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Emotional Control Cognitive Reappraisal Not Healthy
2013-10-29 07:41:09

Rebekah Eliason for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online The ability to regulate and control emotions is a vital part of leading a functional life. However, there is new research suggesting that using the common method known as cognitive reappraisal may be a harmful strategy in situations that are under our control. Lead researcher of the study Allison Troy of Franklin & Marshall College said, “Context is important, our research is among the first to suggest that cognitive...

2013-10-23 23:31:15

A newly developed model of mind, Dichotomized Operating System Model (DOS Model), explains what mind is, how it emerges from the brain, how it develops over time and why do we have it, besides solving thousands of years old mysteries like consciousness, free will, etc. without any requirement of prior knowledge to understand the same. The model, developed by Parag Jasani, is available on the website http://www.whatismind.com. Mumbai, India (PRWEB) October 23, 2013 With billions of neurons...

Learning New Skills Can Keep An Aging Mind Healthy
2013-10-21 09:39:29

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Though the mind has previously been understood to be like a muscle — one must exercise it to keep it strong — a new study suggests simple exercise alone won’t be enough to keep a healthy and active brain late in life. According to a new study conducted by the University of Texas at Dallas and soon to be published in the journal Psychological Science, only those activities which are especially mentally taxing will improve...

2013-10-16 09:09:52

You’re only as old as you feel, or so the saying goes. Now, research suggests that a simple memory test can have a noticeable impact on just how old some older adults feel, aging them about five years in the span of five minutes. The findings are published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. “Previous work shows that how old one feels — one’s subjective age — predicts significant health outcomes, even better than one’s chronological...

2013-10-08 23:32:49

Insights based on the Dimensional Systems Model are discussed in the Neuropsychotherapist magazine. “Speculation” is a regular column about the leading edge of research and theory, with a leaning toward the more speculative areas of thought. Greenville, South Carolina (PRWEB) October 08, 2013 Clinical psychologist Robert A. Moss, Ph.D., ABN, ABPP is the author of an article on the implications of the columnar brain code (Dimensional Systems Model) and its applied treatment approach...

2013-10-07 12:42:57

Ideologues on both ends of the political spectrum are equally likely to believe their opinions are superior to others', but their feelings of superiority emerge for distinct political issues, according to new research published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. These findings suggest that, while people with moderate attitudes tend to be more evenhanded, those on the extreme ends of the political spectrum seem especially convinced that their...

2013-09-24 10:40:30

Young Children Have Difficulty when Elements of Memory Overlap A new study provides evidence that one important part of memory undergoes substantial development even after the age of 7. Researchers found that episodic memory – the ability to remember not only what happened, but where and when – takes longer to develop than often assumed. That means young children may have no problem with remembering certain simple events or facts.  But in some cases, they may have difficulty...

Some Fears May Be Eliminated Just By Going To Sleep
2013-09-23 09:25:43

[ Watch the Video: Never Fear! Just Sleep On It! ] Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online New research has shown some fears could be unlearned while a person sleeps. Using specific odors, such as woody or floral scents, scientists were able to reduce the reactions of subjects who were trained to fear a pair of faces prior to the study. Going forward, the researchers say this new technique could be used to treat people who suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder...

Too Much Time Online Can Affect Working Memory
2013-09-20 16:42:48

[ Watch the Video: Facebook Time Impacts Working Memory ] Brett Smith for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online You may be losing the capacity to store valuable memories or take in information by spending too much time online – except when reading stories on redOrbit, of course. All joking aside, the human brain can be overwhelmed by the flood of information pouring off our computer screen – according to Erik Fransén, a researcher from Stockholm's KTH Royal Institute of...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.