What Our Wandering Thoughts Can Teach Us About Mental Health
Ten minutes of idle thought can tell us a lot about the potential risk of depression, researchers say. Those who tend to ruminate and were more past or negatively focused in their idle thoughts had an increased risk of depression. A University of Arizona-led study published in Scientific Reports may offer some clues, and the findings reveal a surprising amount about our mental health. 78 participants were trained to voice their thoughts aloud for 10 minutes while sitting alone in a room without access to electronic devices. Researchers used audio equipment to record those thoughts, then transcribed the recordings and analyzed them for content. In total, more than 2,000 thoughts were analyzed.
COVID-19 Lockdown Linked With Important Changes in People’s Thought Patterns
Prolonged social isolation and changes to work opportunities during the first UK lockdown were linked with important changes in people's thought patterns, a new study suggests. The first UK lockdown caused huge disruption to people's social and work lives. As part of the study, researchers analyzed people's thought patterns to see what effect these changes had on our everyday thoughts.
Current Understandings of Microaggressions: Impacts on Individuals and Society
When It Comes to Communication Skills, Maybe We're Born With It?
Neuroscientists find brain matter makeup in infancy is linked to children’s degree of language skills at five years old. A neuroscientist and speech pathologist, led a study that uncovered how neural networks in infants influence their language learning skills in early childhood.