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Explore articles and advice by expert psychologists; and extracts from ebooks written and published by ACS Distance Education.
We also think of cats as aloof and only wanting us when they want something.  But new research suggests that this is not the case.

How we perceive the world around us has been one of the greatest mysteries of the human world. How we see, how we hear, how we smell.

We still did not understand how our nervous system senses and interprets information from our environment in how temperature and mechanical stimuli (For example, if something brushes against us, such as a hair or something else) are converted to electrical impulses in our nervous system. 

Joint Nobel prize winners Julius and Patapoutian further advanced our understanding of the sense of touch.
DIstance Learning does not always mean being stuck on your computer. 

Virtual and Online Healing. 

The COVID-19 Pandemic has led to a lot of changes, not least, how medical care and healing is carried out. More services have been introduced and developed online as patients have not been able to meet their health professionals face to face. 


Depression Doubles in Britain

The figures for adults reporting depression in Britain has doubled compared to this time last year, according to the Office for National Statistics.  20% of adults are reporting depressive symptoms, compared to 10% before the pandemic.  The study is following up 3,500 adults over a 12 month period.  Only a small number, 3.5%, reported that they felt they had an improvement in their symptoms.