The NFL continues to fund misleading head injury studies on animals that will not get the league closer to identifying the precise causes of brain trauma in football players and how to prevent and treat it.
Are paper and flesh destined to become vestigial? Is our carbon-based biology to be transformed by the new alchemy to one based on silicon? I am sens...
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I have enjoyed 40 years of excitement and recompense in assisting players to live a fulfilling life. But there is an ugly truth surrounding the sport that drastically needs attention -- concussions cause brain damage and future catastrophic consequences.
Sinead O'Connor is worried about Miley. So is Elton John. So are the bearded guys of Duck Dynasty. But I'm not. Because I know that Miley is a strategic genius and that brands actually have quite a bit to learn from her.
Anyone who has observed a relative or friend in a coma knows just how eerie the phenomenon can be.
The brain is reshaping itself and reinforcing what it knows, perhaps at the expense of what is new and novel. Along these well-trodden paths, brain structure serves to link learning to behavior in predictable ways. Sadly, these tendencies also inhibit innovation.
We might wonder how it came to be that we started meeting psychiatric diagnostic criteria for addiction, not for heroin or alcohol, but for a social media site. It can't possibly be the "like" function that makes us irritable and anxious when we can't check our feed. So to what, exactly, are we addicted?
Part of Youth Radio's special coverage on the risks of high school football, this audio slideshow features football players from Castro Valley High Sc...
In an effort to think small, focusing on a single task feels incredibly limiting. But breaking down a large task in to small wins, you're able to finish quicker and be more productive.
The search for a path to compromise can be found in the latest research on the neurobiological basis of social behavior.
Visionary Artists depict transcendent moments and if you haven't had an epiphany lately, you may want to take some time and explore this genre of art.
Though online courses have existed for some time, recently they have become more broadly accepted by students as a reputable way to learn.
Childhood cancer deserves more funding from the federal government, certainly more than the small percentage it is receiving during the shutdown, but also more than the small percentage that it receives yearly.
Medical research is now removing the veil and uncovering important new clues underlying Parkinson's disease. And it appears, that to at least some degree, this insidious process may be of our own making.
Music can help focus your attention, even in painful circumstances. It can, in situations like Lora's, help make positive memories of the time you have left with a loved one and help soothe the situation, for both present and future, with dignity, peace, and warmth.
My subconscious dictated that if I ran fast enough and far enough, maybe I would be strong enough to save her.
Forty years ago I had no real backing for my intuition that exercise is the magic bullet, the universal panacea. Now even the brain is targeted for both preventive and therapeutic approaches to cognitive decline.
As meditation research has become more prevalent, science has become interested in the effects of loving-kindness practice on the mind and the body. As it turns out, LKM offers unique benefits that are subtly different from other kinds of meditation.
Lost in the noise and partisan debates, a rare cause for optimism has gone nearly unnoticed and should be universally embraced. Revolutionary therapies aimed at prevention and recovery for the 'big three' mental illnesses are being actively pursued today.