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Neuroplasticity

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 07.17.2015 | 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 07.02.2015 | 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 i...

What It's Like Living With Synesthesia

Marianne Kuzujanakis | Posted 06.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Marianne Kuzujanakis

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 05.29.2015 | 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...

Management 2.0: Coaching Employees In The New Economy

David Hassell | Posted 05.16.2015 | Business
David Hassell

Today's best managers believe that their employees are more than just fixed assets. They have shifted away from the role of commanding boss to supportive coach, by creating space for employees to live great lives and do great work.

4 Simple Questions to Uncovering Happiness

Elisha Goldstein, Ph.D. | Posted 04.05.2015 | Healthy Living
Elisha Goldstein, Ph.D.

One key to overcoming this negativity bias and uncovering happiness is learning to recognize and get space from the self-critical mind and also encourage the positive beliefs about ourselves that the critical mind has buried.

Burn the Box

Miriam Ava | Posted 04.04.2015 | Small Business
Miriam Ava

There's nothing to hold back in a world living on innovation. Sure, some may laugh at you, say you're uncool, weird, difficult. But that doesn't matter.

High-Tech for Brain Training: Top 12 News in 2014

Alvaro Fernandez | Posted 03.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Alvaro Fernandez

Unless you live in a cave, you are well aware of all the growing interest in, and controversies around, the topic of brain training, especially whethe...

Your Truest Friend Resides Inside Your Own Heart

Nancy Colier | Posted 03.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Nancy Colier

As we age, it seems that fighting with friends becomes less necessary or even possible. There are fewer matters worth fighting about and even fewer wo...

10 Reasons to Make Singing Your Happiness Drug!

Tania de Jong | Posted 02.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Tania de Jong

Our brains developed with singing and music as a survival mechanism. Before there were governments or nations, tribes and groups used songs and dance to build loyalty to the group, transmit vital information and ward off enemies. Those who sang survived.

Why Human Brains Are Better At Learning

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 11.07.2014 | Science

One of the most amazing things about the human brain is neuroplasticity -- the brain's ability to reorganize and restructure itself with new knowledge...

The Plasticity of the Brain: Guiding the Damaged Brain to Recover From Injury and the Healthy Brain to Improve Itself

Edward Taub, Ph.D. | Posted 12.23.2014 | Science
Edward Taub, Ph.D.

What are the limits of rehabilitation for a person with a damaged brain, and how can persons with healthy brains improve themselves further?

Experiencing Information the Project

Dorote Lucci | Posted 12.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Dorote Lucci

For the last year, I have been trying to write a blog about my work as a mindfulness coach guiding people through their emotions, stress and past expe...

4 Practical Steps for Changing Mental Habits

Michael J. Formica | Posted 12.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Michael J. Formica

At times we can find these patterns to be somewhat unproductive and, at others, wholly destructive. When confronted with either circumstance, we are also provided with an invitation to change.

Can You Meditate with Your Eyes Wide Open?

Rose Caiola | Posted 11.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Rose Caiola

I've been a dedicated meditation practitioner for more than a decade and I always keep my eyes open for new techniques. Now keeping my "eyes open" can...

Do Brain Sex Differences Explain Gendered Job Preferences?

Lise Eliot | Posted 11.09.2014 | Science
Lise Eliot

There are problems with the "hardwired" view, and especially with the two lines of research its adherents rely on to stake their claim of fixed, innate gender differences.

3 Ways Neuroscience Could Be Used in Your Organization to Improve Your Efficiency, Effectiveness and Productivity

Amy Brann | Posted 10.26.2014 | Business
Amy Brann

This blog post introduces three ways that people's brains are shaping their behaviors. We suggest how organizations can take a revolutionary stance and focus on approaches that deal with the organ that delivers all the results.

Teaching Mindfulness to Teenagers: 5 Ways to Get Started

Sarah Rudell Beach | Posted 10.21.2014 | Parents
Sarah Rudell Beach

If we want students to take mindfulness seriously, they need to see it in action. They need to see us paying attention and handling challenges skillfully. Those millennial Holden Caulfields can spot a phony a mile away.

The Dalai Lama Film : An Interview with Mickey Lemle

Stephanie Spiro | Posted 10.04.2014 | Arts
Stephanie Spiro

This month I'd like to focus on the timely and extraordinarily important Kickstarter campaign for filmmaker Mickey Lemle's The Dalai Lama Film, raising funds on Kickstarter until August 10th.

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....

In Conversation, Part Two

Anat Baniel | Posted 08.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Anat Baniel

Whenever a person is able to refine and evolve the way they execute a movement, or an action, remarkable breakthroughs often happen in what is possible. When this occurs, people experience enhanced well-being and increased vitality.

Top 15 Insights About Neuroplasticity, Emotions and Lifelong Learning

Alvaro Fernandez | Posted 07.07.2014 | Books
Alvaro Fernandez

What does mod­ern brain and mind science have to offer to improve edu­ca­tion, health and qual­ity of life? Here you have some of the most pop­u...