Why stress doesn’t always cause depression
Changes in neurotransmission may explain intrinsic immunity to depression.
2 Dec 2019 ⋅ Journal of Neuroscience
Stressed to the max? Deep sleep rewires the anxious brain
Are you feeling anxious? Did you sleep poorly last night? Sleep disruption is a recognized feature of all anxiety disorders.
4 Nov 2019 ⋅ Nature Human Behaviour
Life expectancy mapped for people with mental disorders
The findings provided new insights into how disorders such as depression, anxiety and substance use affected an individual’s general health.
29 Oct 2019 ⋅
Science shows hype about your opponent actually messes with your game
Chess and tennis players perform worse against opponents who are rising in the rankings.
28 Oct 2019 ⋅ Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Athletes suspend morality to pursue sporting success
When athletes focus on the outcome of a game or race solely to earn a 'reward' or avoid 'punishment', they are more likely to engage in antisocial behaviour.
24 Oct 2019 ⋅ Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology
Neurons’ response to seizure-induced stress reduces seizure severity
Study in mice shows that the endoplasmic reticulum stress response helps tamp down brain activity.
26 Sep 2019 ⋅ PLOS Genetics
As light as a lemon: How the right smell can help with a negative body image
In a new study from the university's Sussex Computer-Human Interaction (SCHI) Lab, people feel thinner and lighter when they experienced the scent of a lemon.
5 Sep 2019 ⋅ 17th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction (INTERACT 2019)
Why stress and anxiety aren’t always bad
Expecting to always feel happy and relaxed a recipe for disappointment, expert says.
10 Aug 2019 ⋅ 2019 American Psychological Association Convention
Two hours a week is key dose of nature for health and wellbeing
Spending at least two hours a week in nature may be a crucial threshold for promoting health and wellbeing, according to a new large-scale study.
13 Jun 2019 ⋅ Scientific Reports
Dogs mirror owner’s stress
The levels of stress in dogs and their owners follow each other, according to a new study from Linköping University. The scientists believe that dogs mirror their owner’s stress level, rather than vice versa. The study has been published in the scientific journal Scientific Reports.
6 Jun 2019 ⋅ Scientific Reports