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Aspienwomen

Von Tania Marschall Tania Marshall is a psychologist, working with individuals having mental health difficulties, anxiety disorders, social phobia and depression. Tania is the best-selling author of the book “AspienPowers: The Unique Constellation of Strengths, Talents and Gifts of Females with Autism Spectrum Conditions” 1. Cognitive/Intellectual...

Inequality and Poverty in Austria

by Cornelia Dlabaja, University of Vienna Austria has long been known for its high standard of living. Its gross national product per capita is USD 51,300, putting Austria thirteenth in a worldwide ranking (World Bank 2015). However, this does not mean that everyone is rich or...

Austrians are stupid and racist, suggests Google

The most common search terms starting with the phrase ‘Österreicher sind…’ reveals that Google – or rather Google users – do not think too highly of Austrians. Top of the list is the factually questionable ‘Österreicher sind deutsche’ (Austrians are German), followed by ‘sind dumm’ (stupid),...

Motion sickness

by John F. Golding, University of Westminster Motion sickness can be caused by a variety of motion environments and given a sufficiently provocative stimulus almost anyone can be made motion sick. More than two thousand years ago the Greek physician Hippocrates observed that ‘ sailing on...

The sense of self and vestibular dysfunction

In addition to the deficits in eye movement and postural reflexes that occur following vestibular dysfunction, there is convincing evidence that vestibular loss also causes cognitive and emotional disorders, some of which may be due to the reflexive deficits and the role that vestibular pathways play...

Self-Presentation

Psychology of Selfies Department of Psychology, Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich, Munich, Germany Such photos have become enormously popular and it is impossible to visit any social media without seeing our friends’ selfies – self-portraits, taken with a camera or phone. The Google statistics in 2015 reported about 93...

Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo

Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) constitutes a major proportion of the population with peripheral vestibulopathies. Although the freely floating otoconia within the semicircular canals is responsible for the symptoms of BPPV, the source of the otoconia debris is mainly believed to be the otolith organs. Therefore,...

Chemical lobotomy

One of the most shameful episodes in the history of medicine is the use of frontal lobotomies. Despite very vague evidence of their effectiveness – lobotomies were standard procedure through the US and Europe for around two decades, until the mid-1950s. Only in US, around 40,000...

The Soviet War Memorial

Austrian President Alexander Van der Bellen expressed his regrets on The Soviet War Memorial desecration in Vienna, RIA Novosti reports. According to the head of Russian Embassy in Austria Dmitry Lubensky, Alexander Van der Bellen has personally met him yesterday to say he deeply deplores the...