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Carolyn Gregoire is a Senior Writer at the Huffington Post, where she reports on psychology, neuroscience and mental health. 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 December 2015.
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(2) Comments | Posted February 26, 2015 | 12:58 AM


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Novo estudo indica que maconha pode ser eficaz contra depressão

(2) Comments | Posted February 25, 2015 | 6:20 PM

Pesquisas sugerem que a cannabis pode ser uma opção de tratamento promissora para vários problemas físicos de médicos, do transtorno do estresse pós-traumático a dores crônicas. Um estudo divulgado esta semana sugere que a depressão pode ser incluída na lista.

Neurocientistas do Centro de Pesquisas de...

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Why Weed Gives You The Munchies, Explained By Neuroscience

(10) Comments | Posted February 24, 2015 | 7:50 PM

Getting high tends to make the prospect of a late-night snack (or a second dinner) suddenly very appealing. But why?

According to neuroscientists at Yale School of Medicine, marijuana seems to highjack neurons in the brain that are normally geared toward suppressing appetite.

In a study...

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Το smartphone σου, σου προκαλεί κατάθλιψη

(0) Comments | Posted February 24, 2015 | 1:29 PM

Εκτιμάται ότι ένα μέσος χρήστης ενός smartphone κοιτάει το κινητό του περίπου 150 φορές την ημέρα, ενώ οι ίδιοι οι χρήστες παραδέχονται ότι είναι εθισμένοι και απόλυτα εξαρτημένοι από τις συσκευές τους. Όλοι γνωρίζουν ότι το να έχει κανείς κολλημένο το πρόσωπό του στην οθόνη του κινητού του δεν είναι...

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Diet May Be As Important To Mental Health As It Is To Physical Health

(14) Comments | Posted February 24, 2015 | 12:02 PM

We know that food affects the body -- but could it just as powerfully impact the mind?

While the role of diet and nutrition in our physical health is undeniable, the influence of dietary factors on mental health has been less considered. That may be starting to...

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An Early Bedtime Could Prevent Mental Illness, Study Finds

(7) Comments | Posted February 24, 2015 | 11:01 AM

When life gets hectic and stressful, our daily routines can be the first thing to fall by the wayside -- early bedtimes become late nights and instead of sitting down for healthy home-cooked meals we may find ourselves grazing on high-calorie, sugar-laden snacks.

Daily routines around eating and sleeping...

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스마트폰이 당신을 우울하게 한다(연구)

(0) Comments | Posted February 23, 2015 | 6:08 PM

한 조사에 의하면 스마트 폰 사용자들은 평균 하루에 150번 전화를 들여다보고, 사용자의 1/3은 자신이 스마트폰 중독이라고 인정한다. 이런 습관이 당신의 건강(예를 들면 목뼈, 수면 습관)을 망친다는 건 잘 알고 있으리라 믿는다.

하지만 이번에 나온 결과에 따르면 스마트폰 중독은 당신의 정신건강과도 매우 밀접한 관계를 가진다. 베일러대학의 최근 연구에 의하면 스마트폰을...

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How Personality Affects Gene Expression And Immune System Function

(19) Comments | Posted February 22, 2015 | 10:52 AM

Health depends on a number of factors -- genetics, environment, lifestyle factors, and according to new research, personality might also play a large role in determining health outcomes.

Some research has suggested that personality can play a role in the risk of developing certain physical health problems. Now, a...

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Meditação pode proteger o cérebro dos sinais do envelhecimento, aponta estudo

(0) Comments | Posted February 22, 2015 | 9:34 AM

Meditar faz bem para o cérebro. Uma nova onda de pesquisas associa a antiga prática a vários benefícios cognitivos, de mais atenção e foco à redução dos sintomas de ansiedade e depressãoe a melhor controle cognitivoe funcionamento executivo.

Segundo um

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How The Brain Performs 'Mental Time Travel'

(18) Comments | Posted February 21, 2015 | 10:58 AM

In one important way, we are capable of traveling back in time. Through memory, we can return to childhood, go back to the moment we first fell in love or recall our first professional triumph.

Vivid memories that call to mind an experience in deep sensory detail can seem...

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Your iPhone Is Making You Depressed

(19) Comments | Posted February 19, 2015 | 4:18 PM

It's been estimated that the average mobile phone user checks a device 150 times a day, and nearly a third of smartphone users admit that they're addicted to their devices. Everyone knows that having your nose in your phone is a pretty unhealthy habit, but new...

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What Constant Exposure To Negative News Is Doing To Our Mental Health

(17) Comments | Posted February 19, 2015 | 8:49 AM

It's nearly impossible to turn on the TV, open up a web browser, or scroll through Twitter without being assaulted with notifications of a new world disaster (or two, or three...). Thanks to the 24-hour news cycle, alerts of shootings, plane crashes, ISIS beheadings, crime, war and human rights violations...

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Want Better Work-Life Balance? Try Doing Something Kind For Others

(1) Comments | Posted February 18, 2015 | 4:48 PM

Want to feel a great sense of work-life balance? Instead of doing less, try doing more -- for others.

According to a new study, volunteering may improve work-life balance and ward off stress and burnout.

Although many working people probably think that they don't have time...

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Mindfulness Training Improves Resilience Of Active-Duty Soldiers

(0) Comments | Posted February 18, 2015 | 1:08 PM

Mindfulness has become recognized as a promising mental health intervention for soldiers returning home from war. But it may also be a vital tool for soldiers before they are deployed to conflict zones.

During the critical pre-deployment period -- the training period before a soldier goes to...

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Mindfulness Meditation Can Help You Fall (And Stay) Asleep

(9) Comments | Posted February 17, 2015 | 4:12 PM

It seems that a new study comes out every week pointing to another physical or mental health benefit of mindfulness. Recent research reveals that meditation may help prevent age-related cognitive decline among older adults. And another study recently found that the practice could help children improve their

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The Perfect Online Dating Profile Isn't 'Perfect' At All

(5) Comments | Posted February 17, 2015 | 8:30 AM

When creating an online dating profile, the usual protocol is, of course, to put one's best foot forward. But don't try to make yourself look too good. According to new research, an overzealously scrubbed OKCupid profile may not elicit the adoration you'd think.

Researchers from the University...

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강박증에 관해 당신이 알아야 할 4가지

(0) Comments | Posted February 17, 2015 | 2:27 AM

타인을 해치는 상상을 하는 자신이 혹시 사이코패스가 아닌가 고민한 적 있는가? 미국 NPR 팟캐스트 방송, ‘인비저빌리아(Invisibilia)’에는 폭력 수위가 높은 드라마를 본 후 아내를 죽이고 싶다는 생각이 자꾸 든다는 익명의 남자의 사연이 소개됐다. 그는 아내를 해치는 상상을 하면서 동시에 혹시 자기가 아내를 해칠까 스트레스와 불안에 시달렸다. 다행히도 그는 치료를...

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혈액형이 당신의 뇌 건강에 영향을 미친다

(1) Comments | Posted February 15, 2015 | 8:56 PM

유전자에서 생활 습관까지 뇌 건강에 영향을 미치는 요소가 다양하다는 것은 이미 잘 알려진 사실이다. 그런데 이번에 발표된 연구에 따르면 혈액형도 노화와 관련된 뇌 건강에 영향을 미칠 수 있다는 거다.

버몬트 대학이 실시한 연구에 따르면 AB형(전체 인구의 10% 이하) 혈액형을 지닌 사람의 인지 기능 장애 위험이 상당히...

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The Strange Science Of Sexual Attraction

(31) Comments | Posted February 14, 2015 | 9:25 AM

Attraction, like romantic love, works in mysterious ways.

While we'd like to think that we know why a particular person catches our eye, there are a number of invisible forces at work that determine which members of the opposite sex we become interested in -- and which ones we...

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How Naps Do Your Brain (And Body) Good

(19) Comments | Posted February 13, 2015 | 8:51 AM

Running seriously low on sleep? A nap can not only make you feel better, but can reverse the effects of poor sleep by restoring hormones and proteins involved in stress and immune health.

The fact that poor sleep can increase stress levels and suppress immune...

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