Category Archives: Psychology

Types of gut microbiota in mice may negatively affect neuro myelination — as well induce depressive-like behaviors — this clever experiment might eventually lead to significant medical advances Comments Off on Types of gut microbiota in mice may negatively affect neuro myelination — as well induce depressive-like behaviors — this clever experiment might eventually lead to significant medical advances

© 2016 Peter Free Citation — to study Mar Gacias, Sevasti Gaspari, Patricia Mae-Santos, Sabrina Tamburini, Monica Andrade, Fan Zang, Nan Shen, Vladimir Tolstikov, Michael A Kiebish, Jeffrey L Dupree, Venetia Zachariou, Jose C Clemente, and Patrizia Casaccia, Microbiota-driven transcriptional changes in prefrontal cortex override genetic differences in social behavior, eLife, DOI: 10.7554/eLife.13442 (20 April […]

Getting assistance from strangers in the United States — during a publicly witnessed medical emergency — is (apparently) highly unlikely — And if you are black — it is more than twice as likely that you will be ignored Comments Off on Getting assistance from strangers in the United States — during a publicly witnessed medical emergency — is (apparently) highly unlikely — And if you are black — it is more than twice as likely that you will be ignored

© 2016 Peter Free Citation — to study Erin York Cornwell and Alex Currit, Racial and Social Disparities in Bystander Support During Medical Emergencies on US Streets, American Journal of Public Health, DOI: 10.2105/AJPH.2016.303127 (e-view ahead of print, 14 April 2016) Citation — to press release Susan Kelley, Having a medical emergency? Don’t count on […]

LSD apparently overcomes the brain’s functionally separated modular network — by globalizing communication activity — thereby producing ego-dissolving impressions of reality Comments Off on LSD apparently overcomes the brain’s functionally separated modular network — by globalizing communication activity — thereby producing ego-dissolving impressions of reality

© 2016 Peter Free Citation — to study Enzo Tagliazucchi,correspondenceemail, Leor Roseman, Mendel Kaelen, Csaba Orban, Suresh D. Muthukumaraswamy, Kevin Murphy, Helmut Laufs, Robert Leech, John McGonigle, Nicolas Crossley, Edward Bullmore, Tim Williams, Mark Bolstridge, Amanda Feilding, David J. Nutt, and Robin Carhart-Harris, Increased Global Functional Connectivity Correlates with LSD-Induced Ego Dissolution, Current Biology, DOI: […]

Highly questionable inferences — regarding the association of hostility in youth — with allegedly reduced cognitive ability at middle age Comments Off on Highly questionable inferences — regarding the association of hostility in youth — with allegedly reduced cognitive ability at middle age

© 2016 Peter Free Citation — to study Emiliano Albanese, Karen A. Matthews, Julia Zhang, David R. Jacobs Jr, Rachel A. Whitmer, Virginia G. Wadley, Kristine Yaffe, Stephen Sidney, and Lenore J. Launer, Hostile attitudes and effortful coping in young adulthood predict cognition 25 years later, Neurology, DOI: 10.​1212/​WNL.​0000000000002517 (online before print, 02 March 2016) […]

A study of 591 people appears to show that — theistic belief in an omniscient and punitive God — extends generous treatment to geographically distant fellow religionists — But this doesn’t say much of significance, does it? Comments Off on A study of 591 people appears to show that — theistic belief in an omniscient and punitive God — extends generous treatment to geographically distant fellow religionists — But this doesn’t say much of significance, does it?

© 2016 Peter Free 11 February 2016 Citation — to study Benjamin Grant Purzycki, Coren Apicella, Quentin D. Atkinson, Emma Cohen, Rita Anne McNamara, Aiyana K. Willard, Dimitris Xygalatas, Ara Norenzayan, and Joseph Henrich, Moralistic gods, supernatural punishment and the expansion of human sociality, Nature, DOI: 10.1038/nature16980 (advance online publication, 10 February 2016) Citation — […]