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Sherry Turkle: Connected, but alone? | Video on TED.com

TED Talks As we expect more from technology, do we expect less from each other?
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Thirty Years Ago, People Tried to Save the World By Meditating

Thirty Years Ago, People Tried to Save the World By Meditating | HealingAndTheMind | Scoop.it

Believers in the Harmonic Convergence traveled to places like Chaco Canyon and Stonehenge to welcome aliens, the resurrected Maya and wait for world peace
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3 Toxic Thinking Habits That Feed Your Insecurity

3 Toxic Thinking Habits That Feed Your Insecurity | HealingAndTheMind | Scoop.it
This week, Savvy Psychologist Dr. Ellen Hendriksen reveals three toxic thinking habits that keep you feeling insecure, plus offers three ways to feel more confident.
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Distraction May Make Us Less Able to Appreciate Beauty

Distraction May Make Us Less Able to Appreciate Beauty | HealingAndTheMind | Scoop.it

Truly experiencing the beauty of an object could require conscious thought, vindicating the ideas of Immanuel Kant
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Watching Birds, Trees near Your Home is Good for Mental Health, Study Shows | Psychology | Sci-News.com

Watching Birds, Trees near Your Home is Good for Mental Health, Study Shows | Psychology | Sci-News.com | HealingAndTheMind | Scoop.it
According to a study led by University of Exeter researcher Daniel Cox, people living in neighborhoods with more birds, shrubs and trees are less likely to suffer from depression, anxiety and stress.
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Brain Training Cuts Dementia Risk a Decade Later

Brain Training Cuts Dementia Risk a Decade Later | HealingAndTheMind | Scoop.it
How a brief intervention could have such long-lasting results remains unclear
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Why your immune system may control your social behavior | KurzweilAI

Normal brain activity (credit: University of Virginia Health System) In a discovery that raises fundamental questions about human behavior, researchers at
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World-first evidence suggests that meditation alters cancer survivors’ cells

World-first evidence suggests that meditation alters cancer survivors’ cells | HealingAndTheMind | Scoop.it
We’re often told that being happy, meditating and mindfulness can benefit our health. We all have that one friend of a friend who says they cured their terminal illness by quitting their job and taking up surfing - but until now there’s been very...
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How the brain remembers to fear danger - Futurity

How the brain remembers to fear danger - Futurity | HealingAndTheMind | Scoop.it
A new study with mice identifies a life-preserving circuit that's responsible for recognizing and remembering threats.
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Newly-Discovered Pea-Sized Part of Your Brain May Play a Big Role in Depression — NOVA Next | PBS

Newly-Discovered Pea-Sized Part of Your Brain May Play a Big Role in Depression — NOVA Next | PBS | HealingAndTheMind | Scoop.it
Scientists have discovered a tiny region of the brain that gets activated when we experience negative or portentious thoughts.
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These Psychologists Think We'd Be Happier If We Talked to Strangers More

These Psychologists Think We'd Be Happier If We Talked to Strangers More | HealingAndTheMind | Scoop.it
Though you should definitely take this on a case-by-case basis.
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Forgiving a wrong may actually make it easier to forget

Forgiving a wrong may actually make it easier to forget | HealingAndTheMind | Scoop.it
We're often told to 'forgive and forget' the wrongs that we suffer -- it turns out that there may be some scientific truth behind the common saying. A new study shows that the details of a transgression are more susceptible to forgetting when that transgression has been forgiven.
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The Origins of Positive-Constructive Daydreaming | Guest Blog, Scientific American Blog Network

The Origins of Positive-Constructive Daydreaming | Guest Blog, Scientific American Blog Network | HealingAndTheMind | Scoop.it
Once accused of being absent-minded, the founder of American Psychology, William James, quipped that he was really just present-minded to his own thoughts. William James didn’t ...
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Abuse in Britain's boarding schools: why I decided to confront my demons

Abuse in Britain's boarding schools: why I decided to confront my demons | HealingAndTheMind | Scoop.it
For generations of boys, sexual abuse was part of the everyday cruelty of boarding school. In this painfully honest report, writer Alex Renton confronts the demons of his past at Ashdown House, where some of Britain's most powerful men were also educated – and reveals the scale of the outrage about to engulf the private education system
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Is Mindfulness Meditaton BS or Not? Yes

Is Mindfulness Meditaton BS or Not? Yes | HealingAndTheMind | Scoop.it
WIRED Logo Is Mindfulness Meditaton BS? Click to share this story on Facebook Click to share this story on Twitter Click to email this story Click to comment on this story. (will open new tab) Going Up Is mindfulness meditation a capitalist tool or a path to enlightenment? Yes by Robert Wright | illustrations by…
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Mental Illness Is Far More Common Than We Knew

Mental Illness Is Far More Common Than We Knew | HealingAndTheMind | Scoop.it
New research suggests that nearly everyone will develop a psychological disorder at some point in their lives—but for most, it’s temporary
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Meditation's Calming Effects Pinpointed in Brain

Meditation's Calming Effects Pinpointed in Brain | HealingAndTheMind | Scoop.it
A new mouse study reveals a set of neurons that may point to physiological roots for the calming effects of breathing control
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The (Anthropological) Truth about Walls

The (Anthropological) Truth about Walls | HealingAndTheMind | Scoop.it
From the Great Wall of China to Hadrian's Wall to the New Amsterdam Wall on Wall Street to the Wall defended by Castle Black, walls have a long-standing place in history and pop culture to defend people. But they're sites of complex interactions, too
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For Children with Autism, Multiple Languages May Be a Boon

For Children with Autism, Multiple Languages May Be a Boon | HealingAndTheMind | Scoop.it
Most children who learn more than one language gain valuable skills, and researchers say this may also be true for children with autism
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The Weblog- Languages dying out each week - who cares?

The Weblog- Languages dying out each week - who cares? | HealingAndTheMind | Scoop.it
Truly, this was a weblog to behold.
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Lucid dreams and metacognition: Awareness of thinking; awareness of dreaming

Lucid dreams and metacognition: Awareness of thinking; awareness of dreaming | HealingAndTheMind | Scoop.it
To control one's dreams and to live 'out there' what is impossible in real life -- a truly tempting idea. Some persons -- so-called lucid dreamers -- can do this. Researchers have discovered that the brain area which enables self-reflection is larger in lucid dreamers. Thus, lucid dreamers are possibly also more self-reflecting when being awake.
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Talking to Strangers Makes You Happy

Talking to Strangers Makes You Happy | HealingAndTheMind | Scoop.it
People who had to strike up conversations on a subway later reported feeling happier than those who didn’t. Christie Nicholson reports.
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Loneliness: a silent plague that is hurting young people most | Patient.co.uk

Loneliness: a silent plague that is hurting young people most | Patient.co.uk | HealingAndTheMind | Scoop.it
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SEE: Meditation's Benefits Are Not Just In Your Head

SEE: Meditation's Benefits Are Not Just In Your Head | HealingAndTheMind | Scoop.it
Meditation may be the hottest buzzword for everyone from Katy Perry to Russell Simmons, but the benefits of the age-old practice are anything but trendy.
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The Hidden Power of Others Over You [Video] | Streams of Consciousness, Scientific American Blog Network

The Hidden Power of Others Over You [Video] | Streams of Consciousness, Scientific American Blog Network | HealingAndTheMind | Scoop.it
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Editor’s note: Brain Basics from Scientific American Mind is a series of short video primers on the brain and how we feel, think and ...
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Music Lessons Combat Poverty's Effect on the Brain

Music Lessons Combat Poverty's Effect on the Brain | HealingAndTheMind | Scoop.it
Music lessons may help close the socioeconomic gap in reading ability
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