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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.

Dogs Who Live with Smokers May Suffer from Premature Aging

By Stanley Coren Ph.D., F.R.S.C. on September 19, 2017 in Canine Corner
Biomarkers show that living in a home with a tobacco smoker prematurely ages dogs at a cellular level

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Just How Happy Is Your Dog? It May Take a Quick Eye to Know

By Stanley Coren Ph.D., F.R.S.C. on September 06, 2017 in Canine Corner
Data indicates that quick, subtle, micro-expressions on a dog's face can indicate its emotional state

Sapolsky on Free Will

By Joachim I Krueger Ph.D. on September 06, 2017 in One Among Many
Robert Sapolsky writes of baboons of men. Both are socially intelligent. Neither has free will.

Can Brain Imaging Teach Us Anything about Racism?

Confused and exasperated over recent events in Charlottesville? Here's a look into what neuroscience can and can't tell us about racism.
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Benjamin Libet and The Denial of Free Will

By Steve Taylor Ph.D. on September 05, 2017 in Out of the Darkness
How can a person choose, of their own free will, to try to prove that they have no free will?
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This Brain Needs Sugar!

By Elizabeth Young on September 05, 2017 in Adaptations
I groan louder because, I begin to know, I need help. I need help badly.

Anxiety Makes Us Perform Better

By Nick Hobson Ph.D. on September 05, 2017 in Ritual and the Brain
Feeling the pang of performance anxiety? It's okay, your brain can benefit from feeling negative emotion.

Unplug, Get Bored, Create

By Lybi Ma on September 05, 2017 in Brainstorm
How spacing out can unlock your creativity. By Manoush Zomorodi.

Walking in Rhythm

By Dean Olsher MS, MT-BC, LCAT on September 04, 2017 in A Sound Mind
How will you spend your next hour of free time? You can lie on the couch and stare at Facebook or take an extended walk. Which choice do you think is better for your mood?
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Bats in the Park

Sick bats found around Seattle bring heightened awareness about rabies.

How Rituals Alter the Brain to Help Us Perform Better

By Nick Hobson Ph.D. on September 01, 2017 in Ritual and the Brain
Need a performance brain boost? Create a simple ritual to help your brain deal with performance anxiety.

One Surefire Way to Release Endorphins Into Your Brain

By Christopher Bergland on September 01, 2017 in The Athlete's Way
Researchers in Finland have identified a reliable way to trigger the release of endorphins in the human brain.

Your Seven Keys to Good Thinking

By Guy P. Harrison on August 31, 2017 in About Thinking
These seven keys to good thinking will serve you well over your lifetime.

Does Women's Biology Hurt Them in Tech?

The Google memo on women went viral, but it is mainly scientific nonsense.

How to Develop "Zen Presence"

By Karl Albrecht Ph.D. on August 31, 2017 in BrainSnacks
Zen presence enables you to interact more rationally, intelligently, and creatively.

This Is Your Brain on First Grade

By Lydia Denworth on August 30, 2017 in Brain Waves
When kids start grade school, they have to learn to sit still and pay attention. That experience helps them develop better executive functioning.

Voices: Overheard in Psychosis But Underheard in Autism

As predicted by the diametric model, auditory symptoms in psychosis are opposite to those in autism, and both are extensions of normality.

What You Need to Know About L-theanine

By Michael J Breus Ph.D. on August 29, 2017 in Sleep Newzzz
Are you looking for ways to sleep better at night while also feeling relaxed during the day?

Wilderness Psychology

By Jenni Ogden Ph.D. on August 27, 2017 in Trouble in Mind
Camping in the wilderness is an experience unlike any other. It has its downsides, especially in the Australian Outback, but the upsides include therapeutic bird watching!

Do We See the World Like a Movie?

By William R. Klemm Ph.D. on August 26, 2017 in Memory Medic
The two-stage model of perception may have profound implications beyond sensation that involve working memory, ideation, reasoning, decision-making, and voluntary behavior.

Addiction and the Brain

By Fran Simone Ph.D. on August 26, 2017 in A Family Affair
Learning about addiction and the brain can help loved ones.

Want to Keep Your Brain Youthful? You Should Be Dancing

By Christopher Bergland on August 26, 2017 in The Athlete's Way
New research confirms that any type of aerobic activity has neuroprotective benefits. That said, learning choreographed dance routines appear to have specific anti-aging benefits.

Hack Your Brain to Sidestep Jet Lag

By Andrea Bartz on August 25, 2017 in The Wandering Mind
A neurological approach to feeling better, fast.

Chronic Stress Discombobulates Gut Microbiome Communities

By Christopher Bergland on August 25, 2017 in The Athlete's Way
When people are relaxed, gut microbiome communities hum in perfect harmony. However, stress wreaks havoc on the gut-brain axis in unpredictable ways, according to a new study.

Are Your Wellbeing Approaches Backfiring?

Do you struggle to consistently make healthy choices when it comes to your wellbeing? What can you do to better align your healthy intentions with your actions?

Tuberculosis and Dementia

By Mario D Garrett Ph.D. on August 24, 2017 in iAge
What if we knew the cause of Alzheimer's disease more than 100 years ago? TB is emerging to be one of the most likely candidates that causes the amyloid cascade in the brain.

Debunking 10 Common Concussion Myths

By Harry Kerasidis M.D. on August 24, 2017 in Brain Trauma
You may be aware of concussions, but is your understanding based on fact or fiction?
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A Different Way to Treat Depression

Depression is a failure to learn. It's time to learn how to learn again.

The Microbiome-Gut-Brain Axis Relies on Your Vagus Nerve

By Christopher Bergland on August 23, 2017 in The Athlete's Way
An extensive scientific review concludes that the vagus nerve facilitates bidirectional communication along the gut-brain axis.
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How Peter Shankman's ADHD Is the Engine to His Success

By John Nosta on August 23, 2017 in The Digital Self
What happens when you combine the power of ADHD with the desire to change the world? You become a public relations all-star who knows everything about new media!

An Alternate Reality

By Charles S. Jacobs on August 23, 2017 in Management Rewired
What can we learn from someone living in somewhat of an 'alternate reality'?