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Controlling Your Emotions May Be Difficult Even Under Mild Stress
2013-08-27 08:45:25

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A team of neuroscientists from New York University (NYU) has found even mild stress can foil therapeutic measures to control emotions. The findings point to the limits of clinical techniques, while at the same time illuminating the barriers that must be overcome in addressing afflictions such as fear or anxiety. "We have long suspected that stress can impair our ability to control our emotions, but this is the first study to document...

2010-11-03 17:13:50

A University of Toronto study shows that visual attention "” the brain's ability to selectively filter unattended or unwanted information from reaching awareness "” diminishes with age, leaving older adults less capable of filtering out distracting or irrelevant information. Further, this age-related "leaky" attentional filter fundamentally impacts the way visual information is encoded into memory. Older adults with impaired visual attention have better memory for "irrelevant"...

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2009-03-11 15:24:21

Universite de Montreal researchers analyze marijuana use and other risky behaviors in Accident Analysis and Prevention journal Thrill-seeking young men are more likely to drive under the influence of cannabis (DUIC) and engage in reckless driving, according to a new Universit© de Montr©al study. As reported in the journal Accident Analysis and Prevention, men who are sensation-seekers, an average age of 27 and impulsive will consider taking the wheel after consuming cannabis more...


Word of the Day
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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