Psychology & Psychiatry

New app tests how mood affects cognitive performance

Researchers from UNSW and UCL are hoping that a newly launched app that tracks an individual's moods and emotions could lead to better management of mental health disorders such as anxiety and depression.

Psychology & Psychiatry

The costs of mental effort

Every day, we are faced with countless decisions regarding cognitive control, or the process of inhibiting automatic or habitual responses in order to perform better at a task.

Neuroscience

How the brain 'mentalizes' cooperation

What parts of your brain are involved in gauging a friend's actions and adjusting your own; for example, when you both carry a couch up a flight of stairs? Researchers in Japan have found that part of the right side of the ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Counseling urged to prevent depression in at-risk new moms

Doctors already are supposed to screen new mothers for depression, to find those who need prompt care. Now they're also being urged to identify women at risk—because counseling could prevent depression from setting in.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Can personality be measured?

An international team of researchers has developed a new method to assess the intelligence and personality by analyzing neurophysiological data of the human brain. Researchers with Universidad Politécnica de Madrid are among ...

Health

European workers fail to hydrate properly

A newly published scientific paper indicates that occupational safety and daily day performance in seven out of 10 workers from several European industries are negatively affected by a combination of heat stress and failure ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Even quick meditation aids cognitive skills

College students who listen to a 10-minute meditation tape complete simple cognitive tasks more quickly and accurately than peers who listen to a "control" recording on a generic subject, researchers at Yale University and ...

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