Recodings can help dementia patients

26 July 2012
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Discovering the best way to help those with dementia deal with their condition is still in its early stages, but some research suggests that reminiscing about times-gone-by could make a difference. Read more on the BBC website…

Study links spanking to mental illness

24 July 2012
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A recent study has shown that spanking can cause mental illness in children. Read more here…

Study shows a link between brain structure and altruism

21 July 2012
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A new study from the University of Zurich in Switzerland suggests that the answer to that question may be a matter of neuroanatomy, with the brains of altruistic types having more “gray matter” in a region of the brain known as the temporoparietal junction. Read more here…

Become a cyber hero!

04 July 2012
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A researcher from Saybrook University has found that online communities can harness our best impulses and turn members into “cyber-heroes,” able to make a difference. Dr. Dana Klisanin has identified a new type of personality style emerging worldwide: the “cyberhero”. Read more here.

The marshmallow experiment: testing emotional intelligence

27 June 2012
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A video introduction to the marshmallow experiment.   TED Talk: Joachim de Posada says, Don't eat the… par TED

Mirror Neurons

26 June 2012
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You can find an interesting presentation on mirror neurons on TedTalk. Ramachandran – TED talk mirror neurons par LazyPawn

Childhood obesity affects math performances

21 June 2012
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Sara Gable, associate professor of nutrition and exercise physiology at University of Missouri and lead author of a study on childhood obesiry and acdemic performance demonstrates that obesity that persists across the elementary school years has the potential to compromise several areas of children’s development, including their social and emotional well-being and academic performance. Read more here.

The Milgram experiment: obidience to authority

18 May 2012
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It is sometimes presented as one of the most controversial experiment in social psychology, but Milgram’s study of obedience to authority remains one the most original contribution to the understanding of human relations and our relationship to power. In 2009, the experiment was replicated for a BBC documentary. If you have never seen it, it’s worth watch the video..

Can sugar make you stupid?

17 May 2012
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A recent study by researchers at the University of California in Los Angeles, have demonstrated that a high fructose diet affect rats memory and cognitive abilities. They add however that daily intake of omega-3 fatty acids can counteract that effect. You can read the full article here.

Birthday influences risk of developing mental health

15 May 2012
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A large study by researcher Sreeram Ramagopalan, an epidemiologist at Queen Mary University of London, seems to indicate that the season in which a baby is born apparently influences the risk of developing mental disorders later in life. Read the article here.

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