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Neuroplasticity

'A Facebook Break Can Bring You Peace, Clarity And Some Old School Flirting'

Judy Warren | Posted 07.15.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Judy Warren

So, Intrepid One, consider taking some time (a few hours or a few days) to reboot your brain with a break from Facebook. You never know who might show up!

20 Must-Know Facts To Harness Neuroplasticity And Improve Brain Health

Alvaro Fernandez | Posted 06.21.2016 | Healthy Living
Alvaro Fernandez

Now, remember that what counts in terms of brain health is not reading this article, or any other, but practicing some healthy behaviors every day until small steps become internalized habits.

The 10 Fundamentals Of Rewiring Your Brain

Debbie Hampton | Posted 06.17.2016 | Healthy Living
Debbie Hampton

Neuroplasticity has become a buzzword in psychology and scientific circles, as well as outside of them, promising that you can "re-wire" your brain to...

10 Proven Ways To Grow Your Brain: Neurogenesis And Neuroplasticity

Thai Nguyen | Posted 06.09.2016 | Healthy Living
Thai Nguyen

Scientists once thought the brain stopped developing after the first few years of life. But new research has shown that the brain can form new neural pathways and create neurons even in adulthood.

It's Time For A Revolution In Brain Awareness

Dr. Ali Rezai | Posted 05.11.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. Ali Rezai

But this interest is only the first step: because brain science is relevant to each and every one of us, it's vital that we make the study of cognitive function a priority for everyone, from scientists to athletes and from parents and educators to patients.

Is Your Mind Wandering?

Rick Hanson, Ph.D. | Posted 05.02.2016 | Healthy Living
Rick Hanson, Ph.D.

But to gain better control of attention - to become more mindful and more able to concentrate - we need to overcome a few challenges.

10 Common Brain Health and Brain Training Myths, Debunked

Alvaro Fernandez | Posted 04.19.2016 | Healthy Living
Alvaro Fernandez

Given all the interest in -- and confusion around -- the topics of brain training, neuroplasticity and brain health, let's debunk ten myths that remain surprisingly popular.

Superhero Performance? It's All in Your Mind

Dr. Scott Galster | Posted 04.20.2016 | Science
Dr. Scott Galster

Instead of putting together futuristic shiny suits that can fly and shoot missiles and crack jokes all at the same time, my colleagues and I are doing something much more complex: figuring out how to optimize the functioning of our most complicated -- and awesome -- bit of technology, our brain.

How Your Thoughts Change Your Brain, Cells and Genes

Debbie Hampton | Posted 03.23.2016 | Healthy Living
Debbie Hampton

Every minute of every day, your body is physically reacting, literally changing, in response to the thoughts that run through your mind.

The Real Brain Game: Harnessing Neuroplasticity to Improve Our Lives

Alvaro Fernandez | Posted 03.22.2016 | Healthy Living
Alvaro Fernandez

In my mind, that's the real brain game. To find ways to harness our brain's lifelong neurogenesis (creation of new neurons) and neuroplasticity (how the brain changes itself responding to experience) to lead happier, fuller lives.

Are You Feeling More Anger?

Isabel Rimanoczy, Ed.D. | Posted 02.23.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Isabel Rimanoczy, Ed.D.

The problem is the unconscious contagion, when we are not even aware of the "virus" that is making us react like that. We are retaliating from an invisible aggressor that threatened us somewhere else, and projecting our reaction on the next person we talk to.

Are You Ever Too Old to Train Your Brain?

Susan Krauss Whitbourne | Posted 02.05.2016 | Fifty
Susan Krauss Whitbourne

The concept of plasticity is one that offers hope for those seeking to stem the tide in aging's effects on the brain. If your brain is "plastic," it m...

Can You Think Yourself Into A Different Person?

Mosaic Science | Nico Pitney | Posted 11.18.2015 | Science

For years she had tried to be the perfect wife and mother but now, divorced, with two sons, having gone through another break-up and in despair about ...

Roses in December

Yara Zgheib | Posted 10.26.2015 | Impact
Yara Zgheib

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.

Part II of II: Regulate Your Ins, Outs, Ups, Downs of Emotional Facility and Boost Your EQ

Rachael O'Meara | Posted 09.30.2015 | Business
Rachael O'Meara

To varying extents, each of us regulate emotions - in, out, up or down - likely hundreds of times a day, consciously and unconsciously.

Can We Create An Artificial Brain?

The Huffington Post | Kathleen Miles | Posted 09.16.2015 | World

Dr. Miguel Nicolelis is not the kind of person you’d expect to say that something is impossible. After all, he developed a brain-connected exoskelet...

Part I of 2: Boost Your Emotional Intelligence: Take The Five Day EQ Challenge

Rachael O'Meara | Posted 08.31.2015 | Business
Rachael O'Meara

We know that Emotional Intelligence can be learned, but like everything there's no quick fix. It takes time, commitment and dedication. So, how do we do it?

Unlock Your Business Success With Your Mind

Jo Sweeney | Posted 08.13.2015 | Business
Jo Sweeney

It's said that success is 99% an inside job. Yes, success really does stem from the inside. But, how many of us are actively creating success through cultivating a success mindset?

Pixar's ‘Inside Out' Reminds Us to Manage Emotions by Training Our Brain

Richard J. Davidson | Posted 07.24.2015 | World
Richard J. Davidson

Thanks to neuroplasticity, we know that the brain's structure and function can change throughout life, even as adults. It means you can train your brain to better manage which emotions surface when and for how long. So how do you move emotions like anger and sadness to the backseat to make room for more joy and to increase well-being?

21st Century Cures Act Will Change Lives for the Better

Sandra Bond Chapman, Ph.D. | Posted 07.17.2016 | Politics
Sandra Bond Chapman, Ph.D.

Advances in biomedical and pharmaceutical research continue to occur at a dizzying pace. Yet the process of moving these discoveries out of the lab and into the real world where they can benefit people is frustratingly slow.

DISPATCH: Becoming Aware With Lisa Garr

Miriam Ava | Posted 07.02.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Miriam Ava

In NYC to share her book, Becoming Aware: How to Repattern Your Brain and Revitalize Your Life, Lisa Garr recently offered her story, insight, and ins...

What It's Like Living With Synesthesia

Marianne Kuzujanakis M.D. M.P.H. | Posted 06.09.2016 | Healthy Living
Marianne Kuzujanakis M.D. M.P.H.

Synesthesia in its true sense is not a mental health condition, artificially-induced condition, nor anything more than an inheritable trait, much like hair color and height.

The Science of Altruism (VIDEO)

Matthieu Ricard | Posted 05.29.2016 | Impact
Matthieu Ricard

You will not get altruism just by wishing for it. You need to train. You can do it twenty minutes a day, and you can do it a few seconds every hour. You stop, you look around, and whomever you see, you say, "May that person be happy. May that person flourish."

Scientists Boost Older Brains' Ability To Heal And Learn

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 05.22.2015 | Science

Can an old brain learn new tricks? The answer could soon be a resounding "yes." Scientists from the University of California at Irvine may have...

Why I Created a Global Online Mindfulness Meditation Campaign

Dr. Elise Bialylew | Posted 06.29.2015 | Good News
Dr. Elise Bialylew

Someone asked me recently why I left my job in Psychiatry to run the global online meditation campaign I founded four years ago Mindful in May that st...