Category Archives: Human Behavior: Impulse

US tourists caught carving names into Rome’s Colosseum

Tourists are once again getting into trouble in Italy, with two American women caught carving their names into Rome’s Colosseum. The Californians, aged 21 and 25, snuck away from their tour group on Saturday and began scratching their initials into … Continue reading

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‘Drink less’ campaigns should focus on why and how

Campaigns to get young people to drink less should focus on the benefits of not drinking and how it can be achieved, a new study suggests. Pointing out the advantages and achievability of staying sober is more effective than traditional … Continue reading

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Compulsive overeating and sugar addiction controlled by one brain circuit, just found by MIT researchers

Compulsive overeating and sugar addiction are major threats to human health, but potential treatments face the risk of impairing normal feeding behaviors that are crucial for survival. A study published January 29th in the journal Cell reveals a reward-related neural … Continue reading

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Difficult Behavior in Young Children May Point to Later Problems

Newswise — It’s normal for a young child to have tantrums and be otherwise disruptive, but researchers have found that if such behavior is prolonged or especially intense, the child may have conduct disorder, a childhood psychiatric problem that could … Continue reading

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10 Mistakes That Make Cravings Worse

Cravings—such a dirty word when you’re trying to lose weight or keep it off. No matter what your “I-want-it-now” food is—pizza, burgers, ice cream, cupcakes—you probably wrestle with what you want to do (eat it now!) with what you “should” … Continue reading

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Codeine-containing cough syrups cause impulsivity, less white matter in brain

Aug. 20, 2014 — An imaging study of chronic users of codeine-containing cough syrups (CCS) has found deficits in specific regions of brain white matter and associates these changes with increased impulsivity in CCS users. Researchers used diffusuion tensor imaging … Continue reading

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Growing up poor affects adults’ sense of control, impulsiveness when faced with economic uncertainty

WASHINGTON - Growing up poor can influence people’s sense of control and in turn may lead them to more impulsive decision-making and quickly give up on challenging tasks in uncertain situations, according to new research published by the American Psychological … Continue reading

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Acetyl fentanyl, the quasi-legal drug 15 times stronger than heroin, hiding in plain sight

WASHINGTON – Emergency physicians should expect “an upswing in what on the surface appear to be heroin overdoses,” but are actually overdoses tied to acetyl fentanyl, an opiate that is mixed into street drugs marketed as heroin. The looming threat … Continue reading

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Risk-taking teens’ brains are different

According to the CDC, unintentional injuries are the leading cause of death for adolescents. Compared to the two leading causes of death for all Americans, heart disease and cancer, a pattern of questionable decision-making in dire situations comes to light … Continue reading

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Food addiction may be a real condition

Women with weight problems were more impulsive than average in a food-related psychology test, a new research paper has shown. This suggested that they are more instinctively stimulated by images of food as well as lacking contemplative will power. Further, … Continue reading

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Impulsivity is risk factor for food addiction

(Boston) – Have you ever said to yourself that you would only have a handful of potato chips from the bag then, minutes later, realized you ate the whole thing? A recent study shows that this type of impulsive behavior … Continue reading

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Giving in to daily temptations: why some people do it more

Activity in areas of the brain related to reward and self-control may offer neural markers that predict whether people are likely to resist or give in to temptations, like food, in daily life, according to research in Psychological Science, a … Continue reading

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Procrastination and impulsivity are genetically linked

The two traits may stem from similar evolutionary origins, according to research published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. The research indicates that the traits are related to our ability to successfully pursue and juggle … Continue reading

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