by Judith E. Glaser Human beings have a need to belong that is now considered by neuroscientists and psychologists to be more powerful than the nee...
Here, we suggest a new way that microglia may be involved in the development and maintenance of addiction to opioids and other drugs of abuse.
Our mind is conscious to us, but conscience is largely unconscious to us, like insight or intuition. Knowing how our brain works can connect them. Ne...
These days, the conversation is moving away from blaming "fat" people for abusing food and refocusing on the way food is made. The entire country has been on a sugar high for most of our lives, and the body needs a break.
Brain health is not as hard as we make it, and a happier life is closer than most of us realize. The secret is not a mystery: A few better habits can lead to feeling a lot more comfortable in our own skin.
The bottom line is that rejections are a fact of life -- we all experience them and we all hurt when we do. The best thing we can do is to soothe our emotional pain, take steps to revive our self-esteem, and to connect to our core groups and by doing so remind ourselves that others value and love us even if our date does not.
We share what we care about, or what moves us, with those who we care about to add value to their lives. And when customer opinion can be made so transparent so quickly, it's worthwhile for brands to invest with valuable deposits into their goodwill bank.
We can't control all of the good and bad things that will happen to our children, but we can give them the tools they need to make their experiences, whether joyous or painful, opportunities for growth.
Despite all the promising new research, advances in brain science have not gotten the attention they deserve from policy makers and the public. Fortunately, that is beginning to change.
They said it about Hicks, and they said it about Carlin: they were not only comedians, but great thinkers. They were cultural commentators, who just happen to pepper in some d**k jokes for good measure.
Throwing cold water on the science of consciousness is a total buzz kill. Fortunately, there is an open road to scientifically explaining the mind.
Music points to a truth that science isn't set up to accept: that music is a function of the mind. The brain processes what the mind desires to hear. When a person likes or dislikes music, the mind makes that decision, not the pleasure-pain centers in the brain.
Not only is it incredibly clear to me that this baby was meant to be, now reflecting on her grandfather's life scare, it is even more apparent that she's here for a reason.
While the blending of genres and multiple technologies is fine, some elements of experience seem to suffer. Things are being dumbed (and numbed) down.
The opportunities and challenges afforded by technologies demand that both scholars and publics rethink and rearticulate who they are and how they relate to each other. For starters, academics working in the humanities must break down the divisionary descriptors between the traditional humanities scholar and those who identify as public scholars.
Beginning with the power of fiction, there is a growing body of scholarship on the relationship between neuroscience and literature, often referred to as literary neuroscience.
One typically thinks of advances in medical science and technology as having unalloyed benefits. The ability to cure illness, the mitigation of pain a...
We seem to go a little nuts over weed -- I don't know why. And I'm afraid we're going to be reading lots of scary stories about it as more and more states make it legal.
There are limits to connectivity maps. As one scientist put it, so far they give information only on the level of interstate highways and major cities; smaller towns and roads are not yet on the map. Other scientists wonder which should come first -- the maps or the specific questions we hope to answer with them.
In his new book Trying Not to Try, the University of British Columbia Asian Studies and Embodied Cognition professor Edward Slingerland treats us to a work of seminal importance.