FNR ATTRACT Fellows: Pedro Cardoso Leite (experimental psychology)

When they see video games, many people think it’s a stupid activity, just a waste of time – but in fact in researchers have observed that they have interesting properties for learning My research is about the relationship between technology and cognition – the human mind I’m Pedro Cardoso-Leite, I’m an experimental psychologist and FNR ATTRACT Fellow at the University […]

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Ethics in research – Intro to Psychology

We’ve spent our time talking about research methods. But one crucial aspect we did not discuss in detail is ethics and psychology. It’s important to know that before any study is conducted, whether it’s with humans or animals. It must be approved by a federally mandated committee. For humans, it’s the Institutional Review Board. And for animals, the Institutional Animal […]

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Brain Development in Teenagers

Between childhood and adulthood our hormones kick-start a phase of significant change. And while the physical changes of adolescence may be obvious, less visible are the changes that these hormones trigger in our brains. Which might just be responsible for turning our teenage years into a bit of a roller coaster. Throughout our lives our brains undergo a process called […]

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Neurohacking: rewiring your brain | Don Vaughn | TEDxUCLA

Translator: Rhonda Jacobs Reviewer: Peter van de Ven Inside each one of us is a beautiful symphony. 100 billion neurons firing in concert, constructing this vivid reality that we’re living in. And inside each little piece of that neural activity lives a little bit of what makes you, you. And after your experiences today, that activity will have shifted and […]

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Parental Mental Illness

These are families that are in great jeopardy, from the point where the child is born. At risk from birth. They are 76% more likely, as you said, to have food insecurity, they’re three times more likely to either custody of their children or be in the custody system. They are twice as likely to be living below the poverty […]

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Improving brain development and world IQ by reducing iron, iodine and zinc deficiency

Improving the world’s IQ by 10 points yep, it’s easier than you think. This is exactly what a group of paediatricians think is possible when they looked at brain development in the first 1,000 days of life. They found that poor nutrition globally, including poor areas in wealthy countries is leading to infant deficiencies of iodine, iron, and zinc. And […]

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Researchers aim to develop tool that can predict mental illness

Let’s do the puzzle. Jennifer Green is a happy mother of three boys today, but her struggle with postpartum depression and anxiety disorder literally left her in pieces. You just kind of feel like crying all the time. You’re like a shell. Dr. Peggy Richter is head of the Frederick W. Thompson Anxiety Disorders Centre, and says the postpartum period […]

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Working for Better Behavioral Health Outcomes

My name is Ariana Anderson and we are at the Semel Institute at UCLA and I’m a statistician working in psychiatry. Well, so working in psychiatry as a statistician is very interesting, because in psychiatry there’s is not really any good way to measure mental illness other than observing symptoms. And so one thing I’m working on is how to […]

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Autism: Brain, behaviour and developing medications | Evdokia Anagnostou

So all my job today is to talk to you a little bit about how we are using new findings that are coming out of genetics research and brain imaging science to start thinking about how we redevelop the new generation of treatments for kids and youth and adults with ASD This has been said there – and is it […]

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AGEING | How Can You Develop Brain Plasticity to Live Healthier for Longer? | AXA Research Fund

Brain plasticity is the brain’s ability to develop new neural connections How can we nurture our brain plasticity to best maintain our health as we age? Diet – Nordic or Mediterranean is best Plenty of fish, fruit, vegetables, oils Fewer refined foods and sugars Lower fat milk and meat Exercise – Find the best muscular and cardiovascular exercise for you […]

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