Psychology-Psychiatry

Get Into the Flow: 5 Performance-Enhancing Brain Chemicals

Get Into the Flow: 5 Performance-Enhancing Brain Chemicals

Steven Kotler explains the neurochemical changes during flow states that strengthen motivation, creativity and learning. “The brain produces a giant cascade of neurochemistry. You get norepinephrine, dopamine, anandamide, serotonin and endorphins. All five of these are performance enhancing neurochemicals.

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Research Shows Many Men Now Suffer From This Problem (Formerly Considered a ‘Female Issue’)

Written by on October 13, 2017 in Psychology-Psychiatry, Sci-Tech with 0 Comments
Research Shows Many Men Now Suffer From This Problem (Formerly Considered a ‘Female Issue’)

Mainstream media affects us in so many subtly harmful ways (if we refer to it a lot). Here’s the latest psychologically and physically dangerous trend.

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Here’s How You & Your DNA are Being Targeted

Posted by on September 24, 2017 in Psychology-Psychiatry, Sci-Tech, Technology with 2 Comments
Here’s How You & Your DNA are Being Targeted

Recently another brave whistleblower has stepped forward to expose it. Bryan Kofron (who formerly used the alias of Justin Carter) is a security industry specialist who used to work for a private security company SIS (Security Industry Specialists) in Seattle, Washington.

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Can Your Birth Month Affect Your Personality?

Posted by on September 17, 2017 in Psychology-Psychiatry, Science with 3 Comments
Can Your Birth Month Affect Your Personality?

Can the season that you were born in affect your personality? New research shows that the season you are born has a significant impact on your risk of developing mood disorders. People born at certain times of year may have a greater chance of developing certain types of affective temperaments, which in turn can lead to mood disorders. Read More: Birth season affects your mood in later life

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How Many Different Human Emotions Are There?

Posted by on September 15, 2017 in Psychology-Psychiatry, Sci-Tech with 0 Comments
How Many Different Human Emotions Are There?

Psychology once assumed that most human emotions fall within the universal categories of happiness, sadness, anger, surprise, fear, and disgust. But a new study from Greater Good Science Center faculty director Dacher Keltner suggests that there are at least 27 distinct emotions—and they are intimately connected with each other.

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What Solar Eclipses Can Teach Us About Being Human

Posted by on August 18, 2017 in Psychology-Psychiatry, Sci-Tech with 0 Comments
What Solar Eclipses Can Teach Us About Being Human

The awe we experience during a total solar eclipse is very unique because it is the universe that we are experiencing. When you think about it, you are actually standing in the shadow of the moon, which is a solar object out there, and it’s the shadow that’s passing over us—that’s what the darkness is. It’s probably among the strongest awe we can feel.

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Here’s Why Half of the Life You Experience is Over by Age 7

Posted by on August 13, 2017 in Nature, Psychology-Psychiatry, Sci-Tech, Science with 1 Comment
Here’s Why Half of the Life You Experience is Over by Age 7

Have you ever observed that time seems to be going by faster as you get older? There’s a reason that one summer seems to stretch out forever when you’re a kid, but zips by before you know it when you’re 30. That reason is perspective, as a gorgeous interactive visualization, by Austrian designer Maximilian Kiener, demonstrates. When you’re one year old, a year is literally forever to you — it’s all the time that you’ve ever known. But as you grow older, one year is a smaller and smaller fraction of your total life. It’s like watching something shrink in your rear view mirror.

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Opposition Defiant Disorder — Non-Conformity & Anti-Authoritarianism Now Considered an Illness

Posted by on August 11, 2017 in Psychology-Psychiatry, Sci-Tech with 68 Comments
Opposition Defiant Disorder — Non-Conformity & Anti-Authoritarianism Now Considered an Illness

Opposition Defiant Disorder is another new “mental illness diagnosis” included in the latest DSM. So are many other things that are simply descriptors of characteristics. Read the list. All have pharmaceutical “solutions”. Where there is non conformity especially deficiencies in “rule-governed behaviour” the answer is to medicate the person into submission. There are now 357 mental illness diagnoses instead of the 130 in 1950. Overdiagnosis and overmedication are now the norm.

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These Applications and Websites Will Help Enhance Your Brain

Posted by on August 10, 2017 in Psychology-Psychiatry, Sci-Tech, Technology with 0 Comments
These Applications and Websites Will Help Enhance Your Brain

These activities are helpful for people of all ages, but those in their elderly years will certainly benefit more: a greater number of studies show that keeping an active mind is important for the brain as it ages, and doing exercises and games that keep different parts of the brain engaged are associated with warding off Alzheimer’s, dementia, and other such diseases typically associated with growing older.

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Light Therapy is More Effective than Prozac in Major Depression

Light Therapy is More Effective than Prozac in Major Depression

Bright light therapy has a proven track record of success in the treatment of seasonal affective disorder (SAD), commonly referred to as the winter blues. A new study from the University of British Columbia shows that this simple and safe therapy is effective for non-seasonal major depression. In fact, researchers showed light therapy was much more effective than fluoxetine (Prozac).

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Darwin Was Wrong: Compassion Helped Fuel Human Evolution – NOT Survival of the Fittest

Posted by on July 25, 2017 in Psychology-Psychiatry, Sci-Tech, Science with 36 Comments
Darwin Was Wrong: Compassion Helped Fuel Human Evolution – NOT Survival of the Fittest

A new study of early humans has challenged one of the main tenets of Darwin’s evolutionary theory, the idea of the survival of the fittest, by suggesting compassion and the ability to accommodate “defective” members of the community actually played a significant role in how humans developed.

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Is Talking to Yourself Crazy or Helpful?

Posted by on July 20, 2017 in Psychology-Psychiatry, Sci-Tech with 11 Comments
Is Talking to Yourself Crazy or Helpful?

Talking to yourself has been proven to help one through difficult tasks, performance. So when you take on something new, talk yourself through it. Hearing yourself say it becomes another form of input and helps you learn in multiple ways.

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Being Open-Minded Literally Changes The Way You See The World, Says New Research

Posted by on July 19, 2017 in Psychology-Psychiatry, Sci-Tech, Science with 0 Comments
Being Open-Minded Literally Changes The Way You See The World, Says New Research

Another interesting study from 2015 shows that being open minded can affect a person’s ability to perceive unexpected objects while attention is focused on something else, called “inattentional blindness.”

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Science Shows What You Think Will Make You Happy Probably Won’t

Written by on July 18, 2017 in Psychology-Psychiatry, Sci-Tech, Science with 0 Comments
Science Shows What You Think Will Make You Happy Probably Won’t

Science says there’s a good chance you don’t what really makes you happy. When estimating our happiness, we humans tend to engage in something called “impact bias” where we overestimate the actual effect that different outcomes will have on our life.

When if they think they’d be happier winning the lottery or becoming paraplegic, most people quite understandably respond that they’d be happier with all that money and no handicap.

Still, real life statistics show that one year after winning the lottery or losing the use of their lower body, people in both these groups are equally happy. Yes, really, EQUALLY.

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Landmark Study Shows Legal Marijuana Sales Reduce Crime

Posted by on July 16, 2017 in Psychology-Psychiatry, Sci-Tech, Science with 0 Comments
Landmark Study Shows Legal Marijuana Sales Reduce Crime

The researchers noted that medical marijuana dispensaries actually increase the ‘walkability score’ of a neighborhood which deters criminal activity. What this study illustrates is that Sessions’ policies of bringing back D.A.R.E., continuing to clamp down on pot, and removing state’s rights, would not only be detrimental to fighting the opioid epidemic, but it would also create more crime.

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