Psychology

A Biomarker could aid in the Early Detection of Schizophrenia

A Biomarker could aid in the Early Detection of Schizophrenia

Scientists have discovered a protein that could serve as the foundation for the development of a rapid, minimally invasive blood test for the early detection of schizophrenia. CRMP2 is a protein found in both the brain and the blood that influences neural connections in human brains. The study di.....

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Socially Isolated Older Adults People can affect their Health and Well-being

Socially Isolated Older Adults People can affect their Health and Well-being

Everyone requires social connections in order to survive and thrive. However, as people get older, they tend to spend more time alone. Being alone may make older adults more vulnerable to loneliness and social isolation, both of which can have a negative impact on their health and well-being. Lon.....

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Study found ADHD and Dementia is linked Across Generations

Study found ADHD and Dementia is linked Across Generations

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a neurodevelopmental disorder characterized by inattention, impulsiveness, and hyperactivity. It is estimated that 3% of adults worldwide are affected. Dementia is not a specific disease but is rather a general term for the impaired ability to re.....

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A Region of Brain Stem may Mediate Religiosity and Spirituality in Humans

A Region of Brain Stem may Mediate Religiosity and Spirituality in Humans

Scientists have long suspected that religiosity and spirituality are linked to specific brain circuits, but the exact location of those circuits is unknown. A new study has identified a brain circuit that appears to mediate that aspect of our personality using novel technology and the human conne.....

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Premature Babies Feel Less Pain when their Mothers Speak to Them

Premature Babies Feel Less Pain when their Mothers Speak to Them

Premature babies are frequently separated from their parents and placed in intensive care in an incubator. For several weeks, he or she will be subjected to routine medical procedures that can be painful, without being relieved by excessive amounts of pharmaceutical painkillers, which are harmful.....

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Gut Bacteria is related to improved Cognitive and Language Skills in Baby Boys

Gut Bacteria is related to improved Cognitive and Language Skills in Baby Boys

Infant boys with an intestine bacterial composition high in Bacteroidetes had superior cognitive and language abilities 12 months later than boys with lower levels of the microorganism. A new study discovered that infant boys with a higher composition of specific gut microbiota have better neurod.....

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The Motor Cortex of the Brain can Help Vocabulary Learning

The Motor Cortex of the Brain can Help Vocabulary Learning

Language, as a cognitive process, is linked to neural mechanisms, many of which differ from those found in other brain systems. As evidence, we can see patients with brain lesions who have language disorders but no other discernible problems, as well as patients who have no language problems but .....

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Crawling is a Crucial Step for your child’s Risk Perception Development

Crawling is a Crucial Step for your child’s Risk Perception Development

Crawling provides many wonderful experiences for your child and aids in the development and strengthening of other areas. If your child hasn’t started creeping or crawling by nine months, it’s time to see your pediatrician or a physical therapist. Crawling is your baby’s first a.....

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Sleep Loss of New Mothers Related to Aging Acceleration

Sleep Loss of New Mothers Related to Aging Acceleration

When new mothers complain that all those sleepless nights caring for their newborns are robbing them of years, they may be correct. The ‘biological age’ of mothers who slept less than seven hours a night at the six-month mark was three to seven years older than those who slept seven h.....

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Dementia Test Results are Connected to Changes in Brain Structure

Dementia Test Results are Connected to Changes in Brain Structure

Dementia is characterized by a progressive and often remorseless decline in cognition, function, behavior, and care requirements. In dementia, assessment is based on both collateral and patient-derived information. Over the years, many assessment scales have been developed for use in dementia res.....

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New Investigations Identify Gene Targets in Brain Stress Hormones

New Investigations Identify Gene Targets in Brain Stress Hormones

A stressful situation, whether environmental, such as a looming work deadline, or psychological, such as persistent worry about losing a job, can set off a chain reaction of stress hormones that results in well-planned physiological changes. Chronic stress is a well-known contributor to mental he.....

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New Discovery for Preventing Depression from Ketamine

New Discovery for Preventing Depression from Ketamine

If a person responds to ketamine, it can quickly reduce suicidality (life-threatening thoughts and actions) and relieve other serious depression symptoms. Ketamine can also be used to treat depression in conjunction with anxiety. A new study has discovered how ketamine can be used to treat diffic.....

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