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May 22, 2015

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Instantly More Adaptive Behavior Through Meditation

May 18, 2015 — Certain meditation techniques can promote behavior to vary adaptively from moment to moment depending on current goals, rather than remaining rigid and inflexible, a new study ... read more

May 14, 2015 — Researchers are studying quail to understand the underlying mechanisms involved in their breeding ... read more

May 14, 2015 — A mouse model has been developed that exhibits the neuropathological and behavioral features associated with the most common genetic form of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS or Lou Gehrig's ... read more

Bullying: What We Know Based on 40 Years of Research

May 14, 2015 — Psychologists have reviewed over 40 years of research on bullying among school age youth, documented the current understanding of the complexity of the issue and suggested directions for future ... read more

May 14, 2015 — Dogs who suffer with separation anxiety become more optimistic when taking the animal equivalent of Prozac during behavioral treatment, according to the results of an innovative new study. Canine ... read more

Medical Marijuana Pill May Not Be Effective in Treating Behavioral Symptoms of Dementia

May 13, 2015 — Medical marijuana pills may not help treat behavioral symptoms of dementia, such as aggression, pacing and wandering, a new study concludes. However, researchers did find that the drug dosage used in ... read more

Depression Intensifies Anger in Veterans With PTSD

May 13, 2015 — The tendency for veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder to lash out in anger can be significantly amplified if they are also depressed, according to new ... read more

Learning Entrepreneurship: Starting a Business Is a Matter of Adequate Training

May 13, 2015 — The capacity to think and act in entrepreneurial terms is present in many people -- unbeknown to most of them. Action-oriented entrepreneurship training sessions can unlock dormant potential and ... read more

May 13, 2015 — Men who wear red clothes send out a signal that they are angry and aggressive, in much the same way as if their face had reddened, new research suggests. This study is believed to be the first into ... read more

Research Finds Differences in the Brains and Behavior of Girls and Boys With Autism

May 13, 2015 — Differences in the underlying biology of children's brains and behavior has been identified through a study on a large cohort of preschoolers with autism spectrum disorder. The findings may help ... read more

Huntington's Disease Monkeys Display Progressive Clinical Changes and Neurodegeneration

May 12, 2015 — A preclinical, large animal model of Huntington's disease has been developed for assessing new therapeutics, which could ultimately provide better treatment options, possibly including altering ... read more

Brain Protein Linked to Binge-Drinking Behavior

May 11, 2015 — Scientists have discovered that a brain protein has a key role in controlling binge drinking in animal models. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, binge drinking -- ... read more

May 11, 2015 — Robotic dogs are likely to replace the real thing in households worldwide in as little as a decade, as our infatuation with technology grows and more people migrate to high-density city ... read more

Teens in Child Welfare System Practice Similar Health-Risk Behaviors as General Teen Population, Study Finds

May 4, 2015 — Previous research has suggested that teens who have been victims of maltreatment may be more likely to practice a number of health-risk behaviors. However, a new study found that teens involved with ... read more

May 8, 2015 — Countless research and self-help books claim that having more sex will lead to increased happiness, based on the common finding that those having more sex are also happier. Scientists now report that ... read more

Potential New Method to Assess Stress

May 4, 2015 — Stress. Life’s trauma, physical or non-physical, can cause a flight-or-fight, or a freeze, stress response. Most experience it. Some are crippled by it. So how can stress, the body’s responses to ... read more

How Managers and Colleagues Can Help Staff Who Witness Workplace Aggression

May 6, 2015 — Just witnessing aggression or other bad behavior at work can affect our well-being, but the right support from employers and colleagues can limit the ... read more

Memory Task-Specific Encoding by Neuronal Networks in the Human Hippocampus

May 6, 2015 — Epilepsy patients undergoing intracranial monitoring for seizure localization provide an excellent model to study discharge patterns of single neurons within the mesial temporal lobe during memory ... read more

May 6, 2015 — When it comes to rewards and punishments, which is more effective -- the carrot or the stick? A simple experiment suggests that punishments are more likely to influence behavior than rewards. The ... read more

We All Want High Social Status

May 6, 2015 — Not everyone may care about having an impressive job title or a big, fancy house but all human beings desire a high level of social status, according to a newly published ... read more

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