The World Economic Forum hosts Global Future Council on Neurotechnologies in Dubai (November 10–12th)

Quick heads-up on a very promising event. Description: Quickly developing neurotechnologies will have an impact on entire industries, governments, and societies in the future. The Global Future Council on Neurotechnologies will explore these technological developments...

Did Rick Hanson’s Positive Neuroplasticity training change my skeptical mind?

That’s me and Rick Hanson PhD, a neuropsychologist, Senior Fellow of the Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley, and New York Times best-selling author of the books Hardwiring Happiness: The New Brain Science of Contentment,...

Pregnancy sculpts women’s brains in preparation for motherhood

Motherhood changes everything Little did I know before I had my boys how completely and utterly being their mother would change EVERYTHING. Having children threw the pieces of my life up in the air. The...

What Your Brain Needs to Know About Headaches

Headaches are generally classified according to how and why the body is generating the pain. Your pain might be anxiety-related or caused by substances that you’ve ingested or been exposed to reacting negatively with your...

5 Ways Science Shows Yoga Reduces Anxiety

Anxiety is part of everyone’s life at one time or another. That’s normal. When anxiety becomes an almost constant condition, that’s not normal. Doctors can prescribe anti-anxiety pills, which do help in many cases. However, benzodiazepines,...

When meditation fails. Five alternative ways to calm your anxious mind.

Interest in meditation and mindfulness as ways to reduce stress have exploded in popularity, and they’re great tools to have in your mental health toolkit. But what if these techniques don’t work for...

Potential new treatment for traumatic brain injury – the female hormone progesterone

By Patrick J. Lynch, medical illustrator via Wikimedia Commons Traumatic brain injury (TBI) has been headline news this January.  As I’m writing this, Michael Schumacher is still in a medically induced coma after suffering...

Brain injury (part 2) – evidence the brain can rewire itself after injury

If you suffer a brain injury, neurons become damaged beyond repair.  And, really, we are still many years away from understanding how the brain can rewire itself after injury. That’s what the #loveyourbrain...

A 4 Step Exercise to Calm the Chaos in Your Brain

All too often, life can feel like a game of emotional pinball — where you’re the ball pinging around erratically in an arcade-like maze ricocheting off everything haphazardly in all directions. In this...

Seven tips to cultivate your creative brain.

    Our very human capacity for creative thought and innovation has enabled people to survive and prosper on Planet Earth*. Creativity allows us to adapt to change, to produce artworks that move us to tears, to...

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