Brains of Young People with Severe Behavioral Problems ‘Wired’ Differently

Brains of Young People with Severe Behavioral Problems ‘Wired’ Differently

 

Research published today has revealed new clues which might help explain why young people with the most severe forms of antisocial behaviour struggle to control and regulate their emotions, and might be more susceptible to developing anxiety or depression as a result.

The study, published in the journal Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, used neuroimaging methods to investigate young people with the condition ‘Conduct Disorder’ – typified by symptoms that range from lying and truancy, through to physical violence and weapon use at its more extreme end.

Researchers from the universities of Bath (UK), Cambridge (UK) and the California Institute of Technology (USA) wanted to understand more about the wiring of the brain in adolescents with Conduct Disorder, and link connectivity to the severity of Conduct Disorder and ‘psychopathic traits’ – the term used to define deficits in guilt, remorse and empathy.

Wired differently?

Through functional MRI scans of young people with Conduct Disorder as well as typically-developing teens, the team analysed the amygdala – a key part of the brain involved in understanding others’ emotions – and how it communicates with other parts of the brain.

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7 Strengths of Deep Souls: The Thinkers We Need But Rarely Understand

7 Strengths of Deep Souls: The Thinkers We Need But Rarely Understand

Synopsis

The underlying traits that fuel deep soul strengths are universal characteristics of creative thinking. Research shows that nearly all of us have an intense combination of these strengths in early childhood, but they get dulled over time–especially during our school years. Deep souls, however, have resisted this dulling. They can’t help it. The intensity of their ability to think differently cannot and will not be stopped.

He reads slowly but remembers everything he’s read, using this random knowledge to make unusual connections.

She’s the person I go to who always has a new perspective, a new way of looking at a problem. She helps me get out of a thinking rut.

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5 Ways to Quiet the Negative Voices in Your Head

 

5 Ways to Quiet the Negative Voices in Your Head

“There’s a brilliant, beautiful, priceless piece of art hanging right in front of you. It’s sophisticated and meticulously detailed—a painstaking labor of passion and deep devotion. The colors, patterns and textures are like no other—they soar and dip, they shine bright and leap right off the canvas at you. And yet, you choose to fixate your eyes on the tiny, dark housefly that has landed on the edge this masterpiece. Why would you choose to do such a thing?”

She cracked a half smile in my direction and then shifted her gaze down to the ground.

“Look,” I said, “the point here is that there’s no possible way to be 100% certain about anything in this world. Life, like great art, is sophisticated, complex and unpredictable. So you’re left with a choice: either appreciate it and look for the beauty it holds, or focus on the worst and dwell on it.”

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Why You Keep Waking Up At Night? It May Be Your ‘Neuronal Noise

Why You Keep Waking Up At Night? It May Be Your ‘Neuronal Noise

You may not know that you wake up a dozen times a night because you don’t remember it, but research finds virtually everyone does. (And if you often wake up and can’t get back to sleep, my sympathies.)

In a new paper in the journal Science Advances, researchers from Boston University and Israel offer an explanation for these “short arousals.” They blame “neuronal noise” — random fluctuations in your neurons’ voltage that sometimes rise to the level of waking you up.

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The daunting math of climate change means we’ll need carbon capture

 

​The daunting math of climate change means we’ll need carbon capture


At current rates of greenhouse-gas emissions, the world could lock in 1.5 ˚C of warming as soon as 2021, an analysis by the website Carbon Brief has found. We’re on track to blow the carbon budget for 2 ˚C by 2036.

Amid this daunting climate math, many researchers argue that capturing carbon dioxide from power plants, factories, and the air will have to play a big part in any realistic efforts to limit the dangers of global warming.

If it can be done economically, carbon capture and storage (CCS) offers the world additional flexibility and time to make the leap to cleaner systems. It means we can retrofit, rather than replace, vast parts of the global energy infrastructure. And once we reach disastrous levels of warming, so-called direct air capture offers one of the only ways to dig our way out of trouble, since carbon dioxide otherwise stays in the atmosphere for thousands of years.

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SDG Development Accelerator 2nd Leadership Forum Mumbai 7 April 2018

Sustainable Development Accelerator & Global Business Leadership Forum

I function as the Director General of WPDO and participated at an extravagant Sustainable Development Accelerator & Global Business Leadership Forum, conceptualized and organized by Unified Brainz Group and sponsored by World Peace & Diplomacy Organisation which was concluded with much exuberance on 7th April at The ITC Grand Central, Mumbai. The Forum witnessed the esteemed presence of Chief Guest Mrs. Amruta Fadnavis – The First Lady of Maharashtra & a plethora of Bollywood celebrities, international models, diplomats, corporate bigwigs and distinguished world-renowned business leaders and professionals as speakers and recipients of Leadership Excellence awards in various categories.

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What causes dizziness when bending over?

Feeling dizzy when bending over is a common occurrence. Most causes of dizziness or lightheadedness are not serious, although some causes may require medical attention.

A person should see a doctor if the dizziness is frequent or severe enough to interfere with daily activities. A doctor will be able to help a person determine and treat the underlying cause.

According to some studies, feeling dizzy is one of the most commonly reported medical complaints. It becomes increasingly common after age 60 and is also more common in women than men.

In this article, we look at ten possible causes of dizziness when bending over.

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