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Neuroplasticity

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 10.23.2014 | 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 10.20.2014 | 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 10.06.2014 | 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...

In Conversation

Anat Baniel | Posted 06.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Anat Baniel

"I was blessed to spend over a decade of my life first as a student and then as a colleague of Dr. Moshe Feldenkrais. He was a trained physicist who worked with Marie and Julio Curie, and he was a pioneer in the field of neuroplasticity long before the term existed."

Embracing Routine

Tammy Plunkett | Posted 05.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Tammy Plunkett

Too many of you are treading water instead of swimming with the current, living in a reactive state instead of a place of creating opportunities, and overwhelmed with all of the decisions you have to make and then never quite get what you want.

Capitalism 4.0 & Neuroplasticity of the Collective Brain

Otto Scharmer | Posted 04.24.2014 | Politics
Otto Scharmer

I have just returned from an interesting experience in Washington. D.C.: a panel discussion with His Holiness the Dalai Lama. The event was sponsored...

Women's Hockey and Hardwiring

Lise Eliot | Posted 04.23.2014 | Sports
Lise Eliot

We used to hear that women aren't physical or competitive or aggressive enough to dedicate themselves to sport. But c'mon, did you see those triumphant Canadians and devastated Americans after their sudden-death overtime?

Can Popular Pill Deliver Perfect Pitch?

LiveScience | Marc Lallanilla | Posted 01.25.2014 | Science

Before your next karaoke contest, you might want to visit a pharmacist: Researchers have found that a drug known as valproate, or valproic acid, migh...

Sex-trapolation in the Latest Brain Science

Lise Eliot | Posted 03.01.2014 | Science
Lise Eliot

We are starting to hear from a younger generation of cognitive and brain scientists who see through the sexiness and are perhaps beginning to appreciate that sex differences aren't quite as interplanetary as the old Mars/Venus pitch keeps trying to sell us.

4 Essential Yet Overlooked Facts About Your Brain and Your Health

Alvaro Fernandez | Posted 02.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Alvaro Fernandez

In short, our brains and minds are far from set in stone due to genetics or age. Education, lifestyle, brain training and decisions under our control matter as much as our genetic inheritance in the trajectory of our mental capacity over time.

State of the World Got You Down? How to Find Peace in a Seemingly Out-of-Control World

Tamara Star | Posted 02.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Tamara Star

When the world seems out of control, here's how to find peace within yourself. After the recent Colorado high school shootings, there's no doubt ou...

Breakfast: Not Really the Most Important Meal of the Day

John Berardi, Ph.D. | Posted 02.14.2014 | Healthy Living
John Berardi, Ph.D.

In the mainstream nutrition world there's one thing you can always count on: If you're told a food -- or nutrition practice -- is good for you today, you'll be told it's bad for you tomorrow. The one exception: breakfast.

3 Ways To Meditate On The Go

Dana Bisenius | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Dana Bisenius

Placing your focus on a mantra is a meditative technique that is easy to incorporate into your daily routine. It can be used wherever and whenever you need it, just as soon as a negative feeling bubbles up.

Alejandra Ruani: When Is The Best Time to Change? (Hint: Sooner Than You Think)

Alejandra Ruani | Posted 11.07.2013 | Women
Alejandra Ruani

People thought I was crazy for leaving a top job and top pay at the world's number one investment bank. But I was so busy changing that I didn't have time to explain what was going on with me.

7 Ways to Optimize Your Brain

Dr. Terri Kennedy | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Terri Kennedy

Given advances in imaging technology, we now know that the brain is affected by every experience, thought and emotion.

OCD Expert Who Recommends Meditation as Therapy Is the Focus of New eBook

Alejandro Rojas | Posted 12.18.2013 | Weird News
Alejandro Rojas

Dr. Jeffrey Schwartz applies Buddhist teachings to his work with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), and bucks the mainstream belief that the brain is a static organ that dictates our actions. So it is no wonder that he is a controversial figure.