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Artificial intelligence may soon be better at diagnosing schizophrenia than humans
Schizophrenia is more than just delusions and hallucinations. People with this mental illness also often have speech and thinking disorders that can be detected by artificial intelligence based on the analysis of their speech. And as it turns out – artificial intelligence can be better at this than psychiatrists and psychologists.Read more
Autism or alexithymia?
Alexithymia, or difficulties in recognizing and naming emotions, very often co-occurs with the autism spectrum disorder. So often that it is confused with it, which leads to incorrect stereotypes about autistic people.Read more
Salt – how it affects the brain and why we need it
Almost 40% of table salt is sodium. It is the largest source of sodium in our diet. Its excess is unhealthy for many organs, but too little salt is equally harmful. Without sodium, our brain cannot function.Read more
When the blind man regains the sight…
It seems obvious to us that when we look at an object, e.g. a cup or a chair, we can recognize what it is. We are also able to determine whether we have seen a given thing before or not. For people who were blind from birth or lost their sight very early and regained […]Read more
A new smartphone application effective in the treatment of tinnitus
Tinnitus is an irritating condition that can cause or exacerbate problems with sleep, concentration, anxiety and depression, and hearing problems. The exact pathophysiology of tinnitus is still unknown, but it is assumed that it may result from disturbed activity within and between several neural networks. There are various factors that contribute to the severity of […]Read more
Looking at yourself while videoconferencing can have negative consequences, especially for women
Since the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic, many people have switched to remote work, and thus face-to-face meetings have been turned into video conferences, using programs such as Zoom or Teams. Such programs have one feature that makes videoconferencing significantly different from face-to-face meetings, namely during a videoconference we see not only other meeting participants, […]Read more
Will short-term stress help treat depression and PTSD?
It probably comes as no surprise to anyone that stressful situations, if repeated often or are very intense, can lead to the development of disorders such as depression or post-traumatic disorder. It turns out, however, that stress can also be one of the ways to treat such mental problems.Read more
3 simple ways to increase moral behavior in people
Most people sometimes behave unethically, and often it is not because they have immoral personalities, but because the situation is conducive to dishonest behavior. It turns out, however, that sometimes in a simple way you can make more people behave morally in a given situation.Read more
Depression in men. How is it different from depression in women?
Depression is diagnosed almost twice as often in women, but men are six times more likely to commit suicide. One of the reasons for such statistics may be atypical symptoms of depression in men, which causes that the disease often goes undiagnosed in them.Read more
We don’t know why we like something – about conscious and implicit attitudes
Our conscious opinions often differ from our implicit opinions. We don’t know what we like and why we like or dislike something. It seems to us that we judge one feature of the object, while in fact something else matters to us.Read more