Mind and Brain
Follow
Find
4.6K views | +0 today
Mind and Brain
What we're learning about the mind and brain, and how we can use this knowledge for increased well-being.
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by Jone Johnson Lewis
Scoop.it!

Think Different: On post-traumatic growth

Think Different: On post-traumatic growth | Mind and Brain | Scoop.it
How trauma and difficulties can sometimes be the springboard to greater well-being *** I see it as part of my job to encourage the possibility of transformation that can arise from suffering, rathe...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Jone Johnson Lewis
Scoop.it!

The neurogenics of niceness: Study finds peoples' relative niceness may reside in their genes

The neurogenics of niceness: Study finds peoples' relative niceness may reside in their genes | Mind and Brain | Scoop.it
(Medical Xpress) -- It turns out that the milk of human kindness is evoked by something besides mom's good example.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Jone Johnson Lewis
Scoop.it!

Is some homophobia self-phobia?

Homophobia is more pronounced in individuals with an unacknowledged attraction to the same sex and who grew up with authoritarian parents who forbade such desires, a series of psychology studies demonstrates.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Jone Johnson Lewis
Scoop.it!

‘The Righteous Mind,’ by Jonathan Haidt

‘The Righteous Mind,’ by Jonathan Haidt | Mind and Brain | Scoop.it
A psychologist argues that people base decisions on moral intuition, not reason.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Jone Johnson Lewis
Scoop.it!

Clothes and Self-Perception

Clothes and Self-Perception | Mind and Brain | Scoop.it
What we wear can affect not only what people think of us, but also the way our brains work, a study involving a doctor’s coat shows.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Jone Johnson Lewis
Scoop.it!

Clothes and Self-Perception

Clothes and Self-Perception | Mind and Brain | Scoop.it
What we wear can affect not only what people think of us, but also the way our brains work, a study involving a doctor’s coat shows.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Jone Johnson Lewis
Scoop.it!

‘Mind Reading’: Are You Just the Sum of Your Brain’s Connections? | Healthland | TIME.com

‘Mind Reading’: Are You Just the Sum of Your Brain’s Connections? | Healthland | TIME.com | Mind and Brain | Scoop.it
Is the wiring pattern of your brain what makes you uniquely “you”?
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Jone Johnson Lewis
Scoop.it!

Social Cues in the Brain [Interactive]: Scientific American

Social Cues in the Brain [Interactive]: Scientific American | Mind and Brain | Scoop.it
Visit the places that help us sense other people's feelings in this Scientific American MIND tour of the brain...
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Jone Johnson Lewis from Radical Compassion
Scoop.it!

Yes!: 10 Things Science Says Will Make You Happy

Yes!: 10 Things Science Says Will Make You Happy | Mind and Brain | Scoop.it
Scientists can tell us how to be happy. Really. Here are 10 ways, with the research to prove it.

Via Jim Manske
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Jone Johnson Lewis
Scoop.it!

The Brain in Love

The Brain in Love | Mind and Brain | Scoop.it
Love was once thought to be beyond our understanding, or at least relegated to the realm of philosophers and poets. Now neuroscientists are also gaining a new appreciation for how our brain changes when in love.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Jone Johnson Lewis
Scoop.it!

Probing the Brain's Mysteries

Probing the Brain's Mysteries | Mind and Brain | Scoop.it
Probing the Brain's Mysteries Wall Street Journal By ROBERT LEE HOTZ Researchers for the first time are documenting the basic wiring of the brain, the complex relationships among billions of neurons that are responsible for reason, memory and emotion.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Jone Johnson Lewis
Scoop.it!

Where is intelligence located in the brain? | KurzweilAI

Where is intelligence located in the brain? | KurzweilAI | Mind and Brain | Scoop.it
University of Illinois scientists have mapped the physical architecture of intelligence in the brain in one of the largest and most comprehensive analyses...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Jone Johnson Lewis
Scoop.it!

Readers build vivid mental simulations of narrative situations, brain scans suggest

Readers build vivid mental simulations of narrative situations, brain scans suggest | Mind and Brain | Scoop.it
(PhysOrg.com) -- A new brain-imaging study is shedding light on what it means to 'get lost' in a good book — suggesting that readers create vivid mental simulations of the sounds, sights, tastes and movements described in a textual narrative while...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Jone Johnson Lewis
Scoop.it!

Whatever does not kill you: Traumatic experiences have silver lining

Whatever does not kill you: Traumatic experiences have silver lining | Mind and Brain | Scoop.it
Your parents were right: Hard experiences may indeed make you tough.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Jone Johnson Lewis
Scoop.it!

Light brings back bad memories

Light brings back bad memories | Mind and Brain | Scoop.it
Mo Costandi: MIT researchers identify, label and manipulate the neuronal network encoding a memory...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Jone Johnson Lewis
Scoop.it!

A Brief Therapy Heals Trauma in Children

A Brief Therapy Heals Trauma in Children | Mind and Brain | Scoop.it
A four- to six-session intervention to treat traumatized children and their families has been shown to be very successful.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Jone Johnson Lewis
Scoop.it!

Why Exercise Won't Make You Thin

Why Exercise Won't Make You Thin | Mind and Brain | Scoop.it
You've heard it for years: to lose weight, hit the gym. But while physical activity is crucial for good health, it doesn't always melt pounds — in fact, it can add them.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Jone Johnson Lewis
Scoop.it!

How Mom's Weight Before Pregnancy Can Affect a Baby's Brain | Healthland | TIME.com

How Mom's Weight Before Pregnancy Can Affect a Baby's Brain | Healthland | TIME.com | Mind and Brain | Scoop.it
A mother's health during pregnancy has measurable effects on her baby's well-being, but a new study shows that her fitness before pregnancy matters too.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Jone Johnson Lewis
Scoop.it!

How Your Cat Is Making You Crazy

How Your Cat Is Making You Crazy | Mind and Brain | Scoop.it
Jaroslav Flegr is no kook. And yet, for years, he suspected his mind had been taken over by parasites that had invaded his brain. So the prolific biologist took his science-fiction hunch into the lab.
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Jone Johnson Lewis from Radical Compassion
Scoop.it!

Mirror Neurons Help Explain Why Baseball Hitting Is Contagious | Axon Potential

Mirror Neurons Help Explain Why Baseball Hitting Is Contagious | Axon Potential | Mind and Brain | Scoop.it

One of baseball’s well worn axioms is that “hitting is contagious.” Once a few batters get on base, those hitting behind them rally at the plate. In fact, MLB batting averages are roughly 50%–70% higher for a batter following hits by the previous two batters as compared to outs made by the previous two batters. While baseball theorists have explanations for this such as rattled pitchers or motivated hitters, recent cognitive science research points to a unique learning system in our brains known as mirror neurons.


Via Jim Manske
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Jone Johnson Lewis
Scoop.it!

Brain Games May Help Thwart Alzheimer's: Study

Brain Games May Help Thwart Alzheimer's: Study | Mind and Brain | Scoop.it
ABC News (blog) Brain Games May Help Thwart Alzheimer's: Study ABC News (blog)   Researchers behind a study in this week's Archives of Neurology say they have a found a link between “brain-stimulating activities” and levels of protein thought to cause...
more...
No comment yet.