The SEVEN personality types most likely to be unfaithful in a relationship

Infidelity is on the rampant and researchers have found out three main factors that determine adulterous behavior. prompting people to be unfaithful.

According to Daily Mail, there are three main factors that affect and determine adulterous behaviour in an individual namely brain—the neurological structures and chemistry that evolution gave you

Psychology—the mind that you’ve developed through formative experiences that imprint certain ways of thinking about the world, your place in it, and how you think about your sexual/romantic self

Culture—the environment around you, with its varying messages about sex, love, and adultery that inform both your opinions about and opportunities for infidelity



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Based on studies nearly 50 percent of what differentiates cheaters from non cheaters has to do with biological differences in their brain chemicals. This means that more than half of what pushes a man or woman to take the plunge to cheat has to do with both one’s environment and one’s psychology.

The most significant environmental cause is the fact that we can cheat. The easier it is to do, the more likely we will do it. Cheating is not confined to sleazy people. Under the right circumstances it is very easy to turn lustful thoughts into desperate actions.

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As we know from studies of chemical addictions, there are several environmental factors that make bad behaviors more doable.

When it comes to the psychology of cheaters, the biggest factor driving them to stray is the feeling that they’re entitled or deserve to cheat.

Research and clinical experience have identified certain personality traits to be associated with this feeling:

  • Narcissism—feeling self-entitled and putting one’s needs first
  • Lacking empathy—not being able to put oneself in one’s partner’s shoes.
  • Grandiosity—overestimating one’s abilities, especially one’s sexual prowess with others, and needing validation for one’s abilities as a lover.
  • Being impulsive—making important decisions, with major consequences, on the fly.
  • Being a novelty or thrill seeker.
  • Having an avoidant attachment style—fearing commitment.
  • Being self-destructive or masochistic.

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Clever people really are hardwired differently – but you can make yourself more intelligent…

The brains of clever people really are wired differently, according to new research.

It allows them to absorb important facts quickly – while blocking out irrelevant information, suggests the study.

Scientists used MRI scans on more than 300 volunteers to shed light on the nature of intelligence. They had already identified areas of the brain that control IQ – and now they have uncovered the mechanism behind it.

It could even be possible for people to make themselves more intelligent with brain training games, for instance, say researchers.

Challenging tasks may help in the development of networks in the brain – encouraging different parts to interact.

The breakthrough could lead to major new understandings of how the human brain works – and Alzheimer’s disease and other neurological disorders.

Psychologist Dr Ulrike Basten from Goethe University Frankfurt and her colleagues found regions interact more closely in brainy individuals – while others ‘de-couple’, or disconnect, themselves.

In more intelligent people, certain regions are clearly more strongly involved in the exchange of information between different ‘sub networks’ of neurons.

This enables important information to be communicated faster, and more efficiently.

On the other hand, the researchers also identified areas that are disconnected, or ‘de-coupled’, from the rest of the brain in brighter people.

They believe this results in better protection against distracting and irrelevant material.

Dr Basten said: ‘We assume network properties we have found in more intelligent persons help us to focus mentally and to ignore or suppress irrelevant, potentially distracting inputs.’

Boosting intelligence 

The causes of these associations remain an open question at present, suggesting it may be possible for people to become brainy.

‘It is possible that due to their biological predispositions, some individuals develop brain networks that favour intelligent behaviours or more challenging cognitive tasks,’ said Dr Basten.

‘However, it is equally as likely that the frequent use of the brain for cognitively challenging tasks may positively influence the development of brain networks.

‘Given what we currently know about intelligence, an interplay of both processes seems most likely.’

Experts say frequent use of the brain for cognitively challenging tasks may positively influence the development of brain networks
Her findings back previous theories that smart thinking requires various portions of the brain working together like different parts of an engine.

The nature of intelligence has been debated for more than a century, with many questions remaining unanswered even now.

Principle investigator Dr Basten said understanding the foundations of human thought is fascinating for both scientists and laypersons alike.

Differences in academic success and professional careers are attributed to a considerable degree to cognitive abilities.

Higher level thinking

The study, published in the journal Scientific Reports, shows these are rooted in the patterns of integration among parts of the brain called ‘functional modules.’

It combined the brain scans from the participants with an analysis of mathematical graphs of their networks of neurons to come up with the first neurobiological basis of human intelligence.

Two years ago, by pooling data from previous research, the same team pinpointed brain regions – among them the prefrontal cortex responsible for higher level thinking – which are activated more powerfully in people with higher IQs.

But until recently, it was not possible to examine how such ‘intelligence regions’ are functionally interconnected.

Then, earlier this year, they reported in sharper persons two brain regions involved in the cognitive processing of ‘task relevant’ information – the anterior insula and the anterior cingulate cortex – are connected more efficiently to the rest of the brain.

Another brain region, the junction area between temporal and parietal cortex that has been related to the shielding of thoughts against irrelevant information, is less strongly connected to the rest of the network.

Dr Basten said: ‘The different topological embedding of these regions into the brain network could make it easier for smarter persons to differentiate between important and irrelevant information – which would be advantageous for many cognitive challenges.’

In their current study, the researchers took into account the brain is functionally organised into modules.

Dr Basten added: ‘This is similar to a social network which consists of multiple sub-networks, for example: families, or circles of friends.

‘Within these sub-networks or modules, the members of one family are more strongly interconnected than they are with people from other families or circles of friends.

‘Our brain is functionally organised in a very similar way. There are sub-networks of brain regions – modules – that are more strongly interconnected among themselves while they have weaker connections to brain regions from other modules.

‘In our study, we examined whether the role of specific brain regions for communication within and among brain modules varies with individual differences in intelligence, i.e. whether a specific brain region supports the information exchange within their own “family” more than information exchange with other “families”, and how this relates to individual differences in intelligence.’

Do You Decide With Your Heart Or Mind?

Are you an introvert or an extrovert? Are you a morning or an evening person? Are your decisions based on logic or emotions?

There is a new concept about finding out where your true self is located. It’s either in the heart or the brain. A study has also been conducted on the same and has shown that it affects the types of charities or political affiliations one may have.

Here is the difference between a head person and a heart person.

Heart people..

1. Characterize themselves as emotional and inter-personally warm

2. Put emphasis on interpersonal intimacy in their relationships, such as discussing how they’re feeling with another

3. Rely on how they’re feeling in order to make a moral decision, rather than making one based on rational considerations

4. Experience greater negative emotions when they’re stressed

5. Support charities 

6. Place greater value on belonging to social groups

Head people

1. Characterize themselves as more rational and inter-personally independent

2. Enjoy intellectual challenges 

3. Employ logic and rational characterizations when making decisions, rather than making a choice based on what they’re feeling

4. Have a higher grade point average as students and higher scores in general knowledge questions

5. Support brain-disease charities (like Alzheimer’s disease)

6. May be drawn to people with similar intellect.

So which one are you?

Boy’s life saved by doctors who stored his SKULL in his stomach

A schoolboy who nearly died after being knocked off his bike was saved when surgeons put his skull inside his abdomen for three weeks.

Soccer-mad Jahfari Martin, nine, is making a full recovery thanks to the amazing surgery which saw the top of his skull placed inside his tummy for “safe-keeping”.

The youngster’s mum Sheryl said: “I am just so happy he is alive. “I wake up every day and praise God and the surgeons.”

Jahfari’s brain became dangerously swollen after he was hit by a car while cycling to a football match at Eastleigh Academy FC. He was catapulted 15ft into the air by the Vauxhall Corsa before landing unconscious in the road.

The lad was rushed to Southampton Children’s Hospital, Hants., where medics say he was close to death.Doctors battled to ease the swelling, putting Jahfari into a medically-induced coma to help relax his brain.

They also tried to drain the fluid building inside his skull, however, the procedure did not help. Mr Chakraborty explained: “In those situations you only have one option and that is to remove a very large amount of bone from his skull.”

Surgeons gently removed the skin from Jahfari’s forehead just above the eye line, then cut out a section of skull bigger than a adult’s hand to help alleviate the pressure.

Once it was removed the team created a pocket in the Year Five pupil’s stomach and kept the pieces of bone there for 18 days. The schoolboy said: “It was like a rock was in my belly, like I had swallowed a rock or something.”

He was even allowed to go home with his skull in his abdomen and returned to hospital a week later for it to be replaced over the top of his head during another operation. He was finally discharged three days later.

Three months on Jahfari is back to his old self having received a get well soon card from his hero, Chelsea captain John Terry, thanks to his big brother Tre, 18.

Doctor’s remove tapeworm from man’s brain

Scientists in Britain have removed and studied a rare tapeworm that lived in a man’s brain for four years, researchers say.

The tapeworm causes sparganosis, an inflammation of body tissues that can cause seizures, memory loss and headaches when it occurs in the brain.

Surgeons removed it and the patient is now “systemically well”, the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute said on Friday.

It was the first time the tapeworm, Spirometra erinaceieuropaei, was reported in Britain. Only 300 cases have been reported since 1953.

The tapeworm is thought to be caught by accidentally eating small infected crustaceans from lakes, eating raw amphibian or reptile meat, or by using a raw frog poultice which is a Chinese remedy for sore eyes.

“We did not expect to see an infection of this kind in the UK, but global travel means that unfamiliar parasites do sometimes appear,” said Effrossyni Gkrania-Klotsas of the department of Infectious Disease at Addenbrooke’s NHS Trust.

The team managed to sequence the rare parasite’s genome for the first time, allowing them to examine potential treatments.

“Our work shows that, even with only tiny amounts of DNA from clinical samples, we can find out all we need to identify and characterise the parasite,” Gkrania-Klotsas added.

The doctor said the DNA study underlined the importance of a global database of worm genomes, to help identify and treat parasites.

Source : theage