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Lived by Love

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Soften and open in the heart. Notice that you are alright right now: Listen to your body telling your brain that you are basically OK. Feel the fullness that is already here, all the perceptions and thoughts and feelings pop-pop-popping in this moment of consciousness. Feel the buoying currents of nature and life, waves of gifts from over 3 billion years of evolution on our blue and green pebble. Look around and see objects, including your own hands and body, and consider the unfailing generosity of the material realm, blossoming for over 12 billion years from a seed of light.

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The Compassionate Brain: a free 8-session video interview series

The Compassionate Brain: a free 8-session video interview series | Integrative Medicine | Scoop.it
I wanted to let you know about a free 8-session video interview series - The Compassionate Brain - hosted by Rick Hanson, PhD, through Sounds True. The gues
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Ray Kurzweil’s new book predicts development of a super ‘digital brain’

Ray Kurzweil’s new book predicts development of a super ‘digital brain’ | Integrative Medicine | Scoop.it

"Humans will become capable of feats that now seem impossible — for many of us, in our lifetime — in large part due to expected advances in brain research, posits the inventor and author in his new book, How to Create a Mind: The Secret of Human Thought Revealed, due out next month...In his new book, he predicts technology will virtually grow the human neocortex — the section of the brain responsible for thinking, language, and sensory perception — by directly tying into electronic resources, including the Internet."

 


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Making memories: Exploring the anatomy of recollection

Making memories: Exploring the anatomy of recollection | Integrative Medicine | Scoop.it
With the help of data collected from intracranial electrodes implanted on epilepsy patients, researchers are getting a rare look inside the brain in hopes of discovering the exact pattern of activity that produces a memory.

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TEDxBlue - Daniel J. Siegel, M.D. - 10/18/09

Dr. Daniel Siegel explores the neural mechanisms beneath social and emotional intelligence and how these can be cultivated through reflective practices that focus on the inner nature of the mind.

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Brainwave training boosts brain network for cognitive control | KurzweilAI

Brainwave training boosts brain network for cognitive control | KurzweilAI | Integrative Medicine | Scoop.it

Researchers at University of Western Ontario and the Lawson Health Research Institute have found that functional changes within a key brain network occur directly after a 30-minute session of noninvasive, neurofeedback training.


Image: Topographic plots of mean EEG amplitude change during feedback (relative to rest).

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How The Brain Rewires Itself

How The Brain Rewires Itself | Integrative Medicine | Scoop.it


"FOR DECADES, THE PREVAILING DOGMA IN neuroscience was that the adult human brain is essentially immutable, hardwired, fixed in form and function, so that by the time we reach adulthood we are pretty much stuck with what we have. Yes, it can create (and lose) synapses, the connections between neurons that encode memories and learning. And it can suffer injury and degeneration. But this view held that if genes and development dictate that one cluster of neurons will process signals from the eye and another cluster will move the fingers of the right hand, then they'll do that and nothing else until the day you die. There was good reason for lavishly illustrated brain books to show the function, size and location of the brain's structures in permanent ink.ut research in the past few years has overthrown the dogma. In its place has come the realization that the adult brain retains impressive powers of "neuroplasticity"--the ability to change its structure and function in response to experience."


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Where is self-awareness located in the brain? | KurzweilAI

Where is self-awareness located in the brain? | KurzweilAI | Integrative Medicine | Scoop.it

Specific areas of the brain are activated more strongly during lucid dreaming than in a normal dream, including these in the right hemisphere


Neuroscientists from the Max Planck Institutes of Psychiatry in Munich, Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences in Leipzig, and Charité in Berlin have identified a specific cortical network associated with self-awareness.

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Shambhala Sun - 5 Questions That Help Us Wake Up (July 2010)

Shambhala Sun - 5 Questions That Help Us Wake Up (July 2010) | Integrative Medicine | Scoop.it
Trying to push away our emotional distress can throw us into “cognitive shock” that turns our mind into a muddle. Ezra Bayda shares five simple questions to help us cut though confusion.
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Stroke of insight - Jill Bolte Taylor

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Published on Nov 14, 2012 by TEDEducation

Brain researcher Jill Bolte Taylor studied her own stroke as it happened -- and has become a powerful voice for brain recovery.

Talk by Jill Bolte Taylor.
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Change The Structure of Your Brain! - Neuroplasticity | SUPER BRAIN (Video)

Description: How can we change the structure of our brain and what is neuroplasticity?

"SUPER BRAIN is a manual for relating to the brain in a revolutionary new way. Learn how to use your brain as a gateway for achieving health, happiness, and spiritual growth.* Hosted by author and physician Deepak Chopra, and Harvard Medical School professor Rudy Tanzi, the series and book combines cutting edge research and spiritual insights to help you tap into your brain's incredible capacity to heal and change. Dr. Tanzi is one of the world's foremost experts on the causes of Alzheimer's and includes tips and ideas to health promote brain health."


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How to Trick Your Brain for Happiness

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Ani Tenzin Palmo: “We do not know what a thought is, yet we’re thinking them all the time.”


Rick Hanson explains how you can intentionally change your brain to create lasting happiness and well-being.

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First micro-structure atlas of the human brain completed | KurzweilAI

First micro-structure atlas of the human brain completed | KurzweilAI | Integrative Medicine | Scoop.it

image: Rendering of long white-matter fiber bundles (credit: CONNECT)


European scientists have built the first atlas of white-matter microstructure in the human brain in a project called CONNECT (Consortium of neuroimagers for the non-invasive exploration of brain connectivity and tracts).

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Stress and the brain: Under pressure

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A special section of Nature traces the emerging links between stress and mental illness.


A battlefield; an abusive parent; the ongoing struggle to make ends meet; a pile-up of unanswered e-mails — stress can take many forms. But stressful situations have something in common: they trigger reactions such as fear and a surge of hormones. These responses can be beneficial in the short term but, if severe or prolonged, can damage the mind, triggering conditions ranging from depression to post-traumatic stress disorder. That much has been known for decades; now researchers are getting to grips with how stress can alter the biology of the brain, and tip a mind into illness. Here, Nature takes a look at what they have learned, and at the gaps that remain.

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Feeling strong emotions synchronizes people’s brains | KurzweilAI

Feeling strong emotions synchronizes people’s brains | KurzweilAI | Integrative Medicine | Scoop.it
  Experiencing strong emotions synchronizes brain activity across individuals, research at Aalto University and Turku PET Centre has...
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Mapping neurological disease | KurzweilAI

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MIT researchers have developed an algorithm that can analyze information from medical images to identify diseased areas of the brain and their connections with other regions.


MIT-developed algorithm extracts information from two different types of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans

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