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Triumph or Tragedy: How You Tell Your Story Matters

Triumph or Tragedy: How You Tell Your Story Matters | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it

A few difficult chapters should never be mistaken for the entire plotline

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We all experience fantasy differently, which determines how much we enjoy it

We all experience fantasy differently, which determines how much we enjoy it | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it
Whether you love the "Harry Potter" series or despise it, there may be a psychological explanation behind your opinion.

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Is Having An Abortion Likely To Damage a Woman's Mental Health? | Psychology Today

Is Having An Abortion Likely To Damage a Woman's Mental Health? | Psychology Today | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it

This is one of a series of blog posts about a controversial review in a high-profile journal claiming serious negative health consequences for women if they obtained an abortion. This one evaluates the evidence mustered in the review for the strongly worded conclusion that abortion puts women's mental health at risk.

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Telling the Story of the Brain’s Cacophony of Competing Voices

Telling the Story of the Brain’s Cacophony of Competing Voices | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it
Michael S. Gazzaniga, after a long career at the top of his field, is spelling out a cautionary tale about the uses of neuroscience in society.
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Why You Are Not Your Brain

Why You Are Not Your Brain | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it
Embodied cognition, the idea that the mind is not only connected to the body but that the body influences the mind, is one of the more ...

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Women after sex | Brain Blogger

Women after sex | Brain Blogger | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it

First there was mystery. Why do women want to cuddle and men want to hit the road (after sex), then there was brain scanning and evolutionary psychology, and the mystery was no more

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Teen 'Sexting' Common, Tied to Psychological Woes

Teen 'Sexting' Common, Tied to Psychological Woes | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it

13 percent of area high school students say they've received "sext" messages and one in 10 has either forwarded, sent or posted sexually suggestive, explicit or nude photos or videos of people they know by cellphone or online.

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» Military Continues to Face Challenges in Mental Health, Suicides - World of Psychology

» Military Continues to Face Challenges in Mental Health, Suicides - World of Psychology | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it
The U.S.military continues to face many challenges when it comes to mental health care for both their active duty personnel in the field, and when soldiers...
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Simon Baron-Cohen: Inter-generational patterns of abuse

Simon Baron-Cohen: Inter-generational patterns of abuse | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it

The study of Borderline Personality Disorder reveals strong links with an early history of insecure attachment to a caregiver, itself a consequence of early neglect or abuse. John Bowlby’s powerful concept of attachment reveals the long-term ‘sleeper effects’ of missing out on parental affection. Thirty years later, these can wreak havoc on one’s own capacity to parent.

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Daniel Kahneman: How cognitive illusions blind us to reason

Daniel Kahneman: How cognitive illusions blind us to reason | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it
Why do Wall Street traders have such faith in their powers of prediction, when their successes are largely down to chance?
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At Ten Months Old Infants Are Able To Understand Thought Process Of Others

At Ten Months Old Infants Are Able To Understand Thought Process Of Others | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it
New research from the University of Missouri indicates that at 10 months, babies start to understand another person's thought process, providing new insights on how humans acquire knowledge and ho...
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BPS Research Digest: Male-to-female transsexuals have "male" brains

BPS Research Digest: Male-to-female transsexuals have "male" brains | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it

in one of the first studies of its kind, Ivanak Savic and Stefan Arver have scanned the brains of 24 heterosexual, pre-operative male-to-female transsexuals and compared their structure to the brains of 24 heterosexual male and 24 heterosexual female controls.

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Deric Bownds' MindBlog: The evolution of cognition

Deric Bownds' MindBlog: The evolution of cognition | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it

It is now commonly recognized that high-level cognitive function is not limited to primate lineages and like many other traits, is shaped by selection imposed by ecological and environmental demands. MacClean et al. propose that a merger of the fields of comparative psychology and phylogenetics would greatly improve our ability to understand the forces that drive cognitive evolution

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Abnormal number of neurons in brains of children with autism, preliminary study finds

Abnormal number of neurons in brains of children with autism, preliminary study finds | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it
In a small, preliminary study that included 13 male children, those with autism had an average 67 percent more prefrontal brain neurons and larger than average brain weight, than children without autism.
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The Lobotomists

The Lobotomists | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it

We bring to your attention yet another BBC Radio4 production: The Lobotomists. To mark the 75th anniversary of the first lobotomy performed in the United States, the program explores the work of Portuguese doctor Egas Moniz who first developed the lobotomy (or leucotomy), as well as the work of neurologist Walter Freeman and neurosurgeon Sir Wylie McKissock, who took up the procedure in the United States and Britain respectively.

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When Our Neurones Remain Silent So That Our Performances May Improve

When Our Neurones Remain Silent So That Our Performances May Improve | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it

To be able to focus on the world, we need to turn a part of ourselves off for a short while, and this is precisely what our brain does.

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Sex, brain cells and memory loss

Sex, brain cells and memory loss | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it

A rare and mysterious condition called transient global amnesia is helping researchers understand the anatomy of memory and could be a useful model for Alzheimer's disease...

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Memory errors are all in the groove

Memory errors are all in the groove | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it
Have you ever had a dream so vivid and realistic that you woke up thinking it actually happened? Most of us experience a blurred distinction between real and imagined events at one point or another, but use an introspective process known as reality monitoring to tell the difference between our private thoughts and information derived from the outside world.

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Can Pornography Trigger Depression?

Can Pornography Trigger Depression? | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it

Nearly 30% report that they view pornography at least 3-5 times a week and over 25% indicate that they view pornography daily. Initially, I choose to keep these two groups together to see how they did on the depression scale in comparison to the general population. They didn't fair to well.

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New role for hormone oxytocin in brain

New role for hormone oxytocin in brain | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it
Scientists researching the structure of a vital brain region discover a new role for the hormone oxytocin.
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Autistic people superior in multiple areas: Scientists must stop emphasizing autistics' shortcomings

Autistic people superior in multiple areas: Scientists must stop emphasizing autistics' shortcomings | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it

We must stop considering the different brain structure of autistic individuals to be a deficiency, as research reveals that many autistics -- not just "savants" -- have qualities and abilities that may exceed those of people who do not have the condition

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Loneliness Linked To Disrupted Sleep

Loneliness Linked To Disrupted Sleep | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it
A new US study reports this week that loneliness is linked to sleep disruption: people who scored themselves high on loneliness were also the ones whose monitored sleep patterns were most fragmen...
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Anxiety Sucks | Psychology Today

Anxiety Sucks | Psychology Today | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it

Our instinctual responses to anxiety no longer fit the stresses of modern times. More often than not, we're not facing a wolf-like threat. Most stresses we face today require us to slow down, limber up our brain and do our best problem solving.

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What to do About Scientific Fraud in Psychology

What to do About Scientific Fraud in Psychology | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it

Psychological science has made the headlines in the newspapers in the Netherlands again....but for all the wrong reasons.

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Technical aptitude: Do women score lower because they just aren't interested? | e! Science News

Technical aptitude: Do women score lower because they just aren't interested? | e! Science News | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it
Boys do better on tests of technical aptitude (for example, mechanical aptitude tests) than girls. The same is true for adults.
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