As a father and child psychologist, I understand the incredible demands and stresses of raising young children. For some marketers, these difficulties create an opportunity to sell parents on the belief that screens are a cost-effective, guilt-free, educating babysitter.
Beginners may be more comfortable with practicing mantras out loud. Other forms of mantra include mantra meditation in which you repeat the mantra silently in your mind. You may notice distracting thoughts. Let them come and go, and just allow your mind to come back to your mantra.
If you continue to stay active mentally by challenging yourself to think more deeply, avoiding constant distractions and information overload, and learning new skills and information, chances are your best brain years are still ahead of you, not behind you.
The majority of potato chip brands have always been gluten free. Yet, when someone is grabbing a bag at the grocery store, or offering you some at th...
We live in an age of fragmentation: fragmented communities, fragmented lives, fragmented attention. Our ADHD world seems to pull us in many directions all at once, and the strain of multitasking our entire lives can leave us feeling exhausted, alienated, and dissatisfied.
There is, of course, a gender gap in science, technology, engineering, and math-related careers -- a divide caused by many factors. The pink blocks made me wonder: What part do we parents play in that disparity between boys and girls?
It's not in your head: Menopausal memory loss is real.
A new field of neuroscience has defined the pathway for cultivating breakthrough innovators and problem-solving managers who keep companies competitive.
"Hope is a waking dream," Aristotle once wrote. Anything, indeed, is possible. Yet misplaced hopes prolong the nightmare. There is a bolus of mispla...
My tl;dr for this is that in the grand scheme of things, making a color choice between a green and brown is the kind of decision we make rarely enough that you can ask for help and it really isn't a big deal.
No, this isn't a story about the tragedy of Alzheimer's Disease, it's about your own memories being used as evidence against you in a court of law. Science fiction? I thought so, but not anymore.
In developing brand identities for companies and products, marketers do their best to penetrate buyer brains. How? They create marketing instruments such as names, logos, slogans, jingles and mascots to do what is analogous to non-invasive brain surgery.
The basic foods in the diet probably won't surprise you. Many of the benefits and downsides have been featured in the media before. The effects that diet can have on brain health are worth repeating, though.
While no one can ever guarantee your safety at the beach, the danger (perceived or not) points to some interesting things about the neuroscience of stress and anxiety.
I recently found myself on a mountain in the middle of the night. Again. Unlike the last time, this event wasn't quite so...traumatic. Though this a...
We should all know our limitations. But what we could easily do without is the concept of national borders -- at least as far as they limit the mobility of people. This idea may seem like a naïve utopia, but mobility without borders is already a reality.
Are you ready to challenge your idea of success? I went through the process almost 10 years ago with an organization aptly named Challenge Success! ...
Simply put, your circadian rhythm is your body's internal clock. Operating on a roughly 24-hour cycle, it governs our sleep-wake cycle and plays a large part in everything from hormone release to body temperature.
I take pictures of exceedingly dumb things -- my cat sniffing a bunch of kale, my drunk friend at an ATM -- and I sometimes think it's because, nine years ago, my dad's memory was shattered by a brain tumor that ultimately took his life.
Menas C. Kafatos, Ph.D Jay Kumar, Ph.D. Your brain craves more downtime! We all know the benefits of what a relaxing summer vacation can do to rechar...