Author Archives: Giorgio Bertini

About Giorgio Bertini

Research Professor. Founder Director at Learning Change Project - Research on society, culture, art, neuroscience, cognition, critical thinking, intelligence, creativity, autopoiesis, self-organization, rhizomes, complexity, systems, networks, leadership, sustainability, thinkers, futures ++

Stress and Parenting During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Psychosocial Impact on Children

The literature on the mental health consequences of public health emergencies, especially for children from developing countries, is sparse and has become available only very recently. Understanding the uncertainties and emotional upheavals experienced by parents and their association with the … Continue reading

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What are the drugs having potential against COVID-19?

In this review, we focused on some medicines that have already started with the repositioning for COVID-19 therapy. The repositioning clinical trials seem to be an attractive strategy, thus, the discovery of new classes of drug can be easier, the … Continue reading

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Past Epidemics, Natural Disasters, COVID19, and Mental Health: Learning from History as we Deal with the Present and Prepare for the Future

As cases of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continue to rise, psychological endurance is a challenge many people will face. For mental health, heightened stress responses to the pandemic, is likely to manifest in three ways: 1) development of a new … Continue reading

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Effects of COVID-19 Confinement on the Household Routines Of Children

This study aimed to determine how confinement affects children’s routines, more specifically their physical activity (PA) and sedentary time. An online survey was launched to assess how Portuguese children under 13 years of age adjusted their daily routines to confinement. … Continue reading

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Impact of Covid–19 Pandemic on Psychological Health of The Elderly Population

Senior citizens (60 years and above) are more vulnerable than others in all spheres of their lives. But, the present Covid–19 pandemic is accelerating their condition additionally worsening especially their mental well-being. The present study focused to access the psychological … Continue reading

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How Social Support Contributes to Psychological Health

Social support is often identified as a key component of solid relationships and strong psychological health, but what exactly does it mean? Essentially, social support involves having a network of family and friends that you can turn to in times … Continue reading

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Social Isolation Provokes Brain Activity Similar to That Seen During Hunger Cravings

Activity in the substantia nigra is similar following a day of social isolation as it is following a day of starvation. Since the coronavirus pandemic began in the spring, many people have only seen their close friends and loved ones … Continue reading

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COVID-19: The downside of social distancing

Social distancing, while essential for public health during the coronavirus pandemic, thwarts the human impulse to draw together in times of danger. When faced with danger, humans draw closer together. Social distancing thwarts this impulse. Professor Ophelia Deroy from Ludwigs-Maximilians … Continue reading

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Social isolation during adolescence drives long-term disruptions in social behavior

Social isolation during key periods of adolescence leads to long-term disruptions in social behavior and activity in neural patterns. Mount Sinai Researchers find social isolation during key developmental windows drives long term changes to activity patterns of neurons involved in … Continue reading

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The neurobiology of social distance: Why loneliness may be the biggest threat to survival and longevity

Study explores the wide-ranging, negative effects of social isolation on both psychological and physiological well-being. Never before have we experienced social isolation on a massive scale as we have during the evolving COVID-19 pandemic. A new paper published in the … Continue reading

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