Entries tagged with “Brain”
It’s hard to focus when there’s so much stimuli competing for our attention every second. These tricks can help.
These simple daily practices can alter the neural pathways in your brain and help you turn your thinking around
Cognitive brain function peaks in our early fifties, but staying mentally active can prevent brain loss in the years to follow.
One crew, eight rowers, 32 brains... Wait a minute. How many brains?
The Surprising Science of Eating for Cognitive Power
Take the health of your brain into your own hands.
Maybe. Some people seem to engage networks that don’t usually team together.
Drinking rosemary water boosted cognitive performance in one study.
“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.” —Hippocrates A new study has found that eating leafy green vegetables – such as spinach, kale and mustard greens – can h…
Do you need an extra surge of brain power for a big test or a difficult project? You might want to consider switching out your coffee for green tea as new research has shown that t…
Certain electrical activity suppresses the obvious
I recently attended a four-day mediation certification course. It was an eye-opening experience. In class, I studied the historic context of conflict resolution, learned mediator s…
A few years back, I came across an old box that held notebooks from my college courses. As I leafed through the pages, I smiled at my prolific use of the margins as a space for doo…
New research provides a whole new understanding of the brain's amygdala—and suggests that happy people take the bad with the good.
Alteration of magnetic fields can change the behavior of everything from individual neurons to overall behavior...and even how humans are connected to each other.
The big problem is that so many people still think that nothing can be done to reverse dementia.
New research shows how fat tissue reduces your brain function.
Seeking out something to laugh about on a daily basis—such as watching your favorite comedian online—may be just what you need to create a more relaxed, zen-like state …
Want to keep your noggin happy? Pump those legs!
Scientists have discovered ten times more memory capacity in the human brain.
In the wake of New Year’s Resolution season, some of us are taking a good hard look at what’s blocking our paths to happiness and health. There’s plenty: the world is full of distr…
I’m sitting at my favorite local diner on a warm and sunny Saturday in February, with my boyfriend across from me—so many things to be grateful for. Only, I’m starving. One-by-one,…
Autonomous sensory meridian response videos, exploding in popularity online, help people relax and get some sleep in a stressful world.
The brain science is clear that my eyes are not cameras recording the glittering spectacle of you. Nor are you some sort of mirror that allows me to glimpse some part of my “true” self. Seeing you, I am, at least in that moment, at your mercy to be beautiful or ugly, brilliant or stupid, a mouse to manipulate, or an image of God.
To protect one source of profound happiness, you need to know how your brain creates it. A brain surgeon explains.
When Andrew Newberg’s book on the brain science behind religious and mystical experience turned up on the cover of Newsweek, it sparked a lively debate about God, evolution, and the meaning of life. This “neurotheologist’s” work is moving fast, so we caught up on his personal quest to understand the mysterious workings of mind and spirit, his latest research, and its profound implications for our daily lives.
Repetition is key, research reports.
Seven ways that each of us can take charge of our stress response, accessing a powerful tool to take charge of our health.
New research shows that our brains’ gray matter holds secrets to understanding ourselves.
Brain structures may explain this personality tendency.
New research underscores just how unreliable—and malleable—our memories really are