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Actors show altered brain activity when in character, study finds

Method actors employ an intensive approach to acting that involves staying in character for long periods of time.The recent study asked trained method actors a variety of hypothetical questions under four different scenarios.The results showed changes in brain activity depending on whether actors were in and out of character, including alterations to activity in the prefontal cortex — a key region in terms of self-awareness. None Method actors famously blur the lines between their everyday perso...
Tags: Psychology, Science, Brain, Medical Research, Innovation, Al Pacino, Romeo, Larry King, University Of Liverpool, Centre for Research, Philip Davis


Best of 2018: Instrumental and Recital CDs

Best of 2018: Instrumental and Recital CDs   Best Recital   Hanging Gardens Works by Claude Debussy, Arnold Schoenberg, Alban Berg, and Anton Webern Jacob Greenberg, piano with Tony Arnold, soprano   Rather than the customary bifurcation, Impressionism and Expressionism are related to one another on Hanging Gardens, pianist Jacob Greenberg’s loving curated, beautifully performed double CD. He is joined by soprano Tony Arnold for Arnold Schoenberg’s song cycle The Book of the ...
Tags: Religion, Time, Fox, Steve Reich, Beethoven, Cds, Huddersfield, Montreal, Best Of, David Mitchell, Steve, Mack, Ballon, Roche, Bach, Esa Pekka Salonen


Cost of climate-linked disasters soars: UN

The United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) noted that "climate change is increasing the frequency and severity of extreme weather events" such as floods and storms. Between 1978-1997, total losses for climate-related disasters was $895 billion (780 billion euros), UNISDR said in a report based on data compiled by the Centre for Research on the Epidemiology of Disasters (CRED) at the Universite Catholique de Louvain in Belgium. "The report's analysis makes it clear that econ...
Tags: Science, Belgium, Un, Centre for Research, Université Catholique de Louvain, UNISDR, Mami Mizutori


How a Young Couple Rejected Contraception & Embraced NFP

From Shaun Long before we trusted the Catholic Church or even considered marriage, my wife and I got into a heated debate about abortion. “So you think abortion is a sin?” “There’s no question: it’s wrong,” she said, as if it should have been obvious. “What gives you the right to say that? I think there are several cases where a mother should have the choice to have an abortion.” “Like what?” she replied. “Well, what happens if a father rapes his daughter?” “Um . . .” “And what about the mothe...
Tags: Facebook, Featured, Church, Religion, Time, Catholic Church, Jesus, Contraception, Catholic, Christ, Nfp, Jessica, Pro-life, John Paul II, Shaun, Jess


Tips from the archives: Covering hurricanes and other natural disasters

Photo: Eric Hackathorn via Flickr With Hurricane Matthew coming ashore on Haiti and approaching Cuba and the United States, this seems like a good time to review some resources and advice that AHCJ has compiled about reporting on hurricanes and other disasters. Even if you’re not reporting on an affected location, this may be a good time to ask some questions and write about disaster preparedness in your region. Tip sheets: Some advice when interviewing victims of mental or other trauma ...
Tags: Health, Florida, Mississippi, Cdc, Disaster, Public Health, Trauma, United States, New York Times, Fema, Hurricane, New Orleans, Storm, Cuba, Haiti, Ike


Sex Tied To Better Brain Power In Older Age

People over age 50 who are more sexually active also have better memory and cognitive skills than people who get busy less often, a new study from England suggests. Sex appeared to give men's brains a bigger boost than women's: Men who were more sexually active showed higher scores on tests of memory skills and executive function — the mental processes involved in planning, solving problems and paying attention — whereas women who were more sexually active saw only a higher score in their memor...
Tags: England, Coventry University, Huffington Post, Erin Schumaker, Wright, Facebook Google, Centre for Research, Hayley Wright


True science of climate change, worse natural disasters?

The true SCIENCE of climate chance indicates that the frequency and intensity of some natural disasters may increase or is increasing now. The very best computer models of today can only demonstrate trends never predict actual events or even specific years that will be exceptionally hot or cold, wet or dry for a particular region with much accuracy because as we learned in mathematics when the unknowns and variables far outnumber the knowns and equations there is always uncertainty (details in n...
Tags: Usa, New England, Manmade and Natural Disasters, National Science Foundation, Brussels Belgium, University of Louvain, Ommen, Centre for Research