Essential Reads

Your Brain in Love

By Joe Pierre M.D. on February 11, 2016 in Psych Unseen
What does neuroimaging tell us about romantic love?

The Stress of Uncontrollability

By Alex Korb Ph.D. on February 10, 2016 in PreFrontal Nudity
Feeling out of control amps up the brain's anxiety circuit. Understanding your own brain's response to uncontrollability can put you in the driver's seat.

More Proof That Aerobic Exercise Can Make Your Brain Bigger

By Christopher Bergland on February 08, 2016 in The Athlete's Way
New research confirms that sustained aerobic exercise stimulates the birth of new neurons in the adult brain. This process may improve learning and memory, especially as we age.

3 Neuroscience Advances That Could Change Your Life

The impossible—healing your brain—looks possible after all.

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Valentine’s Day, Love, and the Broken Soul

By Billi Gordon Ph.D. on February 11, 2016 Obesely Speaking
Even if you are lucky enough to find "true love" – do you know where to get the app for it?

Combining Aerobic Exercise and Meditation Reduces Depression

A new study reports that the combination of doing focused meditation and aerobic exercise back-to-back reduces depression, rumination, and overwhelming negative thoughts.

Obesity, Diet, and Your Brain

By Romeo Vitelli Ph.D. on February 10, 2016 Media Spotlight
Recent research has found a strong link between high fat, high sugar "Western diets" (WD for short) and obesity, brain functioning, and our ability to learn.

Inside the Bilingual Brain

Neuroscientists in Montreal link the strength of brain connections to language learning success, raising intriguing questions about the malleability of the human brain.

Ups and Downs

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on February 10, 2016 How To Do Life
A very short story about a person with bipolar and his wife.

After Three Years, Justice from the VA

By Eric Newhouse on February 08, 2016 Invisible Wounds
VA finally upgrades former Army Capt. Charles Gatlin's TBI disability rating, but one question remains: Why did it take them three years to read his DoD medical records?

Do Learning Styles Determine Grades?

Do Learning Styles Predict Grades?

Claudia Gold on The Silenced Child

the future of mental health interview series continues with Claudia Gold on The Silenced Child.

The Science of Slow Deep Breathing

Are you having a stressful day? Take a deep breath. Learn about the surprising science behind this age-old recommendation and why it may be better advice than you might think.

5 Ways to Reduce Your—"I've Fallen and I Can't Get Up!"—Risk

Do you know someone who suffered a serious fall that lead to a downward spiral? It happens everyday. For some simple tips on how-to avoid injury from a slip or fall read this.

Are You Always Stressed–Out? New Blood Test May Explain Why

Neuroscientists recently pinpointed a genetic biomarker linked to people who are “stress sustainers” and at risk for PTSD. A simple blood test could lead to early interventions.

Women's Secrets—to the Female Brain

Are scientists figuring out the difference between the male and female brain?

Mindfulness Meditation and the Vagus Nerve Share Many Powers

New research shows that mindfulness meditation and a new non-invasive vagus nerve stimulator can optimize brain connectivity, reduce depression, and improve overall well-being.

Cam Newton Walks, Chews Gum, and Throws Touchdown Passes

By E. Paul Zehr Ph.D. on February 04, 2016 Black Belt Brain
We've all known people who "can't walk and chew gum at the same time." Here's why Cam Newton can do all that and more.

When a Lie Reveals a Truth: Insights from the McGurk Effect

Sometimes a lie can reveal a truth about a scientific mystery

Help Take Terror Out of Childhood

By Hal Mathew on February 04, 2016 Unagoraphobic
Children don't have to face fear alone.

The Wonderlands of the Mind

The creative lengths to which the imaginative mind can go....

What's New in Neuropsychology?

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on February 04, 2016 How To Do Life
Will today's "exciting findings" finally yield tomorrow's real sbreakthroughs?

Training the Brain to Control Negative Emotions

By William R. Klemm Ph.D. on February 03, 2016 Memory Medic
The human brain contains a distinct network that serves as its executive agent. This network can be trained to develop a more robust capacity for executive control.

Oakley Hits the Beach Running: Winter Vacation Research

Research explains the necessity and advantages for human health and wellbeing.

Why Old Habits Die Hard?

Many of our decisions are made on the basis of emotional and unconscious processes.

Four Levels of Lucid Dreaming

Knowing that you are dreaming is the first step to lucid dreaming but there are at least four levels of lucid dreaming. How do you get there?

How Does Our Brain Create a Virtual Space Around Our Body?

How our brain creates virtual physical boundaries around us.

Are You Feeling Unneeded Pain?

By Rick Hanson Ph.D. on February 01, 2016 Your Wise Brain
Deliberately tilt toward the positive in your mind, which is not looking through rose-colored glasses. Given the negativity bias in the brain, you're leveling the playing field.

Avoid Stressful Sleep Training and Get the Sleep You Need

By Darcia Narvaez Ph.D. on January 31, 2016 Moral Landscapes
Should you condition your baby not to cry or use clever nudges that keep baby secure? There is a way!

A New Paradigm for Alzheimer's disease Research

By Mario D Garrett PhD on January 30, 2016 iAge
The zeal to find some biological marker for Alzheimer's disease has been unfounded. Emerging studies are now focussing more on the public health context of the disease.

Daughters Inherit Emotional Control From Their Mothers

A new study finds a link between the brain circuitry of mothers and that of their daughters.

A Guest in Quiet

By G.A. Bradshaw PhD, PhD on January 28, 2016 Bear in Mind
What rattlesnakes teach us about the grace and dignity of being reptile.

Triggering Happiness Hormones In A Society in Turmoil

Ever feel lost, despairing, angry, and searching for answers? I have, and found some answers through learning how to trigger my body's joy hormones.

Why Do Dogs Turn in Circles Before Lying Down?

New data helps to explain why dogs spin around in circles before laying down — it's all about comfort.