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What we're learning about the mind and brain, and how we can use this knowledge for increased well-being.
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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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Neuroscientists show how brain stores memories of specific fears

Neuroscientists show how brain stores memories of specific fears | Mind and Brain | Scoop.it
The brain is capable of holding and retrieving memories for specific fears, revealing a more sophisticated storage and recall capacity than previously thought, neuroscientists have found.
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Taking Vitamins May Boost Your Memory

"French researchers say they found a definite link between vitamins and cognitive performance in maturing adults."
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Psychology of a Heat Wave

Psychology of a Heat Wave | Mind and Brain | Scoop.it
As the U.S. and Canada enter into a heat wave, I get a lot of questions about how heat impacts human behavior and our moods.
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Review - The Tell-Tale Brain

Review - The Tell-Tale Brain | Mind and Brain | Scoop.it
Anyone familiar with Ramchandran's earlier book Phantoms in the Brain will recognize his wide ranging style. He takes neuroscience out of its box and demonstrates its relevance to all our lives in an accessible and familiar way.
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Fatty Comfort Food Lessens Sad Feelings | Emotional Eating, Fat & Sadness | LiveScience

Fatty Comfort Food Lessens Sad Feelings | Emotional Eating, Fat & Sadness | LiveScience | Mind and Brain | Scoop.it
There's a reason behind why fatty comfort food makes you smile. Ingesting fat can lessen feelings of sadness, impacting both the behavioral and neural responses to negative emotions, a new study shows.
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Basics - Brain Is a Co-Conspirator in a Vicious Stress Loop - NYTimes.com

Basics - Brain Is a Co-Conspirator in a Vicious Stress Loop - NYTimes.com | Mind and Brain | Scoop.it
Chronic stress changes the brain, but relaxation can change it back.
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Dr. Gabor Maté on the Stress-Disease Connection, Addiction, Attention Deficit Disorder and the Destruction of American Childhood

Dr. Gabor Maté on the Stress-Disease Connection, Addiction, Attention Deficit Disorder and the Destruction of American Childhood | Mind and Brain | Scoop.it
Today, a _Democracy Now!_ special with the Canadian physician and bestselling author, Dr. Gabor Maté. From disease to addiction, parenting to attention deficit disorder, "Maté’s work focuses on the centrality of early childhood experiences to the development of the brain, and how those experiences can impact everything from behavioral patterns to physical and mental illness."
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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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Neuroscientists identify how the brain remembers what happens and when

Neuroscientists identify how the brain remembers what happens and when | Mind and Brain | Scoop.it
Neuroscientists have identified the parts of the brain we use to remember the timing of events within an episode.
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A Mindful Phrase to Help with Stress, Anxiety, Depression and Addiction

A Mindful Phrase to Help with Stress, Anxiety, Depression and Addiction | Mind and Brain | Scoop.it
This phrase will help break out of auto-pilot and get back in touch with the reality of what's here to help with stress, anxiety, depression and addiction.
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How Exercise Can Keep the Brain Fit

How Exercise Can Keep the Brain Fit | Mind and Brain | Scoop.it
For those of us hoping to keep our brains fit and healthy well into middle age and beyond, the latest science offers some reassurance.
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Kids' Self-Control Is Crucial for Their Future Success: Scientific American

Kids' Self-Control Is Crucial for Their Future Success: Scientific American | Mind and Brain | Scoop.it
Self-control—the ability to regulate our attention, emotions and behaviors—emerges in childhood and grows throughout life, but the skill varies widely among individuals.
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"In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts": Dr. Gabor Maté, Physician at Vancouver Safe-Injection Site, on the Biological and Socio-Economic Roots of Addiction and ADD

"In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts": Dr. Gabor Maté, Physician at Vancouver Safe-Injection Site, on the Biological and Socio-Economic Roots of Addiction and ADD | Mind and Brain | Scoop.it
Dr. Gabor Maté is the staff physician at the Portland Hotel Society, which runs a residence/harm reduction facility and North America's only supervised safe-injection site in Vancouver, Canada, home to one of the world's densest areas of drug users.
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Compassion Meditation Changes The Brain

Compassion Meditation Changes The Brain | Mind and Brain | Scoop.it
Can we train ourselves to be compassionate? A new study suggests the answer is yes.
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How Your Brain Looks at Race

"Not even Obama thinks America is 'post racial.' But neuroscience, like the primary results, suggests we are not doomed to see things in black and white."
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