We have a tendency to care too much about our present selves and not enough about our future selves. We like to enjoy immediate benefits in the present, especially if the costs of our choices don't become apparent until far in the future.
We've all heard weird factoids about brains. For example, dolphins sleep one hemisphere at a time. But, did you know that your brain has a resting state?
I was brushing my teeth yesterday when it suddenly occurred to me that proof of the soul--the much maligned intangible essence that far too many sci...
By Heather Andrew, UK CEO of Neuro-Insight Companies looking to promote their brands or products amongst today’s complex audiences can gain a...
Usually, self criticism just leaves me more stressed and unhappy. Eventually, I learned through mindfulness meditation how to take a deeper look at who is actually running the show here. What I discovered changed my life.
I was ready to shake myself out of the daily routine and go curiosity-hunting. I would use the first two things that came to mind to stimulate my curiosity.
Wouldn't it be great if we could identify neurobiological biomarkers of reading difficulties in less than an hour? Based on recent findings, it looks like we are becoming closer to making this goal a reality.
As May 25th rolls around, whether your know someone with MS or not, passing up the eggs, butter and meat for a day (or a lifetime) to stand in solidarity with the most remarkable therapy of MS ever described is my recommendation
One of the cool things about being human is that you know you're you and that you have skills and abilities that others don't have. For example, quali...
Either way, learn to live in balance with your mind and bodies natural rhythms for optimal health and well-being. This is building resilience. Building resilience is about taking care of ourselves.
Sadly, most children, teens and adults are not getting close to the recommended night's sleep and you can see this clearly in futile attempts to sleep in on the weekends to pay off our mounting "sleep debt."
For six months, I had been suffering from a mood disorder characterized by high anxiety, sudden and extreme fatigue, and panic attacks. I really wanted to share much earlier. It would have felt great to be genuinely authentic with people in my life, and not hide who I am.
So consider mindfulness -- and on some level, a form of meditation -- to live deeply and within the moment. And if you don't buy into the critical benefits of such a practice, just ask my shoes.
But this interest is only the first step: because brain science is relevant to each and every one of us, it's vital that we make the study of cognitive function a priority for everyone, from scientists to athletes and from parents and educators to patients.
The sad news of rockstar Prince's death was followed by reports that prescription opioids were found at the scene. The latest news reports Prince was ...
Take the time to pause and open your mind to those things which you do not fully understand. You will be the better for it -- and, as your feelings of awe ripple out through acts of kindness, so will the rest of us.
An article in the New York Times related how the offhand query of a young graduate student has spurred seasoned medical researchers on viruses to make...
The truth is, however, that our world is not consistent. In fact, it is very uncertain. The world we are in this moment is different than the one a minute ago because everything has changed. Life is fluid.
This is not a battle for me but a fact that is part of my life. I don't let this define me.
I know firsthand how important it is for those with ADHD to get support for their condition. Diagnoses are of course not always helpful for everyone, but my own diagnosis gave me the power to see that there was nothing inevitable about the way I felt.