A clear disconnect exists between how we perceive physical and mental illnesses. This cognitive dissonance isn’t particularly logical (because no one would choose to live with anxiety, schizophrenia, depression or any of the other maladies laid out in the DSM-5 or ICD-10 diagnosis codes), but that doesn’t stop people from reflexively suggesting that a person.. read more →

Is this mountain lion in a zoo, or your backyard? You’d respond differently to it depending on how your brain processes the context in which you’re encountering it. A new theory of PTSD suggests people with that condition have disrupted context processing. Photo courtesy University of Michigan ANN ARBOR, Mich., Oct. 7 (UPI) – Researchers.. read more →

Over the past 16 years, an extraordinary group of musicians has come together to celebrate the universal power of music. Named for the ancient trade route linking Asia, Africa and Europe, The Silk Road Ensemble, an international collective created by acclaimed cellist Yo-Yo Ma, exemplifies music’s ability to blur geographical boundaries, blend disparate cultures and.. read more →