Entries tagged with “Brain Function”
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.
Try these methods to boost a frazzled brain.
Healthy brains, just like healthy bodies, can better withstand the tests of time. Here are the top five tips to keep your mind sharp.
Let go of unnecessary mind baggage
Reduce inflammation and increase your brain’s natural power
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.
Daydreaming can mean you are very creative and intellectual. So there.
Technology to help rewire your brain
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
Want to remember something? Draw it!
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.
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.
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.
Transcendental Meditation is different from other forms of meditation.
You can't control what you think, but you can control how you respond to what you think.
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.
Get moving, especially if you’re middle-aged
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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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
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.
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.
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.
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?
What happens to our brain when we sleep?
Host Rabbi Rami talks with neuroscientist Mariano Sigman.
Brain imaging studies help us understand different forms of thought patterns.
New research shows men and women aren't so different after all
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.
Your brain is boosted by your feet hitting the ground.
Get busy and sharpen your memory.
To improve brain health, look no further than a cup of tea.
Trauma affects all the systems of the body, mind, soul and spirit; its treatment must go beyond talk centered therapies.
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.
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
A new study has identified exactly why we get so emotional when we have been burning the candle at both ends.
Did you know your brain function changes with the seasons?
Religious experiences activate certain parts of the brain, scans show.