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Your Anxiety Isn’t An Excuse To Be An Asshole. By Chelsea Fagan Hey.

Your Anxiety Isn’t An Excuse To Be An Asshole

Brain signatures detect racially biased and politically correct behaviors. Empathy for others is affected by race but this can be modulated by a secondary cognitive response, according to a study published online this July in Neuroscience.

Brain signatures detect racially biased and politically correct behaviors

The study points to the importance of education and social integration to overcome racism. Recent research has shown that the ability to share feelings with those of someone in pain is affected by the racial difference between people. More specifically, neuroscientific research has found that empathy responses develop from an automatic, bottom-up process which is then followed by a more complex process involving top-down processes.

Free will could all be an illusion, scientists suggest after study that shows choice could just be the brain tricking itself. Free will might be an illusion created by our brains, scientists might have proved.

Free will could all be an illusion, scientists suggest after study that shows choice could just be the brain tricking itself

Humans are convinced that they make conscious choices as they live their lives. Uk.businessinsider. Turning mortal enemies into allies? Ants can. The Secrets Behind Psychology’s Most Famous Experiment. The Rarely Told True Story of Zimbardo’s Prison Experiment. The Mixed-Up Brothers of Bogotá. Leer en español The Beginning They were two pretty young women in search of pork ribs for a barbecue later that day, a Saturday in the summer of 2013.

The Mixed-Up Brothers of Bogotá

Your Doctor Doesn't Care If You Catch His Cold. The U.S. women’s national soccer team not only dominated the field on Sunday when it claimed a momentous victory against Japan in the 2015 Women’s World Cup Final.

Your Doctor Doesn't Care If You Catch His Cold

Players also made waves across social media. Chopping Wood a Manlier Feel than Sports. Being a lumberjack has long been considered among the “manliest” of professions, but now there may be scientific proof to back it up.

Chopping Wood a Manlier Feel than Sports

Researchers from the University of California, Santa Barbara have discovered that chopping wood significantly increases testosterone levels, even more so than competitive activities. The paper’s lead author Ben Trumble explained why testosterone is created during tree cutting. A second Kenyan man has offered 500 cows to marry US President Obama’s daughter Malia. - Sky105. A second Kenyan man has declared his undying love for US President Barak Obama’s teenage daughter Malia, offering 500 cows for her hand in marriage.

A second Kenyan man has offered 500 cows to marry US President Obama’s daughter Malia. - Sky105

The new suitor has surpassed the previous one, lawyer Felix Kiprono Mategei’s offer of 50 cows and has instead offered 10 times more to marry the older daughter of the US president.The 24-year-old has said that he is prepared to sell his ancestral piece of land in the Maasai Mara to win Malia’s heart. Kishau has gone to the extent of naming the Maasai Elders that he would like to represent him in the marriage negotiations.This is second marriage offer that Malia Obama has gotten from Kenya. Shortly after Obama’s team announced his visit to Kenya, “To prove (that I'm) serious, I will give her father 500 cattle and even more and I am ready to send them to the US in the form of money,” said Mr Kishau. "She is very beautiful, nice and cute. The Higher Learning. The man, identified only as George, suffered from extreme obsessive-compulsive disorder, washing his hands hundreds of times a day and taking excessively frequent showers.

The Higher Learning

At the age of 19, George shot himself in the head, hoping to end the pain of OCD for good. He succeeded, but not at all in the way he had planned. Miraculously, the bullet actually destroyed the left frontal lobe, the region of the brain that controls this obsessive behavior, without causing major damage to any other region. Increased metabolic brain activity in OCD patient. “Women are wonderful” effect. The “women are wonderful” effect is the phenomenon found in psychological research which suggests that people associate more positive attributes with the general social category of women compared to men.

“Women are wonderful” effect

This effect reflects an emotional bias toward women as a general case. The phrase was coined by Eagly & Mladinic (1994) after finding that both men and women participants tend to assign exceptionally positive traits to women (men are also viewed positively, though not quite as positively), with woman participants showing a far more pronounced bias. The authors supposed that the positive general evaluation of women might derive from the association between women and nurturing characteristics. Reddit: the front page of the internet. Jared Psych Laurence. Evolutionary developmental biology. Advertisement advanced search Browse Subject Areas: Evolutionary developmental biology.

Evolutionary developmental biology

Based on IQ tests, women are now officially smarter than men. It’s official. Women are smarter than men. For the first time in history, western women are scoring higher than men on IQ tests, according to Professor James Flynn, a widely recognized authority on intelligence quotient testing. Both genders’ IQ scores have improved over the past century, yet women’s scores typically lagged four or five points behind, Flynn told the Star. But in the last few years, women’s scores have risen faster and surpassed the men’s results by about one point, according to data Flynn compiled from testing agencies and academics in Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Estonia, Argentina and Israel.

“Where women had a full opportunity to embrace modernity, women now either equal or slightly surpass men,” said Flynn, emeritus professor of psychology and philosophy at New Zealand’s University of Otago. How to erase a memory –- and restore it: Researchers reactivate memories in rats. Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have erased and reactivated memories in rats, profoundly altering the animals' reaction to past events. The study, published in the June 1 advanced online issue of the journal Nature, is the first to show the ability to selectively remove a memory and predictably reactivate it by stimulating nerves in the brain at frequencies that are known to weaken and strengthen the connections between nerve cells, called synapses.

7 Mind Blowing Facts About Your Body. The human body is even more impressive and magnificent than you can imagine. While we may sometimes look at it and see how weak and fragile it is, we also need to realize the mind blowing wonders we all hold inside ourselves. When our body works, we do not feel, or even notice it is doing anything special, however, it is. The Top 5 Regrets of The Dying. A palliative nurse recorded the most common regrets of the dying and put her findings into a book called ‘The Top Five Regrets of The Dying.' It's not surprising to see what made the list as they are all things that touch each of our lives as we struggle to pay attention to and make time for things that we truly love.

It's not the morphine, it's the size of the cage: Rat Park experiment upturns conventional wisdom about addiction - garry's subposthaven. Familiarity promotes the blurring of self and other in the neural representation of threat. Study: To The Human Brain, Me Is We. Beware The Tit for Tat Trap. As we talked about in a previous post, Kate and I have what might be termed a “Marriage Master Mind.”

Give And Take: How The Rule Of Reciprocation Binds Us : Shots - Health News. The Science of Orgasms. Sir David Attenborough tells a story of how he approached an oncoming group of cannibals. Total Isolation. How I Stood Up for Myself. (TRIGGER WARNING: Rape, sexual assault) Just two days ago, I finally – finally – disclosed my rape. The Journal of Cultural Conversation. How to Be Charismatic: 7 Powerful Tips from the Mentalist. Imprinting (psychology) Harlow (1958) An internet resource developed by Christopher D. Self-efficacy. Self-efficacy is the extent or strength of one's belief in one's own ability to complete tasks and reach goals.[1] Psychologists have studied self-efficacy from several perspectives, noting various paths in the development of self-efficacy; the dynamics of self-efficacy, and lack thereof, in many different settings; interactions between self-efficacy and self-concept; and habits of attribution that contribute to, or detract from, self-efficacy.

Self-licensing. Self-licensing (aka moral self-licensing, moral licensing, licensing effect) is a term used in social psychology and marketing to describe the subconscious phenomenon whereby increased confidence and security in one’s self-image or self-concept tends to make that individual worry less about the consequences of subsequent immoral behavior and, therefore, more likely to make immoral choices and act immorally.[1][2][3][4][5] In simple terms, self-licensing occurs when people allow themselves to indulge after doing something positive first; for example, drinking a diet soda with a cheeseburger can lead one to subconsciously discount the negative attributes of the meal’s high caloric and cholesterol content.