Neuroscience

Neuroscience to inform effective psychotherapy
Aldrich Chan talks reassembling models of reality

Aldrich Chan talks reassembling models of reality

We were fortunate to catch up with neuropsychologist Dr Aldrich Chan who has recently released his new book Reassembling Models of Reality: Theory and Clinical Practice (published by W. W. Norton & Co). In this book, and in our conversation, Dr Chan examines our...

The Science of Psychotherapy April 2021

The Science of Psychotherapy April 2021

The pleasure of curating this magazine never wanes. There is always fascinating material coming in from around the globe. In this vein, we continue our series of international Last Words with Flavio Cannistra from Italy. He begins with a famous quote which produces...

The Science of Psychotherapy March 2021

The Science of Psychotherapy March 2021

What is time? Physicists say it is the procession of events or experiences that produce an increase in complexity that makes sense to our conscious mind. Over time, we develop a “self” to whom those events and experiences happen and allows us to realize that there are...

The Science of Psychotherapy February 2021

The Science of Psychotherapy February 2021

February is an interesting time of year. January is the launch of a New Year, which heralds a promise of something new, then February is the time to set sails and test the winds. There are still some trailing gusts from last year, which I am sure we all hope will...

New Study Reveals Brain Basis of Psychopathy

New Study Reveals Brain Basis of Psychopathy

According to a Finnish study, the structure and function of the brain areas involved in emotions and their regulation are altered in both psychopathic criminal offenders and otherwise well-functioning individuals who have personality traits associated with...

Altering Traumatic Memories

Altering Traumatic Memories

Texas A&M researchers have found that they can indirectly retrieve and weaken fear memories. The discovery has therapeutic implications for treating trauma. Scientists could be a step closer to finding a way to reduce the impact of traumatic memories, according to...

Gut Microbiome Plays Role in Autism

Gut Microbiome Plays Role in Autism

A new study has demonstrated that autism spectrum disorder is related to changes in the gut microbiome. The findings are published in mSystems, an open-access journal of the American Society for Microbiology. “Longitudinally, we were able to see that within an...

Outside factors may help children develop internal control

Outside factors may help children develop internal control

The ability to control your own behavior, known as executive function, might not exist all in your head. A new theory proposes that it develops with many influences from outside the mind. The theory, detailed in Perspectives on Psychological Science, draws on dynamic...

Key Brain Molecule May Play Role in Many Brain Disorders

Key Brain Molecule May Play Role in Many Brain Disorders

UNC-Chapel Hill scientists discovered microRNA-29 is an important cellular switch controlling late-stage brain development, a foundational discovery that will help researchers explore new therapeutic approaches for neurodevelopmental conditions. A team led by...

Michael Yapko talks about Process-Orientated Hypnosis

Michael Yapko talks about Process-Orientated Hypnosis

Michael D. Yapko, PhD, is a clinical psychologist residing in southern California. The author of fifteen books, including Mindfulness and Hypnosis, which won the Society for Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis (SCEH) Arthur Shapiro Award for Best Book on Hypnosis, and...