The Wall Street Journal: People with an immediate family history of Alzheimer’s disease are four to 10 times as likely to contract the condition. A new study now suggests the chances of getting Alzheimer’s are higher if your mother had it than if your father had it. Jeffrey Burns, the More
The Los Angeles Times: Post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, is a lingering psychological response to a major traumatic event. And researchers studying the condition now have a clue about its development. Hint: Women and men are different. Their study, conducted in part at Emory University in Atlanta, was published Wednesday More
Robert Levenson (left), Paul Ekman and Josh Singer A bit of Hollywood came to the APS 21st Annual Convention. APS Past President Robert Levenson moderated a fascinating discussion of how science becomes television by APS Fellow and Charter Member Paul Ekman, whose work on emotion and facial expression is the More
A recent study published in Psychological Science, is shedding light on how the brain processes pain. What you look at can influence how much pain you feel. Contrary to many people’s compulsion to look away during a painful event such as an injection, scientists found that looking at your body More
The Daily Telegraph: The body naturally reduces the pain experienced if the limb or body part affected is focused on visually. Researchers found that people had a higher pain threshold if they looked at the arm or hand being treated. Read the whole story: The Daily Telegraph More
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