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CTE Linked to Another Athlete’s Suicide

By | 2016-11-20T07:53:40+00:00 October 15th, 2016|Categories: Brain, CTE, Sports|Tags: , , , , , , |

Yet another case of Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) linked to an athlete's suicide. CTE leaves a buildup of tau proteins in the brain, and can cause depression, mood swings, flattened affect, and memory loss. It is caused by head trauma, especially repeated head trauma. Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy Diagnosed in Action Sports Star Dave Mirra

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50 Quotes on Perspective

By | 2016-11-20T07:53:41+00:00 October 25th, 2012|Categories: ADD, ADHD, Brain, Health, Note to self..., Quotes, Randomness|Tags: , , , , |

No two people at any time are ever thinking the same exact thing. What does this mean? It goes to show how unique we are in our own ways. It means that we all have our very own thought process, our own mind set, our own perspective. It's never wrong though, to view things from a [...]

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Sociopaths: Impaired Sense of Smell

By | 2016-11-20T07:53:41+00:00 September 26th, 2012|Categories: ADD, ADHD, Brain, Health, Research|Tags: |

A study by Mahmut & Stevenson (2012) has found impaired senses of smell in people with sociopathic tendencies. The study sample consisted of 79 subjects, and the sample was taken from the community (as opposed to a psychiatric clinic). Researchers found that people that scored highly on sociopathic traits had more difficulty identifying scents and differentiating [...]

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Spirituality: Its Impact on Adjusting to Breast Cancer

By | 2016-11-20T07:53:44+00:00 September 12th, 2011|Categories: Brain, Depression/Anxiety|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Does spirituality make a difference in how a patient adjusts to breast cancer? According to the following studies, the answer is yes. It does depend, however, on whether spirituality was already part of a patient's life prior to diagnosis. Two studies by Yanez, et al. (2009) examined the relationship between spiritual wellbeing and psychological adjustment. In [...]

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Guilt, Cooperation Linked by Neural Network

By | 2016-10-05T06:45:48+00:00 May 12th, 2011|Categories: Brain|Tags: , , , , |

ScienceDaily (2011-05-12) -- On a daily basis, our social life places us in situations where we have to decide whether or not to cooperate with others. However, the motivation that encourages us to behave cooperatively is often not clear. Now, new research suggests that anticipation of the feeling of guilt can motivate us to behave unselfishly [...]

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ADHD: Brain Structure Differences Found

By | 2017-01-10T08:41:40+00:00 April 26th, 2011|Categories: ADD, ADHD, Brain, Research|Tags: , , , , , , |

Did you know that the ADHD brain may have a thinner cerebral cortex than the non-ADHD brain? The cerebral cortex is the thin tissue that covers the cerebrum. It's the cerebrum's outer layer. It's sometimes called the "gray matter" of the brain. In an American Journal of Psychiatry editorial, Rachel G. Klein Ph.D. reviews studies regarding [...]

Antidepressants: Boost brain cells after injury?

By | 2016-10-05T06:45:48+00:00 April 25th, 2011|Categories: Brain, Depression/Anxiety, Research|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

ScienceDaily (2011-04-22) -- When neurosurgeons noticed that patients with brain injuries who had been prescribed antidepressants were doing better in unexpected ways than their counterparts who were not taking such medications, scientists took a closer look. Early results in mice indicate that anti-depressants may help spur the creation and survival of new brain cells after brain [...]

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MRI shows meditation changes brain’s decision-making process

By | 2016-11-20T07:53:45+00:00 April 20th, 2011|Categories: Brain, Research|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

ScienceDaily (2011-04-20) -- Neuroimaging research shows that Buddhist meditators use different areas of the brain than other people when confronted with unfair choices, enabling them to make decisions rationally rather than emotionally. http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/04/110420112328.htm The Sarkis Summary: The brain's anterior insula, is usually activated when a person experiences the emotions of rejection and mistrust. In this study, [...]

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Swearing is a powerful painkiller, study shows

By | 2016-11-20T07:53:45+00:00 April 19th, 2011|Categories: Brain, Research|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

You may already know this to be true, but now there is scientific evidence... MSNBC, "The Body Odd" 19April2011 -- Next time you stub your toe, go ahead and let those four-letter words fly. Cursing actually does help dull our perception of pain, new research suggests. In the study, researchers from the UK's Keele University asked [...]

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