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An Upside to Envy, and a New Reason for That Commandment

An Upside to Envy, and a New Reason for That Commandment | Mind and Brain | Scoop.it
New experiments show an upside to coveting — along with one new reason to have a commandment against it.
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Science Has Discovered A Lot About Your Moods By Reading Your ...

Science Has Discovered A Lot About Your Moods By Reading Your ... | Mind and Brain | Scoop.it
A study in the journal Science examined more than 500 million tweets in 84 countries over two years in order to study the mood patterns of these 140-character-writers and what they found out may or may not surprise you.
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The Creative Brain On Exercise | Fast Company

The Creative Brain On Exercise | Fast Company | Mind and Brain | Scoop.it

For artists, entrepreneurs, and any other driven creators, exercise is a powerful tool in the quest to help transform the persistent uncertainty, fear, and anxiety that accompanies the quest to create from a source of suffering into something less toxic, then potentially even into fuel.

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New study finds link between ADHD-like behavior and sleep habits

New study finds link between ADHD-like behavior and sleep habits | Mind and Brain | Scoop.it
A new study finds that children's bedtime habits can lead to a misdiagnosis of ADHD, according to the New England Center for Pediatric Psychology.
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Teenage Brains

Teenage Brains | Mind and Brain | Scoop.it
Beautiful Brains: Moody. Impulsive. Maddening. Why do teenagers act the way they do? Viewed through the eyes of evolution, their most exasperating traits may be the key to success as adults.
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The Plastic Brain: UAB Neuroscientists Stretch the Boundaries of the Mind

UAB scientists on the cutting edge of neuroscience discuss their mind-bending research.
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Maslow 2.0: A New and Improved Recipe for Happiness

Maslow 2.0: A New and Improved Recipe for Happiness | Mind and Brain | Scoop.it
A study based on a survey of thousands of people from 123 countries reveals the universal needs that make us happy...
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Why is Average IQ Higher in Some Places?

Why is Average IQ Higher in Some Places? | Mind and Brain | Scoop.it
A surprising theory about global variations in intelligence...
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The Pitfalls of Positive Thinking: Scientific American

The Pitfalls of Positive Thinking: Scientific American | Mind and Brain | Scoop.it
How rosy thoughts can lead to negative outcomes...
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A Radical New Definition of Addiction Creates a Big Storm

A Radical New Definition of Addiction Creates a Big Storm | Mind and Brain | Scoop.it
A sweeping new definition of addiction stakes out controversial positions that many, including the powerful psychiatric lobby, are likely to argue with.
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The Secret Language Code: Scientific American

The Secret Language Code: Scientific American | Mind and Brain | Scoop.it
Psychologist James Pennebaker reveals the hidden meaning of pronouns...
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MIT OpenCourseWare | Neuroscience and Behavior

MIT OpenCourseWare | Neuroscience and Behavior | Mind and Brain | Scoop.it
This course covers the relation of structure and function at various levels of neuronal integration.
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» What Trivial Habit Gives a Giant Boost of Happiness? - World of Psychology

» What Trivial Habit Gives a Giant Boost of Happiness? - World of Psychology | Mind and Brain | Scoop.it
Is it...getting enough sleep? Yes, but that's not what I'm thinking of. Is it...getting some exercise?
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Hearing Bilingual: How Babies Tell Languages Apart

Hearing Bilingual: How Babies Tell Languages Apart | Mind and Brain | Scoop.it
Scientists are teasing out the earliest differences between brains exposed to one language and brains exposed to two.
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Music moves brain to pay attention, Stanford study finds

Music moves brain to pay attention, Stanford study finds | Mind and Brain | Scoop.it

"Using brain images of people listening to short symphonies by an obscure 18th-century composer, a research team from the Stanford University School of Medicine has gained valuable insight into how the brain sorts out the chaotic world around it."

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Memory and the Brain: Free Video Lecture

Memory and the Brain: Free Video Lecture | Mind and Brain | Scoop.it

Downloadable video lecture from The Great Courses, covering the way that our brains create and shape memories.  With neuroscientist Jeanette Norden of Vanderbilt.

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Why Intuition Makes People More Likely to Believe in God

Why Intuition Makes People More Likely to Believe in God | Mind and Brain | Scoop.it
The nature of faith is often a thorny topic for psychology and other sciences to grapple with, but a new study indicates a powerful link between how we think and what we believe.
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Do Happier People Work Harder?

Do Happier People Work Harder? | Mind and Brain | Scoop.it

"Employees’ apathy and disengagement cost American businesses a fortune.... Our research shows that inner work life has a profound impact on workers’ creativity, productivity, commitment and collegiality."

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Scientists Reconstruct Brains' Visions Into Digital Video In Historic Experiment

Scientists Reconstruct Brains' Visions Into Digital Video In Historic Experiment | Mind and Brain | Scoop.it
UC Berkeley scientists have developed a system to capture visual activity in human brains and reconstruct it as digital video clips. Eventually, this process will allow you to record and reconstruct your own dreams on a computer screen.
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Laughter Produces Endorphins, Study Finds

The simple muscular exertions involved in producing laughter cause an increase in endorphins, the brain chemicals known for their feel-good effect.
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Sleep clears the mind: How sleep prepares the brain for new learning « Science in the News

Sleep clears the mind: How sleep prepares the brain for new learning « Science in the News | Mind and Brain | Scoop.it
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Paragraph from 'The Compassionate Mind'

Paragraph from 'The Compassionate Mind' | Mind and Brain | Scoop.it

"We require mature compassion-focused politics to help us build a foundation on which we can train our compassionate minds and create compassionate societies, and we need a nourishing spirituality that's science based. In our hearts, we know that most of our problems - of the environment, tribal violence and terrorism, social injustice and human exploitation - are only going to be resolved through our relationships with each other."

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Do You Suffer From Decision Fatigue?

Do You Suffer From Decision Fatigue? | Mind and Brain | Scoop.it
The very act of making decisions depletes our ability to make them well. So how do we navigate a world of endless choice?
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What Neuroscience Can Teach Leaders

What Neuroscience Can Teach Leaders | Mind and Brain | Scoop.it
From brain science comes optimism. Ignore its power, and you'll deprive yourself and your workers of greater skills (What Neuroscience Can Teach Leaders - BusinessWeek http://t.co/T68Kcj6...
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Sex on the brain: What turns women on, mapped out

Sex on the brain: What turns women on, mapped out | Mind and Brain | Scoop.it

Brain scan data backs up what women have been telling men for decades...

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