Psychology & Psychiatry

Seeing yourself as Einstein may change the way you think

The perception of having Albert Einstein's body may help unlock previously inaccessible mental resources, finds a new study. Following a virtual reality "Einstein" experience, participants were less likely to unconsciously ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Debunking myths about gun violence and mental health

Like many Americans, Liza H. Gold, MD, felt sick with grief when the Sandy Hook Elementary School mass shooting occurred in December 2012. The deaths of the 20 children and six teachers were profoundly tragic in so many ways, ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Mindfulness from meditation associated with lower stress hormone

(Medical Xpress)—Focusing on the present rather than letting the mind drift may help to lower levels of the stress hormone cortisol, suggests new research from the Shamatha Project at the University of California, Davis.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Favorite TV reruns may have restorative powers: researcher

(Medical Xpress)—We hear all the time that we need to get off the couch, stop watching TV and get moving. But what if watching TV under specific conditions could actually provide the mental boost you need to tackle a difficult ...

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