Improved Learning Processes Tied to Reduced Symptoms of Depression

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Summary: Specific neural learning processes are linked to symptoms of depression. Improvements in the learning processes were associated with overall improvements in depression symptoms.Source: Virginia TechVirginia...

Perceptual Distortions in Late-Teens Predict Psychotic Symptoms in Mid-Life

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Summary: Subtle differences in perception during teenage years predict the development of hallucinations, delusions, and psychosis later in life.Source: Binghamton UniversitySchizophrenia is often diagnosed well into...

Paranoia Is Another Byproduct of the Pandemic

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Summary: The coronavirus pandemic has sparked an increase in people reporting feelings of paranoia, especially in states where there is low adherence to mask mandates. Researchers...

Biomarker Could Help Diagnosis Schizophrenia at an Early Age

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Summary: Study reveals an abundance of the CRMP2 protein in people with schizophrenia. The findings could lead to a blood-based biomarker test for the mental health...

Machine Learning Used to Successfully Measure Attachment in Children

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Summary: Artificial intelligence technology was able to accurately predict attachment in young children.Source: University of GlasgowFor the first time, researchers have used machine learning to successfully...

Mapping the cellular circuits behind spitting

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For over a decade, researchers have known that the roundworm Caenorhabditis elegans can detect and avoid short-wavelength light, despite lacking eyes and the light-absorbing molecules required...

Those Who Are More Creative Can Think Of Ideas With Greater “Distances” Between Them

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Summary: A simple exercise of naming unrelated words and measuring the semantic distance between the words could serve as an objective measure of personal creativity, a...

Long-Term Prognosis for Some Patients With Severe Brain Injury Better Than Expected

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Summary: 1 in 4 patients in vegetative states following server head trauma regained orientation, meaning they were able to recall who they were, their location, and...

Neuroimaging Clinics of North America: Evidence-Based Vascular Neuroimaging

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Malhotra A, Gandhi D, eds. Mukherji SK, consulting ed. Neuroimaging Clinics of North America: Evidence-Based Vascular...

How Has the COVID-19 Pandemic Affected Our Dreams?

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Summary: From more frequent sleep disruptions to increased lucid dreams, a new study investigates how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted sleep and dreaming.Source: WileyThe COVID-19 pandemic...

New Dietary Treatment for Epilepsy Well Tolerated and Reduced Seizures

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Summary: K.Vita, a new oral dietary substance based on the ketogenic diet, reduced seizures by up to 50% in children and adults with drug-resistant epilepsy.Source: UCLThe...

Facial Expression Software Knows Which Olympic Medal Makes You Happier and Why

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Summary: Facial expression analysis reveals bronze medalists were more likely to smile on the podium than silver medalists, while gold medalists were displayed the happiest facial...

Americans With Higher Net Worth at Midlife Tend to Live Longer

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Summary: People who are financially more comfortable during mid-life tend to live longer, researchers say.Source: Northwestern UniversityOne of the keys to a long life may lie...

Effects of Childhood Adversity Linger During College Years

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Summary: College students with higher levels of anxiety and depression were more likely to have experienced childhood adversity than their peers, researchers found.Source: The ConversationCollege students...

When Drums Talk – What Happens When the Speech and the Music Sound Similar?

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Summary: Listeners rely on a number of acoustic features to make the distinction between drum music and drum “speech”.Source: Max Planck InstituteWe are surrounded by all...

Kids Eat More Fruit and Vegetables With Longer Seated Lunch Time

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Summary: The more time a child is allowed to sit at the lunch table, the more likely they are to eat healthier foods like fruits and...

Awareness Without a Sense of Self

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Summary: People who practice meditation often report feeling “pure awareness” in which they say they experience consciousness itself. The state encompasses specific sensations and non-specific feelings,...

75% Of Sexual Assault Survivors Have PTSD One Month Later

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Summary: 81% of sexual assault survivors experienced PTSD symptoms one week following the attack, and 75% reported PTSD one month after being assaulted. Researchers report a...

What Stress Does to the Body

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Summary: Researchers explain how stress impacts physical and mental health, and provide strategies to mitigate the effects.Source: The ConversationIt isn’t easy being a professional athlete. Not...

Having More Conversations to Boost Brain Development

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Engaging children in more conversation may be all it takes to strengthen language processing networks in their brains, according to a new study by MIT scientists. Childhood...

Angry Politicians Make Angry Voters

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Summary: Ordinary citizens may start to mirror the angry emotions of politicians they are exposed to in the news. The “emotional contagion” may dive people who...

Kids’ Sleep: Check In Before You Switch Off

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Summary: Researchers advise parents to check in on their sleeping children to monitor for potential sleep disorders that affect breathing.Source: University of South AustraliaThe struggle to...

Invoering in twee ISP’s en toegang tot online leeromgeving – Studeren op maat

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Zie contactgegevens bij inschrijving. Deadline opslaan ISP Eerste semester: 20 oktober 2021 Tweede semester: 2 maart 2022 Als je een OPO wilt volgen binnen Odisee, maak je een afspraak met de...

Why It Hurts to See Others Suffer: Pain and Empathy Linked in the Brain

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Summary: Reducing sensitivity to physical pain resulted in a reduction of pain empathy toward others, a study found. The results suggest a possible neurobiological link between...

The Science of ‘Mind-Reading’: How Well Do We Understand Others?

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Summary: Researchers investigate mentalizing, or how we are able to understand what another person is thinking, and how this process differs from empathy.Source: The ConversationMind-reading sounds...

Beschikbare keuzeopleidingsonderdelen binnen de Associatie – Studeren op maat

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Opname door studenten van (hoofdinschrijving) Aanbiedende instelling (bijinschrijving) Opleidingsonderdeel Vakcode voor ISP (hoofdinschrijving)                  Vakcode voor ISP (bijinschrijving)            Studiepunten KU Leuven LUCA       ...

The up Side of Feeling Down: Study Links Neuroticism and Anxiety to Creativity

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Summary: Worrying and overthinking about possible adverse events that are not immediately present to us, or allowing our minds to wander, can lead to higher levels...

How Micro-Circuits in the Brain Regulate Fear

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Summary: The central amygdala isn’t only the hub for fear response in the brain, it also contains microcircuits that regulate the suppression of fear response.Source: University...

Zelf je examenpunten bezorgen aan je eigen opleiding – Studeren op maat

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Na de deliberaties moet je via KU Loket een transcript opvragen van jouw examenpunten. Via e-mail bezorg je dit transcript tijdig aan de facultaire contactpersoon van je verkorte...

Emotion, Cooperation and Locomotion Crucial From an Early Age

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Summary: Emotional knowledge, cooperative social behavior, and locomotor activity are three key skills for promoting numerical learning in young children.Source: University of GenevaWhat are the fundamental...

Dogs May Not Return Their Owners’ Good Deeds

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Summary: A new study demonstrated dogs do not reciprocate food-giving, nor do they act more favorably toward a friendly human.Source: PLOSDomestic dogs show many adaptations to...

Tijdig inschrijven bij de associatiepartner (bijinschrijving) – Studeren op maat

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Bijkomende inschrijving aan KU Leuven Ben je hogeschoolstudent en neem je binnen je educatieve opleiding een opleidingsonderdeel van KU Leuven op? Dan moet je je ook tijdig...

Impairments Found In Neurons Derived From People With Schizophrenia and Genetic Mutation

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Summary: The release of neurotransmitters in the brain is impaired in people with schizophrenia who have the neurexin 1 gene mutation.Source: UMassA scientific team has shown...

Mindfulness Meditation Can Make Some Americans More Selfish and Less Generous

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Summary: Mindful meditation causes those who consider themselves to be more “independent-minded” or egocentric to become less generous and more selfish, researchers report.Source: The ConversationWhen Japanese...

You Can Snuggle Wolf Pups All You Want, They Still Won’t ‘Get’ You Quite...

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Summary: After 14,000 years of domestication, dogs have an edge in both cognition and people-reading skills over wolves.Source: Duke UniversityYou know your dog gets your gist...

Machine-Learning Can Identify Signs of Alzheimer’s in Patients Recalling the Story of Cinderella

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Summary: Combining artificial intelligence technology with speech analysis, researchers report while AI can be used to assess speech patterns for signs of Alzheimer’s, the specific task...

Arthur Schüller: Founder of Neuroradiology. A Life on Two Continents

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Henderson JK, Henderson MA. Arthur Schüller: Founder of Neuroradiology. A Life on Two Continents. Hybrid Publishers;...

Genome Editing For Food: How Do People React?

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Summary: People are less averse to the use of CRISPR gene editing in agriculture if the technology is used to promote disease resistance in animals. However,...

A Fermented-Food Diet Increases Microbiome Diversity and Lowers Inflammation

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Summary: A diet rich in fermented foods, such as yogurt and kimchi, can help to improve gut microbiome diversity and reduce symptoms of chronic inflammation, a...

The Impact of Police Action on Population Health

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Summary: A new model shows how different encounters with the police can affect population health at multiple levels.Source: University of WashingtonA specific police action, an arrest...

Immaturity of Microbiota and Epithelial Barriers Implicated in Neonatal Meningitis

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Summary: Immaturity of the gut microbiome and epithelial barriers in the gut and choroid plexus appear to play a significant role in neonatal susceptibility to meningitis.Source:...

The Outsized Impacts of Rudeness in the Workplace

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Summary: Rudeness in the workplace boosts negative emotions, narrowing workers’ perceptions and incurring biases in judgment.Source: Carnegie Mellon UniversityRude behavior is a common form of insensitive...

The Neuroscience Behind Why Your Brain May Need Time to Adjust to ‘Un-Social Distancing’

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Summary: Over 50% of people surveyed reporting they feel uneasy about returning to in-person interactions, regardless of vaccination status, following covid lockdowns. Researchers share their thoughts...

Squishy, stealthy neural probes – MIT McGovern Institute

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Slender probes equipped with electrodes, optical channels, and other tools are widely used by neuroscientists to monitor and manipulate brain activity in animal studies. Now, scientists...

Anxiety Differences Between Females and Males

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Summary: Anxiety in females intensifies when there is a specific, life-relevant condition, a new study reports.Source: Indiana UniversityFeeling anxious about health, family or money is normal...

Mitochondrial Malfunction May Be a Major Cause Of Parkinson’s Disease

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Summary: Sporadic Parkinson’s disease appears to be caused by a blockage in the pathway that helps regulate mitochondria.Source: University of Copenhagen12,000 people in Denmark and 7...

International Dyslexia Association recognizes John Gabrieli with highest honor

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Cognitive neuroscientist John Gabrieli has been named the 2021 winner of the Samuel Torrey Orton Award, the International Dyslexia Association’s highest honor. The award recognizes achievements...

Light Therapy Treats Depression in Mice Model

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Summary: Light therapy activates the circadian rhythm associated Per1 gene in the lateral habenula, a brain area associated with mood regulation.Source: PLOSLight therapy can help improve...

There’s a ‘Man in the Moon’: Why Our Brains See Human Faces Everywhere

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Summary: Face pareidolia, a phenomenon where the brain is tricked into seeing human faces in inanimate objects, may occur as a result of the brain processing...

Journal Scan – This Month in Other Journals, June 2021

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1. Roa JA, Zanaty M, Osorno-Cruz C, et al. Objective quantification of contrast enhancement of unruptured...

Why Insisting You’re Not Racist May Backfire

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Summary: Study reveals white people often send out the opposite message when they try to explain they are not racist.Source: UC BerkeleyWhen you insist you’re not...

How a Series of Sleep Loss Impacts Mental and Physical Wellbeing

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Summary: Three consecutive nights of sleep loss can have a negative impact on both mental and physical health. Sleep deprivation can lead to an increase in...

Journal Scan – This Month in Other Journals, July 2021

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1. Meyer L, Stracke CP, Jungi N, et al. Thrombectomy for primary distal posterior cerebral artery...

Psychedelic Spurs Growth of Neural Connections Lost In Depression

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Summary: One dose of psilocybin, the psychoactive compound found in magic mushrooms, increases dendritic spine density within 24 hours. The neurobiological changes lasted for a month...

Study Reveals Source of Remarkable Memory of “Superagers”

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Summary: The structure of SuperAgers’ brains and the connectivity of their neural networks more closely resembles the brains of younger adults, a neuroimaging study reveals.Source: Mass...

Common Mechanism Underlies Some Behavioral Traits Seen in Autism and Schizophrenia

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Summary: Certain genes that are mutated or missing in those with schizophrenia and autism cause similar dysfunction in neural networks within the thalamus.Source: MITMany neurodevelopmental disorders...

Being Clean and Hygienic Need Not Impair Childhood Immunity

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Summary: Researchers report a cleaner living environment may not detrimentally impact a child’s developing immune system, as current theories suggest.Source: UCLThe theory that modern society is...

Abnormalities in How the Brain Reorganizes Prior Experiences Identified in Schizophrenia

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Summary: Neuroimaging study reveals abnormalities in memory replay in those with schizophrenia.Source: UCLNeuroscientists at UCL have, for the first time, identified abnormalities in the way memories...

Regular Physical Activity Linked to More ‘Fit’ Preteen Brains

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Summary: Physical exercise was associated with more efficiently organized, robust, and flexible networks in the preteen brain.Source: Boston Children’s HospitalWe know exercise has many health benefits. A...

Many Of Us Feel ‘Empty’ – Understanding What It Means Is Important For Improving...

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Summary: Many people report feeling “empty” within their daily lives. Researchers have identified mental health symptoms, including suicidal ideations, associated with emptiness and say more emphasis...

Autistic Individuals More Likely to Use Recreational Drugs to Self-Medicate

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Summary: While those with autism are less likely to use substances than those who are not on the autism spectrum, those who do are more likely...

Cannabinoid Pathway Linked to Psychiatric Disorders

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Summary: Findings reveal a role the endocannabinoid system plays in a range of psychiatric disorders, including schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and ASD.Source: Northwestern UniversityNorthwestern Medicine scientists discovered...

How Children Learn Language – Neuroscience News

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Summary: Researchers reveal how parent’s communication styles help their young children to develop language skills.Source: Carnegie Mellon UniversitySmall children learn language at a pace far faster...

KU Leuven – Rijke en adaptieve leermaterialen voor eerstebachelor

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Terwijl alsmaar meer studenten, uit verschillende achtergronden en vooropleidingen, universitaire studies aanvatten, nemen tegelijk de reële...

Some brain disorders exhibit similar circuit malfunctions

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Many neurodevelopmental disorders share similar symptoms, such as learning disabilities or attention deficits. A new study from MIT has uncovered a common neural mechanism for a...

Genetics Plays Important Role in Age at First Sex and Birth

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Summary: Researchers have identified 371 genes, eleven of which were sex-specific, linked to the timing of when a person first has sex and the point of...

Brain Circuit for Spirituality Identified

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Summary: A new study has identified a specific brain circuit centered in the periaqueductal gray that is linked to spiritual acceptance and religiosity.Source: Brigham and Women’s...

Levenslang leren: leerloopbaanbegeleiding – Onderwijs & studenten

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Het OOF-project Levenslang leren: leerloopbaanbegeleiding bouwt verder op het OOF-project Levenslang leren: onderwijsteams, waarin het ontwerpen...

MIT Technology Review names McGovern Fellows top innovators under 35

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McGovern Institute Fellows Omar Abudayyeh and Jonathan Gootenberg have both been named to MIT Technology Review’s annual list of exceptional innovators under the age of 35....

Age-Related Differences in How the Sleeping Brain Affects Future Thinking

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Researchers are in a renaissance of understanding how sleep affects health and cognition. A big shift is occurring from thinking about sleep as a reactive, or...

Just Enough Information Will Motivate Young Children to Learn and Drives Curiosity

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Summary: Preschool-aged children are more motivated to learn and are more curious about the subject matter if exposed to just a little information, a new study...

Drug Relieves Persistent Daydreaming, Fatigue, and Brain Sluggishness in Adults With ADHD

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Summary: Lisdexamfetamine, a drug known to stimulate brain activity, reduces symptoms of sluggish cognitive tempo in adults with ADHD.Source: NYU LangoneTests of a drug known to...

Innovatief praktijkonderwijs op afstand: vaardigheden off-campus aanleren m.b.v. de laagdrempelige inzet van technologie –...

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Onderwijs op afstand is niet meer weg te denken in het hoger onderwijs; en als gevolg...

Novel Drug Reduces Anxiety-Like Behavior in Mice

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Summary: KNT-127 reduced anxiety-like behaviors in mice, researchers report.Source: Tokyo University of ScienceAnxiety, commonly termed as a feeling of fear, dread, and restlessness, is a perfectly...

Pulling Wisdom Teeth Can Improve Long-Term Taste Function

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Summary: Removing the wisdom teeth can improve a person’s taste perception by up to ten percent.Source: University of PennsylvaniaPatients who had their wisdom teeth extracted had...

Marmoset Study Identifies Brain Region Linking Actions to Their Outcomes

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Summary: Switching off activity in the anterior cingulate cortex prevented marmoset monkeys from making an association between behavior and a particular outcome.Source: University of CambridgeResearchers have...

How Music Helps Resolve Our Deepest Inner Conflicts

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Summary: Music can help us reconcile our conflicted emotions when making choices and can assist in overcoming cognitive dissonance.Source: The ConversationBillions of people enjoy music; many...

IQ Tests Can’t Measure It, but ‘Cognitive Flexibility’ Is Key to Learning and Creativity

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Summary: Cognitive flexibility, an ability to switch between different concepts, or adapt behavior to achieve goals in a novel or changing environment, is a key player...

‘Dragon Man’ Fossil May Replace Neanderthals as Our Closest Relative

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Summary: The recently discovered Homo longi lineage may be our closest relative. The findings have the potential to reshape our understanding of human evolution.Source: Cell PressA...

Deep Brain Stimulation for Treating Schizophrenia

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Summary: Deep brain stimulation appears to be safe, effective, and provides symptom improvements for at least one year in patients with treatment-resistant schizophrenia.Source: Johns Hopkins UniversityManaging...

Subconscious Changes in Movement May Predict Alzheimer’s Disease

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Summary: Subtle changes in fractal motor activity regulation in cognitively healthy women may be a sign of preclinical Alzheimer’s disease, researchers report.Source: Brigham and Women’s HospitalAs...

‘Fight or Flight’ Discovery in Sleepwalkers Paves Way to New Understanding of Phenomenon

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Summary: The “fight or flight” response in those who sleepwalk is significantly lower than in those who sleep soundly at night.Source: FrontiersSomnambulism – otherwise known as...

Antidepressants Safe During Pregnancy – Neuroscience News

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Summary: Taking SSRI antidepressants does not increase the risk of developmental delays or autism in children, a new study reports. However, there is an increased risk...

Toxic Workplaces Increase Risk of Depression by 300%

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Summary: Working in a toxic environment or one in which the mental health of workers is not supported was associated with a three fold increased risk...

Cedars-Sinai Awarded $11.99 Million for ALS Clinical Trial

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Summary: Cedars-Sinai has been awarded $11.99 million by California’s stem cell agency to launch a clinical trial testing a potential gene and stem cell therapy for...

It’s True: Stress Does Turn Hair Gray (and It’s Reversible)

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Summary: Study confirms stress can accelerate premature graying of hair, but there is hope. Reducing stress helps to restore some of your natural color.Source: Columbia UniversityLegend...

More Than 6% Of Europeans Suffer From Depression

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Summary: Study reveals more than 6% of people in Europe experience depression. Rates of depression are four times higher in European countries which are more economically...

Projectsubsidies Steunpunt Kunstintegratie – Art 4 campus

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Heb je een goed idee om kunst te integreren op je campus, in onderzoeks-...

Queen of hearts – MIT McGovern Institute

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Amphibians and humans differ in many ways, but Laurie Boyer, a professor of biology and biological engineering at MIT, is particularly interested in one of those...

Men Who Perceive Their Marriage as Unsuccessful Are at High Risk for Premature Death

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Summary: Men who complain of dissatisfaction in their marriages are at increased risk of premature death associated with cardiovascular events, a new study reports.Source: Tel-Aviv UniversityDissatisfaction...

Memory Helps Us Evaluate Situations on the Fly, Not Just Recall the Past

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Summary: While commonly implicated in long-term memory, researchers report the hippocampus plays a critical role in short-term memory and decision making.Source: Northwestern UniversityScientists have long known...

Afstandsonderwijs – Afstandsonderwijs in samenwerking

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Studeren op afstand wil evenwel niet zeggen dat je er alleen voor staat. We...

Use Rewards Effectively to Boost Creativity

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Summary: Offering a range of rewards for people to choose from helps to boost creativity, especially within the workforce, a new study reports.Source: Rice UniversityTo boost...

A Father’s Parenting Style Could Be Predicted in Advance of His Child’s Birth

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Summary: Expectant fathers with higher levels of brain activation and oxytocin later endorsed a more “baby-led” empathetic style of parenting once their child was born.Source: USCWhen...

Men Doing More Family Caregiving Could Lower Their Risk of Suicide

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Summary: Men’s caregiving work within a family may help to protect them against suicide, particularly in times of economic difficulties.Source: Colorado State UniversityColorado State University Professor...

Going With Your Gut Can Result in Better Decision-Making Than Using Detailed Data Methods

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Summary: People who trust their gut instinct with simple decision-making strategies make equally as good, but faster, decisions as those who rely on data methods alone.Source:...

Depression and Tau Deposits Seen in Subset of Middle-Aged Persons

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Summary: Depressed middle-aged carriers of the APOEe4 Alzheimer’s genetic variant are at risk of developing tau accumulations in brain areas associated with emotion and memory.Source: UT...

Writing Can Improve Mental Health

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Summary: From reflective journaling to creative prose, writing can help boost self-esteem, deepen a sense of self-control, and improve self-awareness. Writing can also help reduce stress,...

A-crew – Studeren op maat

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Wil jij de talenten van morgen stimuleren? Wil jij jongeren vertellen over het échte...

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