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Researchers have uncovered where happiness occurs in the brain. What does it mean now that scientists know the neural source of happiness?
Scientists have questioned whether we really even know what happiness is, despite our seemingly constant quest for finding ways to feel happy.
Researchers have tapped more deeply into the positive effects animals can have on our health. Indiana University scientists recently discovered watching cat videos can boost our mood, give us more energy and more. Interestingly, people with certain personality traits seem to enjoy watching cats on the internet more than others.
Jessica Gall Myrick who is an Indiana University Media School researcher said in a press release that cats just can't be ignored anymore.
Results of a Danish study suggest frequent infections could lead to lower IQ. The finding is important because it suggests infection and immune response can affect memory and may contribute to mental health illness.
Researchers for the new study found infection can affect the brain by lowering IQ years after the infection is treated and cured.
Depression and diabetes on their own can affect the brain, but together they can significantly increase the risk of dementia, a new study found.
Dementia is an umbrella term for a decline in mental ability that is severe enough interfere with daily life.
If you want to boost your memory and learning skills as you age, a new study suggests that maintaining good quality sleep when you're younger can result in better cognitive functioning for up to 28 years as you age.
A new study suggests that getting enough quality sleep when you’re younger results in a better memory when you’re older.
The therapeutic benefits of reconnecting with nature are well-documented, and the wilderness can serve as the perfect backdrop for addressing serious psychological and behavioral issues. In recent years, some therapists have decided to take a gentler approach to intervention, and troubled youth is often the target.
Nature is being used in more than one way to help people who are struggling with a variety of issues.
A new report highlights the role of therapy animals for helping college students combat loneliness and depression that is common. Lack of funding and shortage of mental health workers make it necessary to find new ways to help college students adjust. A new study finds having a therapy dog available helped college students connect with their therapist.
The study, published in the Journal of Creativity in Mental Health was carried out by researchers at Georgia State University, Idaho State University and Savannah College of Art and Design
Researchers have discovered that paradoxically it can be good to feel bad at work. It is generally assumed that people who have negative feelings at work are a detriment to their companies, but this does not appear to always be true.
It can be good to feel bad and bad to feel good
It has been observed that a crack down on drunk driving with harsh laws has lead to safer roads. In view of the tragically high rate of serious injuries and deaths associated with drunk driving this is significant.
New traffic laws have lead to a lowering of crash fatalities