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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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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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Phys Ed: What Really Causes Runner's High?

Phys Ed: What Really Causes Runner's High? | Mind and Brain | Scoop.it
What actually produces that feeling of euphoria?
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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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The New Science of Triumph

The New Science of Triumph | Mind and Brain | Scoop.it
Why winners win... in sports, business, and life.
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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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Internet Surfing Affects Memory

Internet Surfing Affects Memory | Mind and Brain | Scoop.it
Researchers have found that the widespread use of search engines and online databases is affecting the way people remember information.
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Article cites advances in neuroscience; book examines common brain flaws

Brain science has soared, writes a neuroscientist. But “Brain Bugs” traces the brain’s glitches.
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The Brain-Based Benefits of Writing for Math and Science Learning

Writing enhances executive functioning in the brain, making it an important component of math and science curriculum.

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Bring back the night - your health and wellbeing depend on it

Bring back the night - your health and wellbeing depend on it | Mind and Brain | Scoop.it
Professor Russell Foster: Our 24/7 society has invaded the night, replacing a biological order honed by millions of years of evolution with an illusion...
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The Brain | Aspen Ideas Festival

The Brain | Aspen Ideas Festival | Mind and Brain | Scoop.it
Audio/video from presentations, including from David Brooks, Carol Dweck, Marcus Raichle, MD and Miguel A.L. Nicolelis, MD, and others.
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Mindsight: The New Science of Relationships

What is the mind? and How can we create a healthy mind? In this Google TechTalk by Daniel Siegel, M.D., Siegel outlines the basics of the ideas in his book, Mindsight, and in his work in interpersonal neurobiology.
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Neuroscience and the Changing Media Stereotypes of Muslims

Neuroscience and the Changing Media Stereotypes of Muslims | Mind and Brain | Scoop.it
Popular film and television has relied on stereotypical portrayals of Muslims and Arabs since its existence. There is, however, a quiet revolution afoot inside television and film, and the predictable box of the Muslim-as-terrorist is slowly fading.
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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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Dan Siegel - Mindfulness, Psychotherapy and the Brain

Dan Siegel - Mindfulness, Psychotherapy and the Brain | Mind and Brain | Scoop.it
Article includes a discussion of the nine domains of brain integration, part of Siegel's exploration of mental well-being.
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Study of Alpha Male Baboons Shows It’s Stressful at the Top

Alpha males may hold power and attract females, but a study of baboon troops in Kenya shows they also have very high levels of stress.
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Why Meditation And Orgasm Feel The Same To The Brain

Why Meditation And Orgasm Feel The Same To The Brain | Mind and Brain | Scoop.it
Spiritual teachers have been on to this for years, but research is now showing that orgasm and meditation create much the same effect in our brains.
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Can neuroscience explain our paranormal obsession?

Can neuroscience explain our paranormal obsession? | Mind and Brain | Scoop.it
For many people, and especially hardcore skeptics, all the paranormal ever amounts to is the wishful thinking of the grieving, the impossible fantasies of people with wild imaginations. But in my new book, "Fringe-ology: How I Tried to Explain Away The Unexplainable -- And Couldn't," I argue that the paranormal amounts to much, much more than that. To my mind, the paranormal reveals us, believers and unbelievers alike, and calls us toward a fuller more compassionate understanding of each other.
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When Risk Pays Off

When Risk Pays Off | Mind and Brain | Scoop.it
A collection of articles from Psychology Today on the topic of risk.
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Are Women More Emotionally Intelligent Than Men?

Are Women More Emotionally Intelligent Than Men? | Mind and Brain | Scoop.it
"Emotional intelligence has four parts: self-awareness, managing our emotions, empathy, and social skill. There are many tests of emotional intelligence, and most seem to show that women tend to have an edge over men when it comes to these basic skills for a happy and successful life. That edge may matter more than ever in the workplace, as more companies are starting to recognize the advantages of high EI when it comes to positions like sales, teams, and leadership."
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How Do We Change Behavior?

How Do We Change Behavior? | Mind and Brain | Scoop.it
What are some of the conditions under which we can change our own behavior and make it stick?
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