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Symptoms of Schizophrenia 

Despite the fact that people have been talking more about mental health in recent years, schizophrenia is still not a well understood condition. Usually symptoms will begin in the teenage years, and can be difficult to identity during that time. People can have episodes of…

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Don’t say this to people with OCD: 

Have you ever heard anyone say “I’m so OCD.”? Many people have this notion of what OCD looks like – usually someone who cleans a lot and has to have everything a certain way. OCD, however, is a complex disorder, and it effects people differently….

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Stress Reducing Activities 

Stress is a part of everyday life, but we need to take steps to ensure that our stress doesn’t become unmanageable. If you have certain conditions, such as OCD, stress can exacerbate your symptoms. You can’t always control things in your life, but there are…

Cognitive Science

Best Colleges & Universities for Cognitive Science Majors 

Considering a career as a researcher or mental health professional? These colleges and universities have the best cognitive science programs for undergraduate students! Dr. Ileana Berman shares schools to consider in your search for your cognitive science dream school: Columbia University It goes without saying…

Schizophrenia Research

Can you inherit schizophrenia from a family member? 

Dr. Ileana Berman, cognitive researcher, discusses how genetic predisposition can impact an individual’s likelihood of developing schizophrenia: The simple answer to ‘is schizophrenia hereditary?’ is simple: Yes.  Years of confirmed research suggest that yes, you can inherit schizophrenia from a family member.  But it’s not…

Schizophrenia Research, Stress

Inside Schizophrenia Podcast: Traveling 

In the latest installment of Inside Schizophrenia, the PsychCentral podcast discusses traveling with schizophrenia. Dr. Ileana Berman shares her thoughts on the episode: In this episode of Inside Schizophrenia, Laura Motta and Gabe Howard discuss how traveling is experienced by individuals with schizophrenia.  An often…

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How Studying Math Complements Cognitive Development 

Dr. Ileana Berman shares critical insight on a recent study out of University of Oxford. The research points to the impact an education in math has on the adolescent brain. According to research conducted by University of Oxford, math is key in cognitive development.  In…

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American Board of Neurology’s Mission Statement 

Dr. Ileana Berman has maintained membership in the American Board of Neurology (ABPN) since 1991. Berman outlines what the ABPN, as well as its certified members, stand for: A focus on establishing the field standard, and accompanying requirements, for what constitutes the issuing of initial…

Cognitive Science

This Artificial Intelligence ‘gets’ sarcasm 

Thanks to research at the University of Central Florida, a sarcastic AI is in the works… Sort of.  This new artificial intelligence (AI) is capable of detecting sarcasm, as displayed in social media posts.  Equipped with sentiment analysis, the automated tool is able to identify…

Schizophrenia Research

Schizophrenia and Bartonella bacteria 

In a new study, more evidence claims to link Bartonella bacteria with schizophrenia. Dr. Ileana Berman discusses the findings: Last year, Dr. Ileana Berman discussed a study that drew a link between a parasite found in cat litter and the development of schizophrenic symptoms.  Cognitive…

Cognitive Science

Cognitive Kindness Explained by Ileana Berman 

What is cognitive kindness? Is it an approach we adopt over time — or is it an intrinsic part of being human? Longtime cognitive science researcher, Ileana Berman explains: Cognitive kindness is both internal and external.  But in Ileana Berman’s perception, the practice arguably starts…