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    Very preterm birth not associated with mood and anxiety disorders, new research finds

    Original @ Medical Xpress – latest medical and health news stories Do very-preterm or very-low-weight babies develop anxiety and mood disorders later in life? Julia Jaekel, assistant professor of child and family studies at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and Dieter Wolke, professor of psychology at the Univer… [...]

    When Will AI Be Better Than Humans at Everything? 352 AI Experts Answer

    Original @ Singularity Hub Predictions of when machines will make us obsolete seem to come either from AI evangelists or doom-mongers with little practical experience of the field. Now though, researchers have carried out the largest-ever survey of machine learning experts on the subject. The advent of AI that can outperform humans at various tasks will have a dramatic […] [...]

    Pattern of marijuana use during adolescence may impact psychosocial outcomes in adulthood

    Original @ Medical Xpress – latest medical and health news stories How an adolescent uses marijuana, in particular a pattern of escalating use, may make an adolescent more prone to higher rates of depression and lower educational accomplishments by the time they reach adulthood. Those findings come from a new study le… [...]

    Psychologists say our ‘attachment style’ applies to social networks like Facebook

    Original @ Medical Xpress – latest medical and health news stories A new investigation appearing this week in the Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin suggests a strong association between a person’s attachment style—how avoidant or anxious people are in their close relationships—and their perception and management of social networks like Facebook. [...]

    Want to develop ‘grit’? Take up surfing

    Original @ Medical Xpress – latest medical and health news stories My friend, Joe Weghofer, is a keen surfer, so when he was told he’d never walk again, following a 20ft spine-shattering fall, it was just about the worst news he could have received. Yet, a month later, Joe managed to stand. A further month, and he was… [...]

    Hearing voices need not be a problem in itself

    Original @ Medical Xpress – latest medical and health news stories When people hear voices, it is whether those voices fit or are at odds with their life goals and values that governs whether they find them distressing. That is the conclusion of research published today, Friday 16 June 2017, in the journal Psychology … [...]

    Microscopy technique could enable more informative biopsies

    Original @ MIT News – Cancer Expanding tissue samples before imaging offers detailed information about disease. [...]

    Humans hardwired to lean to the right while kissing the world over

    Original @ Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories If you lean in for a kiss on the left you may be in the minority. A new study from an international team of psychologists and neuroscientists suggest that humans are hardwired to favour leaning to the right while kissing romantic partners, which may ha… [...]

    Projecting a visual image directly into the brain, bypassing the eyes

    Original @ KurzweilAI ยป News Imagine replacing a damaged eye with a window directly into the brain — one that communicates with the visual part of the cerebral cortex by reading from a million individual neurons and simultaneously stimulating 1,000 of them with single-cell accuracy, allowing someone to see again. That’s the goal of a $21.6 million DARPA award to [...] [...]

    Nearly half of women who use social media say they have been sexually victimised

    Original @ Medical Xpress – latest medical and health news stories These are findings being presented on Thursday 13 July at the British Psychological Society’s 30th Psychology of Women conference in Windsor by Megan Kenny from University of Huddersfield. [...]