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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...

3 trauma takes the media gets wrong

3 trauma takes the media gets wrong

3 trauma takes the media gets wrong By Meera Atkinson, University of Notre Dame Australia and Michael Salter, UNSW Originating in the medical sciences, where it referred to physical injury, the term “trauma” is now often used in popular and scholarly discussion to...

Hypnosis Changes the Way Our Brain Processes Information

Hypnosis Changes the Way Our Brain Processes Information

In a new study, researchers from the University of Turku showcased that the way our brain processes information is fundamentally altered during hypnosis. The research helps to understand how hypnosis produces changes in a hypnotised person’s behaviour and subjective...

Western countries are the most affected by parental burnout

Western countries are the most affected by parental burnout

Does the incidence of parental burnout depend on a country’s culture? This question was at the heart of the first international study on the subject for which hundreds of scientists in 42 countries mobilised. In other words, the global scientific community is worried...

Food for Thought: New Maps Reveal How Brains are Kept Nourished

Food for Thought: New Maps Reveal How Brains are Kept Nourished

Micro-scale depictions solve century-old puzzle of brain energy use and blood vessel clusters Our brains are non-stop consumers. A labyrinth of blood vessels, stacked end-to-end comparable in length to the distance from San Diego to Berkeley, ensures a continuous flow...

Happy childhood? That’s no guarantee for good mental health

Happy childhood? That’s no guarantee for good mental health

It’s well understood that a difficult childhood can increase the likelihood of mental illness, but according to new research from the University of South Australia, a happy and secure childhood does not always protect a child from developing a mental illness later in...