Archive for August, 2013

What Drives Creativity?

August 26th, 2013
What Drives Creativity?Understanding creativity has been a goal of philosophers and scientists for several millenniums. Prevailing approaches to individual and group creativity have focused on personal factors that contribute to creative behavior ...

Old Dog’s Neurons Make New Tricks Difficult

August 26th, 2013
Old Dog's Neurons Make New Tricks DifficultNew research on learning has led neuroscientists to understand how the microcircuitry of the brain makes learning easier for the young and more difficult for older people. For ...

Cell Phones Deployed to Help Measure Happiness

August 26th, 2013
Cell Phones Deployed to Help Measure HappinessAdd another “app” to our cell phone menu as researchers investigate the manner by which the environment influences our pursuit of happiness. In this case, the ubiquity of ...

Why Some Use Social Networks to Spy on Lovers

August 26th, 2013
Why Some Use Social Networks to Spy on LoversThe widespread adoption of social media has led to an unprecedented sharing of personal information. Sites such as Facebook serve as ...

Brain Scans May Predict Response to Antipsychotic Meds

August 25th, 2013
Brain Scans May Predict Response to Antipsychotic MedsWith Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), researchers have identified specific markers in the brain which could help predict whether people with psychosis will respond to ...

When Given a Choice, Preschoolers More Likely to Share

August 25th, 2013
When Given a Choice, Preschoolers More Likely to ShareWhen children are given the choice of whether they would like to share their toy with someone else or not, they end up sharing ...

Want a Better Retirement? Learn How to Manage Your Time

August 25th, 2013
Want a Better Retirement? Learn How to Manage Your TimeHow well retirees plan their free time is more important than the amount of free time they ...

To Better Understand Tragic Events, Look at Big Picture

August 25th, 2013
To Better Understand Tragic Events, Look at Big PictureA new study suggests that the best way to make sense of horrific events such as the Sandy Hook school shooting or the Boston ...

Parent-Led CBT Can Lessen Anxiety in Kids

August 25th, 2013
Parent-Led CBT Can Lessen Anxiety in KidsChildren with an anxiety disorder who receive cognitive-behavior therapy (CBT) via their parents are three times ...

Daydreamers Vulnerable to Both Internal, External Distractions

August 24th, 2013
Daydreamers Vulnerable to Both Internal, External DistractionsPeople who are prone to mind wandering are also more likely to be distracted by irrelevant external events, according to new research by the University ...