Findings & anecdotes
Feeling edgy? Get some sleep UC BERKELEY (US) — A lack of sleep, which is common in anxiety disorders, may play a key role in firing up brain regions that contribute to excessive worrying. Sleep deprivation amplifies anticipatory anxiety by activating the brain’s amygdala and insular cortex—regions associated with emotional processing. The resulting pattern mimics the abnormal neural activity seen in anxiety disorders. Furthermore, research suggests that innate worriers—people who are naturally more anxious and therefore more likely to develop a full-blown anxiety disorder—are acutely vulnerable to the effect of insufficient sleep.
Porn Star James Deen GQ Profile - July 2012: Celebrities It is a clement spring day in greater Los Angeles, and James Deen is driving through the soft green tumescences of the Calabasas hills on his way to a pornographic-movie shoot.
Psychologists discover oxytocin receptor gene's link to optimism, self-esteem Sep. 14, 2011 — UCLA life scientists have identified for the first time a particular gene's link to optimism, self-esteem and "mastery," the belief that one has control over one's own life -- three critical psychological resources for coping well with stress and depression.
Basics - A Molecule of Motivation, Dopamine Excels at Its Task
What are the causes of success? At first glance, the answer is easy: success is about talent. Which Traits Predict Success? (The Importance of Grit) | Wired Science
The Benefits of Distraction and Overstimulation I. The Poverty of Attention I’m going to pause here, right at the beginning of my riveting article about attention, and ask you to please get all of your precious 21st-century distractions out of your system now.
The Memory Doctor 2010 - The future of false memories
Cinnamon Stillwell never thought she'd be the founder of a political organization. Psychology Today: The Ideological Animal
How Violent Sex Helped Ease My PTSD - Media It was my research editor who told me it was completely nuts to willingly get fucked at gunpoint. That's what she called me when I told her the story. We were drunk and in a karaoke bar, so at the time I came up with only a wounded face and a whiny, "I'm not completely nuuuuts!"