Artistic examination of Dementia (and Lots of King Lears!)

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Description: Aside from the neurological research work going into trying to figure out the brain based changes that are associated with the onset of dementia (Alzheimer’s etc.) we often wonder what the experience of such disorders would be like. There has been a recent explosion of artistic work (film, stage books etc.) examining the personal… Read more »

The Imagination Game: Alan Turing

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Description: The film The Imitation Game features the seriously talented Benedict Cumberbatch playing Alan Turing an unlikely British Second World War hero. From his signs of being somewhere along the Autism Spectrum Disorder Continuum (DSM-5) intellectual genius, his challenges with social interaction, and to his development of the Turing test (of either computer intelligence or… Read more »

Shopping When Hungry (BUT not for food!)

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Description: Food shopping when hungry leads to more food buying (no surprise there) but doing ANY type of shopping when hungry may well lead to more buying. Source: Health Day (US news) Date: February 20, 2015 photo from the Us New Article Online Links:     Article Link – http://health.usnews.com/health-news/articles/2015/02/20/hungry-in-the-department-store-your-spending-may-rise I suspect you have heard that… Read more »

Brain Stimulation Produces Day Dreaming AND Enhanced Problem Solving

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Description: Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation involves stimulating a person’s brain with a mild electric current. What happens if the frontal lobes of people’s brains are stimulated while they are working on problems. Source: Science Daily Date: February 23, 2015 Links:     Article Link – Bar-Ilan University. “Neuroscientists literally change the way we think: Advantages of… Read more »

February 22 to 29 is National Eating Disorder Awareness Week

Posted by & filed under Clinical Health Psychology, Eating Disorders, Nutrition Weight Management, Uncategorized.

Description: Look over the list of facts regarding eating disorders on the National (American) Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders website for an overview of issues arising from these disorders then watch the National Eating Disorder Information Centre (NEDIC) Video and go to the NEDA site and find out some of the things you… Read more »

Introverts and Extroverts: Determinants of Your Personality Type

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Description: Listen to this piece from the CBC radio program “The Current” that provides general account of how Personality types and theories actually map onto us and the world around us. Source: CBC Radio – The Current Date: December 23, 2014 Photo from the CBC The Current website Introverts and Extroverts: Determinants of Your Personality… Read more »

Depression Might be an Allergic Reaction to Stress

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Description: Listen to this piece from the CBC radio program “The Current” that reports upon a novel way to think about clinical depression. Source: CBC Radio – The Current Date: January 12, 2015 Depression Might be an Allergic Reaction to Stress Links:     Lead article/broadcast – http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20150112_82971.mp3 (please contact Mike Boyes – boyes@ucalgary.ca if download… Read more »