Essential Reads

The Power of Wake

By David Hellerstein M.D. on September 22, 2017 in Heal Your Brain
College students commonly "get high and pull all-nighters." Can researchers study college students gone wild to treat depression and other disorders?
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Your Teen Needs More Sleep

By Michael J Breus Ph.D. on September 21, 2017 in Sleep Newzzz
A game plan for helping teens sleep better.

Why Does God Want to Kill Me?

By Mario D Garrett Ph.D. on September 20, 2017 in iAge
We are meant to die. It is nature's way of making our species survive. But our strategy as humans has been to develop a large brain and to live longer, to which there's a downside.

Why We Need To Structure Our Days Differently Than We Think

Are you using your brain as effectively as you could be? A few changes can go a long way.

More Posts on Neuroscience

CBT Increases Cerebellum Connectivity to Other Brain Regions

By Christopher Bergland on September 22, 2017 in The Athlete's Way
A new UCLA study offers fresh insights into a previously underestimated link between the cerebellum, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and cognitive behavioral therapy.

Update on Aaron Hernandez: Brain Injuries Led to Tragedy

By Rita Watson MPH on September 21, 2017 in With Love and Gratitude
Football players with repetitive injuries can experience aggressive behavior, depression, eventual dementia, and even suicide.

Three Tips for Staying Heart Healthy

Hint: Positive emotions can be good for your body.

Why Is There Evil?

By Paul Thagard Ph.D. on September 21, 2017 in Hot Thought
People’s brains are equipped for caring and empathy, so why do people often hurt each other? Evil is like disease, resulting from malfunctions in mechanisms.
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Exercise: A Great Teacher

By Matthew J. Edlund M.D. on September 21, 2017 in The Power of Rest
Everything you do teaches your body. Exercise teaches your body a lot.

Quantitative Electroencephalography in Mental Health Care

Are you looking for a more advanced approach that can help you evaluate abnormal brain activity in OCD, depressed mood, or bipolar disorder? QEEG brain wave analysis could help.

What Creates Superior Brain Connectivity, According to Study

By Susan Reynolds on September 19, 2017 in Prime Your Gray Cells
Participants on the “positive” side reflected stronger connectivity associated with higher cognitive functions, including memory, language, introspection, and imagination.

Can You Make Organizational Change Easier?

Are you struggling to get people on board when it comes to embracing change in your organization? How can you work with people’s brains to make change easier?

How to Respond Effectively to a Young Person's Anger

"Do not teach your children never to be angry; teach them how to be angry."

Rewire Your Burned-Out Brain

By Judy Willis M.D., M.Ed. on September 18, 2017 in Radical Teaching
You can rewire your brain to reverse burnout symptoms and boost your optimism, pleasure, and positive expectations.

Seek Your Whys and Find Happiness.

By Jenni Ogden Ph.D. on September 17, 2017 in Trouble in Mind
Simon Sinek’s mission to encourage us to find the work that makes us happy can be extended to everything we do.

The Salvation of Psychiatry

By Robert Berezin M.D. on September 17, 2017 in The Theater of the Brain
Psychiatry should be grounded in that quest for truth. It has, however, lost its way.The Psychotherapy of Character is precisely this unified field theory for psychiatry

iPhone X: Yes Or No?

By Susan Weinschenk Ph.D. on September 16, 2017 in Brain Wise
Whether or not you buy the new iPhone X depends in part on whether you are making a habit based decision or a value based decision.

Hillary Clinton Is Doing Pranayama

Alternate nostril breathing is good for PTSD and mental health.
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How Melatonin Helps You Sleep

By Michael J Breus Ph.D. on September 15, 2017 in Sleep Newzzz
Learn all about how melatonin can help sleep and bio time.
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Anything You Can Do, I Can Do Better

By Mack R. Hicks Ph.D. on September 15, 2017 in Digital Pandemic
Do our observations of gender differences hold up to scientific inquiry?

Millennial Men, Women and Casual Sex

Millennial men may not be hooking up as much as we think they are, but their attitudes towards women suggest a deeper problem

They Won't Stop Because They Can't Stop: Part 2

“It was like watching a movie, one where you know something bad is about to happen to the main character, and you hope that somehow he escapes danger." James B.

Non-invasive Vagus Nerve Stimulation May Relieve Migraines

By Christopher Bergland on September 13, 2017 in The Athlete's Way
In 2002, doctors first noticed that implanted vagus nerve stimulation (VNS) devices relieved migraines. Now, a new handheld VNS device shows promise for headache sufferers.

Being Biased Impairs Brain Processing and Disrupts Learning

By Nick Hobson Ph.D. on September 12, 2017 in Ritual and the Brain
Group bias can impair your brain's learning function. Here's why your workplace should know this.

Contagious Yawning is Hard-wired

New research suggests that the propensity for contagious yawning is rooted in the excitation and inhibition of the primary motor cortex.

Eating Your Way to Better Brain Health

We are what we eat, so eat your way to better brain health

Karate Kata and Cognition

By E. Paul Zehr Ph.D. on September 11, 2017 in Black Belt Brain
Thoughts from a woman who started training at age 80: "when I started to train in karate, my grandchildren said 'Grandma--you are crazy!' but now they are so proud of me."

Interpersonal Rules that Undermine Your Relationships #6

By Amy Banks on September 11, 2017 in Wired For Love
We are often left to intuit what level of difference is ok not realizing that the socially acceptable level of difference is constantly shifting as you move through life.

The Two Words Which Make or Break A Relationship

By Linda Esposito LCSW on September 11, 2017 in From Anxiety to Zen
Are you and your partner repeating the same arguments while expecting a different result? Two words hold the keys to healing.

How To Make Good Choices For Your Wellbeing

It’s become more difficult to feel confident that we’re making the right choices, which is impacting our well-being.
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A Sleep Pioneer’s Labor of Love

By Kathleen Frazier on September 09, 2017 in From Sleepwalker to Sound Sleeper
Afraid to seek help for a sleep disorder? Find a great sleep physician.
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Some Stress Can Be Good for You

Put your stress to work for you.

Why Is My Phone So Addictive?

Your phone triggers dopamine and oxytocin and relieves cortisol.

When to Push a Child

By Stuart Shanker Ph.D. on September 07, 2017 in Self-Reg
Self-Reg helps us to understand when and why perseverance turns into something vastly different, with far from salutary effects.