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Do people become more prejudiced as they grow older? Admirers of Harper Lee's classic novel To Kill a Mockingbird have been shocked by the transformation of the lawyer Atticus Finch into a racist in the newly published Go Set a Watchman, set 20 years later.
But psychologist William von Hippel says it should not necessarily be a surprise - he argues that it's not unusual for people to become more prejudiced as they get older. This article contains language that some readers might find offensive. Consciousness has less control than believed, according to new theory. Consciousness -- the internal dialogue that seems to govern one's thoughts and actions -- is far less powerful than people believe, serving as a passive conduit rather than an active force that exerts control, according to a new theory proposed by an SF State researcher.
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Bad Gastein in the Austrian Alps. Why Is the Federal Government Afraid of Fat? BOSTON — SINCE the publication of the federal government’s 1980 Dietary Guidelines, dietary policy has focused on reducing total fat in the American diet — specifically, to no more than 30 percent of a person’s daily calories.
This fear of fat has had far-reaching impacts, from consumer preferences to the billions of dollars spent by the military, government-run hospitals and school districts on food. As we argue in a recently published article in The Journal of the American Medical Association, 35 years after that policy shift, it’s long past time for us to exonerate . The guidelines changed how Americans eat. By the mid-1990s, a flood of low-fat products entered the food supply: nonfat salad dressing, baked potato chips, low-fat sweetened milk and yogurt and low-fat processed turkey and bologna.
Unraveling the link between brain, lymphatic system. In a study published in The Journal of Experimental Medicine, researchers working at the Wihuri Research Institute and the University of Helsinki report a surprising finding that challenges current anatomy and histology textbook knowledge: Lymphatic vessels are found in the central nervous system where they were not known to exist.
Aleksanteri Aspelund and colleagues discovered the meningeal linings of brain have a lymphatic vessel network that has direct connections to the systemic lymphatic network elsewhere in the body. Lymphatic circulation forms a network that covers almost the whole body and is especially important to the tissue clearance of fluids and macromolecules as well as for immune defense mechanisms. Until now, the central nervous system has been considered an immune-privileged organ devoid of lymphatic vasculature. Remembrance of Things Lost. As we increasingly outsource our memories to devices, we may be forgetting the pleasures of imperfect recall.
Photo. The ‘Loser Edit’ That Awaits Us All. Photo If you have ever watched a reality TV show and said, “He’s going home tonight,” you know what the “loser edit” is.
I imagine it started as a matter of practicality. If you have 20 contestants, they can’t all receive equal airtime. When an obscure character gets the heave-ho, the producers have to cobble together a coherent story line. Intersperse the snippets across the hour, and we can identify sins and recognizable human frailty that need to be punished. The concept first bubbled up out of the pop-cultural ether when competitive reality shows hit upon their formula, in the form of “Survivor” and “The Amazing Race.” Continue reading the main story.
DIY diagnosis: how an extreme athlete uncovered her genetic flaw. Kim Goodsell was running along a mountain trail when her left ankle began turning inward, unbidden.
A few weeks later she started having trouble lifting her feet properly near the end of her runs, and her toes would scuff the ground. Her back started to ache, and then her joints too. Calico. DALLAS, Texas, and SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Sept. 11, 2014 – UT Southwestern Medical Center, 2M Companies, and Calico today announce a new collaboration to advance research and drug development for neurodegenerative disorders caused by the aging and death of nerve cells.
This week, UT Southwestern researchers published a new paper about the molecular target of P7C3 compounds, a class that has been shown to help in various animal models of neurodegeneration. UT Southwestern previously licensed the P7C3 compounds to Dallas-based 2M Companies. 2M and Calico have now entered into a new license agreement under which Calico will take responsibility for developing and commercializing the compounds resulting from the research program. Silicon Nitride Microtubes Direct Neuron Growth. [+]Enlarge Cell Tunnel The axon of this neuron has grown through a silicon nitride tube on a glass slide. The round cell body is visible at the top of the image. Hacking Our Nervous Systems. When Maria Vrind, a former gymnast from Volendam in the Netherlands, found that the only way she could put her socks on in the morning was to lie on her back with her feet in the air, she had to accept that things had reached a crisis point.
“I had become so stiff I couldn’t stand up,” she says. “It was a great shock because I’m such an active person.” Mixed Signals: Why People Misunderstand Each Other. In her new book No One Understands You and What To Do About It, Heidi Grant Halvorson tells readers a story about her friend, Tim. When Tim started a new job as a manager, one of his top priorities was communicating to his team that he valued each member’s input.
So at team meetings, as each member spoke up about whatever project they were working on, Tim made sure he put on his “active-listening face” to signal that he cared about what each person was saying. But after meeting with him a few times, Tim’s team got a very different message from the one he intended to send. “After a few weeks of meetings,” Halvorson explains, “one team member finally summoned up the courage to ask him the question that had been on everyone’s mind.”
That question was: “Tim, are you angry with us right now?” Want to enjoy the deep, mystical sleep of our ancestors? Turn your lights off at dusk. A bird rests in a tree at dusk near the Beaverdam Creek Reservoir in Loudoun County, Va. (Michael S. Williamson/The Washington Post) What if you could meditate like a Tibetan lama with no instruction whatsoever — and without having to subscribe to any religious beliefs?
Mind Training - Part 2. In Cogitations Post 21 April 2007 Last Updated on 04 February 2013. Twitter has a huge problem — and it’s all in your head. (Reuters/Dado Ruvic) Last Thursday, the social giant Twitter did a very peculiar thing: It gave its 300 million users license to … stop tweeting. Your body wasn’t built to last: a lesson from human mortality rates. Simple genetic models for autism spectrum disorder. To explore the interplay between new mutation, transmission, and gender bias in genetic disease requires formal quantitative modeling.
Autism spectrum disorders offer an ideal case: they are genetic in origin, complex, and show a gender bias. The high reproductive costs of autism ensure that most strongly associated genetic mutations are short-lived, and indeed the disease exhibits both transmitted and de novo components. Ingenious: Robert Sapolsky - Issue 15: Turbulence. This is why you shouldn’t believe that exciting new medical study. Dunning-Kruger and other memes. How Sleep Became A Social Justice Issue. Telomere extension turns back aging clock in cultured human cells, study finds. Book Review - The Shallows - What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains - By Nicholas Carr. The village that fell asleep: mystery illness perplexes Kazakh scientists. Toward a Wikipedia model of drug discovery — Plain Text. Hibernating hints at dementia therapy. The ‘Loser Edit’ That Awaits Us All. The Drug That Is Bankrupting America
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