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This is amazing news. Every day I'm blown away by science.
Four paraplegic patients are now able to voluntarily move previously paralyzed muscles, thanks to a new treatment which involves electrical stimulation of the spinal cord.
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Here's some interesting research on how to set up the best arrangement of wind energy turbines on large installations.

#environment   #windenergy  

http://greenelectricstore.com/wind-energy-turbine-installation-news-green-energy/
Research provides new insight into best arrangement of wind energy turbines on large installations.
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So, the main fact that us Brits grew up learning is wrong. I knew it had nothing to do with super sweet rats ! (Well, I didn't really, but rats do get the rough end of the stick a little too much.)
Evidence from skulls in east London shows plague had to have been airborne to spread so quickly
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From the namesake of our anti-social puppy.
 
It's best....
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+Art Divine India The bigger the thinker, the less the distinction.
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I love these types of bodily illusion studies. So interesting.
 
Would You Believe Your Hand Could Turn into Marble?

Bielefeld neuroscientists present a new bodily illusion.

Our bodies are made of flesh and bones. We all know this, and throughout our daily lives, all our senses constantly provide converging information about this simple, factual truth. But is this always the case? A new study by Irene Senna from Bielefeld University’s Center of Excellence CITEC and her colleagues reports a surprising bodily illusion demonstrating how we can rapidly update our assumptions about the material qualities of our bodies based on recent multisensory perceptual experience. The study was published in the international scientific journal PLOS ONE on 13 March 2014.

Full article at http://goo.gl/J793JW.

The research is in PLOS ONE. (full open access)

Research: “The Marble-Hand Illusion” by Irene Senna, Angelo Maravita, Nadia Bolognini, and Cesare V. Parise in PLOS ONE. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0091688

Image: As if one’s hand were made of marble: Bielefeld neuroscientists successfully deceive participants about their body perceptions. Credit Senna and Parise.

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Finally! This is something we've said for a very long time.
Rage quitting and aggression when playing video games is connected to players experiencing failure and frustration, new research suggests.
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+Victoria Driscoll This is a great article that could really help destroy the myth that video games foster aggression due to violent content. Now, I am not exactly comfortable with some of the content of these games, but I can see the point made here very well. I noticed that the same kind of aggression can be fostered, as the article suggests, by failing to master board games as well. I'm curious to know why Monopoly (or some other board game) has not gotten the same bad reputation as video games have.
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Here's a fun little quiz for a Tuesday night
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First Stem Cell Study of Bipolar Disorder Yields Promising Results

Full article at http://goo.gl/i4sY1k.

Stem cell model shows nerve cells develop, behave and respond to lithium differently – opening doors to potential new treatments.

Researchers used skin from people with bipolar disorder to derive the first-ever stem cell lines specific to the condition. In a new paper in Translational Psychiatry, they report how they transformed the stem cells into neurons, similar to those found in the brain – and compared them to cells derived from people without bipolar disorder.

The research is in Translational Psychiatry. (full open access) 

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Stem cell model develops neurons which behave and respond differently to lithium, opening the door for potential new treatments for bipolar disorder, researchers report.
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Interesting.  My mother was bi-polar and narcissistic; the best times I remember with her were when she was on her lithium.  She like many BP patients would often go off meds for years and couldn't be gotten back on them until the next hospitalization.  Their life is such a roller coaster without their meds.
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If only I thought of this, and if only there was such a popular TV show when I was teaching!
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These types of ads are totally amazing.
 
Clever bus stop ad makes people believe meteors are striking the street

If we have to get advertising everywhere, is should all be as fun as this bus shelter ad in London, where they used augmented reality to make passengers believe that meteors were striking the city or a tiger was freely roaming through the street.

http://sploid.gizmodo.com/clever-bus-stop-ad-makes-people-believe-meteors-are-str-1549479053
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Can I have Ur Email id please.. I want Ur Suggestion n Advice regarding My Mother..

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Founder, Writer, Editor In Chief of Clinicallypsyched.com, Managing Editor at NeuroscienceNews.com.
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Science writing, editing, science news media.
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    Managing Editor and Writer, 2005 - present
    Managing editor and writer at NeuroscienceNews.com.
  • Clinically Psyched
    Founder, Writer, Editor In Chief, 2005 - present
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Founder & Editor in Chief at ClinicallyPsyched.com, Managing Editor at NeuroscienceNews.com.
Introduction
Where to start?

I have a deep passion for Clinical Psychology. Initially, I wanted to become a psychologist, but life got in the way. Instead, a met my wonderful husband and we embarked on an amazing journey through life and a number of different countries. That meant I put my clinical aspirations to the side; for the time being. Instead, I've worked hard to build up Clinically Psyched to be an informative resource for the latest clinical psychology news and research. 

I majored in Theology for my first degree, with my specialization being religion and bio-ethics. It's a common misconception that, in order to study theology, you have to be religious. Well, I'm certainly an exception to that rule. My dissertation centred around nature/nurture theories in relation to psycho and sociopaths. That's not only where my cross-over of field started its long journey, it's also the driving factor in how I met my husband. From there, I became interested in neurotheology. 

I have always had an intense interest in Genocide and Holocaust Studies. I'm usually to be found somewhere, reading one of my collection of Holocaust books. Currently, I'm researching the psychology of genocide and medical experimentation in concentration camps. Kind of strange, but that's what I do for fun. My interest in Holocaust Studies was spawned because my dear uncle assisted in the liberation of Belsen. I miss him dearly. He was my hero.

I also have a massive interest in the social history of the 'home front' in WW2. Again, that's due to family. I spent a lot of time with my darling auntie growing up, and she would sit with me for hours, telling me stories of what life was like in our little corner of the world, and for our family, during WW2.

One of my main passions is cooking, actually baking, to be more precise. Don't be shocked if I share some awesome links to recipies from time to time. I love cooking, and I'm pretty nifty at it too. (starry eyed dream of one day owning my own bakery...oh well).

I fully support and believe in both the open science and open education movements. If both can fully be achieved, both can change the world. I want to help that come to fruition in any way that I can. Us citizens are the future for science, and it's time we got the recognition we deserve for our part in the effort.

I am also an advocate for Justice for Magdalenes. It's time these ladies receive the justice they so deserve.

I guess my mum would say that, even at my age, I'm still a bit of a rebel. I love punk rock. I always have. Thanks dad for that!

I still write occasionally, though wish I could get back into it more. I've been working on a novel for at least 4 years now, but have kind of left it in the swing for the time being. I will get back to it. Motivation, please!

Other than that, I'm married to +Erik Driscoll, the founder of Neuroscience News; mother to a 13 year old genius (still my baby) boy, and I'm the human mommy to a beautiful little ferret, Jezebaal.

My favorite book of all time: 1984.
Favorite movie: "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind".


That's all folks!
Bragging rights
I was the entertainments manager for my student's union. I was also a 'working poet' throughout my later teens, giving readings with some of the new, great Welsh poets. I also won the Chair in my school eisteddfod for my poetry anthology (that means you can call me a Bard!).
Education
  • University of Westminster
    Psychology BSc, 2003 - 2006
  • St Mary's University
    PCGE Religious Education, 2000 - 2001
  • St Mary's University
    Theology & Drama BA, 1997 - 2000
  • University of Tampa
    Psychology BSc (exchange), 2005 - 2005
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