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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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Hello Brain • Brain Health

Hello Brain • Brain Health | brain in charge | Scoop.it
Read about our ‘reptilian brain’ which is responsible for regulating functions in our body http://t.co/CsDDcBVYjK http://t.co/pjj0xXUpIW
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Philip Zimbardo has a theory

Philip Zimbardo has a theory | brain in charge | Scoop.it
“Boys risk becoming addicted to porn, video games and Ritalin” says psychologist Philip Zimbardo, which simply isn’t true, because some weekends I read.
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Documentary on the Brain and Humanity Documentary - YT

Taken from the BBC Documentary a State of Mind. YOU CAN ALSO WATCH THESE COOL DOCUMENTARIES Mind Over Matter (Power of Human Mind) - (Full ...
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Report: Brain-injured patients need therapies based on cognitive neuroscience - PsyPost

Report: Brain-injured patients need therapies based on cognitive neuroscience - PsyPost | brain in charge | Scoop.it
Patients with traumatic brain injuries are not benefiting from recent advances in cognitive neuroscience research - and they should be, scientists report i ...

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This Is What Stress Physically Feels Like - Huffington Post

This Is What Stress Physically Feels Like - Huffington Post | brain in charge | Scoop.it
Can we all just release a collective sigh over how annoying stress is?

Beyond the inconvenience of feeling stressed out, regular bouts of anxiety can seriously mess with your health. Persistant, daily stress can lead to increased risk of chron...
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Where Are The Big Ideas in Neuroscience? (Part 1) - Neuroskeptic

Where Are The Big Ideas in Neuroscience? (Part 1) - Neuroskeptic | brain in charge | Scoop.it
Neuroscientists don't seem to disagree on the big issues. Why are there no big ideas in neuroscience?
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How Sex Boosts Brain Power And Memory, According To Science - Huffington Post

How Sex Boosts Brain Power And Memory, According To Science - Huffington Post | brain in charge | Scoop.it
As you get older one of the biggest things that go is your brain function. Your memory starts to fade, and you can't remember things like you used to.
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Neurogenesis, leadership and rewiring your own brain

Neurogenesis, leadership and rewiring your own brain | brain in charge | Scoop.it
When it comes to the brain, ‘use it or lose it’ should be the mantra. Every moment of every day, your brain is looking to prune old neurons to make way for new pathways in response to new stimuli.
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Can money buy your kids a bigger brain?

Can money buy your kids a bigger brain? | brain in charge | Scoop.it
Research has shown that a person's position in the economic pecking order can have a lasting effect on cognitive development. But can it also affect the size and shape of the brain?
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BSP 116: Norman Doidge on Brain Plasticity

BSP 116: Norman Doidge on Brain Plasticity | brain in charge | Scoop.it
BSP 116 is an interview with Dr. Norman Doidge about his new book The
Brain's Way of Healing: Remarkable Discoveries and Recoveries from the
Frontiers of Neuroplasticity. In his previous bestseller, The Brain That
Changes Itself, Dr.
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Just how plastic are we? – Julie Guthman and Becky Mansfield – Aeon

Just how plastic are we? – Julie Guthman and Becky Mansfield – Aeon | brain in charge | Scoop.it
Epigenetics has shown that there’s no such thing as a normal human body, so how did it get hijacked by the body police?
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The Need To Improve Your Emotional Intelligence

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The Need To Improve Your Emotional Intelligence Using emotions in a productive manner, using empathy to read the emotions of others and managing relationsh

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The Brain Cells Behind a Sense of Direction

The Brain Cells Behind a Sense of Direction | brain in charge | Scoop.it
Goal-direction cells add to Nobel-prize-winning discoveries to reveal our internal navigation system
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Childhood music lessons may provide lifelong boost in brain functioning

Childhood music lessons may provide lifelong boost in brain functioning | brain in charge | Scoop.it
Those childhood music lessons could pay off decades later -- even for those who no longer play an instrument -- by keeping the mind sharper as people age, according to a preliminary study.
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Your Brain on Stress and Anxiety - YouTube

Stress is the way our bodies and minds react to something which upsets our normal balance in life. Stress is how we feel and how our bodies react when we are...
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How Steve Jobs Trained His Own Brain - TIME

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As the Financial Times recently pointed out, Jobs was quite specific about how he went about practicing this “discipline” (as he called it).
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Hardwiring happiness: Dr. Rick Hanson at TEDxMarin 2013

Hardwiring happiness: Dr. Rick Hanson at TEDxMarin 2013 | brain in charge | Scoop.it
Hardwiring Happiness : The Hidden Power of Everyday Experiences on the Modern Brain. How to overcome the Brain's Negativity Bias. Rick Hanson is a ...
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Human Brains Age Less Than Previously Thought

one of the standard ways of measuring brain activity – may be due to changes in our blood vessels, rather than changes in the activity of our nerve cells, our neurons

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The 10 best ever anxiety management techniques - University Counselling Centre - ANU

The 10 best ever anxiety management techniques - University Counselling Centre - ANU | brain in charge | Scoop.it
These techniques fall into three typical clusters: the physical arousal that constitutes the terror of panic the ‘wired’ feelings of tension that correlated with being ‘stressed out’ the mental anguish of rumination – a brain that wont stop thinking...
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Researchers target two brain sites responsible for anxiety - Medical Xpress

Researchers target two brain sites responsible for anxiety - Medical Xpress | brain in charge | Scoop.it
(MedicalXpress)—As distinct from a fear response to a real, immediate threat, anxiety is an expectation of future threat.
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12 Ways Successful People Stay Focused, Productive, and in Control

12 Ways Successful People Stay Focused, Productive, and in Control | brain in charge | Scoop.it
12 Ways Successful People Stay Focused, Productive, and in Control: Because we could all use a little help with our...
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How To Live Forever - Huffington Post

How To Live Forever - Huffington Post | brain in charge | Scoop.it
Could technology help to make our minds last forever? Consider the following parable, about a very wealthy man I’ll call Nicolas Flamel.


As he became older, Flamel became fixated on the idea that he didn’t want to die.
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The Neuroscience of Motivation

The Neuroscience of Motivation | brain in charge | Scoop.it
Strengthening your positive emotions and weakening your negative ones can have huge benefits for performance. Here's why.
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