Researchers Test Autobiographical Memory for Early Alzheimer's Detection

UA psychologist Matthew Grilli found that people who carry a gene variant that increases the risk for Alzheimer's disease have greater difficulty describing detailed memories of past events.

Testing how well people remember past events in their lives could help medical professionals make early predictions about who is at risk for developing Alzheimer's disease, according to a new study from the University of Arizona.  

Published Date: 
08/23/2018 - 09:27

Existential Isolation: Why Is It Higher Among Males?

Humans are hyper-social. Everything we think, feel, and do is influenced by our social experiences. This is the case even when we are alone as past, current, and future social experiences and culture itself continue to shape us. 

What I am basically saying is there is no cognition, emotion, or action independent of a social component for humans. That might sound like an extreme view, and maybe it is, but I honestly can't imagine an argument that could counter it. 

Published Date: 
06/29/2018 - 10:26

Research once suggested small talk makes us unhappy - here's why that's not true

Few people admit to liking small talk. A banal conversation about the weather or repeating tales about your weekend to your colleagues may be fine in the office kitchen, but it's not how we'd want the majority of our conversations to go.

Published Date: 
05/24/2018 - 10:59

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