A new class of drug that could prevent depression and PTSD | Rebecca Brachman

A new class of drug that could prevent depression and PTSD | Rebecca Brachman

So the first antidepressants were made from, of all things, rocket fuel, left over after World War II. Which is fitting, seeing as today, one in five soldiers develop depression, or post-traumatic stress disorder or both. But it’s not just soldiers that are at high risk for these diseases. It’s firefighters, ER doctors, cancer patients, …

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Uncommon Drill for Shoulder Pain

Uncommon Drill for Shoulder Pain

Today we’re going to look at an excellent exercise for improving shoulder function and decreasing shoulder pain. In the health and fitness world when it comes to shoulders, everyone loves to talk about deltoids. Deltoids are this hopefully cannonball sized muscle you have in the top of your shoulder. One of the things we often …

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The Bobo Beatdown: Crash Course Psychology #12

The Bobo Beatdown: Crash Course Psychology #12

It’s 1961. You’re wandering around Stanford University, looking for a sandwich or something when you happen to walk by a particular room in a particular lab, and see something a little unnerving. Namely, you find a woman punching an inflatable clown named Bobo in the neck. Over and over in its neck. This was the …

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Stanford’s Beth Darnall, PhD, Provides an Overview of Pain Psychology

So people may wonder how and why psychology relates to pain. And I think a really nice place for understanding how pain relates to psychology is to consider the definition of pain from the International Association for the Study of Pain. And the definition that they give of pain is that pain is both a …

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Ketamine and Depression: From Despair to Hope in Hours – Carlos Zarate, NIH Clinician Scientist

Ketamine and Depression: From Despair to Hope in Hours – Carlos Zarate, NIH Clinician Scientist

>>Could you tell me how you’ve been feeling lately?>>Pretty low.>>Pretty low? Could you say more about that?>>Well, I just feel sad all the time.>>I’m Carlos Zarate. I’m a Principal Investigator for the National Institute of Mental Health. And I study the pathophysiology, or the causes, of mental illness, especially depression and bipolar disorder. And our …

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How Psychology Can Explain the Deadly Medieval Dancing Plagues

How Psychology Can Explain the Deadly Medieval Dancing Plagues

♪♪♪ In the year 1518, the city of Strasbourg was struck by a dancing plague. Yes, a dancing plague. And it was deadly. It started with a single woman, but within a month, there were over 400 people dancing in the streets—wildly, uncontrollably, and often to their deaths. Some sources claim that, for at least …

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Andres Lozano: Parkinson’s, depression and the switch that might turn them off

Andres Lozano: Parkinson’s, depression and the switch that might turn them off

Translator: Joseph Geni Reviewer: Morton Bast One of the things I want to establish right from the start is that not all neurosurgeons wear cowboy boots. I just wanted you to know that. So I am indeed a neurosurgeon, and I follow a long tradition of neurosurgery, and what I’m going to tell you about …

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The Psychology of Scary Movies

The Psychology of Scary Movies

[Class Assembly] Welcome to FilmmakerIQ.com I’m John Hess and today we’ll probe into the brain, digging deep for clues to the question – why do we go to scary movies? There’s something about horror that speaks directly and instinctively to the human animal. Millions of years of evolutionary psychology have ingrained in our minds certain …

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How Restaurants Use Psychology to Make You Spend More Money

How Restaurants Use Psychology to Make You Spend More Money

[♪♩INTRO] Whenever you go out for dinner or drinks, just know this: your brain is being hacked. Like with most businesses, the goal is to make money, so it kinda makes sense that restaurants and bars would do whatever they can to get you to spend more of it. But there are a lot more …

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The SCIENCE of ONE PUNCH MAN – What Psychology Can Teach Us About Saitama – Wisecrack Edition

The SCIENCE of ONE PUNCH MAN – What Psychology Can Teach Us About Saitama – Wisecrack Edition

Hey, Wisecrack. So, over the years, you guys know it’s been our mission to use the lens of philosophy, literature, and the humanities to achieve a greater appreciation of art and hopefully to enrich people’s lives. But today, we’re doing something a little different — this is Ground Zero of science content on Wisecrack. And …

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