with schizophrenia, Longden began what she describe...
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Freaky New Experiments Confirm Old Theory About Memory Formation

Freaky New Experiments Confirm Old Theory About Memory Formation | There's nothing so black as the inferno of human mind... | Scoop.it
Neuroscientists can breathe a collective sigh of relief. Experiments have confirmed a long-standing theory for how memories are made and stored in the brain. Researchers have created and erased frightening associations in rats' brains using light, pr...
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Inside the Mind of a Serial Killer - Michael Stone

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Dr. Stone explains what motivates men who commit serial sexual homicide and whether or not they are born evil.
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Protein researchers closing in on the mystery of schizophrenia

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Schizophrenia is a severe disease for which there is still no effective medical treatment. In an attempt to understand exactly what happens in the brain of a schizophrenic person, researchers have analyzed proteins in the brains of rats that have been given hallucinogenic drugs. This may pave the way for new and better medicines.
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Religion and the Brain

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Religious experience is a natural product of the brain.
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''Dr. V. S. Ramachandran estimates that 30 to 40 percent of all the temporal lobe epileptics whom he has seen suffer from hyperreligiosity.''
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Attitudes to death among the very old

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''These are difficult conversations to have and no one wants to have to face their own death or that of a loved one. But having these conversations before it is too late can help ensure that an individual’s wishes, rather than going unspoken, can be heard.''

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How Male and Female Brains Differ

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Researchers reveal sex differences in the brain's form and function.
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Lon Woodbury's curator insight, March 21, 2016 11:49 AM

Sometimes I get the sense that many are fighting the existence of these differences.  How can that be productive? -Lon

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The 'Tortured Artist' Is a Real Thing

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Researchers found that creative types are 17 percent more likely to carry genetic variants that increase the risk of bipolar disorder or schizophrenia.
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Ten Ways Parents Destroy Their Children's Self Esteem

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Many parents claim that they have their children's BEST interests at heart. However, they employ methods that oftentimes demolish and destroy their children's sense of self-worth......
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Lon Woodbury's curator insight, September 15, 2015 3:40 PM

Come to think of it, these would seem to apply to the leader of any group, boss of leader of a volunteer group. -Lon

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Teleporting trick shows how the brain helps us know our own body

Teleporting trick shows how the brain helps us know our own body | There's nothing so black as the inferno of human mind... | Scoop.it
Conflicting sensory information that makes people feel they are teleporting has revealed the brain regions that keep track of our body in space
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The enemy within: People who hear voices in their heads are being encouraged to talk back

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One night, during her first year at the University of Sheffield, Rachel Waddingham struggled to fall asleep. She could hear three middle-aged men she didn’t know talking about her downstairs. “They were saying, ‘She’s stupid, she’s ugly, I wish she would kill herself’,” she remembers. “I was angry and went down to challenge them, but no one was there. They kept laughing and saying, ‘She’ll never find us.’”
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Memory Loss Associated with Alzheimer’s Reversed for First Time

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A new study suggests memory loss in Alzheimer's patients may be reversed.
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Schizophrenia is eight different diseases, not one

Schizophrenia is eight different diseases, not one | There's nothing so black as the inferno of human mind... | Scoop.it
New research shows that schizophrenia is not a single disease, but a group of eight distinct disorders, each caused by changes in clusters of genes that lead to different sets of symptoms.
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What’s Lost as Handwriting Fades

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Even as the emphasis shifts to the keyboard, experts say that learning to write by hand improves motor skills, memory and creativity.
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Inspiration linked to bipolar disorder risk

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Inspiration has been linked with people at risk of developing bipolar disorder for the first time in a study. For generations, artists, musicians, poets and writers have described personal experiences of mania and depression, highlighting the unique association between creativity and bipolar disorder -- experiences which are backed up by recent research. But, until now, the specific links between inspiration -- the generation of ideas that form the basis of creative work -- and bipolar disorder has received little attention.
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Artists have unique brain structure

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Artists have structurally different brains compared with non-artists, a study has found.

Participants' brain scans revealed that artists had increased neural matter in areas relating to fine motor movements and visual imagery.

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