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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...

A weak heart makes a suffering brain

A weak heart makes a suffering brain

Evidence of Disturbed Gene Activity in the Brain as a Result of Heart Problems Göttingen/Germany, February 26, 2021. Heart problems cause disturbed gene activity in the brain’s memory center, from which cognitive deficits arise. Researchers at the German Center for...

Sleep is vital to associating emotion with memory

Sleep is vital to associating emotion with memory

When you slip into sleep, it’s easy to imagine that your brain shuts down, but University of Michigan research suggests that groups of neurons activated during prior learning keep humming, tattooing memories into your brain. U-M researchers have been studying how...

Sharie Coombs talks about kids, language and COVID

Sharie Coombs talks about kids, language and COVID

Today we talk to Dr Sharie Coombs who is an educator, psychotherapist and author of many books for children with a psychoeducation mission. She is based in England and has a private practice as well as consulting therapists and authors. It was great to catch up with...

The Science of Us: Addiction & Attachment

The Science of Us: Addiction & Attachment

This is our first of a series called "The Science of Us" where we explore some of the most interesting topics in the mental health arena. Today we look at the relationship between addiction and attachment - an emerging paradigm that is changing the way we...

How messenger substances influence individual decision-making

How messenger substances influence individual decision-making

A research team of psychologists and physicists from Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf (HHU) and Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg investigated the neurobiological processes in different types of decision-making. In the journal Nature Communications, they...

Mediterranean diet linked to thinking skills

Mediterranean diet linked to thinking skills

People who eat a Mediterranean-style diet—particularly one rich in green leafy vegetables and low in meat—are more likely to stay mentally sharp in later life, a study shows. Closely adhering to a Mediterranean diet was associated with higher scores on a range of...

Peter Mabbutt talks hypnosis

Peter Mabbutt talks hypnosis

Today we go to England to talk to the President of the British Society of Clinical Hypnosis and his work teaching at the London School of Clinical Communication and Hypnosis. You can find out more about the London School of Clinical Communication and Hypnosis here -...

Blink! The Link between Aerobic Fitness and Cognition

Blink! The Link between Aerobic Fitness and Cognition

Researchers from the University of Tsukuba find that spontaneous eye blink activity explains the link between physical activity and cognitive function Tsukuba, Japan - Although exercise is known to enhance cognitive function and improve mental health, the neurological...

A New Realm of Personalized Medicine with Brain Stimulation

A New Realm of Personalized Medicine with Brain Stimulation

Millions of patients suffering from neurological and mental disorders such as depression, addiction, and chronic pain are treatment-resistant. In fact, about 30% of all major depression patients do not respond at all to any medication or psychotherapy. Simply put,...

Genetic analysis of symptoms yields new insights into PTSD

Genetic analysis of symptoms yields new insights into PTSD

Attempts to identify the genetic causes of neuropsychiatric diseases such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) through large-scale genome-wide analyses have yielded thousands of potential links. The challenge is further complicated by the wide range of symptoms...

The Profound Nature of Fractals

The Profound Nature of Fractals

Editor’s Note: It is always a thrill when one of our authors receives recognition for excellence. Terry Marks-Tarlow and colleagues, Harris l. Friedman, Yakov Shapiro, & Katthe P. Wolf, have had their book, Fractal Epistemology for a Scientific Psychology...

Welcome to 2021

Welcome to 2021

Richard and Matt have been busy writing their book but are now back and ready to take on 2021. If you are interested in all of the material we have available on our academy site, check out thescienceofpsychotherapy.net The papers mentioned by Richard: Ventura-Junca,...

Love & Well-​Being

Love & Well-​Being

Love & Well-​Being with Trudy Goodman Kornfield and Jack Kornfield   The final Lifespan Learning Institute’s IPNB conference, usually held at UCLA campus, was held in Marina del Rey in April, 2019. The theme was Timeless Wisdom, Timely Action. I have been...