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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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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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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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Happiness Myth No. 10: The Biggest Myth -- It’s Selfish To Try to Be Happier.

Happiness Myth No. 10: The Biggest Myth -- It’s Selfish To Try to Be Happier. | Mind and Brain | Scoop.it
As I’ve studied happiness over the past few years, I’ve learned many things that surprised me. Each day for last two weeks, I’ve been debunking one “happiness myth” that I believed before I started my happiness project.
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'Evil Scientist' Wants To Teach People To Do Good : NPR

Forty years ago, the Stanford Prison Experiment revealed that people tend to conform — even when that means otherwise good people doing terrible things.

Now, in a new project, Philip Zimbardo, the psychologist who created the prison experiment, is trying to show that people can learn to bring out the best in themselves rather than the worst.
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Short-Term Meditation Changes Brain Activity

Short-Term Meditation Changes Brain Activity | Mind and Brain | Scoop.it
It apparently does not take years or even months of practicing meditation to fundamentally alter neural activity.
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Getting My Back Up Over Polyvagal Theory

Getting My Back Up Over Polyvagal Theory | Mind and Brain | Scoop.it
One parent's attempt to explain Stephen Porges' polyvagal theory and its applications.
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Color Psychology

Color Psychology | Mind and Brain | Scoop.it
Color psychology is concerned with the effects of color on mood, emotion, behavior. Discover the powerful effects color can have on moods, emotions and behaviors.
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Kathryn Schulz: On being wrong | Video on TED.com

TED Talks Most of us will do anything to avoid being wrong. But what if we're wrong about that? "Wrongologist" Kathryn Schulz makes a compelling case for not just admitting but embracing our fallibility.
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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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The Infant's Sixth Sense: Awareness and Regulation of Bodily Processes

Article by Stephen Porges. Click on the "full text" link for a PDF version of the article.
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Researchers Explain How We Learn by Observation

Researchers Explain How We Learn by Observation | Mind and Brain | Scoop.it
A recent brain imaging study helps explain how we learn to copy actions through observation.
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8 Surprising Ways To De-Stress The Brain

8 Surprising Ways To De-Stress The Brain | Mind and Brain | Scoop.it
In the introduction of her book, "How To Train A Wild Elephant," Jan Chozen Bays says that mindfulness is "like a game of connect the dots, or like a paint-by-numbers kit." You start with a small area of your life -- like taking three deep breaths...
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Norman Doidge On The Brain That Changes Itself

Norman Doidge On The Brain That Changes Itself | Mind and Brain | Scoop.it
The cliche that you can’t teach an old dog new tricks may soon be obsolete. The more we learn about the human brain, the more we understand the potential that it has to change, adapt and grow. Traditionally the brain was seen as being like a machine, its neural pathways set in stone from childhood. But new studies have shown that the brain can be trained to recover from strokes or paralysis, lifelong habits can be broken, and aging brains be rejuvenated.
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Brain Plasticity

From the Discovery Channel: About brain plasticity, and the ability to "reinvent ourselves" throughout life.
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