Auntie’s Web Links
These are some of the pages from BBCi which could inform or entertain or stimulate discussion or be used as stimulus material for stretch exercises. Enjoy!
Altruistic behaviour on show… hot dancers get the chicks, helped by avian cooperation! This includes a short video clip.
Face the fear – or just pop a pill… Dutch investigators believe beta-blocker drugs could help people suffering from the emotional after-effects of traumatic experiences. This could be a useful stimulus for discussion on ethics, as such drugs could be used after individuals have performed violent tasks under orders, e.g. in the armed forces
A Canadian study suggests abuse in early childhood permanently alters how the brain reacts to stress
Stop working long hours… you have been warned! A Finnish study of middle-aged Brits showed long working hours may raise the risk of mental decline and possibly dementia … what chance for teachers, then. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/7909464.stm
… and start doodling instead because though doodling may look messy, but it could in fact be a sign of an alert mind – I knew it!!
First it was good to cry, now Harvard says it’s OK to be angry and could help your career
Unhappy children are more likely to grow up to become adults who are permanently sick or disabled; a UK study has suggested
Sad soldiers self harm and lack access to psychological support
They can read your mind now! Well, first steps to this …
Cheeky chimp plans its ambushes by collecting missiles – planned attacks!
Older fathers’ children perform less well in infancy and early childhood
Teenagers’ circadian rhythms are 2 hours’ behind adults’
… leading to headmaster urging lie-ins
and later school starts, (but Hugh Christie College, Tonbridge, already do this)
Women more likely to suffer when marriages fail becoming more prone to risk factors for heart disease, stroke and diabetes
Monkeys floss too, and pass on this behaviour by teaching/social learning! (+ video clip)
http:// news.bbc.co.uk/2/h i/asia-pacific/7940052.stm
Brain declines from age 27 (and I thought it was all that wine!) after peaking at age 22….
More chimps, more tools… the original honey-monsters? (+ video clip)
It’s time to shop shop shop … 10 days before the onset of menstruation… no guilt then!
Imprinting helps with maths? Birds do it, well chicks actually – fluffy chick video clip included
The need for sleep and a possible link from insomnia to suicide
Face colour changes our perception – think pink!
An agoraphobic turns a corner: after 18 years (+ video clip)
Virtual brain – now a possibility
former Psychology student