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Priming Brain Helps Memory

December 5th, 2014
New research using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) suggests that when the brain is forewarned about incoming information, memory is improved. As published online in the journal NeuroImage, Texas University of Dallas researchers showed that receiving information about a pair of items ...

For Rural Vets, Tele-Therapy an Effective Option for PTSD

December 5th, 2014
In a new study, tele-therapy was found to be an effective treatment option for veterans with post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) who don't have access to a mental health practitioner. "Earlier studies have shown that PTSD treatments offered through interactive video are just ...

Is Narcissism the New Norm?

December 5th, 2014
A new study questions if we are more narcissistic than we were in the past, and if narcissism is becoming common behavior? In the review, researchers discovered that at least on the surface, things have changed. Milleniaals, or those who came of age ...

Coping With Email Stress

December 4th, 2014
Are you overwhelmed by the amount of email you receive? Are you stressed by the thought of missing or not responding promptly to an important message? If you are, take heart -- new research provides some suggestions that can ease your state of mind. University ...

Subliminal Cues Improve Athletic Performance

December 2nd, 2014
A new study finds that endurance athletes benefit from positive subliminal cues. Subliminal visual cues are words, pictures, or symbols which are not consciously identified. Researchers from Bangor University found exposure to positive subliminal cues helped endurance athletes exercise significantly longer compared to those ...

Imaging Studies Differentiate PTSD & Mild Brain Injury

December 2nd, 2014
New research suggests advanced brain imaging techniques can help to differentiate military veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) from those with mild traumatic brain injury (MTBI). Currently, it is difficult for clinicians to make a definitive diagnosis as symptoms for PTSD and MTBI ...

Finding Flaws in Social Media Research

December 1st, 2014
Researchers need to be wary of serious pitfalls of working with huge social media data sets, according to computer scientists at McGill University in Montreal and Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh. Flawed results can have huge implications: Thousands of research papers each year ...

Placebo Treatment Activates Brain in Parkinson’s

November 27th, 2014
Researchers have learned that simply the expectation of learning stimulates brain activity among individuals with Parkinson’s. For individuals with Parkinson's disease, the placebo effect activates the brain, providing a response similar to that experienced after the administration of actual medications. Researchers say the study ...

Teens Report Less Loneliness, More Isolation

November 25th, 2014
New research suggests self-esteem and confidence among American high school and college students is growing. But the new report is mixed as researchers learn that while that subjective isolation has declined, social network isolation has increased. Researchers posit that modernization is fueling the emotional ...

Rat Study Suggests Schizophrenia May Stem from Surplus Brain Protein

November 25th, 2014
New research discovers a gene associated with schizophrenia also plays a role in brain development. The finding may help to explain the way the disease originates. Bonnie Firestein, Ph.D., a Rutgers professor in the Department of Cell Biology and Neuroscience, says too much ...