It's time we joined our Surgeon General Vivek Murthy and started leveraging health solutions at the site of greatest opportunity: the individual. Mindfulness can unlock this vast and under-utilized health resource. So what is mindfulness?
To located a specific memory becomes difficult as I am finding my cerebral cortex becoming hazy. Out of the millions upon millions of memories, my retrievals are becoming less and less.
In conjunction with the new National Geographic program "Breakthrough: Decoding the Brain," coming this Sunday, November 15, at 9 pm ET, I was asked...
Alzheimer's is a complex disease; the brain is a mysterious wonder and I was struck on the kind of messages that are repeatedly told and how that plays into self-perception.
There is hardly anything more grounding than arranging a funeral for someone we love. It is a keen reminder of how personal, historic and universal fa...
The sky today is oddly blue, the air unseasonably warm for late October. The leaves outside our big glass panes are amber and gold, but the sun is shining through them. I soak up as much of it as I can. Soon the storms will come, and I will need the memory of sunshine on my face to get through December.
While our ability to improve brain health is becoming more widespread in the neuroscience community, the general public is still largely unaware of pivotal steps that can be taken to make the brain more resilient to decline or injury and regenerate after cognitive losses.
Originally published on Unwritten by Vittoria. "Here, use this", he said, handing over his favorite sweatshirt so I could use it to wipe away my tear...
Time is precious. We can't make more it, but we can squeeze beautiful, memorable experiences out of every week, every day and stop it from flying by. We've got all the time in the world.
There are five reasons I have been following David Eagleman for the past five years and why he is one of my heroes.
Last Thursday morning my husband phoned me six times within the space of an hour. By the time I noticed the missed calls and contacted him, anxiety ...
Everyone has asked similar questions at some point in their career, but recent research shows, based on an individual's personality some may be more likely to ask them than others.
There's an actual scientific reason why the memory of the first time I heard The Clash has stayed so vividly with me. Think about the emotions and impulses that certain sounds have elicited in you throughout the years. Because it's time for you to ask yourselves "What's my sound strategy?"
in order to retain information, we must put it somewhere. And that "somewhere" has to be a place that is easily accessed.If you are a normal humanoid, your brain probably resembles a large toy chest. The toy chest contains all kinds of wonderful things in it. In fact, it contains everything you need to remember.
Another 50 children dead - another 100 with severed limbs - another 30 raped - the numbers move us only temporarily. They do not consume us. They do not motivate us to act, or organize, or push for policy change.Then comes three-year-old drowned Alan. And we change.
As our kids return to school, it's a perfect opportunity to reflect on the human brain doing what it does uniquely well in all the known animal kingdom: learn. At the very foundation of that remarkable Homo sapien aptitude lies the structural integrity of the brain itself, which proves to be highly dependent on a native, salutary balance of dietary fats.
My stance on coffee is: moderation, moderation, moderation. There are great reasons to drink coffee, but like anything else, it matters how much and what kind you drink. Recent research offers good reasons to reconsider coffee, and some tips for being a responsible coffee consumer.
I once felt quite famous as a poet. Indeed, now that I think of it, I have felt famous twice.
Imagine a time when we do not only measure learning by the dots a student has collected, but instead can measure learning by the dots a child has connected, the strength of those connections, and the innovative creations that come as a result of those connections.
The modern malaise of technology is usually framed in terms of how it affects us as social beings, or how it allows work to bleed into our personal lives. But in both work and our social lives, technology often serves as a memory aid.