Cells that Read Minds
By Sandra Blakeslee
Published: January 10, 2006
Studying Young Minds, and How to Teach Them
By BENEDICT CAREY
Published: December 21, 2009
Recent research is helping to clarify when young brains are best able to grasp fundamental concepts, turning some conventional wisdom on its head.
Well: Why Loneliness Can Be Contagious
By By TARA PARKER-POPE
Published: December 1, 2009
A 10-year study of 5,100 people and their social contacts finds that the negative emotion of loneliness from one person can spread to others.
Sex and depression: In the brain, if not the mind
By Richard A. Friedman, M.D.
Published: January 20, 2009
When Parents Are Too Toxic to Tolerate
By RICHARD A. FRIEDMAN, M.D.
Published: October 20, 2009
Children may do well to cut ties with abusive mothers and fathers.
A Device to De-Stress Your Workout
By SARAH BOWEN SHEA
Published: December 17, 2009
A small but growing number of athletes are wearing what manufacturers like to call “performance mouthpieces” while cycling, running or weight training.
Well: Phys Ed: Why Exercise Makes You Less Anxious
By By GRETCHEN REYNOLDS
Published: November 18, 2009
Thanks to improved research techniques and a growing understanding of the biochemistry and the genetics of thought itself, scientists are beginning to tease out how exercise remodels the brain, making it more stress-resistant.
Judith Warner: Dude, You’ve Got Problems
By By Judith Warner
Published: April 16, 2009
Why are some boys calling other boys “gay”? Judith Warner writes that it has less to do with homophobia than a need to announce their own toughness.
Diagnosing Difference should be mandatory viewing for all medical and mental health providers, including those currently in training and those who have practiced for many years … This film provides not only a real portrayal of the diversity of gender identities within transgender communities, it also takes the medical and mental health professions head on with compelling historical facts, contemporary debates and personal narratives. This film is a call to all mental health providers to not only educate themselves but to become activists for transgender patient rights within their professional communities.”
– Dr. Sara Kimmel, Staff Psychologist, Harvard University Mental Health Serviceshttp
You’re Bored, but Your Brain Is Tuned In
By BENEDICT CAREY
Published: August 5, 2008
Research suggests that boredom allows the brain to recast the outside world in ways that can be productive and creative.
ARTS / DANCE
Learning His Body, Learning to Dance
By NEIL GENZLINGER
Published: November 25, 2009
A determined choreographer has done what therapists could not: She has dramatically changed the way Gregg Mozgala, a 31-year-old actor with cerebral palsy, walks.
Women Who Want to Want
By DANIEL BERGNER
Published: November 29, 2009
As they revise their psychiatric diagnostic manual, researchers are wondering why so many women feel little sexual desire and what should be done for them.
Gay Unions Shed Light on Gender in Marriage
By TARA PARKER-POPE
Published: June 10, 2008
A growing body of evidence shows that same-sex couples have a great deal to teach everyone else about marriage and relationships
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