Positive dreams

Source: University of Turku Summary: A new study by researchers shows that people with more peace of mind in the waking state have more positive dreams, whereas those with more anxiety in the waking state have more negative dreams. It has long been assumed that the content of dreams can tellRead More →

Ligand-gated ion channel

Source: University of Portsmouth Summary: Researchers have found the first evidence suggesting emotional stress in infancy has significant and far-reaching effects on the body and could result in disease later in life. Psychological stress in infancy dramatically changes the amount of an important class of proteins, called GABAA receptors, which inRead More →

Unscientific self-evaluation

Source: University of Texas at Dallas Summary: Researchers suggests that subjective complaints about poor memory performance, especially in people over 60, could be a useful early marker for the onset of mild cognitive decline, which sometimes foreshadows Alzheimer’s disease. Subjective memory is a person’s unscientific self-evaluation of how good his or herRead More →

Prelimbic prefrontal cortex

Source: Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania Summary: Researchers have added neurons associated with the olfactory system to the connection between behavior and breathing. “Take a deep breath” is the mantra of every anxiety-reducing advice list ever written. And for good reason. There’s increasing physiological evidence connecting breathing patterns with theRead More →

Anxiety, Depression symptoms

Source: University of Cambridge Summary: Researchers have identified an important chemical within the brain’s memory region which allows to suppress unwanted thoughts. In our lives, sometimes we are confronted with many unwanted thoughts about memories, images or worries which are unpleasant. When this happens, the thoughts are retrieved and we thinkRead More →

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