memory and perception

Online Self-Management Helpful for Anxiety, Depression and Pain

Online Self-Management Helpful for Anxiety, Depression and Pain

Emerging research suggests that for some individuals, online symptom self-management plus clinician telecare is the best strategy for treating anxiety, depression and pain. As a background, it is well
Apathy: A Common but Understudied Symptom of Dementia

Apathy: A Common but Understudied Symptom of Dementia

In a new U.K. study of 4,320 people with Alzheimer’s disease, researchers found that 45% of study participants had apathy — the absence of emotion, interest, concern or passion —...
Both Sides Agree: Takes Hard Work to Succeed

Both Sides Agree: Takes Hard Work to Succeed

New research discovers an area that conservatives and liberals agree on is the importance of working hard in order to succeed. Although researchers found a divide among political parties on...
Optimists May Be Better Sleepers

Optimists May Be Better Sleepers

Optimistic people tend to be better sleepers, according to a new study published in the journal Behavioral Medicine. The findings show that optimists are more likely to get adequate sleep...
Sweat-Triggered Brain Stimulation Proposed for PTSD, Other Disorders

Sweat-Triggered Brain Stimulation Proposed for PTSD, Other Disorders

A new study in Frontiers in Neuroscience suggests that a closed-loop brain stimulator, based on sweat response, can be developed not only for PTSD patients, but also for those who suffer...
Some Thrive on Very-Early-to-Bed and Very-Early-to-Rise Routine

Some Thrive on Very-Early-to-Bed and Very-Early-to-Rise Routine

New research suggests many extreme early birds share a genetic trait with family members that appears to help them prosper in the early routine. The UC San Francisco study finds...
Restful Sleep May Be Vital for Entrepreneurs

Restful Sleep May Be Vital for Entrepreneurs

The secret ingredient for coming up with great business ideas may be something we can all tap into — a good night’s sleep. In a new study, researchers from the...
Study Finds Link Between Liver Dysfunction and Alzheimer’s

Study Finds Link Between Liver Dysfunction and Alzheimer’s

A new study has discovered novel connections between liver dysfunction and Alzheimer’s disease (AD). The findings, published in the journal JAMA Network Open, may lead to earlier detection of
Smartphone Games May Ease Work Stress Better Than Mindfulness Apps

Smartphone Games May Ease Work Stress Better Than Mindfulness Apps

A new U.K. study finds that digital games, typical of those used on smartphones, may outperform mindfulness apps when it comes to relieving work-related stress. Researchers from University College
Kids of Older Parents May Have Fewer Behavioral Problems

Kids of Older Parents May Have Fewer Behavioral Problems

The evidence is clear that couples are waiting to have children at a later age. While some studies suggest a link between a father’s age and a mental health diagnosis...
Strengthening Bond with Autistic Child Can Ease Mom’s Stress, Depression

Strengthening Bond with Autistic Child Can Ease Mom’s Stress, Depression

New research finds mothers of young children with autism can reduce parenting stress and depression by improving their relationship with the child. Investigators from Case Western Reserve University
Loneliness, Social Anxiety May Bode Ill for Dating App Outcomes

Loneliness, Social Anxiety May Bode Ill for Dating App Outcomes

A new study discovers loneliness and social anxiety can be a bad combination for single people who use dating apps on their phones. Ohio State University researchers discovered that people...
Pairing Mindfulness & Art Therapy in School Can Ease Stress for Teen Girls

Pairing Mindfulness & Art Therapy in School Can Ease Stress for Teen Girls

According to the American Psychological Association’s annual report, adolescents report higher stress levels than adults with school listed as the biggest contributor. A pilot study investigated the
Study: Music Therapy Helps Brain Sync with Therapist

Study: Music Therapy Helps Brain Sync with Therapist

An innovative study reveals that the brains of a patient and therapist become synchronized during a music therapy session. The first-time finding is viewed as a breakthrough that could improve...
High Dopamine Levels in Women May Be Tied to Procrastination

High Dopamine Levels in Women May Be Tied to Procrastination

A new German study finds that women with a genetic predisposition for higher dopamine levels in the brain may be more likely to engage in procrastinating behaviors. No such link...
Study: Spread of Abnormal Proteins Explain Gender Difference in Alzheimer’s

Study: Spread of Abnormal Proteins Explain Gender Difference in Alzheimer’s

New research suggests the way in which abnormal proteins spread throughout the brain may help explain why the prevalence of Alzheimer’s is higher in women than in men. If the...
Adults With Family History of Alzheimer’s Show Reduced Scores in Memory Test

Adults With Family History of Alzheimer’s Show Reduced Scores in Memory Test

In a new study of more than 59,000 people who completed an online memory test, researchers found that adults with a first-degree relative with Alzheimer’s disease performed worse than participants...
Australia Study Finds Alarming Hike in Young Kids’ Screen Time

Australia Study Finds Alarming Hike in Young Kids’ Screen Time

A new study from Australia discovers a rapid increase in screen time among young children, a practice that may delay neurodevelopment. Researchers found some young children might average 50 minutes...
Cesarean Birth May Increase Risk of Cognitive Issues in Twins

Cesarean Birth May Increase Risk of Cognitive Issues in Twins

Twins born by cesarean birth may be at greater risk for cognitive problems, according to a new study at the University of Malaga (UMA) in Spain. The findings are published...
Alzheimer’s Gene May Affect Cognition Before Adulthood

Alzheimer’s Gene May Affect Cognition Before Adulthood

A gene linked to Alzheimer’s Disease may impact cognitive health as early as childhood, according to a new study published in the journal Neurobiology of Aging. The effect appears to...