Saturday, June 6, 2015

8 really interesting psychology Twitter accounts to follow

   We all know that Twitter is one of the most popular social media services in the world. 

There you can read, tweet, retweet many interesting things on different topics. Do you want to use this media to learn something more about psychology or just to read some interesting and popular psychologist posts? Start to follow these psychology-related twitter accounts that anybody interested in psychology should be following. I follow them all. :)

1. Dr. Susan K. Whitbourne: Psychology professor, UMass

She is an accomplished author and blogger for Psychology Today and the Huffington Post. Whitbourne is an active Twitter user and linking machine. You will rarely catch Whitbourne tweeting less than twice per day and she is usually linking out to studies or articles on a wide-range of psychology.

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Inspirational story: Girl with multiple sclerosis becomes running star.

Kayla Montgomery is one of the top young distance runners in the U.S. She has been battling with multiple sclerosis (MS) since high school and it doesn't make racing easy at all.
The multiple sclerosis (MS) affects nerves in the brain and spinal cord, causing a wide range of symptoms including problems with muscle movement, balance and vision. Each nerve fiber in the brain and spinal cord is surrounded by a layer of protein called myelin, which protects the nerve and helps electrical signals from the brain travel to the rest of the body. In MS, the myelin becomes damaged. 

MS is a disease in which disrupted nerve signals in her body cause her to experience complete numbness in her legs when she runs. Only when she stops to rest and her body temperature returns to normal do her MS symptoms subside. So, every time this brave and persistent girl crosses the finish line after running a race, she endures several minutes of extreme distress as she struggles to regain feeling in both her legs.