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Neurogastronomy, Obesity, Culinary Arts, Neuroscience

Neurogastronomy: What We Eat and Why We Eat It

The International Society of Neurogastronomy Symposium features leaders in the worlds of nutrition, neuroscience and culinary arts to explore the connection between brain and behavior in the context of food.

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Wisdom, Psychiatry, Aging, Dying, Hospice, Geriatrics, Mental Health, Death And Dying

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transparency, rigor, science

APA Releases New Journal Article Reporting Standards

As part of its promotion of greater transparency and the assessment of rigor in psychological science, the American Psychological Association has released new Journal Article Reporting Standards for researchers seeking to publish in in scholarly journals.

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Psychology, Memory, Psychiatry, Hippocampus, Episodic Memory, Neuroscience, Neurobiology

How Your Brain Remembers What You Had for Dinner Last Night

Confirming earlier computational models, researchers at University of California San Diego and UC San Diego School of Medicine, with colleagues in Arizona and Louisiana, report that episodic memories are encoded in the hippocampus of the human brain by distinct, sparse sets of neurons.

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Abuse, Neglect, Childhood, Child Development, Adaptation, Adulthood, Psychology

Tracking the Impact of Early Abuse and Neglect

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Maltreatment experienced before age 5 can have negative effects that continue to be seen nearly three decades later, according to a new study led by Lee Raby, an assistant professor of psychology at the University of Utah.

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Conservation, Social Psychology, Psychology, Home Energy Cost

Conservation Mind Game

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A new study led by Kathryn Caldwell, an assistant professor of psychology at Ithaca College, demonstrates that homeowners can be encouraged to make changes to their energy use with a simple education plan and some helpful tricks from the world of social psychology.

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Overeat, Hunger, Susan Carnell, Stress

Evening Hours May Pose Higher Risk for Overeating, Especially When Under Stress, Study Finds

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Experiments with a small group of overweight men and women have added to evidence that “hunger hormone” levels rise and “satiety (or fullness) hormone” levels decrease in the evening. The findings also suggest that stress may increase hunger hormone levels more in the evening, and the impact of hormones on appetite may be greater for people prone to binge eating.

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Sexual Assault, Neighborhoods, Sexual Violence, Violence, Safety, #metoo

The Presence of Sexual Violence in Neighborhoods Erodes Feelings of Safety for Women—but Not Men

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Feelings about the frequency of rape or other forms of sexual assault in a neighborhood are significantly tied to women’s—but not men’s—perceptions of its safety, according to new research.

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Bipolar Disorder, Comorbidity, Predictors, Prospective, Risk Factors

Can Early Symptoms Predict Bipolar Disorder? Evidence Shows Differing Patterns of Risk Factors

Two patterns of antecedent or "prodromal" psychiatric symptoms may help to identify young persons at increased risk of developing bipolar disorder (BD), according to a new analysis in the Harvard Review of Psychiatry. The journal is published by Wolters Kluwer.







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