- How Do I Love Me? New Study Presents A Twist On The Conventional Narcissist
A brush with a narcissist's inflated ego often leaves one reeling with resentment. Whether it is their constant need for attention or their unfounded sense of entitlement, we are often quick to attribute their shallow behavior to an unconscious self- ...
Article - News Staff - Mar 9 2007 - 2:17am
- The Mind- Brain Dichotomy: What It Means To Have A Mind?
Researchers at Harvard, Gray et al, are conducting an ongoing mind survey, and have also reported some findings from that online survey, based on a sample of more than 2,000 people. The survey attempts to make one think about different forms of entities th ...
Article - Sandeep Gautam - Feb 28 2007 - 11:57pm
- Goooal! New Study Shows Goalie May Influence Direction Of Penalty Kick In Soccer
A penalty kick places a goalkeeper at such a disadvantage that only approximately 18% of penalty kicks are saved. However, some soccer fans think goalkeepers might save penalty kicks more easily by standing marginally to the left or right. It turns out th ...
Article - News Staff - Mar 1 2007 - 2:37pm
- Brain Food Part 2
Do omega-3 fatty acids improve brain function? I blogged earlier that switching from olive oil (low omega-3) to walnut oil (high omega-3) and flaxseed-oil capsules (very high omega-3) caused my sleep, my balance, and maybe my mood to improve. If you are in ...
Article - Seth Roberts - Apr 17 2007 - 6:32pm
- New Study Reports On The State Of Human Happiness
Psychologists have been fond of stating in recent years that human happiness, or what psychologists call subjective well-being, is largely independent of our life circumstances. The wealthy aren’t much happier than the middle class, married people aren’t ...
Article - News Staff - Mar 5 2007 - 12:18pm
- Selectivity Is The Ultimate Aphrodisiac
Speed daters who romantically desired most of their potential partners were rejected quickly and overwhelmingly, according to a new Northwestern University study. Conventional wisdom has long taught that one of the best ways to get someone to like you is ...
Article - News Staff - Mar 5 2007 - 3:00pm
- New Way To Quit Smoking?
A few days ago on the Dean Edell radio show, I’m told, Dean Edell told his listeners that nicotine patches don’t cause any addiction problems; people just don’t get addicted to them. To anyone who has read The Shangri-La Diet this will sound eerily famili ...
Article - Seth Roberts - Mar 5 2007 - 10:47pm
- Omega-3s Boost Grey Matter, Findings May Explain Why Omega-3s Seem To Improve Mood
Omega-3 fatty acids, found in fatty fish like salmon, are associated with increased grey matter volume in areas of the brain commonly linked to mood and behavior according to a University of Pittsburgh study. Findings will be presented today by Sarah M. C ...
Article - News Staff - Apr 17 2007 - 6:33pm
- 'Wingman'-- How Buddies Help Alpha Males Get The Girl
Why do some individuals sacrifice their own self-interest to help others? The evolution and maintenance of cooperative behavior is a classic puzzle in evolutionary biology. In some animal societies, cooperation occurs in close-knit family groups and kin s ...
Article - News Staff - Mar 7 2007 - 1:44pm
- Is Your Wife Angry And Aggressive? Maybe It's Her Genes
ver wonder why some women seem to be more ill-tempered than others? University of Pittsburgh researchers have found that behaviors such as anger, hostility and aggression may be genetic, rooted in variations in a serotonin receptor gene. Indrani Halder, P ...
Article - News Staff - Mar 9 2007 - 1:53am