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Thursday, April 20, 2017 3:38:01 AM
Few studies have looked at whether mindfulness meditation is equally effective among men and women in addressing mood, but a new study in a college setting found a substantial difference.
Thursday, April 20, 2017 1:02:04 AM
The first semester of college is a time of great transition for many students -- they often are living away from home for the first time, have a much more fluid schedule than in high school and are potentially surrounded by a new peer group. Mindfulness training may be one way to help students successfully transition to college life, according to researchers.
Tuesday, April 11, 2017 12:59:47 AM
Religiosity has been associated with various forms of fasting and self-starvation for thousands of years. Many believe that extreme religiosity can be a risk factor of anorexia nervosa. However, a recent population study conducted in Finland showed that religiosity does not increase the risk of anorexia nervosa.
Thursday, March 23, 2017 6:14:11 AM
Researchers say it may seem contradictory that a means of generalizing to people at large is used when reflecting on one's most personal and idiosyncratic experiences.
Thursday, March 23, 2017 12:36:23 AM
More Americans than ever are turning to spiritual, meditative and religious retreats as a way to reset their daily life and enhance well-being. Now, researchers show there are changes in the dopamine and serotonin systems in the brains of retreat participants.
Wednesday, March 22, 2017 5:21:27 AM
Why do people pay for experiences deliberately marketed as painful? According to a new study, consumers will pay big money for extraordinary -- even painful -- experiences to offset the physical malaise resulting from today's sedentary lifestyles.
Wednesday, March 22, 2017 1:21:58 AM
The people one dates share many similarities -- both physically and personality-wise -- a new study has found.
Wednesday, March 8, 2017 4:11:58 AM
A relationship between epilepsy and heightened religious experiences has been recognized since at least the 19th century. In a recent study, researchers found a neurological relationship exists between religiosity -- a disposition for spiritual experience and religious activity -- and epilepsy. This finding sheds light on the connection between religion and neuropsychological processes within the human brain.
Monday, March 6, 2017 2:42:28 AM
By analyzing how peoples' religious practice correlates with their social support networks in two villages in South India, a researcher proposes an evolutionary benefit to religious participation.
Wednesday, February 15, 2017 3:11:00 AM
Emotions are not innately programmed into our brains, but, in fact, are cognitive states resulting from the gathering of information, researchers conclude.
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