Entries tagged with “Brain Function”
According to Dr Itzhak Fried, Professor of Neurosurgery and Psychiatry & Biobehavioral Sciences at UCLA, “We only need to see something once to remember it.” The senior author of a…
I recently saw a friend who had just returned home after visiting his grandmother for her 96th birthday celebration. While she was not as active as she once had been, he told me ab…
Overcoming addiction may not be easy, but there are things you can do to make the process smoother.
It’s hard to focus when there’s so much stimuli competing for our attention every second. These tricks can help.
An interview with Sara Gottfried MD
Try these methods to boost a frazzled brain.
You sleep all night, only to wake up in the morning feeling fuzzy and groggy. What will help wake up your brain so that you can enjoy life every day? Two main ingredients: blood an…
Healthy brains, just like healthy bodies, can better withstand the tests of time. Here are the top five tips to keep your mind sharp.
The five lifestyle pillars to prevent brain decline.
Let go of unnecessary mind baggage
Reduce inflammation and increase your brain’s natural power
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.
Consuming cocoa flavanols daily was shown to increase attention, verbal fluency, working memory tasks, and cognitive processing.
Practices to maintain a mindset of courage and a positive outcome in the midst of illness.
It wasn’t so long ago that the aging brain was considered a done deal. The scientific community told us that with aging, the capacity of our brain diminished, and once that happene…
Daydreaming can mean you are very creative and intellectual. So there.
Technology to help rewire your brain
Which are the best foods to fight memory loss? Take this handy list on your next grocery shopping excursion.
The Surprising Science of Eating for Cognitive Power
Austin and David Perlmutter's new book provides science-based practical lifestyle interventions for detoxing the brain to help foster clearer thinking, deeper relationships, and healthier habits.
How Enlightenment Changes Your Brainby Andrew Newberg, M.D., and Mark Robert WaldmanAvery BooksAlthough cultures all over the world have long spoken of enlightenment, the conc…
How Your Brain Thinks, Feels, and Decides
The Groundbreaking Science Empowering Women to Maximize Cognitive Health and Prevent Alzheimer’s Disease
Take the health of your brain into your own hands.
Want to remember something? Draw it!
A new study links optimism and less anxiety with an area in the brain called the Orbitofrontal cortex.
Take a look at these 4 stories for optimal brain health and how to provide nourishment, stimulation and exercise to keep your brain healthy and strong.
Drs. David and Austin Perlmutter explain how we can rewire our brains to develop healthier habits.
Mild electrical stimulation helps people sharpen their focus
Brainwaves may soon join blood pressure and heart rate as vital stats.
The levels of two powerful neurotransmitters, dopamine and serotonin, are altered. Here’s how.
Maybe. Some people seem to engage networks that don’t usually team together.
There’s little room for wonder and real poetry in the mechanical metaphors we use to describe ourselves.
A new study suggests that exercise may be important in keeping our brains robust.
This could be the healthiest group you’ll ever join.
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…
Transcendental Meditation is different from other forms of meditation.
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Research shows that exercise is an important way to both prevent and treat depression. Try these tips to help find the motivation to get your body moving.
Dr. Lisa Mosconi shares the ways we can nurture the health of our brain.
We know that one way to keep our brains healthy and limber as we age is to learn something new. We can take up tango dancing or the subtle intricacies of making chocolate souffle, …
You can't control what you think, but you can control how you respond to what you think.
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…
You’ve heard of the mind-body connection; here’s how it really works.
Anticipation can be beneficial for your brain, your emotions, and even your physical health for many reasons, and it’s a skill worth learning.
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…
Get moving, especially if you’re middle-aged
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.
I’ve tried closing my eyes and reading braille with my fingertips—it’s not easy. I often think what practice it must take to be able to read those tiny bumps and make sense o…
High moral reasoning is linked to increased activity in certain structures of the brain.
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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.
The fact that exercise supports mental health as well as physical health is well known, and the reasons for that correlation is an area ripe for research. A new study shows how vig…
Want to stay sharp and focused all day long? Here are a few tips.
Inhaling makes your memory sharper, as does using your nose instead of your mouth.
For every outward symptom you can see from anxiety, there are even more complex processes happening inside your brain.
Imagery training can boost everyday wellbeing, a new study shows.
Ever wondered how the brain stores experiences?
Cognitive training protects against declines in mental abilities as we age.
A new study examines how different practices benefit people who worry a lot
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!
One way to rewire your experience of yourself and with other people is by paying close attention to eye gaze and its importance to your relationships.
The best way to achieve inner peace is to treat your brain as a computer, according to entrepreneurial coder Sir John Hargrave.
If you’ve ever noticed how much better you feel after a brisk walk, you’re aware of the connection between your body and your brain. New research shows that this connection is link…
Listening to simple meditation or music boosted cognitive function, study shows.
An excerpt from Body Intelligence by Joseph Cardillo
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Blood flow to the brain decreases after just 10 days of less physical activity
Scientists have discovered ten times more memory capacity in the human brain.
Being a longtime musician aids in reaction times.
Dr. Sara Gottfried is the author of three New York Times bestsellers and was featured in the March/April issue of Spirituality & Health. She talks with Rabbi Rami about her latest book, Brain Body Diet.
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Olive oil may be just the cure you're looking for.
Turn these delicious roasted roots into a main meal by serving on a bed of cooked grains, like quinoa, along with a few dark salad greens like baby kale or spinach.
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…
This week, researchers share why we get a brain freeze when enjoying a cold drink or ice cream. They also warn us not to freak out so much if we feel anxious. And they would like us to eat some apples and tea, please. Want the bigger picture? Read on.
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While we’ll never escape noise completely, we can create necessary moments of quiet—and, in the process, create much-needed balance.
Cognitive behavior therapy literally changes connections in the brain.
Strategies tend to fall within set groupings. Which one do you use?
When a proper balance of omega-6s to omega-3s is achieved, both your body and mind both reap a number of benefits.
What happens to our brain when we sleep?
Host Rabbi Rami talks with neuroscientist Mariano Sigman.
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,…
Brain imaging studies help us understand different forms of thought patterns.
New research shows men and women aren't so different after all
Autonomous sensory meridian response videos, exploding in popularity online, help people relax and get some sleep in a stressful world.
Creativity block? A new study suggests that simply making circular movements improves your creativity.
Learn to embrace your emotions and heal your past with this powerful technique from The Freemind Experience by Tom Fortes Mayer.
New science shows that addiction, like other conditions in the brain, can be healed.
To protect one source of profound happiness, you need to know how your brain creates it. A brain surgeon explains.
Your brain is boosted by your feet hitting the ground.
Lisa Mosconi, PhD, explores women's health in her new book, The XX Brain. She sheds light on how women can keep their brains healthy and prevent Alzheimer's, and what exactly those hormonal changes really mean.
How an exercise rehab specialist became a brain doctor
Get busy and sharpen your memory.
Tips on fueling your mind from Dr. Drew Ramsey MD, superfood guru and author of 50 Shades of Kale
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.
To improve brain health, look no further than a cup of tea.
I was on the hunt, seeking amrit, the nectar of immortality. I had to cross a river, so I found a boat made of ghost bones and stealthed to the opposite shore. I discovered a back …
Trauma affects all the systems of the body, mind, soul and spirit; its treatment must go beyond talk centered therapies.
Appreciating the sexual feelings in our everyday lives
Our brains will trick us into seeing the easy way out.
Despite the hype, researchers are still exploring the benefits of meditation and how much practice we need to achieve them.
New research shows that our brains’ gray matter holds secrets to understanding ourselves.
Feelings can linger long after an experience and can affect how we remember it.
It turns out that when you are struggling with depression, hindsight is one of the ways your perception is limited.
Our political and social systems don't support fundamental human needs, says Gabor Mate—which affects our ability to deal with traumatic events.
The possible link between a shorter PCS and losing touch with reality may provide a new playing field for predicting and diagnosing a potentially serious brain aberration.
Some brains perform less accurately in the wee hours, a new study shows.
Sometimes it’s better to feel pain than nothing at all
Brain structures may explain this personality tendency.
A new study has identified exactly why we get so emotional when we have been burning the candle at both ends.
New research underscores just how unreliable—and malleable—our memories really are
Yoga expands your mind. ... Literally, it turns out. A regular yoga practice makes key brain areas larger and healthier.
Did you know your brain function changes with the seasons?
Religious experiences activate certain parts of the brain, scans show.
Not only does yoga nidra meditation help you get a good night’s sleep, it also rids the body of harmful stress-inducing cortisol, boosts the production of “pleasure hormones,” and shifts brain waves into a beneficial state of regeneration and repair.