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As neuroscientific research speeds forward into the future, we should be on the lookout for unwarranted and ill-informed assumptions about the role of religious beliefs, practices and experiences in people's lives.
March is Brain Injury Awareness Month. It is of great importance to raise the general awareness of the prevalence of brain injury, since even mild brain injury can have devastating impact on a person's life.
Cost was not an issue on any level because the benefits Kramer catalogs lean toward the sort that no amount of money can buy: peace, love, serenity, humility, happiness, redefinition of faith, and more meaningful relationships with others. How does one arrive at this summation, to view and accept a brain tumor as a great gift?
My mother is convinced that weird genetic anomalies happen in sets of three. She is certain that this third thing will be like that: just a part of my son's body that's unlike most of ours. But what if it isn't?
When participants in the study meditated they subsequently reported significantly higher levels of spirituality, and they expressed more liberal political attitudes. But how such feelings translate into specific political positions is questionable.
One of the ways to foil an amygdala hijack is to teach your amygdala how to dance. An effective way to do that is to follow the 10 steps here.
Human brain cell transplants make mice smarter.
In collective denial -- such as that concerning climate change -- the group bubble of delusion becomes much more difficult to dispel, or even to become aware of, when people consciously or subconsciously believe they benefit by not seeing it. This suggests a Buddhist response.
Since computers have evolved from room-sized mainframes into menageries of smart phones and tablets and office desktop machines, interoperability has become a watchword for forward-thinking communications experts.
you don't need any "miracle" supplements or expensive brain-training games to keep your mind sharp. All it takes is a set of healthy habits.
What is it that draws so many of us to community causes as we age? Is it just an excess of wealth that inspires philanthropy, or are our brains actually learning to perceive our relationships with the world around us in different ways?
I fully agree that strong abdominals are very useful and important to have. But this is not the full story. The most powerful muscles of our body are all the muscles that are attached to the pelvis, what I call the "power center."
It is interesting to note that Mitra's TEDTalk is titled, "The Future of Learning" rather than "Education." This distinction seems like the heart of the issue, not only for self-organized learning environment, but more widely.
Ever since the patient's stroke, she'd been living in impenetrable darkness; tormented by memories of shapes and faces and letters, but powerless to perceive them in the world around her.
Why isn't memory a better system, more efficient and organized, if remembering is so crucial to daily functioning and future planning? Why do we remember so many trivial and irrelevant things?
This is not the first time the Times has uncritically conflated something as comprehensive as "a better education" with something as singular as student reading and math scores. I imagine it won't be the last.
When I think back to the landlines and card catalogues of the 1950s, I'm amazed that people managed to work and think so efficiently under those constraints. What, then, will our grandchildren think of our touch screens and wireless networks - and with what senses will they look back?
There are a great many ways to work at maintaining and even improving your memory functions as you get older, and there's no question that both mental and physical stimulation keep your brain sharp. But the simple truth is that our memories may not be fading as quickly as we think.
Just as Burma is at a political and economic crossroads, so too are its youth. Today's young leaders in Burma will be trailblazers in the new politico-economic climate.