An international team of researchers has developed a new approach to help identify which brain regions are most responsible for each epileptic patient’s seizures, according to a new study published in the journal PLOS Computational Biology. The strategy could help reduce or stop seizures by allowing surgeons to target specific brain areas for treatment. “What… Continue reading New Technique ID’s Brain Regions Tied to Epileptic Seizures
Flexibility in the workplace may be key to helping women stay in the labor force and maintain their personal career paths after childbirth, according to a new study at the University of Kent in England. In fact, the researchers say that a flexible workplace is the most significant preventer of women dropping out of the… Continue reading Workplace Flexibility Key to Helping Women Maintain Careers After Childbirth
A new study shows that four- to six-year-olds shared more after listening to books with human characters than books with anthropomorphic (human-like) animals. According to researchers at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) at the University of Toronto, the findings are noteworthy since so much of children’s media — from books to movies… Continue reading Kids Learn More Social Lessons From Stories With Humans, Rather Than Animals
Since college, when I first read it, I’ve been haunted by an observation by Freud, where he notes that the names of the three Goddesses of Fate mean “the accidental within the decrees of destiny,” “the inevitable,” and “the fateful tendencies each one of us brings into the world.” — Sigmund Freud, The Freud Reader, “The… Continue reading Why I Named the Four Tendencies the “Four Tendencies.”
IMAlive.org is an online crisis counseling service that uses an instant message (IM) chat interface instead of phone or SMS texting. I maintain Online Suicide Help, a global directory of services which are usually restricted to one country or even one small town. This has meant that most countries in the world could not access… Continue reading IMAlive: A Global Crisis Chat Service
Financial concerns are a common source of marital conflict, but when it comes to spending habits, what role do our perceptions play? Marital problems can have negative consequences on partners’ mental and physical well-being. A new study examines the role of financial personalities in marital conflict, suggesting that perceptions, rather than facts, are the root… Continue reading Perception, not reality, of spending habits could lead to marital conflict
People have various reasons for staying together or deciding to break up, but the subjective experience of making that decision might be more agonizing than we think. Why – and how – do partners decide to break up? A new study investigates the reasons behind this complex decision-making process. The findings bring valuable insights into… Continue reading Why do couples split up? And why do they stay together?