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Living in an Imaginary World

Daydreaming can help solve problems, trigger creativity, and inspire great works of art and science. When it becomes compulsive, however, the consequences can be dire

August 22, 2014 — Josie Glausiusz

Childhood Stress Decreases Size of Brain Regions

Children who experience neglect, abuse and/or poverty can have smaller amygdalas and hippocampuses, brain regions involved in emotion and memory, compared with kids raised in nurturing environments...

August 16, 2014 — Christie Nicholson

Even Monkeys Believe In Hot Streaks

Monkeys trained to play fixed video games made moves indicating that they expected certain patterns to occur. Erika Beras reports

August 12, 2014 — Erika Beras

Answers while You Sleep

When you dream, you enter an alternative state of consciousness—a time when true inspiration can strike

August 8, 2014 — Deirdre Barrett

Talking to Myself—Is That Normal?

Talking to yourself again?  Savvy Psychologist Dr. Ellen Hendriksen assures you’re not going crazy.  You’re simply thinking out loud, which is not only normal, but beneficial...

August 6, 2014 — Savvy Psychologist Ellen Hendriksen
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