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Social Connection Makes a Better Brain

Social Connection Makes a Better Brain | brain in charge | Scoop.it

Recent trends show that people increasingly value material goods over relationships — but neuroscience and evolution say this goes against our nature.


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Relationships come first. We are wired for social connections,and we need that attachment to be happy and succeed

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Evolution only makes bets if there are payoffs—and when it comes to being social, there are many benefits. Having strong social bonds is as good for you as quitting smoking. Connecting with other people, even in the most basic ways, also makes you happier—especially when you know they need your help.

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3 Essential Breathing Exercises to Calm An Anxious Mind

3 Essential Breathing Exercises to Calm An Anxious Mind | brain in charge | Scoop.it
Consumed with the busyness of daily life? A few simple practices can restore calm and peace of mind.
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What You Need To Know About Depression At Every Age

What You Need To Know About Depression At Every Age | brain in charge | Scoop.it
The mental health condition is hardly one-size-fits-all.

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The Power of the Positive Brain

The Power of the Positive Brain | brain in charge | Scoop.it
When you constantly remind yourself how you’ve repeatedly swung and missed, you’re setting yourself up to keep making the same mistakes.

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Neuroscience of Behavior Change | UCLAMDCHAT Webinar

UCLA neuropsychologist Robert Bilder, PhD, as he discusses the current state of the art in both understanding the brain-based mechanisms of behavior chang
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Perfectionism vs. Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

Perfectionism vs. Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder | brain in charge | Scoop.it
OCD is often misunderstood as a disorder that simply means being overly detailed or perfectionistic, when in fact this disorder can be debilitating for those who are affected.

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Analyzing brain patterns may help scientists increase people's confidence, reduce fear

Analyzing brain patterns may help scientists increase people's confidence, reduce fear | brain in charge | Scoop.it
A new technique of analyzing brain patterns appears to help people overcome fear and build self-confidence.
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How to Define Dreams: 4 Tricks to Live How You Want

How to Define Dreams: 4 Tricks to Live How You Want | brain in charge | Scoop.it
Are there days at work when you look out your window (if you're lucky enough to have one) and dream of where you could be, or what you could be doing?
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How to Send Your Spirit from Zero to Sixty-Part One

How to Send Your Spirit from Zero to Sixty-Part One | brain in charge | Scoop.it
You deserve happiness, productivity, and mental health. But you have to be ready for it. You have to desire to work for yourself. You have to desire a lifework that brings you joy and fulfillment every day.
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The Psychology of Procrastination: 5 ways to stop putting things off for good

The Psychology of Procrastination: 5 ways to stop putting things off for good | brain in charge | Scoop.it
Let me start this off bluntly, if that’s ok with you. If you’re struggling with procrastination, the reason is a lot simpler than you probably think.In fact, it’s frustratingly simple.
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Can We Teach Kids To Step Up and Stop Bullies?

Can We Teach Kids To Step Up and Stop Bullies? | brain in charge | Scoop.it
One of the most frustrating facts about bullying is this: In the vast majority of cases, it takes place in front of an audience of other kids—88 perce
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10 Ways Your Brain Keeps You From Maintaining Healthy Weight

10 Ways Your Brain Keeps You From Maintaining Healthy Weight | brain in charge | Scoop.it
Our cognitive biases lead to craving and overeating, and contribute to weight gain and obesity.
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Why stop at five senses? Tech is letting us hack our brains to give us 'superpowers'

Why stop at five senses? Tech is letting us hack our brains to give us 'superpowers' | brain in charge | Scoop.it
Neuroscientist David Eagleman points to the idea of “umwelt” in biology: animals only pick up the environmental signals that are useful to them
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The Neuroscience of Music, Mindset, and Motivation

The Neuroscience of Music, Mindset, and Motivation | brain in charge | Scoop.it
What songs evoke a strong emotional response or inspire you? Do you have a theme song that sums up 2012? Scientists have confirmed that music has the power to alter your explanatory style and perceptions of the world.
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So This Is What Happens To Your Brain While You're Asleep

So This Is What Happens To Your Brain While You're Asleep | brain in charge | Scoop.it
And avoid burning out.

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13 Things People With OCD Want You To Know

13 Things People With OCD Want You To Know | brain in charge | Scoop.it
No, you're not "so OCD" if you want a clean house.

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Study reveals for first time that cognitive-behavior therapy changes the brain's wiring

A new study from King's College London and South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust has shown for the first time that cognitive behaviour therapy (C

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Our Brains Are Guided More By Empathy Than Selfishness

Our Brains Are Guided More By Empathy Than Selfishness | brain in charge | Scoop.it
“It’s almost like these areas of the brain behave according to a neural Golden Rule."

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The Root of Narcissistic Personality Is Rarely Discussed

The Root of Narcissistic Personality Is Rarely Discussed | brain in charge | Scoop.it
Literature on narcissism and the public's understanding of it focuses on superiority, or the narcissist's pursuit of it. The actual root of the personality is something else.

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The Function of Emotions

The Function of Emotions | brain in charge | Scoop.it
Some writers conflate the motivation of emotions, which is largely outside awareness, with conscious goals and intentions.

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The Brutal Truth: How To Be Successful When It Seems So Impossible

The Brutal Truth: How To Be Successful When It Seems So Impossible | brain in charge | Scoop.it
You work the hardest, care the most, put in the most hours, most dedicated, most passionate, put in the money, strain your personal life (if you have one), deplete your finances (if you still have any), strain your relationships (if you have any),...
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8 Steps to Conquering Your Fear

8 Steps to Conquering Your Fear | brain in charge | Scoop.it
Fear is a killer of hopes, dreams, souls, and lives wanting to be lived. Follow these 8 steps to turn fear in fearlessness!
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How To Organize Your Life Through Organizing Your Home

How To Organize Your Life Through Organizing Your Home | brain in charge | Scoop.it
Want to get your life organized? Start by organizing your home and bringing a fresh energy to your space through feng shui and other organizational tips.
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This is what happens in your brain when you take a risk

This is what happens in your brain when you take a risk | brain in charge | Scoop.it
New research has examined our brain activity when we're faced with a decision we're uncertain about.
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Improve Your Emotional Intelligence (Right Now) by Watching These 5 Remarkable TED Talks

Improve Your Emotional Intelligence (Right Now) by Watching These 5 Remarkable TED Talks | brain in charge | Scoop.it
According to psychologist Daniel Goleman and others, boosting your emotional intelligence can make you happier and more successful.
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Twin Study Helps Unravel Genetic Blueprint of the Human Brain

Twin Study Helps Unravel Genetic Blueprint of the Human Brain | brain in charge | Scoop.it
Neuroscience News has recent neuroscience research articles, brain research news, neurology studies and neuroscience resources for neuroscientists, students, and science fans and is always free to join.
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