What the Neuroscience of Meditation Does and Doesn’t Show

Media headlines highlighting neuroscience studies on meditation have been capturing a lot of attention. Read more: https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/your-meditative-mind/201808/what-the-neuroscience-meditation-does-and-doesn-t-show

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Testosterone and cortisol interact to predict caregiving quality in fathers, study finds

A new study has found that testosterone and cortisol levels are associated with parental caregiving quality in fathers. The findings appear in the journal Psychoneuroendocrinology. “Father involvement in parenting is on the rise, but research on quality of caregiving in fathers is very scarce. Read more: https://www.psypost.org/2018/08/testosterone-and-cortisol-interact-to-predict-caregiving-quality-in-fathers-study-finds-51968

Pilot study finds “smart drug” Aderall has limited benefits for healthy students, and may harm working memory

Stimulants available on prescription such as Adderall improve cognitive functioning as well as attention in people with ADHD, but many students without this condition also take them, believing that they will act as “smart drugs” and boost their cognition, and so their academic performance. Read more: https://digest.bps.org.uk/2018/08/16/pilot-study-finds-smart-drug-aderall-has-limited-benefits-for-healthy-students-and-may-harm-working-memory/

#MeToo: South Korean women fighting sexism, spycam scandals

SEOUL, Aug. 13 (UPI) -- South Korea is expecting the first court verdict this week in the nation's #MeToo movement that has rocked government, as well as academia and the entertainment industry as women have mobilized to fight sexual misconduct. Read more: https://www.upi.com/Top_News/World-News/2018/08/13/MeToo-South-Korean-women-fighting-sexism-spycam-scandals/4581534138205/