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How does meditation impact brain plasticity?

photo credit: h.koppdelaney Brain plasticity teaches us that the brain is constantly evolving. 70% of our brain cells change every day. Meditation changes the brain in many ways. 1. Meditation promotes higher order thinking through reduced stress and greater positive emotions. Meditation helps us to experience positive emotions and a sense of well-being and joy. […]

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How the Brain Works – Links 01

Brain Awareness Week (BAW) is a worldwide effort organized by the Dana Alliance for Brain Initiatives and the Society for Neuroscience to promote the public and personal benefits of brain research.  This year, BAW is being organised from  March 14-20, 2011.  However, any week is a good week to get to know our brain. This […]

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Does your brain support multi-tasking?

Everyone knows that multi-tasking means doing more than one task at the same time. Let’s face it, all of us multi-task fairly regularly. But did you know that for the brain not all multi-tasking is the same? Cognitively, multi-tasking is of two different kinds. 1) Multi-tasking that involves different brain process or structure. e.g. Humming […]

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What every Brain Owner should know about their Memory

Our brain is not so different from a computer after all. Here’s a closer look at the similarities between our memory and that of a computer. An overview of the computer process Memory-Computer-Analogy     1. The computer receives its input from keyboard, mouse or stylus, microphone or camera. 2. Next these inputs are processed […]

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A Vastly Underdiagnosed Brain Disorder That Brings Frequent Tears

The patient’s sobs did not stem from depression but a condition known as pseudobulbar affect  — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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The Multi-tasking Brain – Stories from the Web

photo credit: niezwyciezony [View the story “Multi-tasking and the Brain” on Storify] The Multi-tasking Brain – Stories from the Web is a post from: Brain Training For All Technorati Tags: brain fitness, brain function, multi-tasking Related posts: Does your brain support multi-tasking? The Brain’s Capacity to Direct Attention When your brain functions in conflict mode

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Brain Blogging, Forty-First Edition

Welcome to the forty-first edition of Brain Blogging. In this round, we discuss the likelihood of bipolar children becoming bipolar adults, problems with learning during multi-tasking, how magnets can improve your mood, and many more topics. Remember, we review the latest blogs related to the brain and mind that go beyond the basic sciences into […]

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Brain Blogging, Fortieth Edition

Welcome to the fortieth edition of Brain Blogging. In this round, we discuss how to beat the aging process, what really is cognition, fooling the doctors, and many more topics. Remember, we review the latest blogs related to the brain and mind that go beyond the basic sciences into a more human and multidimensional perspective. […]

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Brain Blogging, Thirty-Ninth Edition

Welcome to the thirty-ninth edition of Brain Blogging. In this round, we discuss the future of computer-assisted cognitive therapy, electrical brain stimulation for bad drivers, mad cow disease, and many more topics. Remember, we review the latest blogs related to the brain and mind that go beyond the basic sciences into a more human and […]

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Brain Blogging, Thirty-Eight Edition

Welcome to the thirty-eight edition of Brain Blogging. In this round, we cover a series on electroconvulsive therapy (ECT), how the brain continuously repairs itself, and a recently approved anti-psychotic drug Invega. Remember, we review the latest blogs related to the brain and mind that go beyond the basic sciences into a more human and […]

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Brain Blogging, Thirty-Seventh Edition

Welcome to the thirty-seventh edition of Brain Blogging. In this round, we try to uncover the neuropathology of Asperger’s syndrome, correlate sleep disturbances with chronic fatigue syndrome, link OCD to specific neuroanatomy, and discuss several brain fitness techniques. Remember, we review the latest blogs related to the brain and mind that go beyond the basic […]

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Brain Blogging, Thirty-Sixth Edition

Welcome to the thirty-sixth edition of Brain Blogging. In this round, we cover the diagnostic dilemma in ADHD, novel radiological therapies for Aspergers, unravel cross-gender studies, and discuss personal stories of escaping depression through creativity. Remember, we review the latest blogs related to the brain and mind that go beyond the basic sciences into a […]

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Brain Blogging, Thirty-Fifth Edition

Welcome to the thirty-fifth edition of Brain Blogging. In this round, we cover the power of brain tumors in self identification, unconventional uses for classic anti-psychotics, the chemical nature of anger, and debate whether stress is real, and if so, how to deal with it. If you were left out, just leave a comment with […]

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Brain Blogging, Forty-Second Edition

Welcome to the forty-second edition of Brain Blogging. In this round, we discuss the profession of neurology, the transforming power of stroke, whether suicidal behaviors should make the DSM V, potential location of autism genes, and many more topics. Remember, we review the latest blogs related to the brain and mind that go beyond the […]

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Brain Blogging, Forty-Ninth Edition

Welcome to the forty-ninth edition of Brain Blogging. In this round, we try to undercover the neuroanatomy of depression, breakdown emotion into a binary process, take a history lesson on learning theories, and discuss other topics. Remember, we review the latest blogs related to the brain and mind that go beyond the basic sciences into […]

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