memory and perception

Hope Can Aid in Recovery from Anxiety Disorders

Hope Can Aid in Recovery from Anxiety Disorders

New research suggests hope is a trait that can predict resilience and recovery from anxiety disorders. In a new study, clinical psychologist Dr. Matthew Gallager and colleagues examined the role...
Extended Hormone Therapy During Menopause Aids Cognition

Extended Hormone Therapy During Menopause Aids Cognition

Emerging research suggests a longer period of estrogen replacement therapy provides a prolonged cognitive benefit. However, investigators acknowledge that the risk-to-benefit balance of hormone
Rest After Trauma May Help Decrease PTSD Symptoms

Rest After Trauma May Help Decrease PTSD Symptoms

New research suggests a period of rest following a traumatic event can help reduce the subsequent development of involuntary “memory intrusions,” a frequent symptom of post-traumatic stress disorder.
Two-Year-Olds From Poor Neighborhoods More Likely to Have Language Difficulties

Two-Year-Olds From Poor Neighborhoods More Likely to Have Language Difficulties

Two-year-olds from disadvantaged backgrounds are three times more likely to develop difficulties with language than those from more affluent areas, according to a new Scottish study published in the
Study: Only Children Not More Narcissistic Than Those With Siblings

Study: Only Children Not More Narcissistic Than Those With Siblings

New research finds no evidence for the claim that only children are more narcissistic than children with siblings. German social and personality psychologists Drs. Michael Dufner (University of
Performance Anxiety Reduces Pre-Performance Memory

Performance Anxiety Reduces Pre-Performance Memory

New research finds that performance anticipation at work or school may hinder your ability to remember what happened before your presentation or performance. Investigators also discovered that the
Kids Bullied by Siblings May Have Mental Health Issues in Early 20s

Kids Bullied by Siblings May Have Mental Health Issues in Early 20s

UK researchers have discovered that kids bullied at home and at school are more likely to have mental health issues in young adulthood. Investigators found that depression, self-harm and suicidal...
Young Adults’ Income Slump May Hike Risk of Middle-Aged Cognitive Issues

Young Adults’ Income Slump May Hike Risk of Middle-Aged Cognitive Issues

A new study suggests that experiencing an annual income drop of 25 percent or more during young adulthood may increase the risk of developing thinking problems and reduced brain health...
Antidepressant Use By Those Over 65 In UK Doubled Over 20 Years

Antidepressant Use By Those Over 65 In UK Doubled Over 20 Years

New research from the United Kingdom finds that antidepressant use among those over 65 more than doubled over two decades. But despite the rise in antidepressant use, there was little...
Menopausal Night Sweats Linked to Impaired Cognitive Performance

Menopausal Night Sweats Linked to Impaired Cognitive Performance

A new study suggests that women who experience night sweats are more vulnerable to cognitive dysfunction as their sleep duration increases. Previous studies have shown a link between daytime hot...
Seafood in Early Pregnancy May Improve Attention in Kids

Seafood in Early Pregnancy May Improve Attention in Kids

A new study finds that eating a seafood-rich diet during early pregnancy is associated with better attention outcomes in children. A team of scientists from the Barcelona Institute for Global...
Child Rearing Responsibilities Result in Different Levels of Stress and Happiness Among Parents

Child Rearing Responsibilities Result in Different Levels of Stress and Happiness Among Parents

New research has determined that dads are often happier, less stressed and less tired than moms when taking care of kids. Investigators believe these differences may come down to how...
Kids with Asthma and Mental Health Issues Need Close Follow-Up

Kids with Asthma and Mental Health Issues Need Close Follow-Up

A new study finds that children with asthma have a higher likelihood of also suffering from anxiety and depression. Moreover, when all three conditions are present, patients are almost twice...
Impostor Syndrome May Be Fairly Common Among College Students

Impostor Syndrome May Be Fairly Common Among College Students

Impostor syndrome, a condition in which people feel like frauds even when they are capable and well-qualified, may be quite common among college students, according to a new study from...
Wide-Ranging International Study Finds Antidepressants Are Safe

Wide-Ranging International Study Finds Antidepressants Are Safe

A new international study published in JAMA Psychiatry looks at 45 meta-analyses, covering some 1,000 studies, and finds that antidepressants are generally safe. There has been a sharp growth of...
Smartphone Addiction in Late Adolescence May Increase Risk for Depression, Loneliness

Smartphone Addiction in Late Adolescence May Increase Risk for Depression, Loneliness

A new study suggests young people who are hooked on their smartphones may be at an increased risk for depression and loneliness. University of Arizona investigators designed the study to...
Sleep Habits Can Impact College Grades

Sleep Habits Can Impact College Grades

MIT researchers have discovered a strong relationship between students’ grades and how much sleep they get. Furthermore, the time a student goes to bed and the consistency of their sleep...
Athletes’ Mild Brain Injuries Can Lead to ‘Leaky’ Blood-Brain Barrier

Athletes’ Mild Brain Injuries Can Lead to ‘Leaky’ Blood-Brain Barrier

An international team of researchers has found that, even in mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI), teen and adult athletes may sustain damage to the blood-brain barrier (BBB), the brain’s
Strong Linguistic Ability Tied to Reduced Risk of Dementia

Strong Linguistic Ability Tied to Reduced Risk of Dementia

People who speak four or more languages have a significantly reduced risk of developing dementia, according to a new study from the University of Waterloo in Canada. The research examined...
Around The World, Kindness Tops Qualities Sought In A Mate

Around The World, Kindness Tops Qualities Sought In A Mate

A new UK study finds one of the top qualities we look for in a long-term partner is kindness. Researchers from Swansea University queried over 2,700 college students from across...