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Published Family planning and the fear of missing out (via sciencedaily.com)
Among regretful parents, fear of missing out is a key motivator for having children.
Published Posttraumatic brain activity predicts resilience to PTSD (via sciencedaily.com)
After a traumatic experience, most people recover without incident, but some people -- between 2% and 10% -- develop posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), a mental health condition that can cause debilitating symptoms of anxiety due to emotional dysregulation. PTSD symptoms are present in up to 40% of trauma survivors in the acute aftermath of trauma, but full-blown PTSD develops in only a small subset of cases. Early identification of those at risk is critical for both early treatment and possible prevention.
Published Where do we feel love? (via sciencedaily.com)
New research sheds light on where and how we feel different kinds of love.
Published Your body's own cannabinoid molecules calm you during stress (via sciencedaily.com)
When you're under stress, your brain may release its own cannabinoid molecules to calm you, activating the same brain receptors as THC derived from cannabis plants. But the brain activity regulated by these cannabinoid molecules were not well known. A new study in mice has discovered a key emotional brain center, the amygdala, releases cannabinoid molecules under stress that dampen the incoming stress alarm from the hippocampus, a memory and emotion center in the brain. The finding may reveal novel therapeutic targets for the treatment of stress-related disorders.
Published AI can help write a message to a friend -- but don't do it (via sciencedaily.com)
Using artificial intelligence applications to help craft a message to a friend is not a good idea -- at least if your friend finds out about the use of AI, a new study suggests.
Published Where is the love? Musical recognition crosses cultures — with an exception (via sciencedaily.com)
Music can take on many forms in cultures across the globe, but researchers have found in a new study that some themes are universally recognizable by people everywhere with one notable exception -- love songs.
Published Active children are more resilient (via sciencedaily.com)
The school year has hardly begun and the first exams are already approaching. According to findings by researchers from the University of Basel, school children cope better with the stress if they get plenty of daily exercise.
Published Study confirms it: Opposites don't actually attract (via sciencedaily.com)
A new study looked at more than 130 traits and involved millions of couples over more than a century. It found little evidence that opposites attract. Instead, for 82% to 89% of traits, partners tended to be similar.
Published Stress and insomnia linked to irregular heart rhythms after menopause (via sciencedaily.com)
A study of more than 83,000 questionnaires by women ages 50-79, found more than 25% developed irregular heart rhythms, known as atrial fibrillation, which may increase their risk for stroke and heart failure.
Published Extreme weather events linked to increased child marriage (via sciencedaily.com)
Among the negative impacts of extreme weather events around the world is one that most people may not think of: an increase in child marriages.
Published Overuse of social media and devices top parent concerns as kids head back to school (via sciencedaily.com)
As children head back to school, two issues have climbed higher on their parents' list of concerns: the role of social media and the internet in kids' lives.
Published Can AI help hospitals spot patients in need of extra non-medical assistance? (via sciencedaily.com)
Needs related to housing, transportation, food, social support and more can be identified through AI/ML techniques, study of medical record notes from patients with dementia shows.
Published What's your masculine style: Neo-traditional, egalitarian or progressive? (via sciencedaily.com)
Men navigate their intimate partner relationships depending on their masculine style, says new research which drew from in-depth interviews with 92 straight men ages 19 to 43 from diverse cultural backgrounds. The study found three types of masculinities: neo-traditionalists, egalitarian and progressive.
Published Social media use interventions alleviate symptoms of depression (via sciencedaily.com)
Receiving therapy for problematic social media use can be effective in improving the mental wellbeing of people with depression, a new study finds.
Published Study: People expect others to mirror their own selfishness, generosity (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
A person's own behavior is the primary driver of how they treat others during brief, zero-sum-game competitions, researchers report. Generous people tend to reward generous behavior and selfish individuals often punish generosity and reward selfishness -- even when it costs them personally. The study found that an individual's own generous or selfish deeds carry more weight than their desire to conform to the attitudes and behaviors of others.
Published Social media algorithms exploit how humans learn from their peers (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
In prehistoric societies, humans tended to learn from members of our ingroup or from more prestigious individuals, as this information was more likely to be reliable and result in group success. However, with the advent of diverse and complex modern communities -- and especially in social media -- these biases become less effective. For example, a person we are connected to online might not necessarily be trustworthy, and people can easily feign prestige on social media. Now, a group of social scientists describe how the functions of social media algorithms are misaligned with human social instincts meant to foster cooperation, which can lead to large-scale polarization and misinformation.
Published Women and men react differently to strain and stress (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
How did the Corona pandemic and the measures taken to get it under control affect the quality of life and mental health of men and women?
Published High-quality sleep promotes resilience to depression and anxiety (via sciencedaily.com)
Research has shown quality sleep can help bolster resilience to depression and anxiety.
Published Social isolation linked to lower brain volume (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
Older people who have little social contact with others may be more likely to have loss of overall brain volume, and in areas of the brain affected by dementia, than people with more frequent social contact, according to a new study.
Published Babies talk more around human-made objects than natural ones (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
A new study suggests young children are more vocal when interacting with toys and household items, highlighting their importance for developing language skills.