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Browsing All Posts filed under »Psychology«

Steven Pinker: The surprising decline in violence | Talk Video | TED.com

July 20, 2014

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If you’re upset by all of the horror going on in the world recently then watch this. It offers valuable perspective about how we’re living in the most peaceful time in human history despite it seeming the very opposite. Steven Pinker, psycholinguistics professor at MIT, goes into the cold hard facts and a little informed […]

Phineas Gage neuroscience case: True story of famous frontal lobe patient is better than textbook accounts.

May 10, 2014

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On Sept. 13, 1848, at around 4:30 p.m., the time of day when the mind might start wandering, a railroad foreman named Phineas Gage filled a drill hole with gunpowder and turned his head to check on his men. It was the last normal moment of his life. Other victims in the annals of medicine […]

New brain cells erase old memories : Nature News & Comment

May 10, 2014

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For anyone fighting to save old memories, a fresh crop of brain cells may be the last thing they need. Research published today in Science suggests that newly formed neurons in the hippocampus — an area of the brain involved in memory formation — could dislodge previously learned information1. The work may provide clues as […]

A Short Easy Breathing Exercise to Relieve Stress

March 13, 2014

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LA Times – Stress matters to brains white matter

February 18, 2014

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Stress can damage the brain. The hormones it releases can change the way nerves fire, and send circuits into a dangerous feedback loop, leaving us vulnerable to anxiety, depression and post-traumatic stress disorder. But how stress accomplishes its sinister work on a cellular level has remained mysterious. Neuroscientists at a UC Berkeley lab have uncovered […]

Michael Bay’s stagefright has done us all a favour| theguardian.com

January 8, 2014

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The gags were inevitable. Within minutes of Transformers director Michael Bay\’s panicked exit from a presentation at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas – apparently overcome with stagefright after the autocue broke down – Twitter was sniggering that at last he had done what thousands of others had wanted to do before him: he\’d […]

Crash Course in Body Language

December 18, 2013

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