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Brains Sweep Themselves Clean Of Toxins During Sleep

Brains Sweep Themselves Clean Of Toxins During Sleep | brain in charge | Scoop.it
Mouse brains get washed with cerebrospinal fluid while they sleep. Humans may use the same process.

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Wealth, power or lack thereof at heart of many mental disorders

Wealth, power or lack thereof at heart of many mental disorders | brain in charge | Scoop.it

Donald Trump’s ego may be the size of his financial empire, but that doesn’t mean he’s the picture of mental health. The same can be said about the self-esteem of people who are living from paycheck to paycheck, or unemployed.


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Debate: Is there a link between ADHD and Creativity?

Debate: Is there a link between ADHD and Creativity? | brain in charge | Scoop.it
— The Creative Gifts of ADHD (SciAm Beautiful Minds blog): “In his 2004 book “Creativity is Forever“, Gary Davis reviewed the creativity literature from 1961 to 2003 and identified 22 reoccurring personality traits of creative people…In her own...
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Update: Should Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (not antidepressant drugs) be the first-line treatment for depression?

Update: Should Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (not antidepressant drugs) be the first-line treatment for depression? | brain in charge | Scoop.it

Time for SharpBrains’ November e-newsletter, fea­tur­ing a wealth of brain health insights, neuroscience and psychology research reports…and some fun brain teasers. Enjoy!
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Daniel Goleman: We Should Be Teaching Emotional Literacy in Schools | Mindful

Daniel Goleman: We Should Be Teaching Emotional Literacy in Schools | Mindful | brain in charge | Scoop.it
Daniel Goleman, bestselling author of Emotional Intelligence and Focus, makes the case for teaching emotional literacy in schools and how to put it into practice.
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Right on!  Teachers and students could both benefit from that.

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Just 30 Minutes of Exercise Helps the Brain - Laboratory Equipment

Just 30 Minutes of Exercise Helps the Brain - Laboratory Equipment | brain in charge | Scoop.it
Neuroscientists have discovered that just one session of aerobic exercise is enough to spark positive changes in the brain that could lead to improved memory and coordination of motor skills.
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How to Turn Around Troubled Teens

How to Turn Around Troubled Teens | brain in charge | Scoop.it
Research reveals that get-tough tactics may worsen rates of juvenile delinquency
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How to Stop Bad Thoughts - Thinking Positively

How to Stop Bad Thoughts - Thinking Positively | brain in charge | Scoop.it
Send negative memories, worries and obsessions packing with these no-nonsense strategies.

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Why Your Brain Needs Rest to Function and Three Ways to Create It

Why Your Brain Needs Rest to Function and Three Ways to Create It | brain in charge | Scoop.it
Visual cortex, the part of your brain that is devoted to processing visual stimuli is the largest cortical tissue within the brain. It's serious brain real estate. No wonder. As the wise saying goes "A picture is worth a thousand words".
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Fairness is in the brain - Science Codex

Fairness is in the brain - Science Codex | brain in charge | Scoop.it
Ever wondered how people figure out what is fair? Look to the brain for the answer.
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First 5 California - Brainy Insights: Important Facts about Your Child's Brain Development

First 5 California - Brainy Insights: Important Facts about Your Child's Brain Development | brain in charge | Scoop.it
First 5 California provides health and nutrition tips, activity suggestions, and support resources to help parent's of children 5 and under.
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Moving Narcissus

Moving Narcissus | brain in charge | Scoop.it
Empathy plays a critical role in fostering and maintaining social relations. Narcissists lack empathy, and this may account for their interpersonal failures.

 

But why do narcissists lack empathy? Are they incapable, or is change possible? Three studies addressed this question.

 

Study 1 showed that the link between narcissism and low empathy generalizes to a specific target person presented in a vignette. The effect was driven by maladaptive narcissistic components (i.e., entitlement, exploitativeness, exhibitionism).

 

Study 2 examined the effect of perspective-taking (vs. control) instructions on self-reported responses to a video. Study 3 examined the effect of the same manipulation on autonomic arousal (heart rate [HR]) during an audio-recording. Perspective-taking ameliorated negative links between maladaptive narcissism and both self-reported empathy and HR.

 

That is, narcissists can be moved by another’s suffering, if they take that person’s perspective. The findings demonstrate that narcissists’ low empathy does not reflect inability, implying potential for intervention.

 

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Claire M. Hart
Constantine Sedikides


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Neuroscience of Psychotherapy: Dr. Daniel Siegel. (Schore/Fonagy vs. Kernberg). - YouTube

Joke at the end :-) Interpersonal Neurobiology. The interactions we have with one another shape our mental world. Psychotherapy when based on a trusting, saf... (Neuroscience of Psychotherapy: Dr. Daniel Siegel.
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Study proves your brain can do work while you sleep | Science! | Geek.com

Study proves your brain can do work while you sleep | Science! | Geek.com | brain in charge | Scoop.it
The quest to beat sleep is, in my opinion one of the noblest human endeavors of all.
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If You Want to Meet That Deadline, Play a Trick on Your Mind - NYTimes.com

If You Want to Meet That Deadline, Play a Trick on Your Mind - NYTimes.com | brain in charge | Scoop.it

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Neuroscience of Pain

Neuroscience of Pain | brain in charge | Scoop.it
Interviews on the neuroscience of pain, neuroplasticity, brain rehabilitation, CRPS/RSD, the nervous system, alternative views on healing and more.
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How the Color Red Influences Our Behavior

How the Color Red Influences Our Behavior | brain in charge | Scoop.it
The facts and fictions of crimson perception
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Daniel Goleman: Why Self-Improvement Begins with Self-Reflection - Daniel Goleman

Daniel Goleman: Why Self-Improvement Begins with Self-Reflection - Daniel Goleman | brain in charge | Scoop.it
When people feel a need to transition into a new phase in their lives, they often think the shift needs to be external: new job, new house, new relationship.
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Getting your brain in gear - Tallahassee.com

Getting your brain in gear - Tallahassee.com | brain in charge | Scoop.it
You cannot change your past, family history or DNA, but you can take precautionary steps to stay sharp.
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Rev Up Your Emotional Metabolism

Rev Up Your Emotional Metabolism | brain in charge | Scoop.it
Everyone gets stuck at one time or another. What if we could cycle thorough the awful, paralyzing emotions and get to the positive, happy ones more quickly? A few experts show us how to do exactly that.

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It takes more than singing to strike a chord in...

It takes more than singing to strike a chord in... | brain in charge | Scoop.it
"Music and language development are extremely closely related in terms of brain development. Neuroscientific research has shown that at birth we use music processing networks to understand language.
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Why your brain makes you reach for junk food - Science Codex

Why your brain makes you reach for junk food - Science Codex | brain in charge | Scoop.it
Will that be a pizza for you or will you go for a salad?
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Exercise for your brain - Glenwood Springs Post Independent

Exercise for your brain - Glenwood Springs Post Independent | brain in charge | Scoop.it
A common fear among older adults is that our bodies will outlast our brains, that even if we do not experience dementia in our 60s or 70s, we almost
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Self-Control vs. Distraction in the Digital Age - PhD in Parenting - PhD in Parenting

Self-Control vs. Distraction in the Digital Age - PhD in Parenting - PhD in Parenting | brain in charge | Scoop.it
parenting, social change, feminism (How do we help our children learn skills of persistence and "grit" with constant distractions?
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A Neurologist Makes the Case for Teaching Teachers About the Brain

A Neurologist Makes the Case for Teaching Teachers About the Brain | brain in charge | Scoop.it
Edutopia blogger Judy Willis, MD says that understanding neurology can give us the tools to build optimism, incentive and motivation in the classroom.
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Always thought this was missing from teachers' education

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Slow To Mature, Quick To Distract: ADHD Study Finds Slower Development Of ... - RedOrbit

Slow To Mature, Quick To Distract: ADHD Study Finds Slower Development Of ... - RedOrbit | brain in charge | Scoop.it
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