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Mind Over Matter: Fighting Pain with Mindful Acceptance

Mind Over Matter: Fighting Pain with Mindful Acceptance

Image courtesy of www.pxhere.com. Many of us struggle to deal with negative emotions. Recently, a team of researchers at Yale, Columbia and Dartmouth led by Hedy Kober, Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Psychology at Yale, investigated the potential of mindful

Trying De Novo: A quest to understand Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Trying De Novo: A quest to understand Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons. The medications prescribed for obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), a debilitating neuropsychiatric affliction, have not changed significantly in many years. Thomas Fernandez of Yale’s Department of Psychiatry and Child Study Center attributes this lack of innovation to

Q&A: How do Seizures Start?

Q&A: How do Seizures Start?

The nervous system relies on two opposing forces to function: excitatory signals, which increase the likelihood that nearby neurons will fire, and inhibitory signals, which dampen activity by decreasing that likelihood. Until recently, seizures were thought to begin with an

Q&A: Can a Video Game Make You a Better Person?

Q&A: Can a Video Game Make You a Better Person?

It’s possible! Led by PhD candidate Tammi Kral, researchers at the University of Wisconsin sought to develop a video game that would teach empathy to adolescents. They conducted a study to investigate whether a video game could effectively improve children’s