Stress is affecting your brain much more than you think. Sure, you've experienced the distraction, forgetfulness, negativity or anxiety that comes from stressful situations, but did you know it's also shrinking your brain?
As a professor who studies attitudes toward death among a wide populace, I ask myself, "Are my Jewish friends in denial?" After all, if death really is our destination, then we cease to exist when we die.
You may have Freddy Krueger-style cramps, or no discomfort whatsoever. Just as women's periods differ greatly before menopause, their menses symptoms will differ greatly during perimenopause and menopause.
Do you know Brittany Maynard? You should. She is the woman whose story has gone viral, especially in the right-to-die community of which, admittedly, I am not a member.
I respect the courage you expressed in not only making the decision to end your life, but for sharing it with the world.
Between the battlefield and the athletic field, the topic of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) has been much in the news in recent years.
A quick scroll through the names of biology laboratories worldwide -- from Connecticut to London, to Sataima, Japan -- might throw up names like "Molecular Psychiatry" or "Receptors and Cognition" suggesting they have begun to bridge the mind-body gap, long the preserve of philosophers.
Black or white. Good or bad. Too much or too little. To be or not to be. Or maybe. The human brain insists on all or none, but maybe there is maybe...
Back when schoolchildren regularly read uplifting poetry, there was a famous Victorian poem that affirmed the human birthright of free will. It was "I...
Just as children are not miniature adults, pediatric cancers aren't small adult cancers. The distinct biology of pediatric brain cancer means it often needs different treatment and can also give us insights into the origins and cures to all cancers
I'll get all set and all comfy... and then that bright, glaring sunshine busts through the curtains, makes its way across the floor and lands squarely on my conscience, convincing me that I'm lazy for not basking in it.
Some common misperceptions and incorrect assumptions about TBI and PTSD among warriors are pervasive and must be changed. We must eliminate the stigma and rapidly expand effective treatment offerings to those who need them most.
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What are the limits of rehabilitation for a person with a damaged brain, and how can persons with healthy brains improve themselves further?
If we want every citizen to adopt more positive lifestyles, especially as we face longer and more demanding lives, it is imperative that we better empower and equip ourselves with the right cognitive and emotional resources and tools.
Speak with your baby in a certain way, new research shows, and your baby is far more likely to pick up on language. The difference is big -- more than double the vocabulary by age 2.
The good news, and I speak here as a former member of a totalistic group, is that the 'cult' word has finally leapt into the conversation about ISIS. But it does so in a way that barely scratches the surface of what makes ISIS a cult; what draws people to it; and how to stop them.
Not ready to try meditation? Try to practice slowing your breathing down to four to six breaths per minute. Regular practice of this technique has been shown to build both your stress resilience and your willpower reserve.
But why is there such tolerance in high levels of government for alcohol and such admonition for other substances resoundingly less harmful?
Here's a prediction: It's only a matter of time before people start zapping their brain to shed weight. In the last few years, electrical brain stimul...