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One of the most pernicious symptoms of Alzheimer's is that patients, in a fit of confusion, feel suddenly disoriented from their surroundings and wracked with a need to just get home . As a result, Alzheimer's patients in nursing homes often escape--wandering at large, with no memory of who they are, oblivious to danger. The obvious (and common) solution is to lock up Alzheimer's wards. But then, that seems cruel and it often aggravates a panicking patient even more. Via Radiolab's podcast comes a remarkable story of how the Benrath Senior Center in Dusseldorf, Germany, found an alternative solution.
Your left side is your best side: Our left cheek shows more emotion, which observers find more aesthetically pleasingApr. 20, 2012 — Your best side may be your left cheek, according to a new study by Kelsey Blackburn and James Schirillo from Wake Forest University in the US. Their work shows that images of the left side of the face are perceived and rated as more pleasant than pictures of the right side of the face, possibly due to the fact that we present a greater intensity of emotion on the left side of our face. Their work is published online in Springer's journal Experimental Brain Research . Others can judge human emotions in large part from facial expressions.
Routines are made up of a three-part "habit loop": a cue, a behavior and a reward. Understanding and interrupting that loop is key to breaking a habit, says journalist Charles Duhigg. iStockphoto.com Think about something it took you a really long time to learn, like how to parallel park. At first, parallel parking was difficult and you had to devote a lot of mental energy to it.
The conscious mind is the part we are aware of – the part that does the thinking, worrying, planning and creating.