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Geoff Walters and Universal Owl

Geoff Walters and Universal Owl

Geoff Walters is a man with a mission. He is creating an education platform called Universal Owl to identify the universal skills that every young person needs to succeed, and then teach those skill at scale. His hope is to be able to create a new type of education...

Heart health of shift workers linked to body clock

Heart health of shift workers linked to body clock

Working hours that deviate from an individual’s natural body clock are associated with greater cardiovascular risk, according to research presented at ESC Preventive Cardiology 2021, an online scientific congress of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC). “Our study...

Psychotherapy in Pain Management with Dr Robert Moss

Psychotherapy in Pain Management with Dr Robert Moss

New Reading Course: Psychotherapy in Pain Management with Dr Robert Moss A book summary of "Psychotherapy in Pain Management" and video interview with clinical neuropsychologist Dr Robert Moss   This course presents a brain-based model with the potential for...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Wisdom, Loneliness and Your Intestinal Multitude

Wisdom, Loneliness and Your Intestinal Multitude

It may take guts — or more precisely, a diverse gut microbiome — to achieve wisdom and fend off loneliness. Or perhaps it’s the other way around, report UC San Diego researchers The evolving science of wisdom rests on the idea that wisdom’s defined traits correspond...

Narcissism Driven by Insecurity, Not Grandiose Sense of Self

Narcissism Driven by Insecurity, Not Grandiose Sense of Self

Narcissism is driven by insecurity, and not an inflated sense of self, finds a new study, which offers a more detailed understanding of this long-examined phenomenon and may also explain what motivates the self-focused nature of social media activity. Narcissism is...

Paul Leslie on the Secrets of Creating a Magical Session

Paul Leslie on the Secrets of Creating a Magical Session

Once again we catch up with Dr Paul J Leslie to talk more about creating a magical session and his new course on this very topic. To find out more about the course click on the image below!You can also check out Dr Leslie's book on the same topic - The Art of Creating...

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...

Could leak in blood-brain barrier cause poor memory?

Could leak in blood-brain barrier cause poor memory?

Have you forgotten where you laid your keys?  Ever wondered where you had parked your car? Or having trouble remembering the name of the new neighbor? Unfortunately, these things seem to get worse as one gets older. A big question for researchers is where does benign...