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Newborn Night-Waking Has A Detrimental Health Impact On Parents
2014-07-09 09:11:48

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online One of the hardest parts of new parenthood is never getting enough sleep. Once an hour, every night, the baby cries out for food, comfort, or to be cleaned. Most new parents report feeling more exhausted in the morning than they did the night before. Professor Avi Sadeh led a team of researchers from Tel Aviv University's (TAU) School of Psychological Sciences to conduct the first study to examine why interrupted sleep can be as...

2014-07-08 23:13:08

According to Neuropsychologist Dr. Kenneth Freundlich with Morris Psychological Group, being constantly bombarded with far more information than we can process works to the detriment of our memory, our concentration and ultimately our ability to produce timely results and make good decisions. Parsippany, NJ (PRWEB) July 08, 2014 Information overload isn't new. Starting with the invention of the printing press in the fifteenth century, scholars and scientists have predicted that each...

2014-07-08 15:03:40

University of Luxembourg Finding the roots of illiteracy Working memory in children is linked strongly to reading and academic achievement, a new study from the University of Luxembourg and partner Universities from Brazil has shown. Moreover, this finding holds true regardless of socio-economic status. This suggests that children with learning difficulties might benefit from teaching methods that prevent working memory overload. The study was published recently in the scientific...

stressed out in america
2014-07-08 12:09:45

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online While every American faces some form of stress, a new survey has found that medical-related issues are the primary driver of stress in the United States. Conducted by NPR, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Harvard School of Public Health in March and April of this year, the new survey asked Americans about their sources of stress, how stress affected them and how they dealt with it. The poll found 49 percent of respondents...

2014-07-07 23:06:57

New book takes readers through author’s theory on how brain works. Warren, NJ (PRWEB) July 07, 2014 Intrigued by his own mind, author Masakazu Shoji decided to study the operations of the mind, assuming that the brain is a biological machine. “Self-Consciousness: The Hidden Internal State of Digital Circuits” (published by iUniverse) is Shoji’s breakdown of the human mind, treating it as if it was a human-machine brain. “The study of self-consciousness helps humans understand...

2014-07-07 16:23:49

Respected Comic Awarded for Bringing Awareness and Challenging Stereotypes of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder LOS ANGELES, July 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The International OCD Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping individuals with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and related disorders live full and productive lives, announced today that the 21st Annual OCD Conference will be held in Los Angeles from July 18-20, 2014. The OCD Conference is the only international...

Scientists Discover On-Off Switch To A Person's Consciousness
2014-07-07 14:42:29

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com - Your Universe online An orchestra, consisting of woodwinds, strings, percussion and brass instruments, each work off a score specific to the instrument they are playing. They each contribute a layer to the overall performance that, by themselves, would paint only a limited picture of what the piece was meant to sound like. Imagine Beethoven's 5th Symphony where all you heard were the oboes playing. The conductor, standing before the full written score, is...

More Left-handed Men Born During Winter
2014-07-07 03:26:15

University of Vienna Men born in November, December or January are more likely of being left-handed than during the rest of the year. While the genetic bases of handedness are still under debate, scientists at the Faculty of Psychology, University of Vienna, obtained indirect evidence of a hormonal mechanism promoting left-handedness among men. Psychologist Ulrich Tran and his colleagues published their findings in the scientific journal "Cortex". Various manual tasks in everyday life...

Built-in Biological Sunscreen Allows Mantis Shrimp To See The Reef In A Whole Different Light
2014-07-04 03:48:19

Cell Press In an unexpected discovery, researchers have found that the complex eyes of mantis shrimp are equipped with optics that generate ultraviolet (UV) color vision. Mantis shrimp's six UV photoreceptors pick up on different colors within the UV spectrum based on filters made from an ingredient other animals depend on as built-in biological sunscreen, according to research reported in the Cell Press journal Current Biology on July 3. "The mantis shrimp visual system contains six...

stress can feed insomnia
2014-07-04 05:25:11

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online It's not what you do, it's the way that you do it. This is the major finding of a new study investigating the link between stress and the development of insomnia. “Our study is among the first to show that it's not the number of stressors, but your reaction to them that determines the likelihood of experiencing insomnia,” stated lead author Vivek Pillai, PhD and research fellow at the Sleep Disorders and Research Center at...


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Spectrophobia
2013-12-24 12:23:34

Spectrophobia is a kind of specific phobia involving a morbid fear of mirrors. Catoptrophobia is the fear of mirrors. This phobia is distinct from Eisoptrophobia, which is the fear of your own reflection. In general, an individual suffering from this phobia has been traumatized in an event where they believe they have seen or heard apparitions or ghosts. The individual could also become traumatized by television shows, nightmares, or horror films. This fear could be the result of a trauma...

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