Is it possible to change your personality? Yes, if you’re willing to do the work involved

Mind & Brain

Is it possible to change your personality? Yes, if you’re willing to do the work involved

DALLAS (SMU) – Want to be more outgoing?  Or less uptight? In an interview with Fox4ward's Dan Godwin, SMU psychology professor Nathan Hudson said that it is possible for people to change aspects of their personality.  But it will require some work on your part. You can view the video here or on Hudson's website. [...]

2019-11-07T09:05:27-06:00 November 5, 2019|Categories: Mind & Brain, Researcher news, SMU In The News, Subfeature, Videos|

How do we get so many different types of neurons in our brain?

New SMU study may provide insight on how our brains are able to produce so many different types of neurons, which control everything we do DALLAS (SMU) – SMU (Southern Methodist University) researchers have discovered another layer of complexity in gene expression, which could help explain how we’re able to have so many billions of [...]

2019-09-05T16:02:02-06:00 September 5, 2019|Categories: Mind & Brain, Researcher news, SMU In The News, Student researchers, Subfeature|

New psychological study: Teaching people to experience and recognize joy

DALLAS (SMU) – Researchers at SMU and UCLA are enrolling subjects for a five-year study of a treatment for a psychological condition known as anhedonia – the inability to find pleasure in any aspect of life. A grant of approximately $4 million from the National Institute of Mental Health will allow professors Alicia Meuret and [...]

NIH Funds Collaborative Study of Cognitive Impairment in Older Asthma Patients

Led by SMU psychologist and UTSW psychiatrist, Dallas Asthma Brain and Cognition Study will use brain scans to explore relationship between inflammatory lung disease and brain function in older adults DALLAS (SMU) – SMU psychologist Thomas Ritz and UT Southwestern Medical Center psychiatrist Sherwood Brown will lead a $2.6 million study funded over four years [...]

2018-11-21T12:01:38-06:00 November 20, 2018|Categories: Feature, Global, Health & Medicine, Mind & Brain, Researcher news, Subfeature|
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