Schizophrenia vulnerability rose after the divergence of modern humans from Neanderthals, say author of a new report, suggesting that this supports the hypothesis that schizophrenia is a by-product of the complex evolution of the human brain.
Roadside stand near Birmingham, Alabama
Photographer Walker Evans 1936
The life and death of a Texan prisoner
Forty years ago, photographer Danny Lyon was granted unprecedented access to the Texas prison system, where he met inmate Billy McCune. These tapes were recorded by Lyon, documenting their historic partnership.
My Last Mile: Radio Documentary by Sound Portraits
Tapes Shed Light on Imprisoned Artist Billy McCune+ The Song “My Last Mile”
Going with the flow might appear easier than sticking up for yourself when confronted with unanimous disagreement.
But a new study from the University at Buffalo that assessed bodily responses suggests that standing up for your beliefs, expressing your opinions and demonstrating your core values can be a positive psychological experience. There can be a clear divergence between what people do and say and how they feel, according to Mark Seery, an associate professor in UB’s Department of Psychology.
Long dismissed as accidental tourists, birds that turn up outside their normal ranges may instead be pioneers
Source: Vagrant Birds May Portend Species Distribution in Climate-Changed World – Scientific American
Half the brain stays more alert the first night in a new location
Source: Why We Toss and Turn in an Unfamiliar Bed – Scientific American
Poverty is about who you know as much as what you earn
“I LIKE money and nice things, but it’s not money that makes me happy. It’s people,” says one woman in a World Bank survey. She’s not alone: research has found that social integration is more important for well-being than income, and also decreases poverty. Loneliness, conversely, can be deadly: one study found it did more damage to health than smoking. This week, policymakers from 40 countries met in Colombia to ponder ways to measure deprivation that take account of more than just income, including isolation. Several Latin American countries are devising or have already adopted such “multi-dimensional” measures of poverty.