Understanding Embodied Simulation: Creating Meaning out of Language

Making sense out of experiences. Image by Adrian McGarry

What is embodied simulation? A new cognitive theory explains how we apply meaning to everything around us in our minds from our own experiences.

Pages: 1 2

Boston Marathon Bombing Tragedy: PTSD Triggers from Watching the News

Boston Marathon bombing required a biohazard team for cleanup - a traumatic situation indeed. Image by Ashstar01

Could the Boston Marathon bombing tragedy trigger Post-Traumatic Stress Syndrome (PTSD) – even if you’re just watching the news reports on television?

Pages: 1 2

Jovan Belcher Tragedy: Football Players and Trauma

Football causes brain injury - was the Belcher tragedy related? Image by Elvert Barnes.

Science has determined that brain injury is linked to aggressive behavior; the Jovan Belcher murder/suicide is another in a string of football tragedies.

Diagnostic and Statistical Manual V: Small Changes with Big Implications

Women will be affected by the proposed changes. Image by thisreidwrites

The diagnostic and statistical manual for labeling mental disorders is about to change again – the latest version has small changes with large implications.

Twilight Plot and Colorado Movie Shooter: What Causes Sociopathy?

Movie theatres are new targets of sociopaths. Image by Dave Dougdale.

Another mass shooting was averted: The plot to kill moviegoers at the last Twilight movie, Breaking Dawn Part 2, was unsuccessful. Why violence in theaters?

Pages: 1 2