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Explainer: What Is Psychoanalysis?

Psychoanalysis or psychoanalytic psychotherapy is a way of treating longstanding psychological problems that is based on the belief behaviours have underlying drivers which may be unrecognised and unconscious. With this understanding it’s possible to think about the meaning and reasons behind that behaviour and enable the possibility of change. Although Freud’s psychology of the mind […]

Explainer: What Causes Cerebral Palsy And Can It Be Prevented?

Cerebral palsy affects one in every 500 people. It refers to a range of movement-related conditions diagnosed in childhood and involving one or both sides of the body. This may cause impaired mobility, muscle stiffness or weakness and/or abnormal or uncontrolled movements. Children with cerebral palsy often have other neurological impairments such as epilepsy, visual […]

Explained: Chemical Vapor Deposition

Technique enables production of pure, uniform coatings of metals or polymers, even on contoured surfaces. David L. Chandler | MIT News In a sense, says MIT chemical engineering professor Karen Gleason, you can trace the technology of chemical vapor deposition, or CVD, all the way back to prehistory: “When the cavemen lit a lamp and […]