Feelings of detachment predict worse mental health outcomes after trauma – BIOENGINEER.ORG

Results from the largest prospective study of its kind indicate that for individuals who experience trauma, the presence of dissociation — a profound feeling of detachment from one’s sense of self or surroundings — may indicate a high risk of later developing severe post-traumatic stress, depression. , anxiety, physical pain, and social impairment. The research, … Read more

Your feelings plus tests could help detect Alzheimer’s early

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Scientists found that subjective memory disorders in conjunction with conspicuous levels of beta-amyloid proteins in the cerebrospinal fluid are a strong indication of developing Alzheimer’s disease. The study results could contribute to the early detection and treatment of Alzheimer’s disease. The research is published in Alzheimer’s & Dementia and was conducted … Read more

Researchers find way to add feelings to lips in virtual reality

Credit: Carnegie Mellon. Lips, together with the gums and tongue, are second only to the fingertips in nerve density. The new system uses airborne ultrasound waves to create sensations on the lips, teeth, and tongue, and is small and light enough to attach to the bottom of virtual reality (VR) goggles. Imagine a VR world … Read more

Gut feelings about gastritis: When your stomach’s sick

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Your stomach lining has an important job. It makes acid and enzymes that help break down food so you can extract the nutrients you need. The lining also protects itself from acid damage by secreting mucus. But sometimes the lining gets inflamed and starts making less acid, enzymes and mucus. This … Read more

Facing The ‘Terrible Twos’? Science Can Help You Deal With Toddler Tantrums

Meet Eli. He entered the second year of his life with gusto and now, aged 18 months, he is discovering new things every day including ideas he wants to try out immediately. Like, right now. Waiting is not an option. Combined with his passion for life he often becomes emotionally overwhelmed and erupts into frequent … Read more

Assume that animals have feelings too, say cognitive biologists

An ’emotional’ Japanese macaque. Credit: Leiden University We should assume that animals can have feelings too. From an ethical point of view this should inform our dealings with animals, researchers from Leiden University and Utrecht University argue in an opinion article that was published in the scientific journal Affective Science on Thursday 10 March. Some … Read more

Analysis From 113 Countries Shows The Harrowing Extent of Loneliness We Live With

More humans are alive today than ever before, and yet around the world, people are still feeling alone a lot of the time. Even before the global pandemic hit, a sweeping meta analysis has found chronic or severe loneliness was a common and overlooked experience in numerous nations. Past studies in the industrialized world have … Read more

Feelings of fatigue predict death within 3 years in older adults…

.New research finds a link between feelings of fatigue and earlier mortality in older people. Sergey Narevskih / Stocksy An older person’s fatigue levels after undertaking certain activities for a specified amount of time can predict the likelihood that the individual’s death is less than 3 years away. Older adults who scored the highest on … Read more