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By Daniel Graham, Ph.D. on June 17, 2021 in Your Internet Brain
Part 2: Bigger brains don’t necessarily confer greater intelligence, either in individuals or across species. Our species has lost millions of neurons over the past 30,000 years.
By Brendan Kelly, M.D., Ph.D. on June 17, 2021 in Psychiatry and Society
Have you ever daydreamed your way through a tedious meeting? Your brain is probably telling you that you have better things to do.
By Susan McQuillan M.S., RDN on June 17, 2021 in Cravings
Here's how you can support someone who wants to get fit.
By Daniel Flint M.A. on June 16, 2021 in Behavior Problems, Behavior Solutions
Struggling to understand a child's temper tantrums? These research findings may offer some helpful insight.
By Stanley Coren PhD., DSc, FRSC on June 17, 2021 in Canine Corner
A dog's breed, age, and neuter status predict its risk of being overweight.
By Michael Friedman Ph.D. on June 17, 2021 in Brick by Brick
When we dismiss someone as being crazy, we are hurting ourselves as well as hurting them.
By Joseph Nowinski Ph.D. on June 17, 2021 in The Almost Effect
Loved ones should be more than bystanders in the process of addiction treatment.
By David Ludden Ph.D. on June 17, 2021 in Talking Apes
The attachment style we develop in infancy can serve as a model for relationships in adulthood with friends, lovers—and even our god.
By Becky Diamond on June 17, 2021 in Risking It
Are kids like their parents? I wasn’t. I used to feel like a foreigner in my family. And then I had my son and started to understand the power of nature versus nurture.
By Loretta G. Breuning Ph.D. on June 17, 2021 in Your Neurochemical Self
Your brain turns on the excitement of dopamine when you approach a reward, but it defines "rewards" with neural pathways built from your dopamine past. New paths to dopamine await.
By Mickey A. Feher on June 17, 2021 in On Purpose
Traditional masculinity contributes to the idea that men have to carry the weight of the world on their shoulders. Starting a conversation about modern masculinity can go a long way to help.
By Rodney Luster Ph.D. on June 17, 2021 in More Than a Feeling
Have you given in to your anger and rage lately? This 2 part series addresses how anger turns to rage and how you can change those patterns for healthier living.
By Richard E. Cytowic M.D. on June 17, 2021 in The Fallible Mind
The pandemic accelerated ill effects of digital distractions and left us starved for physical connections. It gave us a presentiment of future trends unless we change our habits.
By G.A. Bradshaw Ph.D., Ph.D. on June 17, 2021 in Bear in Mind
How humans can better coexist with their natural environment.
By Melanie Brooks MSc, MFA on June 17, 2021 in Writing My Mind
I carry this card like a talisman to remind me that despite what came later, there was a time when that idyllic father-daughter dance was real.
By Ilan Kelman Ph.D. on June 17, 2021 in Disaster By Choice
The current disasters in North Korea mirror many previous instances, none of which led to long-term diplomacy with the country. Here's why—and what is needed to make real change.
By Lantie Elisabeth Jorandby M.D. on June 17, 2021 in Use Your Brain
Your adult child has been diagnosed with substance use disorder. Now what? These tips will help you both.
By Robert T Muller Ph.D. on June 17, 2021 in Talking About Trauma
For rape survivors, words can help or harm.
By Scott Haas Ph.D. on June 17, 2021 in Shrink in the Kitchen
What motivates the behaviors of successful people? How do they handle stress? Why are they capable of achieving their goals? What are their resiliencies?
By Alex Pattakos Ph.D. on June 17, 2021 in The Meaningful Life
Finding safe passage into harbors of meaning when lost in the fog of life.
By Hilary Jacobs Hendel LCSW on June 17, 2021 in Emotion as Information
Feeling pessimistic about your capacity to heal from depression? Here's why there is hope.
By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on June 17, 2021 in How To Do Life
Rehearsing can help.
By Patrick De Vleeschauwer Drs. on June 17, 2021 in Fulfilling Our Highest Possibility
Why do you live in a fraction of your possibilities?
By Ahona Guha DPsych on June 17, 2021 in Of Prisons and Pathos
Do you struggle with FOMO and jealousy? Here are some tips to help you manage this.
By Gleb Tsipursky Ph.D. on June 17, 2021 in Intentional Insights
If you are struggling with depression during the transition out of the pandemic, look for new ways to fulfill your needs for exploration, love, and purpose.
By Eric Haseltine Ph.D. on June 17, 2021 in Long Fuse, Big Bang
Communicating and moving things with your mind is getting closer to reality.
By Katherine Ramsland Ph.D. on June 17, 2021 in Shadow Boxing
In recent weeks, two investigations turned up multiple human remains in the homes and yards of serial killers. Similar past cases illuminate potential motives.
By Nicole K. McNichols Ph.D. on June 17, 2021 in Everyone on Top
Should you hit 'send' on that sext? A new study reveals the benefits for sex and relationships, and the risks.
By Deborah J. Cohan, Ph.D. on June 17, 2021 in Social Lights
Why mandatory vaccines bolster the campus experience.
By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on June 16, 2021 in How To Do Life
When your boss wants you to return to the workplace.
By Jeremy E. Sherman Ph.D., MPP on June 16, 2021 in Jerkology
Thought takes work. Our words are often just territorial cliches that work to get people to give in to us.
By Joel Frohlich on June 16, 2021 in Consciousness, Self-Organization, and Neuroscience
Building a machine that would detect consciousness sounds like science fiction, but the growing science of consciousness is beginning to show the way.
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