How Movies Control Your Brain

Alfred Hitchcock once said of films that “creation is based on an exact science of audience reactions” Many years after that shower scene, audience reactions are becoming an exact science – Neuroscientists are looking at how we watch movies to figure out which styles of filmmaking have maximum control over viewers’ brains. It’s popularly being called “neurocinema”. In one study,…

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Minnesota Dept. Of Human Services Launches Webpage For Mental Health Awareness Month

MAINTAIN SAFE SOCIAL DISTANCING PRACTICES WHILE OUTSIDE, KEEPING SIX FEET APART AND WEARING MASKS. >>>THE MINNESOTA DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES HAS LAUNCHED A WEB PAGE WITH A BROAD RANGE OF MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES FOR THOSE STRUGGLING WITH STRESS AND ANXIETY DURING THE COVID-19 CRISIS. CHANTELLE CALHOUN HAS MORE.>>MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS MONTH IS OBSERVED THROUGH THE MONTH OF MAY, AND THE…

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The ominous consequences of COVID-19 for American mental health

JUDY WOODRUFF: In the best of times, mental health and illness often are underfunded and undertreated in the American health care system. Those concerns are especially magnified now, during this extended period of self-isolation, quarantines and shutdowns. Experts say a surge of need is building more widely and is only going to grow in the weeks and months to come.…

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Wellness In The Woods Offering Recovery Action Plan For Those Who Need Mental Health Services

DENNIS WEIMANN.>>DENNIS: WELLNESS IN THE WOODS IS AN ORGANIZATION THAT FOCUSES ON CREATING MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES FOR PEOPLE IN RURAL MINNESOTA. IN ORDER TO STAY CONNECTED DURING THIS DIFFICULT TIME, PARTICIPANTS ARE WORKING ON PERSONALIZED WELLNESS PLANS VIRTUALLY. CHANTELLE CALHOUN HAS MORE.>>WELLNESS IN THE WOODS BEGAN IN 2013 TO HELP INDIVIDUALS IN RURAL MINNESOTA WHO MIGHT NOT HAVE BEEN ABLE…

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Despite social isolation, these Americans have found new ways to connect

JUDY WOODRUFF: And now a look at how the coronavirus pandemic has forced people, in a way, to change how they interact with each other, and seek out new ways to connect and to celebrate. Lisa Desjardins has the story. LISA DESJARDINS: When Berklee Sousa turned 12 last month, a birthday party was out of the question. Her state, California,…

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Everything’s Canceled: Coping Tips Straight from a Psychologist

(light music) – This whole coronavirus thing is pretty scary. Worldwide hundreds of thousands of people are getting sick and the death toll keeps rising. The stock market is tanking. People are losing their jobs. You know, we’re all stuck at home. That’s why I’m still shooting episodes on my phone, in my apartment, with no production crew. Social distancing,…

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Schumer on keeping pandemic’s recession from becoming a depression

JUDY WOODRUFF: As millions of Americans find themselves unemployed and worrying about how to pay their bills, Lisa Desjardins looks at how well state and local governments are doing at getting out the trillions in aid passed by Congress last week. LISA DESJARDINS: That $2 trillion rescue bill became law one week ago today. And now states are racing to…

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Why Getting Dizzy Breaks Your Brain (Temporarily)

“The world is spinning around in a circle!” If you spin around, you get dizzy. That’s not exactly rocket science. We’ve all been there. But you can hijack your senses like we just did and get what I’m gonna call weird dizzy. And it can teach us how our bodies know where they are in space. Hey smart people, Joe…

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