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This New Brain-Scanning Technique Could Change The Way Scientists Think About Human Focus

The Atlantic | Taylor Beck | Posted 02.10.2015 | World

Human attention isn’t stable, ever, and it costs us: lives lost when drivers space out, billions of dollars wasted on inefficient work, and mental d...

Yagana Shah

Study Finds Disturbing Link Between Sleep Problems And Dementia

HuffingtonPost.com | Yagana Shah | Posted 12.10.2014 | Fifty

It's bad enough being one of the millions of people suffering from sleep-disturbing conditions like emphysema and sleep apnea, waking up tired or havi...

Do You Think You Are Out of Options for Treating Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder?

Carolyn I. Rodriguez, M.D., Ph.D. | Posted 12.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Carolyn I. Rodriguez, M.D., Ph.D.

As a clinical psychiatrist and researcher, my goal is to uncover new treatments for people like John, who have tried standard treatments, but who continue to have severe symptoms. John has tried all of the research studies offered in our research clinic, and those offered in other academic settings in New York City. Now he is my office and at the end of his rope. Could he be a candidate for a surgical procedure called deep brain stimulation, also called DBS?

Kids and Concussion: Early Recognition Is Key to Recovery

Mount Sinai Health System | Posted 12.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Mount Sinai Health System

A new school year has begun. Unfortunately, sports-related concussion is a common injury among children and adolescents, and symptoms can seriously intrude on children's lives, especially if not recognized and addressed early on.

Why Do We Have Creative Juices?

Marta Ibarrondo | Posted 12.10.2014 | Comedy
Marta Ibarrondo

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How Your Brain Actually Makes Decisions While You Sleep

The Washington Post | Thomas Andrillon & Sid Kouider | Posted 09.19.2014 | World

The idea that during sleep our minds shut down from the outside world is ancient and one that is still deeply anchored in our view of sleep today, des...

Yagana Shah

People With This Blood Type Are At Greater Risk For Memory Loss In Later Life

HuffingtonPost.com | Yagana Shah | Posted 10.28.2014 | Fifty

People with an extremely rare blood type could be at a higher risk for developing memory problems later in life. A new study published in the journal ...

Perfection Exists Only In The Present Moment

Romila “Dr. Romie” Mushtaq, MD | Posted 10.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Romila “Dr. Romie” Mushtaq, MD

When I awoke from the successful surgery, I knew a part of the healing required was to knock myself off the pedestal of perfection. I do take full responsibility for putting myself there. I had created a life for myself that was literally hard to swallow.

Why Our Memories Are Often Tied To A Place

The Atlantic | Robinson Meyer | Posted 08.14.2014 | World

It’s no coincidence that, when recalling a tragedy, we ask where someone was: “Where were you when President Kennedy was shot?” Psychologists...

Kathleen Miles

How Art Is Crucial To Understanding The Human Mind

HuffingtonPost.com | Kathleen Miles | Posted 07.22.2014 | World

Antonio Damasio, M.D., is a professor of neuroscience and the director of the Brain and Creativity Institute at the University of Southern California....

Secrets From The Brains Of 13 Creative Geniuses

Fast Company | Jane Porter | Posted 07.11.2014 | World

In 1963, Nancy Andreasen was the first female tenure-tracked English professor at the University of Iowa. Soon after, her first book about the poet Jo...

David Freeman

LISTEN: 'Interrogating' Your Mind Can Improve Your Life

HuffingtonPost.com | David Freeman | Posted 06.24.2014 | Science

As someone who has spent decades at the forefront of brain research, Dr. Richard J. Davidson is well acquainted with the organ's amazing power to thin...

How to Find the Right Mindfulness Teacher for You

Ira Israel | Posted 08.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Ira Israel

When I meet fellow mindfulness teachers I sometimes ask, "What do you think the difference is between mindfulness and Buddhism? If the teacher starts prattling on about brain states and alpha waves and prefrontal cortexs and amygdalas, I will wish him or her the best and quietly excuse myself.

EXPLAINED: How The Brain Gets Rid Of Old Memories

| Emily Underwood | Posted 05.09.2014 | Science

Do you remember your first birthday? How about what you ate for breakfast weeks ago? For most people, such events slip through the sieve of memory, ne...

The Power of the Number 8 and Its Fate for My Family

Natalie Thomas | Posted 06.28.2014 | Parents
Natalie Thomas

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.

Artists' Brains Have More 'Grey Matter' Than The Rest Of Ours, Study Finds

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 04.22.2014 | Arts

You might be guilty of categorizing artists as "right-brained" thinkers who lean on that particular hemisphere of the brain for creativity. But a new ...

Chronic Pain: Treating the Patient With Patience

Jim Moret | Posted 06.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Jim Moret

Ostensibly, our son is a normal teenager. But beneath his mischievous grin, charm and almost disarming good looks, he hides a debilitating and constant burning in his left foot which caused him to miss all of middle school and the first two years of high school.

New Medical Device for Migraine Headaches: Is It Right for You?

Romila “Dr. Romie” Mushtaq, MD | Posted 05.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Romila “Dr. Romie” Mushtaq, MD

Cefaly is the first medical device authorized by the FDA for the prevention of migraine type of headaches.

Study Finds Alzheimer's More Deadly Than Previously Thought

Posted 03.05.2014 | Fifty

With the number of people living with dementia expected to double to 65.7 million by 2030, no one doubts the seriousness of Alzheimer's. And now a ...

WATCH: How Much Of Our Brains Do We REALLY Use?

The Huffington Post | Cate Matthews | Posted 02.04.2014 | Science

It's commonly said that we humans use only about 10 percent of our brains, with some people attributing Einstein's brilliance to his ability to stretc...

Scans Reveal Big Difference In Male, Female Brains

LiveScience | Tanya Lewis | Posted 01.23.2014 | Science

Men aren't from Mars and women aren't from Venus, but their brains really are wired differently, a new study suggests. The research, which involved ...

Surprising Differences Seen In Brains Of Social Butterflies

LiveScience | Tanya Lewis | Posted 11.17.2013 | Science

SAN DIEGO — Being a social butterfly just might change your brain: In people with a large network of friends and excellent social skills, certain b...

Did Snakes Help Build The Primate Brain?

| Kelly Servick | Posted 10.29.2013 | Science

The sinuous shape triggers a primal jolt of recognition: snake! A new study of the monkey brain suggests that primates are uniquely adapted to recogni...

LISTEN: Brain Having A Seizure Sounds...Weird

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 10.01.2013 | Science

Maybe you know what a seizure looks like, but ever wonder what one sounds like? To create the strange music in the recording above, Stanford Universit...

This Has Been Linked To An Increased Risk Of Dementia

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 07.31.2013 | Fifty

Dementia symptoms can have many causes, making diagnosing dementia extremely difficult. But anemia may be one sign that someone is at increased ri...