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October 24, 2020

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Meditation for Mind-Control

Scientists have discovered that mindful meditation can help subjects learn and improve the ability to mind-control brain computer interfaces ...

People's Life Goals Relate to Their Personality Type

A new study suggests that for the most part, people formulate goals consistent with their personality ...

Emotion Vocabulary Reflects State of Well-Being

The vast way in which you describe your emotions can reveal your lived experience and wellness ...
Individuals who can unconsciously predict complex patterns, an ability called implicit pattern learning, are likely to hold stronger beliefs that there is a god who creates ...
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Smartphone Surveys Find a Connection Between Daily Spiritual Experiences and Well-Being

Using smartphone check-ins twice a day for two weeks, sociologists in a national U.S. study have found a link between individuals' daily spiritual experiences and overall well-being, say ...

Atheists Are More Likely to Sleep Better Than Catholics and Baptists, Study Finds

A new study of sleep, religious affiliation, and perceptions of heaven found that atheists and agnostics are significantly more likely to be better sleepers than Catholics and ...

When It Comes to Supporting Candidates, Ideology Trumps Race and Gender

Voters who express prejudice against minorities and women are still more likely to support candidates who most closely align with their ideologies, regardless of the race or sex of such candidates, ...

Meditation-Relaxation Therapy May Offer Escape from the Terror of Sleep Paralysis

Sleep paralysis -- a condition thought to explain a number of mysterious experiences including alleged cases of alien abduction and demonic night-time visits -- could be treated using a technique of ...

The Placebo Effect and Psychedelic Drugs: Tripping on Nothing?

A new study suggests that, in the right context, some people may experience psychedelic-like effects from placebos alone. The researchers reported some of the strongest placebo effects on ...

Spending on Experiences Versus Possessions Advances More Immediate Happiness

Consumers are happier when they spend their money on experiential purchases versus material ones, according to new ...

Antidote to Pain and Negativity? Let It Be

Merely a brief introduction to mindfulness helps people deal with physical pain and negative emotions, a new study shows. The effect of mindfulness was so pronounced, they found, that even when ...

Some Surprisingly Good 211Ʊ 211Ʊ Anxiety

Anxiety disorders are the most common type of psychiatric illness, yet researchers know very little about factors associated with recovery. A new study investigated three levels of recovery in a ...

Increase in Calls to US Poison Control for Natural Psychoactive Substances

A new study found there were more than 67,300 calls to US Poison Control Centers regarding exposures to natural psychoactive substances. The study looked at calls from January 2000 through December ...

Prayers Can Crowd out Donations for Disaster Victims

A new study finds that people who prayed for hurricane victims before donating gave less than they would have otherwise: Because those who prayed believed that prayers improved the victims' ...

Ayahuasca Compound Changes Brainwaves to Vivid 'Waking-Dream' State

Scientists have peered inside the brain to show how taking DMT affects human consciousness by significantly altering the brain's electrical ...

How Meditation Can Help You Make Fewer Mistakes

New research tested how open monitoring meditation altered brain activity in a way that suggests increased error ...

Mind-Body Therapies Alleviate Pain in People Prescribed Opioids

A new study details the first comprehensive look across the scientific literature at the role of mind-body therapies in addressing opioid-treated pain. The researchers found that certain mind-body ...

Mindfulness Meditation Enhances Positive Effects of Psilocybin

Recent years have seen a renewed interest in the clinical application of classic psychedelics in the treatment of depression and anxiety disorders. Researchers have now shown that mindfulness ...

The Propensity to Hear 'Voices' in Schizophrenia May Be Established by Infancy

Findings reveal how auditory hallucinations may arise in patients with schizophrenia and provide potential new targets for early detection and ...

Is This Brain Cell Your 'Mind's Eye'?

No-one knows what connects awareness -- the state of consciousness -- with its contents, i.e. thoughts and experiences. Now researchers propose an elegant solution: a literal, structural connection ...

Psychology of Attraction to Religious Deities and Super-Heroes

A new psychological study has addressed centuries-old questions about how and why supernatural beings are ...

For Kids Who Face Trauma, Good Neighbors or Teachers Can Save Their Longterm Health

New research shows just how important positive childhood experiences are for long-term health, especially for those who experience significant adversity as a child. Studies over the past 20 years ...

Adults With Mild Cognitive Impairment Can Learn and Benefit from Mindfulness Meditation

A pilot study shows promising evidence that adults with MCI can learn to practice mindfulness meditation, and by doing so may boost their cognitive ...

How to Consider Nature's Impact on Mental Health in City Plans

An international team has created a framework for how city planners and municipalities around the world can start to measure the mental health benefits of nature and incorporate those into plans and ...

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