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Addicted to Your Phone? There’s Help for That


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Mind Over Matter

Decades at the forefront of attention research have convinced APS William James Fellow Michael I. Posner that attention can literally save lives: He witnessed a group of smokers reduce their cigarette consumption by 60% after just 2 weeks of mindfulness training. He confirmed an increase in brain activity in areas related to self-control among these study participants. Posner’s Keynote Address kicked off the the 27th APS Annual Convention in New York City, where 5,300 attendees met to discuss cutting-edge research on behavioral development, attention, clinical interventions, and more. ... More>


Mental Health for the Masses


Mental Health for the Masses

Ricardo Muñoz thinks that MOOCs get a bad rap. MOOC stands for Massive Open Online Courses, Internet-based higher education available to anyone in the world, regardless of age or qualifications, […]... More>


How a Habit Becomes an Addiction

Barry J. Everitt of the University of Cambridge, United Kingdom, outlines neural evidence that helps to explain why 20-30% of drug users descend into addiction. ... More>