Depression Successfully Treated With 24 Minutes Of Innovative Type of Therapy – PsyBlog

Donald Steiny Health, Science, Technology, Uncategorized 0 Comments

This is fascinating, using virtual reality to treat depression. I wonder if it could work the other way. Some people I know seem to relate to most everything in the first person. If they see a movie, they imagine it is happening to them; if you make an analogy, they think you are talking about them; if they read some …

Natural Sleep and Its Seasonal Variations in Three Pre-industrial Societies: Current Biology

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I was surprised to find that when groups of humans that depend only on natural light to regulate their sleep cycles, they do not sleep more than we do.    Preindustrial societies in Tanzania, Namibia, and Bolivia show similar sleep parameters They do not sleep more than “modern” humans, with average durations of 5.7–7.1 hr They go to sleep several hours …

Savouring morality. Moral satisfaction renders food of ethical origin subjectively tastier

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Having, personally, been a long time fan of inorganic food like sand, rust, and concrete (:-)) I am not surprised to find the superior taste of “organic” food is due the moral superiority of the consumers of it. Buying and consuming food of ethical origin brings about moral satisfaction. •Moral satisfaction renders the taste of ethical food subjectively superior. •This …

Caffeine acts through neuronal adenosine A2A receptors to prevent mood and memory dysfunction triggered by chronic stress

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This abstract is technical and it may not be obvious what it is saying, but it is great news for coffee drinkers (and tea drinkers too). One of the neural circuits in our uses a neurotransmitter called glutamate. When too much of this activity happens it fries the neurons which is not a Good Thing. We like our neurons and …