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We're in a new age of neuroscience and a greater understanding of the min can create positive change in humans.
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Can Neuro-Music Boost Your Productivity? | Neuromarketing

Can Neuro-Music Boost Your Productivity? | Neuromarketing | Neuro-Minded | Scoop.it
Work environments today are noisy and distracting. As Maria Konnikova writes in a recent New Yorker article, open office plans are a big culprit. One study describes the effects of open environments as “damaging to the workers’ attention spans, productivity, […]
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How to Focus a Wandering Mind

How to Focus a Wandering Mind | Neuro-Minded | Scoop.it
New research reveals what happens in a wandering mind—and sheds light on the cognitive and emotional benefits of increased focus.
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cognition, music therapy, neurological disorders, speech, dementia, medicine | Music Instinct | PBS

cognition, music therapy, neurological disorders, speech, dementia, medicine | Music Instinct | PBS | Neuro-Minded | Scoop.it
Music therapist Concetta M. Tomaino says music seems to able to reach us when movement, memory, speech, and emotion have to all appearances been destroyed by injury or disease.
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4 Ways to Use Music as Medicine

4 Ways to Use Music as Medicine | Neuro-Minded | Scoop.it
Music has been used as medicine since humanity began. Discover 4 ways to harness the healing powers of harmony at home.
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Donna Gentile's curator insight, August 19, 2013 2:39 PM

I write "music with a message" and I believe that music and stories are medicine. Recently my Dad crossed over, and a "Noble Death Song" came through, which was inspired by Tecumpseh, Shawnee (1768-1813). In his wisdom words called, "Live Your Life" he said, "Prepare a noble death song for the day you go over the great divide," and "Sing your death song, and die like a hero going home." I promised my Dad I would write his Noble Death Song, then asked Creator and ancestors to help bring it through. A song came through three days before my Dad passed and I sang it to him for the first time in his final hour. I believe it gave him the spiritual medicine he needed to let go. I will update this post with a link to the song and lyrics when I get them up on my music website at http://donnagentile.com. Thank you for your stories, your ear and open heart... Donna Gentile

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Yoga, Meditation and Mindfulness: "Trends" That Could Change Everything

Yoga, Meditation and Mindfulness: "Trends" That Could Change Everything | Neuro-Minded | Scoop.it
It was only during my sometimes-very-stressful years as a law student and a big-firm lawyer that I came to understand the incredible power of yoga and meditation to transform and improve virtually every aspect of my life.
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"..we can change the world by fostering greater "mindfulness" -- attentive awareness that promotes focus, creativity, and compassion -- and we can do it at every level: personal, institutional, societal, and global."  Works for everyone, every group and organization. Mindfulness helps us discover ourselves, greater communication, empathy, creativity, innovation...many reasons to practice it.

 
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» Of Women and Horses — Where is the Data? - Equine Therapy

» Of Women and Horses — Where is the Data?  - Equine Therapy | Neuro-Minded | Scoop.it
Much has been written about the connection between women and horses, and for some time, it has certainly mystified us.
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Can you measure the chemical response of women in the presence of horses? Ellen Kaye Gehrke, Ph.D, used EKG measures to collect Heart Rate Variability (HRV) data on both horses and humans in different stages of interaction. One finding was HRV patterns that are synchronized in a horse/human pair indicate a greater psycho-physiological linkage between them…meaning a stronger bond.

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Music therapy improves behavior in children with autism, study suggests

Weekly music therapy sessions can have a positive effect on behavior in children with autism, reports a new article. In a study of 41 children, improvements were seen particularly in inattentive behaviors over a ten month period.
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Frontiers | Embodied Cognition is Not What you Think it is | Frontiers in Cognitive Science

Frontiers | Embodied Cognition is Not What you Think it is | Frontiers in Cognitive Science publishes articles on the most outstanding discoveries across the research spectrum of Frontiers | Embodied Cognition is Not What you Think it is |...
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How brain science can make you a better writer | Poynter.

Standing for journalism, strengthening democracy | Journalism training, media news & how to's
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» Will Volunteering Improve Your Mental State? - Equine Therapy

» Will Volunteering Improve Your Mental State? - Equine Therapy | Neuro-Minded | Scoop.it
Chartered Psychologist Ruth Lowry explains the benefits of volunteering as, a form of pro-social behavior that involves commitment given over an extended period of time.
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Volunteering contributes to our own personal growth.

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The Sage Horse: Mindfulness, The Brain and Horses

The Sage Horse: Mindfulness, The Brain and Horses | Neuro-Minded | Scoop.it
When incorporating horses into mindfulness practice, they are a natural facilitator in helping humans gain self-awareness.
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Greg Gage: Let's start a neuro-revolution

Greg Gage: Let's start a neuro-revolution | Neuro-Minded | Scoop.it
Editor's Note: Greg Gage is a globe-trekking neuroscientist, engineer, teacher and entrepreneur.
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10 Mind-Bending Sci-Fi Advancements In Brain Science - Listverse

10 Mind-Bending Sci-Fi Advancements In Brain Science - Listverse | Neuro-Minded | Scoop.it
Most people don't think about neuroscience on a daily basis. Neuroscientists' work is usually obscure, tedious research that incrementally improves our und
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Koelle Simpson's Equine Therapy - Oprah.com

Koelle Simpson's Equine Therapy - Oprah.com | Neuro-Minded | Scoop.it
On a quiet California ranch, Koelle Simpson helps people confront their greatest fears and heal their deepest wounds.
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Excellent article in O Magazine on the power of horses helping people. A must read if you really want to dive into why this is so powerful. 

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Obama Says $100 Million Will Be Invested In Brain-mapping Initiative : NPR

Obama Says $100 Million Will Be Invested In Brain-mapping Initiative : NPR | Neuro-Minded | Scoop.it
Calling it "the next great American project," the president predicted that the initiative could "be transformative." The lives of "not just millions, but billions of people" will be improved if more can be learned about brain disorders, said Obama.
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Potential breakthrough for treatment and prevention of brain disorders.

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Exploring Temple Grandin's Brain | DiscoverMagazine.com

Exploring Temple Grandin's Brain | DiscoverMagazine.com | Neuro-Minded | Scoop.it
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One theory of autistic savantism suggests developmental abnormality affects the left side of the brain leading to the right side overcompensating which leads to special abilities in music, art and visual memory

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Can Pets Help Kids With Autism?

Can Pets Help Kids With Autism? | Neuro-Minded | Scoop.it
Science shows that interacting with animals may have big health benefits. Pets can help lower blood pressure and cholesterol, increase the amount of exercise people get and decrease stress.
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"Children with autism engaged in 55 percent more social behaviors when they were with the animals, compared to toys," said O'Haire, who added that the amount they smiled more than doubled.

"These are big improvements for children who struggle to interact socially and often suffer from heightened anxiety and stress," O'Haire said. "The ability of an animal to bring out a smile or get a child talking was a huge finding." Children with autism, which affects one in 88 children in the U.S., often struggle with social interaction and behavior.

 

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How music touches the brain

How music touches the brain | Neuro-Minded | Scoop.it
New method reveals how different musical features activate emotional, motor and creative areas of the brain.
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Mindfulness and meditation training could ease PTSD symptoms, researchers say

Mindfulness and meditation training could ease PTSD symptoms, researchers say | Neuro-Minded | Scoop.it
Researchers are looking into mindful meditation to treat soldiers with post-traumatic stress disorder.
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How brain science can make you a better writer | Poynter.

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Brain Awareness Week - Dana Foundation

Brain Awareness Week - Dana Foundation | Neuro-Minded | Scoop.it
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Much of my work in communications and equine assisted learning and psychotherapy focuses on the advancement of neuroscience, importance of neuroplasticity and how it contributes to growth and healing. Brain Awareness Week 3/11-3/17 will be a great time to research, write and report about it.

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Increase Your Brainpower In 5 Easy Steps

Increase Your Brainpower In 5 Easy Steps | Neuro-Minded | Scoop.it
Here are 5 easy ways to optimize your brain's health today: 1. Learn a new skill. Take up a new instrument, language, or craft.
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