It is clear that intense, massive, terrifying, and/or chronic traumatic experiences can result in the development of post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and, those with PTSD carry a higher risk of developing other mental health problems such as anxiety, depression, alcohol/drug abuse, and suicide thoughts/attempts.

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Can susceptibility to post traumatic stress be measured or predicted?

Adapting to dishonesty

Dishonesty gradually increases with repetition. This escalation is supported by a reduction in response to self-serving dishonesty over time in the amygdala, a part of the brain associated with emotion.

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The decision for higher education and the choice of study subjects may both be influenced by genetic factors, UK researchers concluded in a new study published in Nature’s Scientific Reports.

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​To test the claim that chewing gum helps to improve mental performance, psychologists in the UK studied the effect of gum chewing on both working memory and long term memory.

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