Monthly Archives: November 2012

Meditation may reduce death, heart attack and stroke in heart patients

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Snap judgments during speed dating

ScienceDaily: Relationship News

Snap judgments during speed dating
For speed daters, first impressions are everything. But it’s more than just whether someone is hot or not. Researchers have found that people make such speed-dating decisions based on a combination of two different factors that are related to activity in two distinct parts of the brain.

Meditation appears to produce enduring changes in emotional processing in the brain

ScienceDaily: Spirituality News

Meditation appears to produce enduring changes in emotional processing in the brain
A new study has found that participating in an eight-week meditation training program can have measurable effects on how the brain functions even when someone is not actively meditating. The researchers also found differences in those effects based on the specific type of meditation practiced.

PTSD linked to smaller brain area regulating fear response

Children, teens at risk for lasting emotional impact from Hurricane Sandy

ScienceDaily: Stress News

Children, teens at risk for lasting emotional impact from Hurricane Sandy
The unseen emotional aftershocks of Hurricane Sandy may linger for children who were in the storm’s path. A psychologist discusses why children may experience PTSD and how parents and caregivers can help.