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The emerging field of contemplative neuroscience | Mindful

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Richard Davidson, Ph.D., on the emergence of contemplative neuroscience and studies on how meditation affects the brain.

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The Molecule Behind Effective Teamwork| HBR

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Paul Zak, author of The Moral Molecule, explains how oxytocin boosts cooperative behavior....Good tips for workplace functioning and correlation of oxytocin and social media. (Video)


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Oxytocin (OT) was once only thought to act on smooth muscle of either the breast, uterus and females; or the vas deferens of males for spem transport. Now we associate OT to a role in bonding, love and, perhaps, morality. Why such an enormously strident leap? It makes sense that a mother would use OT to mediate bond-forming with the child because nature is parsimonious with its chemicals, often using the same molecule for physiologic and psychologic purposes if they are related to the same hapistance. Hence, all the recent other attributes of OT is more of the same economy of purpose despite having a vas deferens in the objectives to be achieved.

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Women with Low Postpartum Oxytocin Levels Had Poor Bonding with Their Mothers and May Struggle to Bond with Their Babies

Women with Low Postpartum Oxytocin Levels Had Poor Bonding with Their Mothers and May Struggle to Bond with Their Babies | brain | Scoop.it
A new study by Valsamma Eapen and colleagues from University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia found that women with low oxytocin levels in the postpartum have a history of bad mother-to-daughter bonding.

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Mathematical and biochemical 'design features' for cell decoding of hormone ... - University of Bristol

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Modulation of NMDA receptor at the synapse: Promising therapeutic interventions in disorders of the nervous system

Modulation of NMDA receptor at the synapse: Promising therapeutic interventions in disorders of the nervous system | brain | Scoop.it

[Review] There is general agreement that excessive activation of N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) receptors plays a key role in mediating at least some aspects of synaptic dysfunction in several central nervous system disorders. On this view, in the last decades, research focused on the discovery of different compounds able to reduce NMDA receptor activity, such as classical and/or subunit-specific antagonists. However, the increasing body of knowledge on specific signaling pathways downstream NMDA receptors led to the identification of new pharmacological targets for NMDA receptor-related pathological conditions. Moreover, besides over-activation, several studies indicated that also abnormal NMDA receptor trafficking, resulting in the modification of the receptor subunit composition at the synapse, has a major role in the pathogenesis of several brain disorders. For this reason, the discovery of the molecular mechanisms regulating the abundance of synaptic versus extra-synaptic NMDA receptors as well as the activation of the specific signaling pathways downstream the different NMDA receptor subtypes is needed for the development of novel therapeutic approaches for NMDA receptor-dependent synaptic dysfunction. (...) - Mellone M. & Gardoni F, European Journal of Pharmacology

Volume 719, Issues 1–3, 5 November 2013, Pages 75–83


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The Molecule Behind Effective Teamwork| HBR

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Paul Zak, author of The Moral Molecule, explains how oxytocin boosts cooperative behavior....Good tips for workplace functioning and correlation of oxytocin and social media. (Video)


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Oxytocin (OT) was once only thought to act on smooth muscle of either the breast, uterus and females; or the vas deferens of males for spem transport. Now we associate OT to a role in bonding, love and, perhaps, morality. Why such an enormously strident leap? It makes sense that a mother would use OT to mediate bond-forming with the child because nature is parsimonious with its chemicals, often using the same molecule for physiologic and psychologic purposes if they are related to the same hapistance. Hence, all the recent other attributes of OT is more of the same economy of purpose despite having a vas deferens in the objectives to be achieved.

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Addiction and the Holidays - PsychCentral.com (blog)

Addiction and the Holidays - PsychCentral.com (blog) | brain | Scoop.it
PsychCentral.com (blog)Addiction and the HolidaysPsychCentral.com (blog)Danielle B.
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Treat obesity as physiology, not physics - Nature.com

Treat obesity as physiology, not physics - Nature.com | brain | Scoop.it
Nature.comTreat obesity as physiology, not physicsNature.com“It is better to know nothing,” wrote French physiologist Claude Bernard in An Introduction to the Study of Experimental Medicine (1865), “than to keep in mind fixed ideas based on...
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The Book Reporter

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Read all of the posts by New Books in Brief on The Book Reporter..

 

A Preview/Synopsis of ‘How to Create a Mind: The Secret of Human Thought Revealed’ by Ray Kurzweil
Posted on November 18, 2012

‘How to Create a Mind: The Secret of Human Thought Revealed’ by Ray Kurzweil (Viking Adult; November 13, 2012)

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David Rock: The Neuroscience of Leadership

David Rock: The Neuroscience of Leadership | brain | Scoop.it

"With the 2012 elections just months away, people are now, more than ever before, thinking about leadership. What works? What doesn't work? What should we look for in leaders and how do we know if one is going to be more successful than another?...Neuroscience research is beginning to help fill in the gaps. While we are nowhere near being able to scan a leader's brain while running a meeting (even if that was a good idea), we can study some of the building blocks of what leaders do -- making decisions under pressure, solving complex problems, negotiating a transaction or trying to persuade others. There have been some big surprises in the research. Here are just a few."


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The Brain: How The Brain Rewires Itself

The Brain: How The Brain Rewires Itself | brain | Scoop.it
Not only can the brain learn new tricks, but it can also change its structure and function--even in old age (RT @JosieJosieg: The Brain: How The Brain Rewires Itself - #creativity #neuroscience via @CreatvEmergence

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Lyle's Site - Download Pharmacology and Pathophysiology of the ...

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Pharmacology and Pathophysiology of the Control of Breathing by Albert Dahan, Denham S. Ward, Luc Teppema.
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Our Buggy Brain : NPR

Our Buggy Brain : NPR | brain | Scoop.it
Our amazing brain performs harmonious functions and peculiar actions that might seem counterintuitive. What tricks make us think it's okay to cheat or steal? Are we in control of our own decisions? Why do our brains misjudge what will make us happy?

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Training character strengths makes you happy - Medical Xpress

Training character strengths makes you happy - Medical Xpress | brain | Scoop.it
Training character strengths makes you happyMedical XpressPositive psychology and character strengths. Character ...
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Why Music Makes Our Brain Sing

Why Music Makes Our Brain Sing | brain | Scoop.it

“ When a song triggers both anticipation and reward, it moves us like nothing else.”


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"So why does this thingless “thing” — at its core, a mere sequence of sounds — hold such potentially enormous intrinsic value?

The quick and easy explanation is that music brings a unique pleasure to humans. Of course, that still leaves the question of why. But for that, neuroscience is starting to provide some answers."

 
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Nice find Maggie. I re-scooped this to my integrated medicine page. It fits nicely with my own music therapy experiences.
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I've studied music and sound therapy as well. Glad you liked the article!
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Forever young: Meditation might slow the age-related loss of gray matter in the brain

Forever young: Meditation might slow the age-related loss of gray matter in the brain | brain | Scoop.it

Building on their earlier work that suggested people who meditate have less age-related atrophy in the brain's white matter, a new study found that meditation appeared to help preserve the brain's gray matter, the tissue that contains neurons.


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What percentage of your brain do you use? - Richard E. Cytowic

What percentage of your brain do you use? - Richard E. Cytowic | brain | Scoop.it
Two thirds of the population believes a myth that has been propagated for over a century: that we use only 10% of our brains. Hardly! Our neuron-dense brains have evolved to use the least amount of energy while carrying the most information possible -- a feat that requires the entire brain. Richard E. Cytowic debunks this neurological myth (and explains why we aren’t so good at multitasking).

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How Successful People Stay Calm

How Successful People Stay Calm | brain | Scoop.it

The ability to manage your emotions and remain calm under pressure has a direct link to your performance. TalentSmart has conducted research with more than a million people, and we’ve found that 90% of top performers are skilled at managing their emotions in times of stress in order to remain calm and in control.

 

The tricky thing about stress (and the anxiety that comes with it) is that it’s an absolutely necessary emotion. Our brains are wired such that it’s difficult to take action until we feel at least some level of this emotional state. In fact, performance peaks under the heightened activation that comes with moderate levels of stress. As long as the stress isn’t prolonged, it’s harmless.

 


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rodrick rajive lal's curator insight, February 10, 2014 10:17 PM

This is simply not rocket science, but something that we have always known about, and perhaps forgotten down the road. Stress management has been the key to the success of everyone living in a society bordering on chaos. The successful mother, the mature director, the 'Mr Cool Dude' are all metaphors of successful people who manage their stress levels to remain calm even in the most challenging of situations. True, some might have an innate capability for remaining calm, but then others can train themselves too!

Madhav Sharma's curator insight, February 12, 2014 10:46 PM

just imagine some professions like Armed Forces, Medicine, Airline Pilots, shipping, police where stress levels are very high, yet many of them remain so calm and composed.  Its comes through extensive training. I guess we all have the potential to control our stress levels and be happy. Good reading 

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The emerging field of contemplative neuroscience | Mindful

The emerging field of contemplative neuroscience | Mindful | brain | Scoop.it
Richard Davidson, Ph.D., on the emergence of contemplative neuroscience and studies on how meditation affects the brain.

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Psychological Therapies Improve Life For Children With Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Psychological Therapies Improve Life For Children With Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder | brain | Scoop.it
Children suffering post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) as a result of traumatic events, including child abuse, may benefit from psychological therapies, according to a review published in The C (RT @PsychologyNow: Psychological Therapies Improve...
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Keep Your Brain Young!—tips on maintaining healthy cognitive function - Transhumanity.net

Keep Your Brain Young!—tips on maintaining healthy cognitive function - Transhumanity.net | brain | Scoop.it
Brain aging is the number one cause of disease, disability, and death in the elderly. By helping to slow brain aging, we trigger a cascade of beneficial effects throughout the body which keep us strong, healthy, and youthful.

 

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The brain is like a muscle. It requires good diet, oxygen and exercise to be maintained at peak levels. Never overestimate the requirements needed for your heads' athletic activities of learning, thinking and memory. Problem solving in the right environment leads to a better, more robust brain.

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About my Brain (Website)

About my Brain (Website) | brain | Scoop.it

About my Brain official website, bringing together Neuroscience, business and the arts..."Neuroscience”, is a buzzword that has now become part of our daily vocabulary. Every day, news about the workings of our brains is being spread throughout the world.
With the emergence of measurement techniques such as neuro-imaging, scientists have recently been able to study the intricacies of our nervous system, addressing complex questions such as the way we function as humans, how we make decisions and how we interact with our environment.
One of the branches within the neuroscience field that is now attracting attention is “social cognitive neuroscience”, essentially an interdisciplinary field devoted to the understanding of how biological systems implement social processes and behaviour.
In practical terms, learning about neuroscience and how each of our brains work, can help us to understand our actions and how we react. By doing so, we can be more mindful, productive and ultimately we can maintain our health and develop great relationships.
Neuroscience, in itself is not a solution to problems, but it can certainly shed some light into how we can manage ourselves and others in every aspect of our lives."


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BBC - Science & Nature - Human Body and Mind - Mind (Website)

BBC - Science & Nature - Human Body and Mind - Mind (Website) | brain | Scoop.it

The Mind. bbc.co.uk invites you to look inside the human mind and brain: articles, factfiles, interactive activities and interesting psychological tests for you to take.


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How mapping neurons could reveal how experiences affect mental wiring (Wired UK)

How mapping neurons could reveal how experiences affect mental wiring (Wired UK) | brain | Scoop.it

"Studying an object as complex as the brain may seem almost futile. The brain's billions of neurons resemble trees of many species and come in many fantastic shapes. Only the most determined explorers can hope to capture a glimpse of this forest's interior, and even they see little, and see it poorly. It's no wonder that the brain remains an enigma. My audience was curious about brains that malfunction or excel, but even the humdrum lacks explanation. Every day we recall the past, perceive the present, and imagine the future. How do our brains accomplish these feats? It's safe to say that nobody really knows."


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Human Physiology: An Integrated Approach (5th Edition) |

Human Physiology: An Integrated Approach (5th Edition) | | brain | Scoop.it
Human Physiology: An Integrated Approach (5th Edition) English | 2009 | ISBN: 0321559800 | 992 pages | PDF | 155 MB. Key Benefit: “Human Physiology: An Integrated Approach “broke ground with its thorough coverage of ...
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Human Anatomy Physiology Study Course 75, Education

Human Anatomy Physiology Study Course 75, Education | brain | Scoop.it
Human Anatomy Physiology Study Course 75, Education Converts At 9%! *hot Seller* Strong Niche & Few Affiliates To Compete With! Target Students, Educators,...
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