Why Are Americans Getting Gloomier?

Why Are Americans Getting Gloomier?

As the world becomes increasingly digital, intra-personal communication through social media and texting can come to represent a form of exile by replacing face-to-face conversations and interpersonal connections. For these individuals, social connections through a screen were a pleasure.

Negative Emotions May Make Us Trust Less

Negative Emotions May Make Us Trust Less

As research attests, experiencing negative emotions can result in more than “hating everybody and everything.” Negative moods can impair our associative memory , alter our judgments of others by making us more prone to stereotyping and forming less favorable impressions , and even lead us to feel more pain .

How Music Therapy Affects the Brain in Autism

How Music Therapy Affects the Brain in Autism

Similarly, children who had decreased connections between auditory and visual brain areas showed more improvements in social communication. For example: decreases in connections between auditory and visual brain areas might be helping with sensory sensitivity in ASD, which may lead to improvements in social skills.

New Study Finds Possible Root of Schizophrenia Symptoms

New Study Finds Possible Root of Schizophrenia Symptoms

For the first time, we know what brain circuit to go after." The authors explain the significance of these results, “A breakdown of connectivity in a specific dorsolateral prefrontal cortex-to-cerebellum network directly corresponded to negative symptom severity.

Which Has Greater Impact, Influence or Attention?

Which Has Greater Impact, Influence or Attention?

Is this only possible in advertising and marketing, where the connection of attention and influence is so direct. When a leader intends to influence his or her followers, attention is only the first, and easiest step in making a connection.

Data: The New Window into Humanity

Data: The New Window into Humanity

Data, passive data acquisition, and advanced analytics combine to allow us to find the “six degrees of connectivity.” What once was a disparate set of data points will become surrogates to focused insights on subtle aspects of biochemistry to the social manifestations of behaviors such as addiction.

Brain Imaging Unearths Neurobiological Roots of Resilience

Brain Imaging Unearths Neurobiological Roots of Resilience

Therefore, the authors strongly encourage a much larger longitudinal and multi-wave study to establish causality between CEN functional connectivity, neighborhood violence, cardiometabolic health, and the neurobiology of resilience.