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Dissociation is an entirely normal response to overwhelming trauma. http://ow.ly/Pl1430bgbai
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Sleep Helps Process Traumatic Experiences

If we sleep in the first 24 hours after a traumatic experience, this helps pigeonhole and process the distressing memories more effectively, as researchers from the University of Zurich and the Psychiatric University Hospital Zurich demonstrate in a new study. Sleep could thus be used as an early prevention strategy for posttraumatic stress disorders.

The research is in Sleep. (full access paywall)

#ptsd #sleep

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How Our Brains Are Biologically Tuned to Be Influenced by Confident People

Scientists have uncovered that the added influence of confident people may be down to our biology.

The research is in Journal of Neuroscience. (full access paywall)

#neuroscience

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Nutrition Linked to Intelligence and Brain Health in Older People

A study of older adults links consumption of a pigment found in leafy greens to the preservation of "crystallized intelligence," the ability to use the skills and knowledge one has acquired over a lifetime.

The research is in Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience. (full open access)

#diet #aging

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