Posts by Annette MacCaul

Hypnosis, Memory and the Brain

Posted by on 1 May, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

A new study points to specific areas of the brain affected by hypnosis. The technique could be a tool for exploring what happens in the brain when we suddenly forget. October 7th, 2008 — Amanda J. Barnier, Rochelle E. Cox and Greg Savage Hypnosis has long been considered a valuable technique for recreating and then studying puzzling psychological phenomena. A classic example of this approach uses a technique known as posthypnotic amnesia (PHA) to model memory disorders such as functional amnesia, which involves a sudden memory loss typically due to some sort of psychological trauma (rather...

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Rules of memory ‘beautifully’ rewritten

Posted by on 23 Apr, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

What really happens when we make and store memories has been unravelled in a discovery that surprised even the scientists who made it. By James Gallagher – 7th April 2017 Health and science reporter, BBC News website The US and Japanese team found that the brain “doubles up” by simultaneously making two memories of events. One is for the here-and-now and the other for a lifetime, they found. It had been thought that all memories start as a short-term memory and are then slowly converted into a long-term one. Experts said the findings were surprising, but also beautiful and...

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When everything goes wrong, what do you do?

Posted by on 13 Apr, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

Article published on Asperger Experts website – author and date not cited We’ve all had moments where the metaphorical rug has been pulled from beneath our feet. Moments where it seems like all hope has been lost. Most people don’t have a plan. So when everything goes wrong, they panic. And then they either do nothing, or pick some random, emotionally-driven action and hope it pays off. The problem is, those random actions rarely (if ever) pay off. Without some simple pre-planning, it is almost impossible to keep your composure and act appropriately when you need to course...

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Four Ways to Stop Fearing Other People’s Judgements

Posted by on 6 Apr, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

Author: Jill Weber, Ph.D. on psychologytoday.com – 27th January 2017 People go to self-defeating lengths to elude the possibility of being negatively judged by others. They avoid telling people what they want to tell them. They don’t speak up in class or at work meetings. They avoid telling their lover their true desires. They don’t ask for a raise. They won’t tell a new date where they’d like to go for dinner. This fear of judgment is linked to the desire to be liked by all at all times. But because that is impossible, this is a losing game that keeps people from uninhibitedly...

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Anxiety becoming a major issue in the UK

Posted by on 11 Mar, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

Posted on 21st February, 2017 by NCH News At present, says the World Health Organization (WHO), around 40% of disability across the world is caused by depression and anxiety while AnxietyUK says it estimates 13% of the adult population in the UK will develop a specific form of anxiety – known as a phobia – at some point in their life while one in six have experienced some form of ‘neurotic health problem’ in the previous week. Statistics also show that levels of anxiety-related common mental health disorders have risen by 12.8% in the 14 years from 1993 to 2007 and 800,000 more UK...

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