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Stress & Blood Pressure

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Stress is a concept used widely in everyday life but its complexity often eludes us. This is because it can be acute or chronic and also encompasses both psychological and physiological elements.

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Aspects of Stress

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Stress is considered by many to be an epidemic that characterizes our era and constitutes the cause of serious illnesses and other health problems, mental and physical. What is generally accepted is the notion that stress is a psycho-biological state and the implications of these two realms make its study as well as treatment difficult.

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Is Children’s Development a Social Process?

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Children and their development has concerned several disciplines over the ages. From philosophers to scientists, they all have indulged in the search of answers and production of theories that could explain how and when changes concerning development occur. Looking back in History for the position and consideration of children, one cannot help wondering if it is possible to establish an indisputable definition of childhood. Evidence, giving different accounts of it, have emerged from different historical eras.

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Possible Alien Life Form Found in Stratosphere

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During the Perseid meteor shower not long ago, a balloon was released from Chester, UK, which carried microscope studs. These came in contact with the stratosphere at a height of approximately 27 km. When the balloon returned to the surface of the Earth, scientists found that there was a diatom fragment along with some biological entities captured from that height. …

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Cryonic Preservation; A Rather Imaginative Expectation

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Several heroes in movies are cryogenically frozen and later in time, are brought back to life. In real life, if someone is declared dead, a cryonic preservation is possible with the help of specialized companies with cryonics facilities. There are estimates that a number reaching 150 people have already had their bodies preserved in liquid nitrogen and around 80 had …

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The Importance of Looking in Educational Interactions

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An integral part of human interconnection is looking at others while interacting. It serves numerous purposes and offers vital non-verbal cues that can define the outcome of the situation, as expressions are equally import to words. Sometimes, what we perceive visually and often process unconsciously, determines what we do or think independently of the language used.

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Promising Treatment for Schizophrenia?

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At the School of Medicine at the University of  Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio, research was conducted concerning the possibility of using  in order to deal with Schizophrenia. The research was based on the notion that cells responsible for the control of external and internal stimuli are impaired in Schizophrenia resulting in hyperactivity of the dopamine system. As …

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Same Space Perception for Oneself and Others

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Previous studies have showed that the brain perceives and represents other people’s actions the same way as our own, as the same clusters of neurons are activated. This is called ‘mirror neuron system‘. This new study, published in Current Biology, shows that the group of neurons responsible for representing space around ourselves are the ones which represent space around others near …

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Biological Factors for Schizophrenia Revealed

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Schizophrenia is a condition that torments a great number of people worldwide (10%) and what is disturbing is the fact that there is no actual treatment but just ways to relieve the symptoms and efforts to reduce them either through medicines or psychological therapies.

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Sleep Enhances Motor Skill Learning

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Many studies have showed that sleep helps the brain reorganize and newly learnt material is better established in long-term memory. Now, a new study, published in the Journal of Neuroscience, found evidence that sleeps also helps acquire motor skills faster, and perform tasks which require them, more efficiently. 15 volunteers were recruited and for 3 nights in a row, some …

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