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October 5, 2021
by Patricia Tomasi

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The Neural Mechanisms Behind The Highly Desired State Of Team Flow

October 5, 2021 08:00 by Patricia Tomasi  [About the Author]

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A new study published in eNeuro examined team flow and how it is a unique brain state associated with enhanced information integration and neural synchrony. “The study is about Team flow; a psychological state experienced when a team gets ‘in the zone’ during their performance,” study author Dr. Mohammad Shehata told us. “Successful teams and their coaches or supervisors strive to reach this state. We were hoping to detect brain signals specific to team flow and understand the neural mechanisms behind this state.” [More]

August 24, 2021
by Patricia Tomasi

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Does Being Transgender Put You At Greater Risk For Heart Issues?

August 24, 2021 08:00 by Patricia Tomasi  [About the Author]

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A recent scientific statement by the American Heart Association published in the AHA Journal covered the topic of cardiovascular health in people who are transgender and gender diverse. “Our statement is about looking at people's health in the context of the world in which we live,” Writing Committee Chair, Carl G Streed told us. “It's about moving beyond blaming individuals for their health and looking at what is actually causing health disparities." [More]

June 30, 2021
by Kimberly Lucey

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NFL Players Open Up About Mental Health Struggles

June 30, 2021 01:34 by Kimberly Lucey  [About the Author]

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Indianapolis Colts linebacker Darius Leonard says he went into a dark blur after his death, the toll affecting him not just mentallly, but physically. He lost weight, and dealt with anxiety, depression, and panic attacks. A Kicking the Stigma virtual fundraiser this Spring raised $4.5 million to distribute to Indiana-based nonprofits that either provide mental health treatment services, or raise awareness about mental health. [More]

June 29, 2021
by Patricia Tomasi

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New Study Shows Cognitive Reappraisal Potentially Helpful In Substance Abuse Treatment

June 29, 2021 08:00 by Patricia Tomasi  [About the Author]

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A new study published in PNAS looked at attention bias modification in drug addiction and enhancing control of subsequent habits. “In substance use disorder, cues and contexts that remind an individual of the experience of substance use start to habitually grab attention and elicit a physiological response (arousal) that is thought to result in craving and culminate in compulsive substance use,” study author Muhammad A. Parvaz told us. [More]

June 15, 2021
by Patricia Tomasi

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How Gender Differentiates The Impact Of Alcohol Use Disorder

June 15, 2021 08:00 by Patricia Tomasi  [About the Author]

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A recently published study looked at how brain responsivity to emotional faces differs in men and women with and without a history of alcohol use disorder (AUD). “We investigated brain activity in response to facial expressions,” study author Kayle S. Sawyer told us, “and how abnormalities in brain activity differed for men and women with a history of alcohol use disorder.” [More]

April 13, 2021
by Patricia Tomasi

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Helping Student Veterans With Emotional Resilience

April 13, 2021 08:00 by Patricia Tomasi  [About the Author]

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A new study published in the Journal of Frontiers in Psychology looked at the way in which student veterans view positive changes in emotional resilience post intervention. “In this study, we put to test a new intervention that aims to promote affective resilience in student veterans by helping them develop emotion regulation skills that work for them,” Yifan Hu, a graduate student who conducted the study told us. [More]

September 29, 2020
by Patricia Tomasi

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What Is The Prevalence Of Illicit Drug Use Among College Students With Disabilities?

September 29, 2020 08:00 by Patricia Tomasi  [About the Author]

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A new study published in the Disability and Health Journal examined the prevalence of illicit drug use among college students with physical, cognitive, and other disabilities, and their counterparts without disabilities. “Our aim was to investigate whether there were differences in illicit substance use between students with disabilities and their peers without disabilities,” study author Myriam Casseus told us. “Numerous studies have found high rates of substance use among adults with disabilities and young adults/college students. However, there has been little research on drug use among college student with disabilities.” [More]

September 15, 2020
by Patricia Tomasi

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Is The Brain Able To Multitask Efficiently?

September 15, 2020 08:00 by Patricia Tomasi  [About the Author]

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Are you a great multitasker? According to research studies, only two per cent of the population is actually proficient at multitasking. Considered an asset, especially in the workforce, studies are now finding that multitasking actually accounts for a 40 per cent drop in productivity, costing the U.S. economy $650 billion annually. It also results in a 10 per cent drop in IQ. But there are some of us that can do it successfully. So what makes the two per cent of the population who can multitask efficiently different from the rest of us? A new study published in eNeuro looked at the brain and multitasking to get a better sense of where in the brain these functions occur. [More]