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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.

Scientists Say We May All Have This 'Sixth Sense'

LiveScience | Tanya Lewis | Posted 09.07.2013 | Science

Whether it's determining the number of ships on the horizon or the number of cookies in a jar, the human brain has a "map" for perceiving numbers, ne...

'Mind Melds' Go From Sci-Fi To Reality

Reuters | Sharon Begley | Posted 04.30.2013 | Science

By Sharon Begley NEW YORK (Reuters) - The scientists call it a "brain link," and it is the closest anyone has gotten to a real-life "mi...

Cara Santa Maria

WATCH: How Your Brain ‘Sees’ Art

HuffingtonPost.com | Cara Santa Maria | Posted 01.07.2013 | Science

The Mona Lisa is arguably the most famous painting in the world. Have you ever wondered why? Leonardo Da Vinci was masterful at manipulating our own v...

'Singing Mouse' Study Yields Major Surprise

Posted 10.11.2012 | Science

By: Trevor Stokes, LiveScience Contributor Published: 10/10/2012 05:11 PM EDT on LiveScience The newest singing sensation in the animal kingdom?...

Book Review: Brain-Based Parenting: The Neuroscience of Caregiving for Healthy Attachment

Lloyd I. Sederer, MD | Posted 10.09.2012 | Healthy Living
Lloyd I. Sederer, MD

Neuroscience and cognitive psychology are two of several exciting new fields about the brain and behavior. This book does sound justice to these subjects and to the evolving way that science can (and must) inform and assist everyday human endeavors, including parenting.

Rat Study Links Chronic Stress To Common Mood Disorder

| Posted 06.27.2012 | Science

By Gisela Telis on 25 June 2012, 3:15 PM Stress really does mess with your mind. A new study has found that chronic stress can create many of th...

We're Asking All the Wrong Questions

Steve Nelson | Posted 11.14.2011 | Education
Steve Nelson

The quality of the answers one gets is dependent on the quality of the questions one asks. In education policy and practice, we are almost always asking the wrong questions.

Racing to the Top of the Cliff (and Beyond)

Steve Nelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Steve Nelson

Will we ever learn? The latest evidence that the "Race to the Top" program leads over the edge of a cliff comes courtesy of the depressing results rep...

When Kids Kill: A Tragic Failure of Attachment

Judith Acosta | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Judith Acosta

What is the explanation for kids who kill? For the kids who fail to internalize social norms? For the kids who grow into narcissists or psychopaths? Are they just born defective through some blameless anomaly?