Contrary to conventional wisdom, an increase in age can lead to an increase in happiness. In fact, older adults tend to be more satisfied with their lives than their younger peers. But, for those who need it, limited supply of and access to proper geriatric psychiatric treatment leave many older adults’ mental health issues underdiagnosed and thus undertreated. (October 11, 2017)
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Your Brain on Autopilot
Ever realized you have driven yourself home but have not really been paying attention? Brain scans have revealed that when your mind wanders, it switches into “autopilot” mode, enabling you to carry on without much conscious thought. Our autopilot mode seems to be run by a set of brain structures called the default mode network (DMN). Several studies have found that the DMN seems to be involved in assessing past events and planning for the future. Others suggest the network is involved in self-awareness.
Source: New Scientist
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