Are Supplements Simply Creating Expensive Urine?

by Bonnie Kaplan, PhD & Julia Rucklidge, PhD Previously we have discussed research highlighting the role that dietary patterns may play in mental health outcomes, with some fairly convincing relationships across different studies and different countries showing...

Scared out of your mind: Halloween, fear and the brain

Larger than life or small time? Herval, CC BY Kira Shaw, University of Sheffield Children and adults alike are digging out those spooky costumes ready for a celebration. We’ve reached that time of year again: Halloween. October 31 is dedicated to remembering the dead....

Social Neuroscience & the Biopsychological Model

Social neuroscience has become a rapidly developing field aided by the wide spread use of imaging techniques. It has been noted that there is difficulty in determining the neurophysiological basis of the “social brain” since no brain structure or subpopulation of...

A dietary supplement dampens the brain hyperexcitability seen in seizures or epilepsy

Seizure disorders — including epilepsy — are associated with pathological hyperexcitability in brain neurons. Unfortunately, there are limited available treatments that can prevent this hyperexcitability. However, University of Alabama at Birmingham researchers have found that inducing a biochemical alteration in brain proteins via the dietary supplement glucosamine was able to rapidly dampen that pathological hyperexcitability in rat and mouse models.

Clinical Biopsychological Approach

The Clinical Biopsychological Approach has its neurophysiological and neuropsychological bases in the Dimensional Systems Model of higher cognitive functioning. It represents a brain-based psychotherapy integration approach that explains the impact of...

The Dimensional Systems Model

The Dimensional Systems Model explains higher cortical functions on the basis of cortical columns that serve as the basic information unit. Although the original theory was developed in 1984, it was considered too speculative and untestable by peer reviewers. However,...
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