The digital bowl of sweets

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The use of technologies can make us smarter. However, our technological habits can also interfere so much with our learning that we achieve the opposite result. Assistant Professor Jesper Aagaard from the Department of Psychology and Behavioural Sciences at Aarhus BSS has studied our technological habits and has introduced the concept of “digital distraction”.

Difficult patients excluded from psychiatric treatment

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Some patients suffering from depression receive treatment while others do not. In fact, some are even turned away. According to Assistant Professor Jeppe Oute from the Centre for Alcohol and Drug Research at Aarhus BSS, one of the reasons is that some patients are regarded as difficult and time-consuming by professionals in psychiatric sector.

Chemotherapy impairs your memory

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Chemotherapy can affect the brain’s network and impair the memory according to a new study from Department of Psychology and Behavioural Sciences, Aarhus BSS and Aarhus University Hospital.

Can we predict which young people will develop a substance abuse?

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Most young people use some form of alcohol or drug when they go to a party without it causing any problems. However, for a small group of young people, the use escalates and causes major problems for them in the long term. Why does this happen to some young people - and how can we prevent it from happening?

Can we help dementia patients remember?

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VELUX FONDEN has granted DKK 6,687,123 to “MemoScience: Centre for the rehabilitation of autobiographical memory in dementia patients”, the Department of Psychology and Behavioural Sciences at Aarhus BSS. The grant will be spent on research into whether it is possible to recover some of the memory of people with Alzheimer’s disease.

An annual relationship check-up improves your relationship

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Should we all attend annual relationship check-ups just like we pay annual visits to the dentist? It seems like we should. The longer you have been in a relationship, the less satisfied you are - and at some point, almost half of all marriages will end in divorce. New research shows that a relationship check-up may improve the quality of your relationship.

Self-understanding helps criminal substance abusers

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Researchers from Aarhus BSS have developed the treatment programme Impulsive Lifestyle Counselling, which helps substance abusers who also suffer from impulsive and criminal behaviour.