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Entries tagged with “Brain Function”

3 Ways to Feed Your Brain

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…

4 Healthy Hobbies To Try During Addiction Recovery

Overcoming addiction may not be easy, but there are things you can do to make the process smoother.

5 Ways To Preserve Your Brain Power

Healthy brains, just like healthy bodies, can better withstand the tests of time. Here are the top five tips to keep your mind sharp.

6 Ways to Declutter Your Mind

Let go of unnecessary mind baggage

7 Foods to Boost Memory and Clarity

Reduce inflammation and increase your brain’s natural power

A Chocolate a Day Keeps Cognitive Decline Away

Consuming cocoa flavanols daily was shown to increase attention, verbal fluency, working memory tasks, and cognitive processing.

Apps That Help You Break Your Bad Habits

Technology to help rewire your brain

Book Review: How Enlightenment Changes 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…

Book Review: The Secret Life of the Mind

How Your Brain Thinks, Feels, and Decides

Boost Your Memory with Pictures

Want to remember something? Draw it!

Brain Health: 4 Stories on How to Nourish and Exercise the Brain

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.

Brain Zapping Helps Concentration

Mild electrical stimulation helps people sharpen their focus

Brainwaves: The New Vitals

Brainwaves may soon join blood pressure and heart rate as vital stats.

Can a Spiritual Retreat Change Your Brain Chemistry?

The levels of two powerful neurotransmitters, dopamine and serotonin, are altered. Here’s how.

Care of the Soul: Angels and the Brain

There’s little room for wonder and real poetry in the mechanical metaphors we use to describe ourselves.

Couch Potatoes Have Shrinking Brains

A new study suggests that exercise may be important in keeping our brains robust.

Effortless Meditation

Transcendental Meditation is different from other forms of meditation.

Finally Stop Ruminating

You can't control what you think, but you can control how you respond to what you think.

Hello, Adrenals? It’s Your Brain

You’ve heard of the mind-body connection; here’s how it really works.

How Anticipation Can Be Beneficial

Anticipation can be beneficial for your brain, your emotions, and even your physical health for many reasons, and it’s a skill worth learning.

How Exercise Helps Reduce The Effects Of Aging

Get moving, especially if you’re middle-aged

How Meditation Enhances the Senses

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…

How Morals Are Reflected in the Brain

High moral reasoning is linked to increased activity in certain structures of the brain.

How the Split Brain Affects Our Political Observations

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How To Stop Being Absent-Minded

Want to stay sharp and focused all day long? Here are a few tips.

How You Breathe Changes Memory and Perception

Inhaling makes your memory sharper, as does using your nose instead of your mouth.

How Your Brain Processes Anxiety

For every outward symptom you can see from anxiety, there are even more complex processes happening inside your brain.

Imagine Yourself Happy

Imagery training can boost everyday wellbeing, a new study shows.

Inside the Brain’s Filing Cabinet

Ever wondered how the brain stores experiences?

Is Mindfulness Really the Best Way to Reduce Worry?

A new study examines how different practices benefit people who worry a lot

Look At Me, Look At You

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.

Mind Hacking

The best way to achieve inner peace is to treat your brain as a computer, according to entrepreneurial coder Sir John Hargrave.

Music and Meditation May Help Avoid Memory Loss

Listening to simple meditation or music boosted cognitive function, study shows.

Music’s Body-Mind-Spirit Connection

An excerpt from Body Intelligence by Joseph Cardillo

Nope, You Can’t Stop Exercising

Blood flow to the brain decreases after just 10 days of less physical activity

Our Memory Capacity Is Greater Than We Knew

Scientists have discovered ten times more memory capacity in the human brain.

Playing An Instrument Might Help You Age Better

Being a longtime musician aids in reaction times.

Silence For Inner Peace

While we’ll never escape noise completely, we can create necessary moments of quiet—and, in the process, create much-needed balance.

Talk Therapy Changes the Brain

Cognitive behavior therapy literally changes connections in the brain.

The 3 Ways People Manage Emotions

Strategies tend to fall within set groupings. Which one do you use?

The Brain Benefits of Dreaming

What happens to our brain when we sleep?

The Consciousness of the Brain with Mariano Sigman

Host Rabbi Rami talks with neuroscientist Mariano Sigman.

The Free-Range Brain

Brain imaging studies help us understand different forms of thought patterns.

The Happiness Track: Are We Really Worlds Apart?

New research shows men and women aren't so different after all

The Link Between Creativity and Movement

Creativity block? A new study suggests that simply making circular movements improves your creativity.

The Peace Process

Learn to embrace your emotions and heal your past with this powerful technique from The Freemind Experience by Tom Fortes Mayer.

The Surprise Health Benefit of Walking

Your brain is boosted by your feet hitting the ground.

To Boost Your Memory, Have More Sex

Get busy and sharpen your memory.

Training Your Brain with Tea

To improve brain health, look no further than a cup of tea.

We’re Hardwired For Laziness—And How to Make that Work for You

Our brains will trick us into seeing the easy way out.

What We Still Don’t Know about Mindfulness Meditation

Despite the hype, researchers are still exploring the benefits of meditation and how much practice we need to achieve them.

What’s An Emotional Hangover?

Feelings can linger long after an experience and can affect how we remember it.

When Your Vision of the Past is Not 20/20

It turns out that when you are struggling with depression, hindsight is one of the ways your perception is limited.

Why Are So Many Adults Today Haunted by Trauma?

Our political and social systems don't support fundamental human needs, says Gabor Mate—which affects our ability to deal with traumatic events.

Why Do Schizophrenics Hallucinate?

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.

Why Morning People Shouldn’t Work at Night

Some brains perform less accurately in the wee hours, a new study shows.

Why Pain Feels Good

Sometimes it’s better to feel pain than nothing at all

Why We’re So Emotional When We’re Tired

A new study has identified exactly why we get so emotional when we have been burning the candle at both ends.

Your Brain Changes With the Seasons

Did you know your brain function changes with the seasons?

Your Brain on God

Religious experiences activate certain parts of the brain, scans show.

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