A new analysis of how people prioritize their attention when determining safety and danger in busy settings, such as crossing a road, suggests that a person will pay more attention to something if they learn it is associated with danger. Toby Wise of University College London, U.K., and colleagues report their findings in PLOS Computational Biology.
Future treatment and prevention of suicidal behaviour in low- and middle-income countries (LMIC) should involve a wider range of approaches beyond just the treatment of psychiatric illness, according to a new University of Bristol study published on World Mental Health Day today [Thursday 10 October] in PLOS Medicine.
From a general perspective, harmony in music is the balance of the proportions between the different parts of a whole, which causes a feeling of pleasure. "When we listen to music, each sound we hear helps us to imagine what is coming next. It what we expect is fulfilled, we feel satisfied. But if not, we may be pleasantly surprised or upset", comments Carlota Pagès Portabella, a researcher with the Language and Comparative Cognition research group (LCC) at the Center for Brain and Cognition (CBC).
TORONTO, ON (Canada) - Researchers at the University of Toronto (U of T) specializing in language variation and change have identified a specific relationship between an individual's use of language, and the transition from healthy to a diagnosis of severe dementia.
Mental health struggles can have a negative impact on your ability to function in your professional and personal lives. A lot of people go into a state of denial when their mental health is suffering. This is mainly due to the stigma still attached to mental health issues.
Nowadays, with the rapid cycle of work and life. We sometimes tend to neglect mental health. This is because we forget that It is a healthy mind that’s the key to a better quality of life. To remind you of this and show you great ways to a better life, we are going to give you some helpful tips about this matter.
Witnessing a traumatic event can have a long-lasting impact on our lives. Whether it be a sudden illness, natural disaster, assault or accident, traumatic experiences cause distress. The physical effects of these events may heal over time, but for some individuals, the mental distress can have a significant impact on the quality of their lives.
RIVERSIDE, Calif. -- Alzheimer's disease, the most common cause of dementia among the elderly, is characterized by plaques and tangles in the brain, with most efforts at finding a cure-focused on these abnormal structures. But the University of California, Riverside, the research team has identified alternate chemistry that could account for the various pathologies associated with the disease.
A new study shows that compared to younger adults, older adults are less distracted by negative information -- even in the earliest stages of attention.
A researcher from the University of Houston has found that adults who take prescription opioids for severe pain are more likely to have increased anxiety, depression, and substance abuse issues if they also use marijuana.
A Veterans Health Administration program that added mental health specialists, care managers or both in primary care clinics significantly improved access to mental health and primary care services to veterans with behavioral health needs. In a clinic of 100 patients, each additional patient seen by such a mental health specialist or care manager was on average associated with 11% more mental health visits and 40% more primary care visits. The practice also resulted in a 9% higher average annual cost for each patient.
The Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the Toyohashi University of Technology formed a research team with the University of Oslo to measure the size of subjects' pupils when viewing a brightness illusion (glare illusion). The pupil expands (dilates) in dark environments and contracts in bright environments in order to control the amount of light that enters the eye.
Firearm retailers around Washington state are willing to learn about suicide prevention and to train their employees on how to spot and act on suicide warning signs, a new University of Washington study finds.
A team of scientists in Korea and the United States has invented a device that can control neural circuits using a tiny brain implant controlled by a smartphone. Researchers, publishing in Nature Biomedical Engineering, believe the device can speed up efforts to uncover brain diseases such as Parkinson's, Alzheimer's, addiction, depression, and pain.
Pivotal response treatment involving parents works better than other existing therapies at motivating children with autism and significant speech delays to talk, according to the results of a large study by researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine.
Researchers from the University of Sheffield School of Health and Related Research (ScHARR) are today making a series of recommendations for NHS mental health trusts to change the way they collect and use patient feedback to improve the quality of care for inpatients.