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On Ambiverts: Why Distinguishing Between Extroverts and Introverts is Inadequate - Diplateevo - Diplateevo. I’ve always hated the distinction between introverts and extroverts because I never could identify with either side.

On Ambiverts: Why Distinguishing Between Extroverts and Introverts is Inadequate - Diplateevo - Diplateevo

The accepted school of thought is that a person is either one or the other, without any middle ground. According to Myers Briggs, perhaps the most widely popular and accepted personality test, extroverts are action oriented, seek breadth of knowledge and influence, prefer frequent interaction, and get energy from spending time with people while introverts are thought oriented, seek depth of knowledge and influence, prefer more substantial interaction, and get their energy from spending time alone. What It's Like on the Autism Spectrum - James Hamblin. Intense stories of family with autism spectrum disorder, as submitted by Atlantic readers barockschloss/flickr In our print magazine this month, Hanna Rosin tells the story of her son Jacob's diagnosis with Asperger syndrome, in the context of the psychiatric community's recent change in the definition of the disorder to part of what's now known as autism spectrum disorder.

What It's Like on the Autism Spectrum - James Hamblin

We received a lot of thoughtful responses from readers who have experience with the disorder in their own lives, themselves or their families, about how the diagnosis has affected them, and what the changes in definition mean to everyone. Here are excerpts from some of those stories. I remember starting home-based behavioral therapy and that three months after beginning his sessions, Elliott went from speaking approximately 10 words to testing in the low-average range for speech. Eco Agriculture Activity Nexus. How extreme isolation warps the mind. Why have young people in Japan stopped having sex? Ai Aoyama is a sex and relationship counsellor who works out of her narrow three-storey home on a Tokyo back street.

Why have young people in Japan stopped having sex?

Her first name means "love" in Japanese, and is a keepsake from her earlier days as a professional dominatrix. 15 Simple RuIes for a Remarkable Couple Relationship. How to finish a meeting on time. The Case Against Time-out. For generations, parents have sought a reliable and dependable way to handle childhood misbehavior.

The Case Against Time-out

The most recent and popular discipline technique is time-out. Although time-out is better than spanking, it is not an appropriate way for parents to cope with the misbehavior of their children. Moreover, the use of time-out can create subsequent childhood behavior problems. These problems can affect the well-being of the child and severely strain the parent-child relationship. Child Behavior - A Symptom. Tough love on the farm. Divorce can be very complicated when a farm is involved.

Tough love on the farm

(Photo: Colourbox) It’s more complicated to break up if you live on a farm than if you live elsewhere. What Does Love Mean? See How 4-8 Year-Old Kids Describe Love, by Ladan Lashkari. Life's Little Mysteries. Music has been with us as long as we can collectively remember.

Life's Little Mysteries

Musical instruments have been found dating back tens of thousands of years. Yet no one knows why we love music, or what function, if any, it serves. Researchers have yet to find a "music center" in the brain. Like many higher-order processes, the tasks involved in processing and enjoying music are distributed across several brain areas. One study found that when focusing on harmony in a piece, a subject experiences increased activity in the right temporal lobe's auditory areas. Other studies have focused on our emotional responses to music. A 2001 experiment at McGill College used brain scans to study the neural mechanics of the goosebumps that great music can sometimes induce. Blood flow in the brain rises and falls to swells of music in areas associated with reward, emotion and arousal. Color: Meaning, Symbolism and Psychology. Green occupies more space in the spectrum visible to the human eye and is second only to blue as a favorite color.

Color: Meaning, Symbolism and Psychology

Green is the pervasive color in the natural world that is an ideal backdrop in interior design because we are so used to seeing it everywhere. The natural greens, from forest to lime, are seen as tranquil and refreshing, with a natural balance of cool and warm (blue and yellow) undertones. Green is considered the color of peace and ecology. Online dating: Is it more real? What Does It Feel Like To Be X?: What does it feel like to have an online relationship that changed you. Emotional Wiring Different in Men and Women. Men and women are actually from the same planet, but scientists now have the first strong evidence that the emotional wiring of the sexes is fundamentally different.

Emotional Wiring Different in Men and Women

An almond-shaped cluster of neurons that processes experiences such as fear and aggression hooks up to contrasting brain functions in men and women at rest, the new research shows. For men, the cluster "talks with" brain regions that help them respond to sensors for what's going on outside the body, such as the visual cortex and an area that coordinates motor actions. For women, the cluster communicates with brain regions that help them respond to sensors inside the body, such as the insular cortex and hypothalamus. These areas tune in to and regulate women's hormones, heart rate, blood pressure, digestion and respiration. Cahill and his co-author Lisa Kilpatrick, scanned the brains of 36 healthy men and 36 healthy women.