What is Mindfulness?

  Mindfulness is a term that gets thrown around a lot at the moment and which is often hailed as some kind of ‘solve all’ for every kind of problem under the sun. Mindfulness is part self-help technique, part clinical tool and has lately grown to spawn countless e-books, courses and evening classes. But what […]

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The Top 10 Benefits of Mindfulness

  Mindfulness is a powerful tool that is the perfect tonic to modern day stress and anxiety. But it goes far beyond that and can be instrumental in helping you improve in a vast range of different ways. Read on and we’ll go over 10 of these many benefits to demonstrate just how transformative mindfulness […]

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My Nephew and his Brain, Part 3 – Try to Work Out their Troubles

Continued from Part 2. After we had been transferred to the large university hospital, the doctors decided to delve more deeply into the specifics of my nephew’s brain malformation. The MRIs had told us some things, but not everything, so they scheduled him for a Positron Emission Tomograph, commonly known as a PET-scan. A PET-scan […]

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My Nephew and his Brain, Part 4 – Their Life Today

Continued from Part 3. After the surgery we were hopeful, that with a few limitations on his left side, my nephew would have a fairly normal life. Unfortunately, this was not to be. The faulty electrical impulses that had caused his seizures had migrated to the left lobe and a few days after surgery the […]

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Best and Worst of Neuroscience and Neurology – May 2017

What is genetic basis of our intelligence? How to stimulate deep areas of the brain? How to prevent Alzheimer’s disease?  How to slash the cost of treatment of multiple sclerosis? These are some of the questions highlighted in this monthly review of research literature. As usual, while we answer some questions, research studies also dispel […]

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Interview with the Woman who Changed her Brain

Barbara Arrowsmith-Young life’s work has been a quest to develop programs that use the principles of neuroplasticity to strengthen underlying cognitive functions in the brain that impact learning. Today she can assess, and has programs to strengthen, 19 cognitive areas of potential learning dysfunction. In her book, The Woman Who Changed Her Brain: Stories of […]

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A Long Way to Sobriety

Drug abuse by young adults in the USA is higher than anywhere else in the world. In 2012, approximately one third of young adults ages 18-25 admitted to binge drinking in the past month, and one fifth reported using an illicit drug within the last month. A National Institute on Drug Abuse study found that […]

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Exactly what is Intelligence? The Nature of Genius and The best ways to Acquire It

When much of us consider enhancing brain health, exactly what we are actually thinking about is enhancing our intelligence. If we end up being more smart, then we can fix issues, work more effectively and typically end up being more skilled at practically any type of obstacle. And this is especially real when you think […]

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What is Creativity? Art as a Symptom of Brain Disease

We don’t normally associate creativity with brain disease, but a recent paper published in Brain suggests that maybe we should. When we think of someone affected by a serious brain disorder, we imagine deterioration and loss of function, but a surprising new study shows that some people may actually develop artistic talent as a result […]

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How Can Creative Visualization Help in Your Success and In Reaching Goals?

No matter who you are, where you originate from, or exactly what your supreme goals and objectives are, creative visualization can assist you. All of us wish to prosper in life, and success is going to indicate something various to each specific person. When you consider it, each of our forefathers was a success, due […]

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Why Mental Focus Is Essential For Success

Mental focus is the most crucial ability when it comes to success in any area of your life. For now, let’s look at precisely why mental focus is essential for success and how it can assist you get things done. Focus Keeps Distractions At Bay We get sidetracked by brand-new tasks, things that require taken […]

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The Neuroanatomy of Gossips

We talk a lot. We are the only species on the planet that exchange information predominantly through talking. Other species, such as dolphins or primates, have their own languages, but they do not rely on verbal communication to the same degree, almost to the exclusion of other communication channels, as we do. Verbal communication is […]

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Familial Hemiplegic Migraine – Within and Beyond Genes

Migraine is a common, disabling, and highly prevalent disorder of neurovascular origin, leading to a diminished quality of life in both those affected and their relatives. It’s not an uncommon disorder either, affecting between 12% and 15% in most populations. But what do we understand of migraine’s genetic and non-genetic causes? Migraine attacks are characterized […]

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Multifaceted Causes of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) is an anxiety disorder which is characterized by intrusive thoughts (obsessions) that result in worry and repetitive behaviors (compulsions) aimed at alleviating the anxiety. While most of us have run back into the house to check the stove was turned off, people suffering from OCD experience these thoughts more frequently, and […]

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Interview with Toni Alika Hickman – Songwriter, Singer, Stroke Survivor

Toni Alika Hickman is not only a talented singer-songwriter; she is the survivor of two brain aneurysms and a stroke. Born in New York, raised in New Orleans by the streets and a single mother who both worked and went to school, she was on her own at the age of 15. Writing poetry was […]

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