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12 talks on understanding the brain | TED Blog

12 talks on understanding the brain | TED Blog | Integrative Medicine | Scoop.it

Read Montague is interested in the human dopamine system -- or, as he puts it in this illuminating talk from TEDGlobal 2012, that which makes us "chase sex, food and salt" and therefore survive Specifically, Montague and his team at the Roanoke Brain Study are interested in how dopamine and valuation systems work when two human beings interact with each other."


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Suggested by Maggie Roumain a colleague and former student who I trust as a source of information on brain research! 

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Maggie Rouman's curator insight, November 26, 2013 4:17 PM

Great videos and insights about how our brains work...

Randy Bauer's curator insight, December 17, 2013 10:34 AM

A great resource of research that involves How Our Brain Works from TED Talks.

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Yoga better for your brain than exercise, study finds - Telegraph

Yoga better for your brain than exercise, study finds - Telegraph | Integrative Medicine | Scoop.it
Twenty minutes of yoga is better for boosting brain activity than vigorous exercise for the same amount of time, a study has found.
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Recommended by Maggie Roumain.  That's all the advice I need! 

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Salvador Salvador's curator insight, August 23, 2014 6:26 AM

All you need is a 20-minute progression of seated, standing and supine yoga postures that included contraction and relaxation of different muscle groups and regulated breathing in order to improve your memory.

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Mainly Mozart » Mozart & the Mind

Mainly Mozart » Mozart & the Mind | Integrative Medicine | Scoop.it

“Mozart & the Mind is unique in its hands-on, interactive approach, firmly integrating science and art, translating important research and insights from multiple disciplines into a common language that everyone can relate to and apply in their lives.”

—Tim Mullen
Artistic Partner and UCSD Researcher

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Making music together connects brains

Making music together connects brains | Integrative Medicine | Scoop.it
Anyone who has ever played in an orchestra will be familiar with the phenomenon: the impulse for one’s own actions does not seem to come from one’s own mind alone, but rather seems to be controlled by the coordinated activity of the group.
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Brain Basics-National Institute of Mental Health (Video)

Brain Basics-National Institute of Mental Health (Video) | Integrative Medicine | Scoop.it

Brain Basics provides information on how the brain works, how mental illnesses are disorders of the brain, and ongoing research that helps us better understand and treat disorders. (Video)


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Early Music Lessons Have Longtime Benefits

Early Music Lessons Have Longtime Benefits | Integrative Medicine | Scoop.it
When children learn to play a musical instrument, they strengthen a range of auditory skills. Recent studies suggest that these benefits extend all through life.


But a study published last month is the first to show that music lessons in childhood may lead to changes in the brain that persist years after the lessons stop.

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Social Connection Makes a Better Brain

Social Connection Makes a Better Brain | Integrative Medicine | Scoop.it
Recent trends show that people increasingly value material goods over relationships—but neuroscience and evolution say this goes against our nature.


Lieberman’s new book Social: Why Our Brains Are Wired to Connect hits the shelves this month. It’s a book about relationships and why relationships are a central—though increasingly absent—part of a flourishing life. Lieberman draws on psychology and neuroscience research to confirm what Aristotle asserted long ago in his Politics: “Man is by nature a social animal … Anyone who either cannot lead the common life or is so self-sufficient as not to need to, and therefore does not partake of society, is either a beast or a god.”

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AnnC's curator insight, November 10, 2013 11:05 PM

LIVE WELL - WITH PEOPLE

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Why Music Makes Our Brain Sing

Why Music Makes Our Brain Sing | Integrative Medicine | Scoop.it
When a song triggers both anticipation and reward, it moves us like nothing else.

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Maggie Rouman's curator insight, June 16, 2013 1:07 PM

"So why does this thingless “thing” — at its core, a mere sequence of sounds — hold such potentially enormous intrinsic value?

The quick and easy explanation is that music brings a unique pleasure to humans. Of course, that still leaves the question of why. But for that, neuroscience is starting to provide some answers."

 

Kate Jenkin's curator insight, September 2, 2013 8:30 PM

Another amazing insight into the magic of music.
"We found that listening to what might be called “peak emotional moments” in music — that moment when you feel a “chill” of pleasure to a musical passage — causes the release of the neurotransmitter dopamine, an essential signaling molecule in the brain."

 
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Human Brain Is Wired for Harmony | Wired Science | Wired.com

Human Brain Is Wired for Harmony | Wired Science | Wired.com | Integrative Medicine | Scoop.it
Stop that noise! Many creatures, such as human babies, chimpanzees, and chicks, react negatively to dissonance—harsh, unstable, grating sounds. Since the days of the ancient Greeks, scientists have wondered why the ear prefers harmony. Now, scientists suggest that the reason may go deeper than an aversion to the way clashing notes abrade auditory nerves; instead, it may lie in the very structure of the ear and brain, which are designed to respond to the elegantly spaced structure of a harmonious sound.
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The benefits of meditation - MIT News Office

The benefits of meditation - MIT News Office | Integrative Medicine | Scoop.it
MIT and Harvard neuroscientists explain why the practice helps tune out distractions and relieve pain.


In a study published online April 21 in the journal Brain Research Bulletin, the researchers found that people trained to meditate over an eight-week period were better able to control a specific type of brain waves called alpha rhythms.

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Science established what's been known for centuries: our mind bodies are real.  As a westerner, I'm deeply touched by scientific research.  I find this all very reassuring.  The path I'm on is real (on multiple levels). 

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neuroeducation, cognitive neuroscience, teaching, psychology, learning, pedagogy

neuroeducation, cognitive neuroscience, teaching, psychology, learning, pedagogy | Integrative Medicine | Scoop.it
This article explains how Mind, Brain, and Education (MBE) science combines perspectives from neuroscience, psychology and pedagogy that contribute to a better understanding of how humans learn, and consequently, how we should teach.


Similar to other evolutionary processes, MBE science drew from the dominant “genes” of its parents to produce a better-adapted being. That is, rather than including anything and everything that falls under the labels of education, neuroscience, and psychology as a whole, MBE science is a careful selection of only the best information that can inform the new science of teaching and learning.

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sostika rai's curator insight, September 15, 2017 5:11 PM

this article explains how the brain, mind and education combines perspectives from neuroscience.

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neuroeducation, cognitive neuroscience, teaching, psychology, learning, pedagogy

neuroeducation, cognitive neuroscience, teaching, psychology, learning, pedagogy | Integrative Medicine | Scoop.it
This article explains how Mind, Brain, and Education (MBE) science combines perspectives from neuroscience, psychology and pedagogy that contribute to a better understanding of how humans learn, and consequently, how we should teach.


Similar to other evolutionary processes, MBE science drew from the dominant “genes” of its parents to produce a better-adapted being. That is, rather than including anything and everything that falls under the labels of education, neuroscience, and psychology as a whole, MBE science is a careful selection of only the best information that can inform the new science of teaching and learning.

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sostika rai's curator insight, September 15, 2017 5:11 PM

this article explains how the brain, mind and education combines perspectives from neuroscience.