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The Neanderthal In You Is Probably To Blame For Your Mood

Researchers have found that Neanderthals passed on a lot more traits than you might think including skin tone, hair colour, sleeping patterns and even mood.

Source: The Neanderthal In You Is Probably To Blame For Your Mood

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It really is puppy love

Your dog may really love you for you, not for your food.

Source: It really is puppy love: Science finds dogs like you for you, not just your food

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Can Neuroscience Inform Everyday Life? The “Translation Problem” 

We should be cautious in interpreting the outcomes of neuroscience experiments simply as, say, results about ‘lying ’, ‘free will ’, ‘love’, or any other folk-psychological category. How then can neuroscientific findings be translated in terms that speak to our practical concerns in a nonmisleading, non-naive way?

Source: Can Neuroscience Inform Everyday Life? The “Translation Problem” – Neuroskeptic

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Your mental health involves your whole body and starts with diet

“This mind/body dichotomy that has informed psychiatry for at least the last 50 years or so, we know that is erroneous and is not based on evidence because we are increasingly understanding that the whole body is involved in mental health,”

Source: Your mental health involves your whole body and starts with diet

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How the smartphone affected an entire generation of kids

I wondered if these trends – changes in how teens were spending their free time and their deteriorating mental health – might be connected. Sure enough, I found that teens who spend more time on screens are less happy and more depressed, and those who spend more time with friends in person are happier and less depressed.

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Has the science of mindfulness lost its mind?

The excitement about the application of mindfulness meditation in mental health settings has led to the proliferation of a literature pervaded by a lack of conceptual and methodological self-criticism.

Source: Has the science of mindfulness lost its mind? | BJPsych Bulletin

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Social isolation, loneliness could be greater threat to public health than obesity, researchers say

Loneliness and social isolation may represent a greater public health hazard than obesity, and their impact has been growing and will continue to grow, according to research presented at the 125th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association.

Source: Social isolation, loneliness could be greater threat to public health than obesity, researchers say

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Clicks and likes contributing to a teen anxiety crisis

We need to help kids understand that happiness is more than just a series of taps and clicks or an aggregation of short-lived pleasures.

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Depression doubles the risk of death from coronary artery disease

Depression appears to double the chance of dying in any given year for patients with coronary artery disease, according to a new study.The researchers said such mental distress was a “stronger risk factor” than age, having had a heart attack, or diabetes.The effect was seen if the person was depressed before or after diagnosis of the disease.

Source: Depression doubles the risk of death from coronary artery disease, finds research | The Independent

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Is Neuroscience Underpowered? “Power Failure” Revisited

Back in 2013, a Nature Reviews Neuroscience paper appeared called Power failure: why small sample size undermines the reliability of neuroscience. This paper got a lot of attention at the time and has since been cited a dizzying 1760 times according to Google. ‘Power Failure’ made waves for its stark message that most neuroscience studies …

Source: Is Neuroscience Underpowered? “Power Failure” Revisited – Neuroskeptic

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