Psychology Update — Why We Remember Music and Forget Everything Else

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TITLE Why We Remember Music and Forget Everything Else   DESCRIPTION This is a fascinating and fun article that describes how we “remember” music as it relates to our nervous system, memory system, and personality. It is not particularly technical so it is easy and breezy to read. “People often wonder why we tend to… Read more »

Psychology Update — What It’s Like Living With Aphasia, Bruce Willis’s Condition

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TITLE What It’s Like Living With Aphasia, Bruce Willis’s Condition   DESCRIPTION As you may have already heard and/or read, Bruce Willis has been diagnosed with the condition known as aphasia.  What is aphasia? “Symptoms vary, but generally, aphasia affects people’s ability to speak or comprehend language. Speech, reading, writing, and the ability to listen… Read more »

Psychology Update — 3 ARTICLES ABOUT THE COMMUNICATION DISORDER APHASIA (including Bruce Willis)

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3 ARTICLES ABOUT THE COMMUNICATION DISORDER APHASIA (including Bruce Willis) ARTICLE #1 TITLE WHAT IS APHASIA?   DESCRIPTION In the passed few weeks, there has been news coverage about Bruce Willis retiring from his acting due to aphasia.  This week’s Psychology Update focuses on Aphasia through two important resources and a news story about Bruce… Read more »

Psychology Update — How Your Brain Makes Its Own Electricity – YouTube

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TITLE How Your Brain Makes Its Own Electricity – YouTube   DESCRIPTION This is a fabulous YouTube video (approximately 20 minutes) that takes you into the inner workings of the brain and nervous system, and it’s a pure delight!.   The video describes and illustrates how the neurons operate with wonderful animations and actual views… Read more »

Psychology Update — 3 ARTICLES ON THE LONG TERM PSYCHOLOGICAL EFFECTS OF COVID-19

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3 ARTICLES ON THE LONG TERM PSYCHOLOGICAL EFFECTS OF COVID-19 Though Covid-19 has been at one extreme life threatening and for some more fortunate, a mild infection, there are a number of reported post viral Psychological effects.  The three articles examine different aspects of the Psychological effects.   ARTICLE #1 TITLE COVID-19 May Be Linked… Read more »

Psychology Update — Spinal Stimulation Device Helps Paralyzed Patients Walk, Cycle and Swim

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TITLE Spinal Stimulation Device Helps Paralyzed Patients Walk, Cycle and Swim   DESCRIPTION This is an important article that will provide a great deal of hope for those people who have experienced a spinal cord injury.  “To perform an action like walking, the brain sends a message to our muscles in the form of electricity that tells… Read more »

Psychology Update — Speaking of Psychology: Healing pain by treating the mind

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TITLE Speaking of Psychology: Healing pain by treating the mind (Article, Podcast, Audio, and Video available)   DESCRIPTION “For many chronic pain sufferers, effective treatment remains elusive, with doctor’s visits, medications and even surgeries giving little in the way of relief. But in recent years, research by psychologists and other scientists has begun to suggest… Read more »

Psychology Website of the Week — Psychology Today: Addiction

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PSYCHOLOGY WEBSITE OF THE WEEK TITLE Psychology Today:  Addiction URL https://www.psychologytoday.com/basics/addiction       DESCRIPTION This Psychology Today website can be used a both an in class teaching resource and a valid informational repository for students.  Topics covered include: What Is Addiction? Symptoms Causes Treatment Relapse Compulsive and Addictive Behaviors Drug Trends Recent posts on… Read more »

Psychology Update — Why Does Alcohol Mess With My Sleep?

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TITLE Why Does Alcohol Mess With My Sleep?   DESCRIPTION Lots of folks have a “night cap” to help them fall asleep, however though they may drift off into sleep more easily, the alcohol has a deleterious effect on the sleep cycle.  “…there’s a good chance that too much alcohol will mean a fitful night… Read more »

Psychology Update — I’m Often Wide Awake at 3 A.M. How Do I Get Back to Sleep?

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TITLE I’m Often Wide Awake at 3 A.M. How Do I Get Back to Sleep? Sleep experts offer advice on sleeping soundly through the night.   DESCRIPTION This is a terrific article that points to both the causes of insomnia as well as how to handle the issues and take control to have better sleep. … Read more »