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    Risk of distracted driving predicted by age, gender, personality and driving frequency

    Original @ Medical Xpress – latest medical and health news stories New research identifies age, gender, personality and how often people drive as potential risk factors for becoming distracted while driving. Young men, extroverted or neurotic people, and people who drive more often were more likely to report being dis… [...]

    How emotions influence our internal clock

    Original @ Medical Xpress – latest medical and health news stories Human beings have an internal clock that enables the subconscious perception and estimation of time periods. A research team under Dr. Roland Thomaschke of the University of Freiburg’s Department of Psychology has showed in experiments that this mental… [...]

    The brain auditions different cells when learning a task, some don’t make the cut

    Original @ Medical Xpress – latest medical and health news stories For decades, neuroscientists have wondered how the brain can continue to learn new skills without needing to grow in size or volume over a person’s lifetime. Evidence suggests that the number of brain cells – such as neurons and glial cells – does init… [...]

    Hair cortisol levels predict which mothers are more likely to suffer postpartum depression

    Original @ Medical Xpress – latest medical and health news stories Researchers from the University of Granada (UGR), who belong to the Brain, Mind and Behavior Research Center (CIMCYC, from its abbreviation in Spanish) and the Faculty of Psychology, have proven that cortisol levels present in the hair of pregnant wome… [...]

    Screen time might boost depression, suicide behaviors in teens

    Original @ Medical Xpress – latest medical and health news stories Increased time spent in front of a screen—in the form of computers, cell phones and tablets—might have contributed to an uptick in symptoms of depression and suicide-related behaviors and thoughts in American young people, especially girls, according to a new study by San Diego State University professor of psychology Jean Twenge. The findings point to the need for parents to monitor how much time their children are spending in front of media screens. [...]

    Screen time might boost depression, suicide behaviors in teens

    Original @ Medical Xpress – latest medical and health news stories Increased time spent in front of a screen—in the form of computers, cell phones and tablets—might have contributed to an uptick in symptoms of depression and suicide-related behaviors and thoughts in American young people, especially girls, according to a new study by San Diego State University professor of psychology Jean Twenge. The findings point to the need for parents to monitor how much time their children are spending in front of media screens. [...]

    Mapping connections of single neurons using a holographic light beam

    Original @ KurzweilAI » News Researchers at MIT and Paris Descartes University have developed a technique for precisely mapping connections of individual neurons for the first time by triggering them with holographic laser light. The technique is based on optogenetics (using light to stimulate or silence light-sensitive genetically modified protein molecules called “opsins” that are embedded in specific neurons). Current [...] [...]

    Student self-reporting can help educators catch academic and mental health problems early

    Original @ Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories At the start of the school year, many students expect to go through the process of getting their ears and eyes checked by school nurses for hearing and vision issues. Increasingly, students might also expect to be screened for potential mental health p… [...]

    All forms of sexual harassment can cause psychological harm

    Original @ Medical Xpress – latest medical and health news stories “Being exposed to non-physical sexual harassment can negatively affect symptoms of anxiety, depression, negative body image and low self-esteem,” say Associate Professor Mons Bendixen and Professor Leif Edward Ottesen Kennair at the Norwegian Universit… [...]

    Insomnia linked to alcohol-use frequency among early adolescents, says new psychology study

    Original @ Medical Xpress – latest medical and health news stories Insomnia is linked to frequency of alcohol use among early adolescents, according to new Rutgers University–Camden research. [...]