Reduced neural empathy for women wearing revealing clothes

The participants watched women being rejected in a ball-passing game (the black blocks over their eyes did not appear in the actual study); from Cogoni et al 2018 By Christian Jarrett Psychologists define objectification as when we look upon a person and think about them more in terms of their bodies than their minds, and see them as less capable than normal of having their own self-control and will. Any context that encourages us to focus on a person’s body, more than their mind, is said to lead to objectification, such as when, in a previous era, a Formula One fan looked upon an attractive “grid girl” dressed in revealing clothes. Perhaps the most serious concern about objectification is that it can lead us to disregard the rights and experiences of the objectified person. For instance, past research has shown that we’re more inclined to blame a rape victim depicted in a bikini, and more willing to (hypothetically) administer painful tablets to men and women shown wearing swim wear, rather than fully clothed. Now a study in Cortex has taken things further by showing that volunteers’ empathy-related brain activity was diminished when they saw an objectified woman suffering social rejection, as compared with a woman who wasn’t objectified. Carlotta Cogoni at the University of Trento, and her colleagues scanned the brains of 36 young adult participants (including 19 women) while they played or watched a simple ball-passi...
Source: BPS RESEARCH DIGEST - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: Brain Forensic Gender Sex Source Type: blogs

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In conclusion, diagnosing HO is challenging for rheumatologists and physicians. Basic examinations of electrolyte balance and bone mineral density should be performed, as should tumor screening and a careful collection of patient medical history and drugs in young patients with unexplained thoracic or back pain and muscle weakness. Removing any secondary etiology, such as drugs may dramatically improve the patients clinical manifestations and result in an improved prognosis. PMID: 29904418 [PubMed]
Source: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine - Category: General Medicine Tags: Exp Ther Med Source Type: research
As hard as it may sound to pull out of this stress reaction cycle, it is possible. The first step in creating any positive change is always raising your awareness of what the cycle is, how you participate in it, and what pains the cycle creates. Why? Because you can’t change a habit you don’t know you have. And if you don’t recognize the pain the habit is creating, you won’t have the motivation you need to make new choices and break out of the cycle that has become familiar despite the fact that it is destructive. The practice of mindfulness is an incredibly powerful tool to help you find that awa...
Source: World of Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: Agitation Anxiety and Panic General Habits Happiness Mindfulness Self-Help Stress Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Stress Response Source Type: blogs
ORHub is a HIPAA compliant, physician-driven digital software company focused on improving profitability and the cost effectiveness of hospitals through real-time smart data and analytics. ORHub provides a cloud-based software solution that captures ...
Source: Medgadget - Category: Medical Devices Authors: Tags: Exclusive Informatics Medicine Public Health Society Source Type: blogs
This study will investigate whether the results of the first cognitive functional therapy randomised clinical trial are reproducible. The present study will have a sample size capable of detecting clinically relevant effects of the treatment with a low risk of bias. In pragmatic terms, this clinical trial is designed to reproduce the intervention as it would be performed in clinical practice by a trained physiotherapist who works with cognitive functional therapy, which increases the relevance of this study. The combined manual therapy and exercise group comprises an intervention strategy widely used by physiotherapists to...
Source: Journal of Physiotherapy - Category: Physiotherapy Source Type: research
Anxiety can drain a lot of energy, making it hard to keep doing what we want to or to feel connected to others. What’s worse is that it can pull us into feeling like it might never change. It can take different forms, ranging from nervous and worried thoughts, to self-doubts and feeling not good enough, to a frantic and restless sense of needing to do more, or to a purely physical experience of becoming dizzy or tight in the chest or throat. However we experience it, anxiety is a phenomenon that involves both mind and body. I want to share a few exercises here for helping get some relief from anxiety, that you could ...
Source: Psych Central - Category: Psychiatry Authors: Tags: Anxiety Mindfulness Relaxation and Meditation Self-Help Source Type: news
Conclusions We found a more than three-fold higher risk of work absenteei sm in early adulthood among those with adolescent spinal-pain-related absenteeism, compared to those without. These findings suggest that, to keep a sustainable workforce, pain prevention and management should focus on pain-related behaviors as early as in adolescence.byCoenen P, Smith A, Kent P, Harris M, Linton SJ, Pransky G, Beales D, O ’Sullivan P, Straker L. doi:10.5271/sjweh.3732
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health - Category: Occupational Health Tags: Original article Source Type: research
Conclusions We found a more than three-fold higher risk of work absenteeism in early adulthood among those with adolescent spinal-pain-related absenteeism, compared to those without. These findings suggest that, to keep a sustainable workforce, pain prevention and management should focus on pain-related behaviors as early as in adolescence. PMID: 29893981 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health - Category: Occupational Health Authors: Tags: Scand J Work Environ Health Source Type: research
Fight Aging! provides a weekly digest of news and commentary for thousands of subscribers interested in the latest longevity science: progress towards the medical control of aging in order to prevent age-related frailty, suffering, and disease, as well as improvements in the present understanding of what works and what doesn't work when it comes to extending healthy life. Expect to see summaries of recent advances in medical research, news from the scientific community, advocacy and fundraising initiatives to help speed work on the repair and reversal of aging, links to online resources, and much more. This content is...
Source: Fight Aging! - Category: Research Authors: Tags: Newsletters Source Type: blogs
It was only partially in jest that I recently noted Unity Biotechnology as a financial institution with a sideline in rejuvenation research, specifically the targeted destruction of senescent cells. The principals have raised a truly enormous amount of funding in the past year and a half, and recently filed for IPO. They have not yet presented even preliminary human data. Typically the ordering of these matters tends to be at least a little different; there are some raised eyebrows in the community. But if the Unity Biotechnology founders can raise the funds and use them well to advance the state of the art, then more powe...
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This report describes a diffuse HEH with splenic metastasis on 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose (18F-FDG) positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) images and delayed mutifocal bone metastasis after liver transplantation (LTx). Patient concerns: A 30-year-old male was admitted to our hospital with a complaint of abdominal distension, fatigue, and anorexia for 2 months. Diagnoses: Mild to moderate FDG uptake in the whole liver, and multifocal FDG uptake in the spleen were observed on 18F-FDG PET/CT scan. Ultrasound guided liver biopsy was performed, and a diagnosis of HEH was confirmed. Interventions: The pat...
Source: Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Research Article: Clinical Case Report Source Type: research
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