Psychological theories often feel a bit too complicated for me (I'm sure there's a theory that explains why that is) but I've come across a few that are simple enough to understand and that I think of often, particularly when dealing with other people.
Too many of you are treading water instead of swimming with the current, living in a reactive state instead of a place of creating opportunities, and overwhelmed with all of the decisions you have to make and then never quite get what you want.
Research into treatment-resistant depression is particularly hampered by the "silo" effect -- a myriad of individual projects with very specific parameters. In 2010 a woman named Audrey Gruss decided to do something about this seemingly intractable dysfunction.
We can analyze this paper and the findings the way we might analyze a basketball loss. In basketball, we see only the game being played on the court. In research, we can only read the paper and interpret the data we are given.
We need much more than "memory" or "intelligence" in order to enjoy our lives, so it is important to learn how to enhance and maintain a variety of brain functions -- not just one.
I recently began a series of classes on mindfulness and meditation to help those challenged with chronic pain, depression and/or anxiety. About two we...
Last week a paper was published in Nature Medicine that drew significant media buzz. The paper was titled "Plasma phospholipids identify antecedent memory impairment in older adults." As a scientist, the discord between the media's presentation of this paper and the actual paper was jarring.
"When you're self-aware, you get a gut feeling. You have a heartfelt sense. Sometimes those feelings are really important. There's wisdom in the body. Yet sometimes, if we have been traumatized, for example, the gut feeling we get can lead us astray."
There is now ample evidence that technology and our busy lives overly stimulate our brains. And most family members are immersed in technology all day long, often for hours on end without a break.
Cefaly is the first medical device authorized by the FDA for the prevention of migraine type of headaches.
At the end of the lecture, I came away with a greater understanding of the sometimes amazingly subtle clues about the connection between mother and child, which are often difficult to pick up in daily life.
We love intelligence, we respect intelligence and we laud it. We also have a bevy of assumptions around this intangible, ineffable but very powerful...
The sheer number of people with brain injury and all those who love and care for them should make apparent the need for broad attention and concern. Brain injury impinges on the whole person, not just one's legs or lungs, and its consequences are unpredictable.
What if it suddenly dawned on our leaders that in any given moment, millions of our family members -- our American family -- are experiencing a similar vulnerability or trauma?
Alzheimer's is a formidable foe. But our research is leading to a better understanding of Alzheimer's and ultimately, to protocols to add longevity to brain performance in brain disease, health or injury. And that is news worth making noise about.
While we can't turn off our brain's natural tendency to lump people and things together, we can understand and help influence the meaning we assign to those categories and to push ourselves to think beyond the stereotype. But it takes effort.
In January of 2007, Steve Jobs introduced the iPhone to the world. Email. iPod. Internet communicator. It was power in the palm of your hand. The...
NOTE: At the end of this post, there are two experiments for you to test your own memory to determine which information you are better at recallin...
Was there ever a time in your professional career that you associated new ideas and creativity with beer or coffee? I must admit, I enjoy the process ...
We ought to worry what the constant cognitive Mardi Gras of our über-connected/multitasking existence is doing to our social and intellectual health, to our decision making, and even literally to our safety.