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The fMRI employs a magnetic field to collect information about the body. It is one of the most prominent methods in neuroscience for studying the structure of the brain, including differences in the structural characteristics of different people's brains.
It works with a system that produces images of the brain's functions that indicates whether the activity of neurons is increased or decreased in specific parts of the brain and under which conditions.
The use of EEG allows further research on the following:
Moreover, the EEG has a mobile version "mobile EEG" that can study brain activities of real-world behaviors like kissing romantic partners.
To use the ECT method is to inject radioactive atoms into the person's bloodstream and have them circulated into the brain. The energy emitted is monitored by external devices that provide information about their concentration in the brain. Lastly, a mathematical model allows the data on radiation to be translated into information about brain processes.
This method allows researchers to analyze one's physiological process in ways other forms of brain imaging cannot, and more.
Emission Computed Tomography is the most invasive method for brain imaging. Its name comes from the emission of radioactive energy by tracers injected into the blood - which is a signature aspect of this approach to understanding the brain.
The two major types of ECT are:
Each of these uses different types of radioactive isotopes and they are monitored in the brain using different tools.
Many of the health problems we attribute to ageing are due to modern behaviours and lifestyles. They are a mismatch between how we were designed to live and how we really do.
Studies show that in the vast majority of cases, more exercise is better.
Research shows that runners sit as much as less athletic people. Another study of Danes found no association between time spent sitting and heart disease.
But leisure-time sitting predicts mortality, suggesting that exercise habits in the mornings, evenings, and weekends affect our health. That means we should combine our exercise with occasionally getting up from the chair.
Humans were meant to move but not to be active for no reason.
When you study modern hunter-gatherer tribes, you see them sitting around a lot, doing nothing. They do move a lot, but that is because they have to. They are about as fit as modern people who exercise an hour a day.
Motivation for getting moving comes down to two things: A good reason to move and to socialise.
We all know exercise is good for us but we don't do it. A 2018 survey showed that 50 percent of adults and 73 percent of high school students report that they don't meet the minimum levels of physical activity.
We realise that much of the health industry gives conflicting advice on how much exercise we need, what kind, and how to get motivated.
Behavioral psychology deals with analyzing patterns in our actions and behaviors to understand why we act in a certain way.
Whether it is not waking up early, eating junk food, or not going to the gym, we can learn from the science of behavioral psychology and use the various techniques to successfully lose weight.
The ancient Greeks may not have been the best at treating mental illnesses but they did believe in the value of encouragment and consolation. They were the first to identify mental illnesses as an actual medical condition.
Some physicians, even after the fall of the Roman Empire, continued the support of psychotheraphy like Paraclesus who advocated the treatment of the insane.
Walter Cooper Dendy and Sigmund Freud were the most conspicuous during these times the former having coined "psychotherapeia" while the latter developed "psychoanalysis".
The growth of American psychology eventually led to new and more active therapies that involved a better understanding of human behavior.
Everything evolves as time passes by and the practice of psychotherapy was not an exception. Many more practices have emerged such as cognitive-behavior therapy (CBT), interpersonal therapy, and even eclectic therapy.
As the practice becomes more available to a wider audience, the trend is to have a brief session of therapy that is designed specifically suited to the patient for specific problems.
... is the method of treating those who suffer from emotional and psychological problems.
This method of treatment isn't exactly brand new and contrary from popular belief it wasn't invented during the 20th century.
Cabin fever can be described as a feeling of restlessness and irritability when we are stuck indoors.
Confinement can frustrate what psychologists consider to be our three basic psychological needs: