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Exploring the role of competitive brain processes in artistic cognition

For many years, neuroscientists worldwide have been trying to understand the neural and cognitive processes underpinning artistic expression. While past findings have identified a number of brain areas that could be associated ...

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To get ahead as an introvert, act like an extravert—it's not as hard as you think

Leadership is a human universal. It can even be seen in other species, which suggests it may be an evolutionarily ancient process.

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For the sake of your heart, cut down on the news

With a pandemic that is still raging and threats of violence leading up to President-Elect Joe Biden's inauguration, Americans are likely feeling even more stress than they felt in an American Psychological Association study ...

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Misinformation about infectious diseases can be debunked

According to a new doctoral thesis from Karolinska Institutet, misinformation about infectious diseases can be debunked most effectively by first stating the false information and then correcting it with the correct information. ...

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Smacking young children has long-lasting effects

Children who have adverse experiences such as being smacked at the age of three are more likely to suffer from poor mental health and have behavioral problems through to age 14, according to a study led by UCL researchers.

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What are the links between violence and mental illness?

When there is news of a violent attack, we sometimes hear that it could be related to mental illness—which may make us ask whether the violence could have been predicted or prevented. Current research and perspectives on ...

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Need to reduce work-related stress? It's a walk in the park

Work causes so much stress that it's become a global public health issue. The impact of stress on mental and physical health can also hurt productivity and result in economic loss. A new study now finds that working people ...

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Nurses report PTSD symptoms due to the pandemic—here's why

Nurses have been putting themselves in harm's way every day since the pandemic began. But as coronavirus spreads rapidly in the UK, it has become clear that those in intensive care units are now under more pressure than others.

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Workaholism leads to mental and physical health problems

Workaholism or work addiction risk is a growing public health concern that can lead to many negative mental and physical health outcomes such as depression, anxiety or sleep disorder. Perception of work (job demands and job ...

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Metabolism may play role in recurrent major depression

Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine, in collaboration with Dutch scientists, have found that certain metabolites—small molecules produced by the process of metabolism—may be predictive ...

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Gut microbes may antagonize or assist in anorexia

You are likely familiar with the serious consequences of anorexia for those who experience it, but you might not be aware that the disorder may not be purely psychological. A recent review from researchers at the University ...

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Wives bore the brunt of child care during the shutdown

Traditional gendered patterns of child care persisted during the COVID-19 shutdown, with more than a third of couples relying on women to provide most or all of it, according to a study from University of Georgia researcher ...

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How anorexia nervosa alters body awareness

The distorted perception of one's own body is a characteristic symptom of anorexia nervosa. It has long been known that patients overestimate the dimensions of their body. "This discrepancy relates to the conscious part of ...

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Zombie movies prepared you for the pandemic

Tales of post-apocalyptic landscapes in which few survivors emerge into a new and much different world have long been popular tales woven by screenwriters and authors. While many enjoy these stories, thinking of them as nothing ...

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Scientists identify workflow algorithm to predict psychosis

Scientists from the Max Planck Institute of Psychiatry, led by Nikolaos Koutsouleris, combined psychiatric assessments with machine-learning models that analyze clinical and biological data. Although psychiatrists make very ...