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Entries tagged with “Brain Function”

10 Ways To Improve Memory And Concentration

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…

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.

4 Ways to Focus Your Attention

It’s hard to focus when there’s so much stimuli competing for our attention every second. These tricks can help.

40 Days to a Lean, Calm, Energized & Happy Self

An interview with Sara Gottfried MD

5 Easy Ways to Boost Brain Function

Try these methods to boost a frazzled brain.

5 Tips To Wake Up Your Brain And Enjoy Life

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…

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.

5 Ways to Protect Your Brain from Cognitive Decline

The five lifestyle pillars to prevent brain decline.

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

7 Ways to Change Negative Beliefs About Yourself

These simple daily practices can alter the neural pathways in your brain and help you turn your thinking around

7 Ways to Exercise Your Brain—And Why You Really Need To!

Cognitive brain function peaks in our early fifties, but staying mentally active can prevent brain loss in the years to follow.

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.

A Creative Mind for Healing

Practices to maintain a mindset of courage and a positive outcome in the midst of illness.

A Symphony of Movement

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…

A Wandering Mind Can Be a Good Sign

Daydreaming can mean you are very creative and intellectual. So there.

Apps That Help You Break Your Bad Habits

Technology to help rewire your brain

Best Foods To Fight Memory Loss

Which are the best foods to fight memory loss? Take this handy list on your next grocery shopping excursion.

Book Review: Brain Food

The Surprising Science of Eating for Cognitive Power

Book Review: Brain Wash

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.

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

Book Review: The XX Brain

The Groundbreaking Science Empowering Women to Maximize Cognitive Health and Prevent Alzheimer’s Disease

Boost the Health of Your Brain

Take the health of your brain into your own hands.

Boost Your Memory with Pictures

Want to remember something? Draw it!

Boost Your Optimism for Less Anxiety

A new study links optimism and less anxiety with an area in the brain called the Orbitofrontal cortex.

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 Wash

Drs. David and Austin Perlmutter explain how we can rewire our brains to develop healthier habits.

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.

Can You Wire Your Brain for Creativity?

Maybe. Some people seem to engage networks that don’t usually team together.

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.

Create Your 40-day, Brain Body Diet Book Club

This could be the healthiest group you’ll ever join.

Does Rosemary Boost Memory?

Drinking rosemary water boosted cognitive performance in one study.

Eat Leafy Greens for a Sharper Brain

“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…

Effortless Meditation

Transcendental Meditation is different from other forms of meditation.

Exercise as the Ultimate Antidepressant

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.

Feeding a Healthy Brain with Dr. Lisa Mosconi

Dr. Lisa Mosconi shares the ways we can nurture the health of our brain.

Fertilizer for Your 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, …

Finally Stop Ruminating

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

Green Tea Instantly Boosts Working Memory

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…

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 Brainwaves Boost Our Creativity

Certain electrical activity suppresses the obvious

How Does the Brain Process Forgiveness?

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…

How Doodling Lights Up the Brain

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…

How Exercise Helps Reduce The Effects Of Aging

Get moving, especially if you’re middle-aged

How Happy Brains Respond to Negative Things

New research provides a whole new understanding of the brain's amygdala—and suggests that happy people take the bad with the good.

How Magnetism Affects How We Think and Feel

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.

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 Bring Back Your Brain

The big problem is that so many people still think that nothing can be done to reverse dementia.

How to Get More Energy, Improve Memory, and Increase Concentration

New research shows how fat tissue reduces your brain function.

How to Help Your Brain Communicate Better

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…

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 Brain Training Worth the Time?

Cognitive training protects against declines in mental abilities as we age.

Is Mindfulness Really the Best Way to Reduce Worry?

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

Laughter Produces Brain Waves Similar to Meditation

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 …

Leg Health Connects to Your Brain

Want to keep your noggin happy? Pump those legs!

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.

Move your Body to Save your Brain

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…

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.

Podcast: Sara Gottfried on Eating for Energy and Mental Sharpness

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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Pour on the Olive Oil

Olive oil may be just the cure you're looking for.

Recipe: Turmeric Roasted Roots

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.

Rewire Your Brain: Practice Happiness

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…

Science & Spirit: Brain Freeze, Don’t Stress about Stress, Eat Apples

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.

Sheldon Resnick on Improving Brain Function through Cardio

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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 Benefits Of Fish Oil

When a proper balance of omega-6s to omega-3s is achieved, both your body and mind both reap a number of benefits.

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 Crazy Way Complaining Alters Your Brain

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,…

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 Latest Cure for Stress and Insomnia: Orgasms for the Brain

Autonomous sensory meridian response videos, exploding in popularity online, help people relax and get some sleep in a stressful world.

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 Science of Integrative Addiction Recovery

New science shows that addiction, like other conditions in the brain, can be healed.

The Source of Flow & The Battle of the Bottleneck

To protect one source of profound happiness, you need to know how your brain creates it. A brain surgeon explains.

The Surprise Health Benefit of Walking

Your brain is boosted by your feet hitting the ground.

The XX Brain: Inside a Woman's Brain

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.

This is your brain on exercise

How an exercise rehab specialist became a brain doctor

To Boost Your Memory, Have More Sex

Get busy and sharpen your memory.

Top Five Foods to Feed Your Brain

Tips on fueling your mind from Dr. Drew Ramsey MD, superfood guru and author of 50 Shades of Kale

Train Your Brain for Good Habits

Repetition is key, research reports.

Train Your Brain to Not Overreact

Seven ways that each of us can take charge of our stress response, accessing a powerful tool to take charge of our health.

Training Your Brain with Tea

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

Translating the Secret Language of Your Dreams

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 is an Integrative Experience that Requires Integrative Healing

Trauma affects all the systems of the body, mind, soul and spirit; its treatment must go beyond talk centered therapies.

Tuning In to Your Turn-Ons

Appreciating the sexual feelings in our everyday lives

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 the (Gray) Matter?

New research shows that our brains’ gray matter holds secrets to understanding ourselves.

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 Procrastinate

Brain structures may explain this personality tendency.

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.

Why Your Memory Is Less Accurate Than You Think It Is

New research underscores just how unreliable—and malleable—our memories really are

Yoga Boosts Brain Health

Yoga expands your mind. ... Literally, it turns out. A regular yoga practice makes key brain areas larger and healthier.

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.

Your Brain on Yoga Nidra

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.

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