Day: June 13, 2018

Blog:Spectrum Women- I have a mental illness, I'm autistic and proud by Jeanette Purkis

Blog:Spectrum Women- I have a mental illness, I'm autistic and proud by Jeanette Purkis

This is a piece about mental illness and autism. It was quite difficult to write as it looks at issues of discrimination and exclusion from some parts of the autistic community. While it may be uncomfortable, issues like this need to be raised so we can address them.

The name of my personal blog is Jeanette Purkis: Thoughts on All Things Autism and Mental Health. Occasionally I get a comment saying ‘Autism is not a

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Sciencedaily.com: If your eyes wrinkle when you smile or frown, you appear more sincere

Sciencedaily.com: If your eyes wrinkle when you smile or frown, you appear more sincere

Researchers at Western University have shown that our brains are pre-wired to perceive wrinkles around the eyes as conveying more intense and more sincere emotions. This eye-wrinkle feature, called the Duchenne marker, occurs across multiple facial expressions, including smiles, expressions associated with pain, and — as found by these researchers

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Sciencedaily.com: Investigators suggest that brain circuits could unlock new psychiatric treatments

Sciencedaily.com: Investigators suggest that brain circuits could unlock new psychiatric treatments

A McLean Hospital scientific team’s comprehensive analysis of recent research into how the brain shapes responses to cognitive and emotional challenges has revealed the potential for new brain treatments for psychiatric conditions that target specific brain circuits. The detailed review is available online in the journal Trends in Pharmacological Sciences.

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