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Carolyn Gregoire is a Senior Writer at the Huffington Post, where she reports on health and wellness, psychology and human behavior, and brain science. She has discussed her work on MSNBC, The TODAY Show, and The History Channel, and has spoken at TEDxYouth and the Harvard Public Health Forum.

She is the author of a forthcoming book on the science of creativity, with psychologist Scott Barry Kaufman, to be published by Penguin Random House in January 2016.
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Why Email May Actually Be A Great Way To Say 'I Love You'

(0) Comments | Posted September 1, 2015 | 3:43 PM

As a mode of communication, email gets a pretty bad rap. 

It's a common belief among psychologists and the general public that the further a form of communication gets from face-to-face interaction, the less effective and intimate it becomes. 

"Excessive smartphone use drives us away from...

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6 Myths About Introverts To Stop Believing

(1441) Comments | Posted September 1, 2015 | 8:19 AM

If common stereotypes have anything to say on the matter, it's that introverts are socially awkward loners who abhor large crowds and don't like people very much. An introvert may not be a particularly friendly or happy person, but hey, at least they're smarter and more creative than the average...

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Yes, You Can Teach Yourself Synesthesia (And Here's Why You Should)

(0) Comments | Posted August 31, 2015 | 3:50 PM

Brit Brogaard has had synesthesia, a neurological condition in which different senses combine in unusual ways, for as long as she can remember.

We often think of synesthesia as "seeing" sounds in different colors (also known as chromesthesia). But Brogaard experiences a more uncommon form of the...

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Acredita que dá! Cientistas dizem ter descoberto o segredo para se chegar aos 100 anos

(0) Comments | Posted August 31, 2015 | 12:09 PM

Qual é o segredo das pessoas que levam vidas vigorosas e saudáveis com mais de 100 anos de vida?

Baixos níveis de inflamação podem ser a resposta, sugere um novo estudo com centenários realizado por pesquisadores na Inglaterra e no Japão. Pessoas com poucos marcas de inflamações crônicas...

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Are Obese People Wired To Crave High-Calorie Foods?

(1) Comments | Posted August 31, 2015 | 10:58 AM

Scientists and doctors have long debated whether "food addiction" is real and whether it plays a role in obesity. A new brain imaging study offers intriguing evidence that suggests obese people are hard-wired to crave sugary and fatty foods.

 A team of international scientists, who presented their findings at...

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Η φιλία «ασπίδα» κατά της κατάθλιψης

(0) Comments | Posted August 31, 2015 | 7:13 AM

Είναι δύσκολο να σταθεί κανείς δίπλα σε κάποιον που πολεμάει την κατάθλιψη, αλλά σύμφωνα με νέα βρετανική έρευνα, αυτό είναι το καλύτερο που μπορείτε να προσφέρετε σε κάποιον.

Έρευνα που έγινε από το πανεπιστήμιο του Μάντσεστερ και το πανεπιστήμιο Warwick, διαπίστωσε ότι κάνοντας παρέα με ανθρώπους που έχουν...

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신경질적인 사람이 창조적인 이유(연구)

(0) Comments | Posted August 28, 2015 | 4:34 PM

신경질이 많은 사람이 반드시 나쁜 것만은 아니다.

신경질이 많은 사람은 지나치게 골똘히 생각에 빠지거나 부정적인 사고나 감정, 경험에 천착하는 경향이 있다. 이런 경향 때문에 기분이 안 좋을 때가 많고 항상 좌불안석이지만, 그런 성격이 창의력을 강화하기도 한다고 한다.

어째서? 신경증과 창조성은 모두 '과하게 생각하는 행동'에서 기인하기 때문이다.

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Children May Not Actually 'Grow Out' Of ADHD After All

(1) Comments | Posted August 28, 2015 | 11:34 AM

There's a common myth that most children or adolescents with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder grow out of the condition as they get older. 

A new study suggests that it's not that simple.

A University of Cambridge study, published Wednesday in the journal European Child Adolescent Psychiatry, found...

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Scientists Find A Way To Combat Racial Bias Among Little Kids

(4) Comments | Posted August 27, 2015 | 2:59 PM

First, they found that infants as young as 3 months old show racial bias. Now they've found a way to shake up those early preferences -- and perhaps undermine more pernicious racial stereotypes as we grow up.

Research from the University of Delaware had earlier shown that...

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Does Being Neurotic Really Make You More Creative?

(0) Comments | Posted August 25, 2015 | 4:03 PM

Neuroticism may not be so bad after all.  

Neurotic people tend to overthink things and dwell on negative thoughts, emotions and experiences. But as much as these tendencies make them prone to bad moods and anxiety, they can also greatly enhance creativity. 

Why? The link...

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Blind People See Race Differently, And Perhaps More Wisely

(0) Comments | Posted August 24, 2015 | 3:51 PM

Most of us take note of another person's race. We check it off almost automatically, and we do it based on looks.

But blind people can't make such snap visual judgments. New research suggests that how they attribute race offers some lessons for sighted people. 

The small...

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In Katrina's Aftermath, Psychologists Find Trauma As Well As Resilience

(0) Comments | Posted August 24, 2015 | 9:37 AM

Ten years after Hurricane Katrina devastated the city of New Orleans, forcing more than half a million residents to flee, psychologists are investigating the mental and emotional fallout of the natural disaster. 

A series of longitudinal studies of Katrina survivors, featured this week in the...

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Weird Things Happen When You Stare Into Someone's Eyes For 10 Minutes

(0) Comments | Posted August 21, 2015 | 11:37 AM

Staring into someone's eyes for as little as 10 seconds can be an intense experience of connection, or one of discomfort. 

So what happens when you look into a person's eyes for 10 minutes

Well, things can get weird. Really weird. 

A new Italian...

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Friendships May Play A Huge Role In Depression Recovery

(1) Comments | Posted August 20, 2015 | 1:35 PM

It's not always easy to know how to help a friend who's struggling with depression.

It turns out that just being there for that person might be the best thing that you can do, according to a new British study.  

Research from the Universities of...

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Ashley Madison Hack Could Have A Devastating Psychological Fallout

(2) Comments | Posted August 19, 2015 | 12:33 PM

Ashley Madison users may face more than just marital discord after the dating website's recent hack. 

On Tuesday night, hackers came through on their threat to leak almost 10 gigabytes of user data, revealing information including the names, email addresses and credit card numbers for up...

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Smartphone Lovers More Likely To Forget Things, Walk Into People

(0) Comments | Posted August 18, 2015 | 2:11 PM

Did you forget your wallet at home today? Miss an appointment? Bump into someone on the street? 

If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, there's a good chance that you're spending a little too much time staring at your iPhone. 

New research from...

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어쩌면 고릴라는 사람의 말을 할 수 있을지 모른다

(0) Comments | Posted August 17, 2015 | 5:46 PM


서부 로랜드 고릴라는 세상에서 가장 큰 영장류다.

코코는 ‘세계에서 가장 똑똑한 고릴라’로 알려져 있다.

사랑 받는 44세의 서부 로랜드 고릴라(Western lowland gorilla) 코코는 미국 수화의 표현 1천 개 이상을 써서 의사소통을 하고, 수십 년간 그녀를 훈련시킨 심리학자들과 연구자들 팀의 도움을 받아 영어를...

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Psychopaths May Be Immune To Contagious Yawning

(1) Comments | Posted August 17, 2015 | 11:35 AM

Think you might be dating a psychopath? There are several telltale signs, including a tendency to lie, a charming but callous demeanor and an inflated ego. 

Here's another one to watch out for: When you yawn, he or she doesn't yawn back. 

New research finds...

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Psychologists Dig Into Link Between Autism And Creativity

(0) Comments | Posted August 17, 2015 | 10:27 AM

A fascinating paradox lies at the heart of autism: While rigid thinking is considered a key aspect of the condition, many people with autism display exceptional creativity.  

Now, a study published last week in the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders offers an explanation for this...

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Apes May Be Much Closer To Human Speech Than We Realized

(2) Comments | Posted August 14, 2015 | 9:35 AM

Koko has been called the "world's most intelligent gorilla."

The beloved 44-year-old western lowland gorilla uses over 1,000 signs from American Sign Language to communicate, and has gained a sophisticated understanding of spoken English through the help of a team of psychologists and researchers who have...

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