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30 January, 2019 (03:26)

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An intriguing article by B David Zarley at The Verge about using machine learning to potentially diagnose mental illness. Interesting to note those challenges common to machine learning and those unique to mental health diagnosis and the interaction between them.

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21 December, 2018 (12:13)

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Any study that helps to reveal the genetic, chemical and structural changes in the brain that result in mental disorder has to be considered a win. PsychENCODE may have a large impact on the study and treatment of schizophrenia, bi-polar disorder and autism. Huge implications.

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14 May, 2018 (21:30)

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Longitudinal research has shown that the single greatest variable in predicting positive self-esteem in young people is the quality of the home environment between ages 0-6years. So, just do your best, carry-on and don’t panic at the weight of responsibility on your shoulders?

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24 April, 2018 (11:21)

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Some unsurprising results from a study on FOMO: We all experience it and it has physiological and psychological effects that suck. It doesn’t matter if what you are doing right now is great, your brain still experiences FOMO, if you know a friend is doing something without you.

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22 April, 2018 (23:19)

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Another reason to listen to and consider different perspectives to our own. New research indicates when we hear an opinion we agree with, our brain processes it in the same way as hearing a fact. Our brains are also more likely to view a differing opinion as incorrect. Damn.

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11 April, 2018 (01:14)

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Two things I learned today: Apparently ‘neural entropy’ is a good thing and consuming caffeine increases it. New research indicates that caffeine can (temporarily?) increase the information processing capacity of the brain. Now I feel uncomfortably validated in my bad choices.

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07 April, 2018 (12:44)

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New research indicates that living with untreated major depressive disorder over the course of 10-years or more can have neurodegenerative effects, similar to those seen in Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s. Great to see links being made between neuroscience and psychology.

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05 April, 2018 (15:56)

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Somewhat unsurprisingly, research is proving parents to have been correct all along. It turns out young people who swear a lot in conversation are perceived as less intelligent and less trustworthy than their less profane peers. Glad that issue is cleared up.

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