Atiya Mitchell

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Growing Up in a Bad Neighborhood Does More Harm Than We Thought

The neighborhood in which you grow up is a major determinant of your economic success as an adult. That’s been known for a while, but new research suggests that the effects may be much larger than social scientists previously understood.<p>These findings could fundamentally reshape national housing …

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Acute, dose-dependent cognitive effects of Ginkgo biloba, Panax ginseng and their combination in healthy young volunteers: differential interaction... - PubMed

2002 Jan;17(1):35-44.<p>Acute, dose-dependent cognitive effects of Ginkgo biloba, Panax ginseng and their combination in healthy young volunteers: …

The Devastating Effects Heroin Has on the Body and Mind

In search of euphoria, heroin users devastate their bodies and minds. Twenty-three percent of people who try it at least once become addicted, …

Heroin

What mindfulness gurus won’t tell you: meditation has a dark side

We never intended to be the Richard Dawkins of mindfulness — but, because of our book, we seem to have started a public debate about its downsides nonetheless.<p>Our approach was to go through almost half a century of scientific evidence and tease out fact from fiction when it comes to beliefs about …

Teaching kids philosophy makes them smarter in math and English

Schools face relentless pressure to up their offerings in the STEM fields—science, technology, engineering, and math. Few are making the case for philosophy.<p>Maybe they should.<p>Nine- and 10-year-old children in England who participated in a philosophy class once a week over the course of a year …

Education

How to Mathematically Measure Consciousness

How can we measure the phenomenon of human consciousness?<p>A month ago I was being introduced for the public presentation of my neuroscience PhD …

Consciousness

9 Ways Being a Nice Person Actually Helps You More Than It Helps Other People

1. It makes you hotter.<p>Next time you're inclined to rip someone a new one, scowl at a coworker, or just be straight-up rude to the person on the subway stairwell who JUST WILL NOT GET OUT OF THE WAY, consider this: Being a jerk can drag down your health. Literally.<p>Doing the opposite of this — aka …

Happiness

How To Be Happy: 5 Secrets Backed By Research

We all wanna be happier, right?Thing is, depression is at epic levels. More people are unhappy and they’re getting miserable at an even younger …

Happiness

Neuroscience reveals 4 rituals that will make you happy

You get all kinds of happiness advice on the internet from people who don't know what they're talking about. Don't trust them.<p>Actually, don't trust …

Self-improvement

3 daily practices for living a happy life, according to over 100 psychologists

As Annie Dillard writes in her book "The Writing Life," "how we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives."<p>There's no short-cut to a happy life, but there are simple things we can do to help us get there.<p>"We have a choice in our lives, in our behavior, and in our thoughts, as to what we …

Happiness

7 Psychological Equations to Empower Your Life and Mind

You can either be at the <i>effect</i> (powerless) of your life or act as the <i>cause</i> (in power) of it. Your internal belief system about yourself and how you envision your life is the most important predictor of your success or failure. In order to train yourself to be geared towards what you envision you …

New Alzheimer’s Treatment Fully Restores Memory Function

Of the mice that received the treatment, 75 percent got their memory function back.<p>Australian researchers have come up with a non-invasive ultrasound …

Inside the School Silicon Valley Thinks Will Save Education

So you’re a parent, thinking about sending your 7-year-old to this rogue startup of a school you heard about from your friend’s neighbor’s sister. …

Women in Science

Teachers tap into brain science to boost learning

Watch Video | Listen to the Audio<b>JUDY WOODRUFF:</b> Next: neuroscience and education.Thousands of teachers around the country are learning about an …

Teaching

13 Amazing Things Travel Does To Your Brain

*Books next trip immediately*<p>A recent study from the <i>Academy of Management Journal</i> found that people who worked overseas were more imaginative and inspired than those who stayed in the U.S. Why? It's all about cultural immersion.<p><b>"People who integrate a new culture into their identities are more</b> …

What IQ Tests Really Measure

Is it an example of what Malcolm Gladwell so eloquently points out in Outliers — where people showing even a trace advantage over others are constantly reinforced as being smart, given more opportunities, etc.<p>Or is something else at play?<p>The controversial 1990's book "The Bell Curve" contended that …

Malcolm Gladwell

How meditation changes the body and mind

How to provide relief to sufferers of obsessive compulsive disorder<p>Just watching other people wash their hands provides relief to sufferers of …

Harvard Studies: Meditation Literally Changes Your Brain

<i>Sponsored Links</i><p>by Jeff Wilson <br>The Spirit Science<p>Many studies have been done to diagnose the physiological changes in humans during meditation. None …

Something Extraordinary Is Happening in the World, And Most People Haven't Noticed

Most of us haven't quite realized there is something extraordinary happening.<p>A few months ago, I freed myself from standard-procedure society. I broke the chains of fear that kept me locked up into the system. Since then, I see the world from a different perspective: the one that everything is …

Museum of Tomorrow: a captivating invitation to imagine a sustainable world

Rio de Janeiro’s new museum, focusing on ideas rather than objects, ecology more than technology, is a little trippy, a little hippy, very worthy but rarely dull<p>Jutting diagonally into the sky from the old port of Rio de Janeiro is an other-worldly edifice that looks like a cross between a …

Marijuana's THC may increase 'noise' in your brain

Marijuana's main psychoactive compound, THC, may increase random neural activity — or neural noise — in the brain, according to a new study.<p>In the study, researchers gave THC to study participants through an IV, and found that the participants showed increased levels of random neural noise after …

Neuroscience

The brain’s miracle superpowers of self-improvement

We used to believe our brains were hardwired at birth. Now we believe we can will them to change. Is that true? Will Storr analyses the truth and hokum about 'neuroplasticity'.<p>For years she had tried to be the perfect wife and mother but now, divorced, with two sons, having gone through another …

The Brain