How Optical Illusions Can Enhance Mental Agility

You're reading How Optical Illusions Can Enhance Mental Agility, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. How do you wile away your free time? Is checking your social media feeds the top of your list, or are you a life admin kind of person? Do you use your free time to call up your friends or spend some in-person time with your nearest and dearest? Maybe it’s your chance to catch up o...
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Researchers get one step closer to global Strep A vaccine

The search for a global Strep A vaccine has narrowed after researchers sequenced the DNA of more than 2000 Group A Streptococcus samples from around the world.
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Mutations in 'junk' DNA can cause autism, study shows

Leveraging artificial intelligence techniques, researchers have demonstrated that mutations in so-called 'junk' DNA can cause autism.
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Brain stimulation improves visual perceptual learning

Practice results in better learning. Consider learning a musical instrument, for example: the more one practices, the better one will be able to learn to play.
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Music helps to develop the neural networks of premature infants

In Switzerland, as in most industrialized countries, nearly 1% of children are born "very prematurely", i.e. before the 32nd week of pregnancy, which represents about 800 children yearly.
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Mites and ticks are part of the same evolutionary line, research shows

Scientists from the University of Bristol and the Natural History Museum in London have reconstructed the evolutionary history of the chelicerates, the mega-diverse group of 110,000 arthropods that includes spiders, scorpions, mites and ticks.
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3 reasons why your patients love you

I recently wrote an article giving 3 reasons why any patient may not have liked their doctor. They included the physician being visibly in a hurry, appearing to brush off concerns, or giving a general sense of not caring. While no doctor deliberately sets out to do any of these things, complaints like these are all […] Find jobs at Careers by Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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Fertility paradox in male beauty quest

Men paradoxically damage their ability to have children during efforts to make themselves look more attractive.
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Malaria free status for Algeria and Argentina

The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared Argentina and Algeria malaria-free in a historic announcement for the two nations.
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This invention cutting period poverty

Saying 'Goodbye' to pads and period poverty, and 'Hello' to the menstrual cup
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Study suggests e-cigarette flavorings may pose heart risk

WASHINGTON (AP) — E-cigarettes aren’t considered as risky as regular cigarettes, but researchers have found a clue that their flavorings may be bad for the heart. Longtime smokers who can’t kick the addiction sometimes switch to e-cigarettes, in hopes of avoiding the cancer-causing chemicals in tobacco smoke. But cigarette smoking doesn’t just cause lung cancer. […]
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The rise and fall of measles vaccinations

Ten years ago it would not have been worth my time to write about measles nor yours to read about it. In the year 2000, thanks to a very effective 2-shot childhood vaccination program using a combined measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine, the U.S. was declared free of this potentially lethal disease. However, by the end of […] Find jobs at Careers by Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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The Inpatient Drug Rehab Industry Is Still Failing

Longtime readers of World of Psychology know I don’t have a lot of patience for the ridiculous shady marketing practices of the drug rehab industry, otherwise known as inpatient alcohol treatment centers. While there are many ethical, well-meaning providers in this space, there are dozens of companies who are still scraping bottom. Today I take a look at where American Addiction Centers is and where it’s going, and the new obfuscated marketing efforts of Freedom Healthcare of America. The inp...
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How Carl Jung Inspired the Creation of Alcoholics Anonymous

There may be as many doors into Alcoholics Anonymous in the 21st century as there are people who walk through them—from every world religion to no religion. The “international mutual-aid fellowship” has had “a significant and long-term effect on the culture of the United States,” writes Worcester State University professor of psychology Charles Fox at Aeon. Indeed, its influence is global. From its inception in 1935, A.A. has represented an “enormously popular therapy, and a testament to the in...
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Artificial intelligence technique identifies new class of mutations behind autism

Many mutations in DNA that contribute to disease are not in actual genes but instead lie in the 99% of the genome once considered "junk." Even though scientists have recently come to understand that these vast stretches of DNA do in fact play critical roles, deciphering these effects on a wide scale has been impossible until now.
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Research into structure of anticoagulant protein may open new avenues for treatment of thrombosis

A collaboration between researchers from Brazil and the United States may open new avenues for the treatment of thrombosis, the leading cause of death among cancer patients.
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Investigating RNA-based regulation of the cardiovascular system

Goethe University and TU Munich have jointly obtained a new Collaborative Research Centre (Sonderforschungsbereich - SFB), which will receive approximately € 11 million in funding from the German Research Foundation over the next four years.
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Psychedelics may be a powerful treatment for alcoholism

A survey supplied to 343 individuals showed that psychedelic drugs such as LSD or psilocybin may have serious benefits when it comes to treating alcoholism.The majority of the participants reported having severe alcoholism, but 83% of these individuals significantly reduced their drinking to more manageable levels after taking a psychedelic.This research underscores the potential that currently illegal drugs may have in as methods of treatment, but more research is needed to say so for certain. ...
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A physician’s journey to working from home

Raise your glasses (of juice, water, champagne, or whatever you fancy) and join me in celebrating a dream come true: I’m officially a physician who practices medicine from home. To think that it was only four years ago that I was burnt out. It took having that eye-opening experience to take myself off the grid […] Find jobs at Careers by Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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US measles outbreak now worst since 1994 after 60 new cases reported

The disease was eliminated in 2000, but public health officials blame the resurgence on misinformation about vaccinesThe US recorded 60 new measles cases last week, taking confirmed cases for the year to 940, the worst outbreak since 1994 and since measles was declared eliminated in 2000, federal health officials said on Monday. Related: Measles cases soar across US: 'It's getting worse' Continue reading...
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A Common Sign Of Relationship Problems (M)

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The Meal That Increases Your IQ

Eating this meal linked to 5 more IQ points. → Support PsyBlog for just $4 per month. Enables access to articles marked (M) and removes ads. → Explore PsyBlog's ebooks, all written by Dr Jeremy Dean: Accept Yourself: How to feel a profound sense of warmth and self-compassion The Anxiety Plan: 42 Strategies For Worry, Phobias, OCD and Panic Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything Activate: How To Find Joy Again By Changing What You Do
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The DNA diet: How knowing your genes can help you fit into your jeans

"One man's food is another man's poison." - Lucretius (99-55 B.C.)
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What Will Court Evangelicals Pray on Trump’s Special Day of Prayer?

In a helpful gesture, well over 200 court evangelicals have gone on record as supporters of Donald Trump in a solicitation to fellow evangelicals to pray for the president on June 2. Many of the usual suspects are on the list, but I must admit I am having a hard time getting over former DC Talk member Michael Tait being there. Nothing in the call to prayer calls Trump to repentance for his many lies, for his support for ruthless dictators around the world, for his obstructions of reasonable Cong...
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India’s FreshToHome raises $11 million to expand its fish, meat, and vegetable e-commerce platform

Shan Kadavil, who spent early days of his career managing tech support firm Support and then heading India operations of gaming firm Zynga, says he had a calling of sorts when his son was born. Kadavil realized that much of the meat that sells in India is not exactly healthy. The perishables are loaded with chemicals to superficially extend their life by six months, if not more. He wanted to do something better. Fast forward four years, Kadavil said today that FreshToHome, his new e-commerce ...
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Mark Radcliffe: I found a lump when I was shaving

Radio presenter Mark Radcliffe tells BBC Radio 5 Live about the first symptom that lead to his cancer diagnosis.
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Coming soon: New home blood-testing device for people with chronic illnesses

Université de Montréal's Laboratory of Biosensors & Nanomachines, in partnership with Montreal company Nanogenecs Diagnostics, has just been awarded a 700 000$ NSERC 'Idea to Innovation' grant to develop a home blood-testing device for people with chronic illnesses.
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7 Ways Health and Safety Training Can Benefit Your Business

It is a known fact that human resources are a business’ most important asset. The effort that your staff personnel put into their respective work tasks is a huge determining factor as to whether you get to achieve your financial objectives or not. As a business owner or manager, it is, therefore, crucial to ensure working conditions are safe and comfortable enough for maximum employee productivity. You need to ensure that your team is adequately trained on how to abide by the relevant industry h...
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Researchers develop synthetic molecules that deliver drugs to neuroblastoma

Researchers from Universidad Politécnica de Madrid are involved in the development of specific molecular scaffolds which are able to deliver drugs and diagnostic agents to the neuroblastoma, an aggressive tumor in children.
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Coat of proteins makes viruses more infectious and facilitates plaque formation in Alzheimer's

New research from Stockholm University and Karolinska Institutet shows that viruses interact with proteins in the biological fluids of their host which results in a layer of proteins on the viral surface.
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