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Could Mushrooms Lead to New Depression Treatments?

March 24th, 2014
Could Mushrooms Lead to New Depression Treatments?New research using brain imaging technology helps to clarify how psilocybin — the psychoactive ingredient in magic mushrooms — affects the brain, perhaps paving the way for therapeutic use of ...

Computer System Can Spot Fakers Better Than People

March 22nd, 2014
Computer System Can Spot Fakers Better Than PeopleA new study has found that a computer system can spot real or faked expressions of pain more accurately than people. “The computer system managed to detect distinctive ...

Balanced Monitoring of Online Use Shows Best Results for Kids

March 21st, 2014
Parents: Moderate Boundaries for Teen Online UseNew research suggests a balanced parenting approach is the most effective strategy for helping teens make safe, moral online decisions. In a study on parenting strategies and online adolescent safety, ...

Psychological Problems Plague Many Survivors of Serious Accidents

March 20th, 2014
Psychological Problems Plague Many Survivors of Serious Accidents The good news is that contemporary medical care and technology saves lives after critical illnesses and accidents; the bad news is that long-term hospitalizations and need ...

New Tools Aid Treatment of Binge Eating and Obesity

March 20th, 2014
New Tools Aid Treatment of Binge Eating and ObesityCambridge researchers have developed a technological method to objectively measure a person’s desire to eat. The ability to quantifiably record, rather than subjectively assess, an individual’s perception ...

Mice Study Links Sleep Problems to Alzheimer’s

March 19th, 2014
Mice Study Links Sleep Problems to Alzheimer’s Emerging research suggests chronic sleep problems could lead to an earlier onset of dementia and Alzheimer’s. Sleep problems are often a result of work, insomnia, or a myriad of ...

New App Can Ease Anxiety By Gaming

March 19th, 2014
New App Can Ease Anxiety By GamingNew research suggests playing a science-based mobile gaming app for 25 minutes can reduce anxiety in stressed individuals. Investigators believe the study shows that “gamifying” is a scientifically supported intervention ...

No Relationship Between Contagious Yawning and Empathy

March 17th, 2014
No Relationship Between Contagious Yawning and EmpathyNew research suggests that contagious yawning is not connected with empathy, a finding that refutes earlier hypotheses. Investigators from the Duke Center for Human Genome Variation discovered contagious yawning ...

Emotion Detector May Improve Driving Safety

March 17th, 2014
Emotion Detector May Improve Driving Safety  While Congress has already called for alcohol-detection technology that could eventually be standard equipment in all new cars, European scientists are now proposing technology should also gauge ...

Mimicry Impaired in Those With Schizophrenia

March 16th, 2014
Mimicry Impaired in Those With SchizophreniaSchizophrenia patients have an impaired ability to imitate, and this may be one of the main reasons for their difficulties with social interaction, according to a brain-mapping study conducted ...
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