Are You Sure You're Creating the Impression You Want?

Are You Sure You're Creating the Impression You Want?

Emotions, cognitions, social context, and level of intimacy are just a few of the possible complications affecting the way that people interact at a nonverbal level.

The Human Cerebellum May Protect Itself Against Alzheimer’s

The Human Cerebellum May Protect Itself Against Alzheimer’s

The authors explain the design and significance of their study: “The current study aims to overcome some existing limitations by providing a spatially resolved analysis of protein expression in six regions of human control and AD-affected brain, reflecting varying levels of ‘affectedness,’ in well-matched, short post-mortem delay tissue.

Exercise May Promote Gene Expression of Feel-Good Chemicals

Exercise May Promote Gene Expression of Feel-Good Chemicals

Source: Rido/Shutterstock This study ( Allison et al., 2019 ) investigated the impact of an exercise training program that combined strength training (weight-lifting) and high-intensity interval training (HIIT) on skeletal muscle gene expression of certain proteins called “transcription factors.” These proteins help regulate the gene expression of kynurenine aminotransferase (KAT) and plasma concentrations of tryptophan metabolites called "kynurenines." Many people associate tryptophan with the folklore-based misconception that the tryptophan in turkey will make you drowsy after eating Thanksgiving dinner.

5 Fundamental Fallacies About Genetics and Epigenetics

5 Fundamental Fallacies About Genetics and Epigenetics

To cite the crucial case, the home environment seen as the epitome of nurture is in fact normally populated by persons who share their DNA closely, such as parents and siblings.

Five Fundamental Fallacies About Genetics and Epigenetics

Five Fundamental Fallacies About Genetics and Epigenetics

This immediately explains why the quantity of DNA preserved and passed on is vastly greater than that needed to generate the organism and why it contains so much apparent genetic “junk”: notably disabled genes, genes copied in by viruses, repetitive sequences, and all kinds of other parasitic DNA inessential to the organism.

Is Bickering Really That Bad for Your Relationship?

Is Bickering Really That Bad for Your Relationship?

Across two studies, the Friburg psychologists tested the proposal that people who reacted with either inert or erratic emotion dynamics would have poorer relationships because they would be perceived as less responsive by their partners.

The Imprinted Brain Theory in a Thousand Words

The Imprinted Brain Theory in a Thousand Words

Another class of genes which are also subject to highly asymmetric selection and expression in mammals are X chromosome ones thanks to the fact that females have two Xs but males only one.

Why You Should Strengthen Your Emotional Vocabulary

Why You Should Strengthen Your Emotional Vocabulary

We know how to manage pleasant feelings, such as happiness or excitement, much better than the unpleasant ones. Giving a moral value (as good or bad) to our feelings only reinforces shame and guilt, which handicaps our ability to identify and recognize our feelings.

Some People Can't Love

Some People Can't Love

“Your parents didn’t love you,” I’ve reflected to patients. And yet it’s true; the fact that their parents didn't love them is the defining problem of their entire lives. “Your parents didn’t love you.

Specific Gene Variants May Increase Risk of Bipolar Disorder

Specific Gene Variants May Increase Risk of Bipolar Disorder

What makes this MIT study significant is that researchers have identified (for the first time) how specific mutations of the SYNE1 gene may undermine the expression of CPG2 in ways that might disrupt the connectivity of neural circuits and appear to be correlated with a higher risk of bipolar disorder.

Should You Give Someone a Taste of Their Own Medicine?

Should You Give Someone a Taste of Their Own Medicine?

When you’re not yet sure whether it’s time to cut bait and leave someone, giving that person a taste of their own medicine could assist you in making the right choice.

Hilary Duff puts relatable spin on Rachel McAdams' glamorous breast pump photo

Hilary Duff puts relatable spin on Rachel McAdams' glamorous breast pump photo

The “Younger” actress took to the platform on Friday with a hilarious (and relatable) attempt to re-create actress Rachel McAdams’ stunning photo shoot for Girls. In the original photo, McAdams uses two breast pumps while dazzling in dark eye shadow, deep red lipstick, Versace attire and a Bulgari diamond necklace.

Communication Is the Glue That Keeps Families Strong

Communication Is the Glue That Keeps Families Strong

I suppose her feelings stuck with her for a while, and then later that night, she put on the voice that I know means that I need to pay attention to what she is about to say.

What Do Wolf Howls Say?

What Do Wolf Howls Say?

The researchers reconfirmed previous evidence that individual wolves produce acoustically distinct howls, which might help identification between distant pack members. “The differences between individuals were often quite audible—some of the wolves have very distinctive howls,” says Watson.

5 Ways Working on Ourselves Can Benefit Our Kids

5 Ways Working on Ourselves Can Benefit Our Kids

Yet, how we put this belief into action can mean the difference between going through the motions of a textbook form of “good” parenting and really modeling a way of being in the world that makes our children better and happier people.