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Talk therapy helps Congolese victims of sexual violence recover | Body & Brain | Science News

Talk therapy helps Congolese victims of sexual violence recover | Body & Brain | Science News | HealingAndTheMind | Scoop.it
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Your Hidden Censor: What Your Mind Will Not Let You See: Scientific American

Your Hidden Censor: What Your Mind Will Not Let You See: Scientific American | HealingAndTheMind | Scoop.it
Scientists probe the biases of “unconscious selective attention”
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Finding the Connection Between Prosperity, Compassion and Happiness | PBS NewsHour | June 20, 2013

Finding the Connection Between Prosperity, Compassion and Happiness | PBS NewsHour | June 20, 2013 | HealingAndTheMind | Scoop.it
Usually, as a country's GDP goes up, that nation's well-being tends to rise as well. But for the last 35 years, as GDP has grown in the United States, Americans' average happiness hasn't increased.
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Humans in the state of thread, are connecting to each other" .."There are social economic differences in the ability to read others facial expressions ( people in the lower economic range are more capable of this). People in the lower economic range of society are more compassionate ( what they do.they really meant it). More money less compassionate."
LilyGiraud's comment, June 21, 2013 8:31 AM
Lower economic class people respond more compassionate to others that are suffering, pay more attention. People of higher economic class, "do not notice the people around in need, the people that suffers"...
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The happiness plague - Stuff.co.nz

The happiness plague - Stuff.co.nz | HealingAndTheMind | Scoop.it
The happiness plague Stuff.co.nz A growing number of psychologists and social researchers now believe that the "feel-good, think positive" mindset of the modern self-help movement has backfired, creating a culture where happiness is king, and...
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Everything Americans Think They Know About Drugs Is Wrong: A Scientist Explodes the Myths

Everything Americans Think They Know About Drugs Is Wrong: A Scientist Explodes the Myths | HealingAndTheMind | Scoop.it
Columbia University scientist Carl Hart combines research and anecdotes from his life to explain how false assumptions have created a disastrous drug policy.
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Beethoven's Tempest Sonata mvt. 3 -Fazil say

fazil say playing Allegretto from Beethoven Piano Sonata n.17 (the Tempest) op 31 no. 2 -i prefer this performance than wilhelm kempff´s one.... how about you?-
LilyGiraud's insight:

Touching till the very deep of my soul. How healing music, how lucky we are, how thankful that composers and pianists like these, exist and create  healing melodies, prompting beautiful emotions within. Lily

 

The  Tempest, Sonata op. 31 no. 2,  is Beethoven's only sonata in the key of D minor.

 

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Unmasking the Neurobiology of Love

Unmasking the Neurobiology of Love | HealingAndTheMind | Scoop.it
There is no denying that love is a natural function, as essential to us human beings as breathing, eating, and sleeping. But still, we really have no idea what it really is or how and why it occurs...
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Harmony in Ordinary Life with the Dalai Lama and Dinah Washington (video)

Harmony in Ordinary Life with the Dalai Lama and Dinah Washington (video) | HealingAndTheMind | Scoop.it
A short film, "Happy Life," elevates the everyday routines of ordinary people with the words of the Dalai Lama. A magical six minutes.
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Brain Activity Predicts Re-arrest | The Scientist Magazine®

Brain Activity Predicts Re-arrest | The Scientist Magazine® | HealingAndTheMind | Scoop.it
Researchers demonstrate that brain activity in response to a decision-making challenge predicts the likelihood that released prisoners will be re-arrested.
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How Mindfulness Meditation Works In The Brain

How Mindfulness Meditation Works In The Brain | HealingAndTheMind | Scoop.it
Mindfulness may be so successful in helping with a range of conditions, from depression to pain, by working as a sort of "volume knob" for sensations, according to a new review of studies from Brown University researchers.

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The BioSync Team's curator insight, March 20, 2013 9:15 AM

"We think we're the first [research] group to propose an underlying neurophysiological mechanism that directly links the actual practice of mindful awareness of breath and body sensations to the kinds of cognitive and emotional benefits that mindfulness confers." 
- Catherine Kerr

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http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/02/14/mindfulness-meditation-brain_n_2680087.html#slide=1363207

Joanna Boj's curator insight, March 21, 2013 5:33 AM

Very interesting, finally we're getting an insight into how mindfulness works on the physiological level.

Brady Wyman's curator insight, March 25, 2013 11:53 AM

Displays potential health benefits of mindfulness meditation.

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People Who Can't Control Themselves Control The People Around Them Part 2

People Who Can't Control Themselves Control The People Around Them Part 2 | HealingAndTheMind | Scoop.it
Where does healthy interdependence fit in?
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New research discovers the emergence of Twitter 'tribes'

Linguists have found evidence of how people form into tribe-like communities on social network sites such as Twitter.
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Subtle Multisensory Clues Reveal Other People's Emotions: Scientific American

Subtle Multisensory Clues Reveal Other People's Emotions: Scientific American | HealingAndTheMind | Scoop.it
Good social skills depend on picking up on other people's moods—a feat the brain performs by combining numerous sensory clues
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Using Money to Buy Happiness: Scientific American

Using Money to Buy Happiness: Scientific American | HealingAndTheMind | Scoop.it
Two scholars offer scientific advice on getting the most happiness for your dollar
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Daredevil prepares for Grand Canyon tightrope by facing 90mph winds – video

Stunt performer Nik Wallenda trains for an attempt to cross the Grand Canyon on a tightrope by balancing on a rope while being blown by 91mph created by wind boats
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Is this a self-destructive behaviour? What is the meaning of life for a person that risk the gift for nothing beyond his own mental excitenment? 

 

What shall we die for?

 

Lily

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Your brain on yoga: pratice offers bigger mental boost than running - Boston.com

Your brain on yoga: pratice offers bigger mental boost than running - Boston.com | HealingAndTheMind | Scoop.it
Exercise has long been hailed as an elixir for the brain, to boost your mood, improve learning, and ward off memory loss. But is yoga even better? That’s what a new study suggests.
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Grandma's Experiences Leave Epigenetic Mark on Your Genes | DiscoverMagazine.com

Grandma's Experiences Leave Epigenetic Mark on Your Genes | DiscoverMagazine.com | HealingAndTheMind | Scoop.it
Your ancestors' lousy childhoods or excellent adventures might change your personality, bequeathing anxiety or resilience by altering the epigenetic expressions of genes in the brain.
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Beethoven Documentary - The Genius of Beethoven 1/3 "The Rebel"

Amazing BBC documentary about the musical genius Ludwig Van Beethoven! A powerful, moving and accurate documentary based on the life of Ludwig van Beethoven ...
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There is magic in this world . Lily

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Music on the Brain: Jessica Grahn at TEDxWaterloo 2013

A neuroscientist with music on the brain. Literally. Can music change the way we move? Jessica Grahn is a cognitive neuroscientist who chases the musical mys...
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Radiolab - Mr. Bliss

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First: a perfect moment. On day 86 of a 3-month trek to and from the South Pole, adventurer Aleksander Gamme discovered something he'd stashed under the ice at the start of his trip.
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How writing affects your brain

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Source for Image Writers Write offers the best writing courses in South Africa. To find out about Writers Write - How to write a book, or The Plain Language Programme - Writing courses for business...

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Pamela D Lloyd's curator insight, March 27, 2013 6:36 PM

Writing is exercise for your brain!

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Yoga contemplative practice and its effects on neuroplasticity - by Youngbear Roth - Helium

Yoga contemplative practice and its effects on neuroplasticity - by Youngbear Roth - Helium | HealingAndTheMind | Scoop.it
Twenty years ago, using contemplative Yoga therapy as a model, Jon Kabat-Zinn designed trial programs for volunteer patients with Obsessive Compul..., Youngbear Roth (Yoga contemplative practice and its effects on neuroplasticity - by Youngbear Roth...

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The BioSync Team's curator insight, March 15, 2013 11:31 AM

Science is proving what the ancient saints and sages have been saying for millenniums; that all forms are manifestations of our minds...

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Why Is it Impossible to Stop Thinking, to Render the Mind a Complete Blank?: Scientific American

Why Is it Impossible to Stop Thinking, to Render the Mind a Complete Blank?: Scientific American | HealingAndTheMind | Scoop.it
Why is it impossible to stop thinking, to render the mind a complete blank?
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How Your Language Affects Your Wealth and Health: Scientific American

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An international study suggests languages shape how we think about the future, and how we plan for it
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