Study shows how mental problem-solving can reduce anxiety

Posted by on Feb 10, 2019 in Neuroscience | No Comments
Study shows how mental problem-solving can reduce anxiety

This fascinating study out of Duke University has shown how it may be possible to use academic-like problem solving, such as solving math problems, can help stimulate the Dorsolateral Prefrontal Cortex, and possibly counteract the anxiety response found in the Amygdala, which has long been known as one of the key centers of the brain […]

Why is stress more devastating for some?

Posted by on Mar 9, 2015 in Research | No Comments

Researchers at Rockefeller University have found differences in stress tolerance among mice that may correspond to the mGlu2 molecule. They divided the mice into two groups, those with a healthy amount of the molecule, and those without, and then deliberately stressed them in their cages. The mice that had less of this molecule exhibited the […]

Psychodynamic psychotherapy for Depression

Posted by on Mar 2, 2015 in News | No Comments
Psychodynamic psychotherapy for Depression

Recent research at Massachusetts General Hospital have identified key changes in metabolic activity in the Right Insula of the brain using PET scans after Psychodynamic psychotherapy for Depression. The Right Insula has been associated with depressive symptoms as well as emotional regulation in general. Psychodynamic therapy evolved out of Freudian Psychoanalysis, and is still one […]

Autism as a disorder of prediction

Posted by on Feb 25, 2015 in News, Uncategorized | No Comments

A new study from researchers at MIT have posited that Autism is rooted in the inability to make informed predictions from events and others’ behaviors. They theorize that the ritualistic and repetitive behaviors that those with Autism engage in (such as lining up toys, flapping hands, or rigid obsessiveness over routine) is a way to […]