Mind & Brain

  • People who fear COVID-19 are also more judgmental towards others: ‘It’s an emotional link’
    by Study Finds on June 12, 2021 at 6:36 pm

    CAMBRIDGE, England — People who are more afraid of catching Covid-19 are also more judgmental, according to a new study by scientists at the University of Cambridge. Researchers studying how we make moral judgments found that people more concerned about the disease were more disapproving when it came to the wrongdoings of others — regardless… The post People who fear COVID-19 are also more judgmental towards others: ‘It’s an emotional link’ appeared first on Study Finds.

  • Rudeness can lead to serious mistakes in life-or-death situations
    by Chris Melore on June 11, 2021 at 5:11 pm

    COLLEGE PARK, Md. — Rudeness can have a powerful effect on a person’s mental state. Has another driver ever cut you off in traffic? Perhaps a co-worker has interrupted you during an important meeting. These events and others like them not only stick with many people for the rest of their day, a new study finds… The post Rudeness can lead to serious mistakes in life-or-death situations appeared first on Study Finds.

  • Could a smartphone app reveal someone’s risk for suicide by the sound of their voice?
    by Study Finds on June 10, 2021 at 8:59 pm

    MELVILLE, N.Y. — Could the sound of someone’s voice help to identify their risk of committing suicide? Researchers from the University of Maryland are working on a potential vocal tracking app that could detect worrying changes in a patient’s symptoms of depression. More than 260 million people worldwide suffer from Major Depression Disorder (MDD) while… The post Could a smartphone app reveal someone’s risk for suicide by the sound of their voice? appeared first on Study Finds.

  • Boredom, politics combine to make conservatives less likely to follow COVID guidelines
    by Chris Melore on June 10, 2021 at 6:44 pm

    WATERLOO, Ontario — When Americans look back on 2020, many will likely realize two things: the country is aggressively split down the middle politically and living in a coronavirus quarantine can be an extremely boring situation. Now, a new study finds those who bore easily and lean conservative in their political beliefs are much more likely… The post Boredom, politics combine to make conservatives less likely to follow COVID guidelines appeared first on Study Finds.

  • Most mass shooters have undiagnosed and unmedicated psychiatric disorders, study reveals
    by John Anderer on June 10, 2021 at 4:11 pm

    STANFORD, Calif. — There is no understanding the motive behind an act as heinous as a mass shooting, but a new study may have uncovered a medical explanation. The first ever analysis of available medical evidence pertaining to U.S. mass shooters finds most perpetrators had a psychiatric disorder for which they hadn’t received any medication or… The post Most mass shooters have undiagnosed and unmedicated psychiatric disorders, study reveals appeared first on Study Finds.

  • Can your dreams predict the future? They just might — thanks to old memories
    by John Anderer on June 10, 2021 at 3:57 am

    DARIEN, Ill. — People usually start forgetting their dreams moments after waking up. Some of the more bizarre dreams however, full of people we haven’t seen in years or seemingly nonsensical events, can stick with us much longer. Academics and philosophers have debated the true purpose and meaning of dreams for centuries. Now, a new… The post Can your dreams predict the future? They just might — thanks to old memories appeared first on Study Finds.

  • Laughing gas can quickly relieve symptoms in people with hard-to-treat depression
    by Study Finds on June 10, 2021 at 2:17 am

    ST. LOUIS — For some patients battling depression, standard treatments and therapies simply aren’t enough. Now, a new study finds a mix of oxygen and nitrous oxide — better known as laughing gas — can help these individuals quickly wave goodbye to their mental health troubles. Researchers from the Washington University School of Medicine in… The post Laughing gas can quickly relieve symptoms in people with hard-to-treat depression appeared first on Study Finds.