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Lymphatics Help "Seed" Early Zebrafish Brain Cells Psychology and Psychiatry News

Lymphatics Help “Seed” Early Zebrafish Brain Cells Psychology and Psychiatry News

In the embryonic stage of brain development, some neurons and synapses form correctly and connect, but others do not, resulting in parts and pieces being scrapped. This leaves dead or dying cells and requires the central nervous system to employ some type of cleaning crew. Microglial cells meet this challenge by “ingesting” waste products and …

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The greater the surprise, the greater the appreciation, study finds Psychology and Psychiatry News

The greater the surprise, the greater the appreciation, study finds Psychology and Psychiatry News

People consistently underestimate how much others in their social circle might appreciate an unexpected phone call, text or email just to say hello, and the more surprising the connection, the greater the appreciation, according to a study published by the American Psychological Association. “People are fundamentally social beings and love to connect with others,” said …

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Pervasive Bursts of Brainwaves Seem to Synchronize Disparate and Distant Elements of Memory, Unifying Them Upon Recall Psychology & Psychiatry News

Pervasive Bursts of Brainwaves Seem to Synchronize Disparate and Distant Elements of Memory, Unifying Them Upon Recall Psychology & Psychiatry News

A fundamental mystery of the human cortex is how its 16 billion neurons integrate or link the many types of information they encode into a single coherent unified experience or memory. Scientists have hypothesized that such binding involves high-frequency oscillations or “ripples” that promote neural interactions, much like rhythm does in music or dance. In …

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Functioning of the nervous system linked to PTSD and other mental health disorders Psychology and Psychiatry News

Functioning of the nervous system linked to PTSD and other mental health disorders Psychology and Psychiatry News

An unpublished study recently published in the journal brain stimulation measures changes in the human brain’s response to a perceived threat following noninvasive stimulation of the nervous system via the vagus nerve. The findings have implications for the development of treatments for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other mental health conditions, as well as for …

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Psychology: Why looking for patterns in everyday experiences can be dangerous - BBC News BBC Homepage

Psychology: Why looking for patterns in everyday experiences can be dangerous – BBC News BBC Homepage

July 3, 2022 Photo credit, Getty Images image caption, How many guests can be invited to the same birthday party on the same day? Imagine you are at a party and there are two dozen guests, what do you think is the probability that two of them will have the same birthday? The answer is: …

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