Essential Reads

Amish Asthma Rates Offer Clues to Preventing Mental Illness

By Eric Haseltine Ph.D. on December 01, 2016 in Long Fuse, Big Bang
New evidence that healthy bodies promote healthy minds

Psychopaths Have Regrets: Can Early Help and Love Save Them?

By Rita Watson MPH on November 30, 2016 in With Love and Gratitude
If children with antisocial tendencies could be raised in a loving atmosphere or receive early intervention, perhaps full-blown psychopathic and violent tendencies might be curbed.

The High Costs of Multitasking for You and Your Kids

By Judy Willis M.D., M.Ed. on November 29, 2016 in Radical Teaching
Explain-Motivate-Prove-Guide is the four-step approach to help your kids reduce time lost into the black hole generated by multitasking (and improve family harmony).

Stress Can Do This Strangely Positive Thing to You

By Ian H. Robertson Ph.D. on November 28, 2016 in The Stress Test
Is there an upside to stress?

More Posts on Neuroscience

What is Psychology’s Single Most Brilliant Discovery?

What is the most profoundly important thing we've learned from 150 years of scientific psychology? Here is one nomination.

Lord Nelson’s Traumatic Brain Injury

By James F. Zender Ph.D. on December 02, 2016 in The New Normal
Lord Nelson’s head injury.

5 Science-Based Ways to Break the Cycle of Rage Attacks

By Christopher Bergland on December 02, 2016 in The Athlete's Way
Rage is contagious. If you, or someone you know, is a "rageaholic" this blog post offers five science-based ways to break the vicious cycle of Intermittent Explosive Disorder.
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Is Positive Psychology Proven?

How confident can we really be about the effectiveness of positive psychology interventions?
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Surfing Your Brain: Know Which Brain Is Talking

By Robert Taibbi L.C.S.W. on December 01, 2016 in Fixing Families
Your brain goes in and out of its rational state many times over the day. The key to successfully surfing your brain is recognizing what state you are in and taking action.

Do Try This at Home

By Robert J King Ph.D. on December 01, 2016 in Hive Mind
Female orgasm: What happens when you try to study it in a more natural setting than labs? Persistent infertility is a hot topic at the moment and this research offers insight.

This Type of Exercise Changes Your Brain—for the Better!

By Susan McQuillan M.S., RDN on November 30, 2016 in Cravings
If you're losing gray matter and your memory is starting to fade, this exercise can help.

Study: Aerobic Exercise Leads to Remarkable Brain Changes

By Christopher Bergland on November 30, 2016 in The Athlete's Way
A revolutionary neuroimaging technique reaffirms that aerobic exercise significantly increases brain volume and improves cognitive function.

The Worst Symptoms for Newly Diagnosed MS Patients

MS can present with a diverse set of symptoms and affect patients differently. Yet, there is no question these symptoms can cause concern for a newly diagnosed patient.

Feeling A Little Sour?

By Rick Hanson Ph.D. on November 30, 2016 in Your Wise Brain
Take responsibility for your tone and its impacts, and recommit to a clearer, cleaner, more direct way of expressing yourself.

Electro-Cures Largely Unproven

By Temma Ehrenfeld on November 29, 2016 in Open Gently
Electro-cures for depression are largely unproven, but may give you hope, which is not nothing.

The Only Way to Succeed in Your Romantic Relationship

If we are used to the high of being in love and then we suddenly feel nothing but the occasional closeness and sexual attraction, we are bound to think that something is wrong.

Now Is the Time for Resiliency

By Lori Russell-Chapin Ph.D. on November 26, 2016 in Brain Waves
Are you still struggling with post-election decisions? Practice these brain-resiliency skills.

Writing the Truth With Empathy and Ethics

By Jenni Ogden Ph.D. on November 26, 2016 in Trouble in Mind
Rebecca Skloot’s masterpiece on Henrietta Lacks and the HeLa story is also a study in the difficult art of sticking to the facts.
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When Robots Reign: Getting Along with Robo Sapiens

Immortality lies not in identifying with any one model of Homo or Robo Sapiens, but in participating in the progression.

Winter Holiday Weight Gain and Related Biological Causes

There are seasonal biological changes that facilitate an increase in our caloric intake.

The Best Advice For Handling Concussions

By Harry Kerasidis M.D. on November 23, 2016 in Brain Trauma
Concussion misinformation continues in the sports world. So, I asked athletic trainers, who assess / treat concussions daily, to offer their top tips, along with a few of my own.
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Can We Simplify Wellbeing?

When it comes to helping leaders improve their people’s wellbeing where do you suggest they start? Top-down? Bottom-up? Everyone at one time?

What Medical Students Need To Know About Auto Accidents

By James F. Zender Ph.D. on November 21, 2016 in The New Normal
Man is born broken. He lives by mending. The grace of God is glue. -Eugene O'Neil

Study: Fear of the Unknown Compounds Many Anxiety Disorders

By Christopher Bergland on November 21, 2016 in The Athlete's Way
Groundbreaking research on fear-based psychopathology offers interesting clues for new ways to overcome many anxiety disorders.

Batman & Brain Injury

By E. Paul Zehr Ph.D. on November 20, 2016 in Black Belt Brain
How much concussion exposure does big screen Batman actually have?
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"Mom, Am I Disabled?"

By Barb Cohen on November 18, 2016 in Mom, Am I Disabled?
Identifying a person as disabled entails locking that person into a world of very limited expectations. Having a disability describes all of us.

How Does Brain Symmetry Influence the Workings of Your Mind?

By Christopher Bergland on November 18, 2016 in The Athlete's Way
Is symmetry between the 'left brain-right brain' a good thing? It depends. New research suggests that a blend of symmetry and asymmetry between various brain regions may be ideal.

Curiosity

By Graham Collier on November 18, 2016 in The Consciousness Question
Has the vast range of information available these days intensified a general level of curiosity or not?

Going to College With Bipolar Disorder - Part II

By Russ Federman Ph.D., A.B.P.P. on November 17, 2016 in Bipolar You
The second half of a two-part blog post pertaining to the issues faced by college-bound high school students with bipolar disorder.

Big Mistake: Small Kids Left to Their Own Devices

By Richard E. Cytowic M.D. on November 16, 2016 in The Fallible Mind
Screens blot out the lived-in world of people and things, increasingly leading to narcissism, reduced empathy, and low self-esteem.

What’s Behind Our Snap Judgments?

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on November 15, 2016 in How To Do Life
An Up-and-Comer Interview with Jon Freeman

Fall for Mindful Wellness

By Perry Renshaw M.D., Ph.D. on November 15, 2016 in Feed Your Brain
Do you feel like the fall season sometimes feels like it makes up for the shorter days with even more activity?

Embracing the World as It Truly Is With Compassion

Do you feel like tuning out and ignoring what is happening in the world? Are you feeling disconnected or exhausted? Your brain is involved and it is something you can change

Specific Ways to Improve Your Memory

Do you think your memory has declined over time? Perhaps there are concrete things you can do to improve it.