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The Psychology Behind Why Some Immigrant Kids Struggle with Family Reunification

Young children may push their parents away or become angry with them after a separation, psychologists and medical professionals explain.<p>As the Trump administration begins to reunite the families it forcibly separated, many of the parents who have thought only of what it would be like to hold their …

The Gut-Brain Connection: How it Works and The Role of Nutrition

The gut-brain axis is a term for the communication network that connects your gut and brain (1, 2, 3).<p>These two organs are connected both physically …

Why our brains see the world as 'us' versus 'them'

Anti-immigrant policies, race-related demonstrations, Title IX disputes, affirmative action court cases, same-sex marriage litigation.<p>These issues …

Brain inflammatory cascade controlled by gut-derived molecules

Metabolite molecules produced by the gut’s microbes activate immune cells in the brain called microglia, which signal to astrocyte cells to mediate …

Neuroscience

Psychedelic Drugs Reshape Cells to "Repair" Neurons in Our Brains

Psychedelics could show the way to a new generation of medicine.<p>Psychedelic drugs like LSD, DMT, and psilocybin (the chemical in magic mushrooms) …

Unique neuronal firing patterns in our "second brain" observed for the first time

Using a newly developed imaging technique, a team of researchers in Australia has directly observed a unique neural motor firing pattern outside of …

Constant Interruptions From Smartphone Can Impact Brain Chemistry, Scientists Say

<b>Follow CBSPHILLY</b> <b>Facebook</b> <b> |</b> <b>Twitter</b>PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Constant interruptions from alerts and messages on your smartphone can impact brain …

Should You Be Toning Your Vagus Nerve? Here's How It Can Calm Anxiety & Aid Digestion

The vagus nerve is the longest cranial nerve, extending from your brain stem to your abdomen. The vagus nerve connects to multiple organs such as …

This 15-30 minute routine makes your brain healthier, younger, and smarter

“Everything popular is wrong”  —  Oscar Wilde<p>In the book, <i>BLUE ZONES: Lessons for Living Longer From the People Who’ve Lived the Longest</i><i>,</i> author Dan …

Albert Einstein

What Is Consciousness?

Scientists are beginning to unravel a mystery that has long vexed philosophers.<p>Consciousness is everything you experience. It is the tune stuck in …

Consciousness

Fasting for 24 hours regenerates stem cells, study finds

New research could open the doors for drugs that help repair the digestive system<p>Fasting has long-held associations with mental and bodily repair, …

Why Physicists Are Saying Consciousness Is A State Of Matter, Like a Solid, A Liquid Or A Gas

A new way of thinking about consciousness is sweeping through science like wildfire. Now physicists are using it to formulate the problem of …

Only the Practice of Dharma Can Help Us at the Time of Death

Throughout our lives, our body has been our closest companion. At times it has seemed to be who we are. We have spent hours washing and cleaning and …

What happens in the brain when habits form?

There are a million things that we do every day without thinking. Brushing our teeth, drying our hair after a shower, and unlocking our phone screen …

Scientists Have Discovered How Traumatic Experiences Actually Rewire The Brain

This is why they're so hard to forget.<p>For many people dealing with traumatic memories, cognitive behavioural therapy is the best shot at living an …

Neuroscience Has a Lot To Learn from Buddhism

A scientist and a monk compare notes on meditation, therapy, and their effects on the brain<p>Can training the mind make us more attentive, altruistic, and serene? Can we learn to manage our disturbing emotions in an optimal way? What are the transformations that occur in the brain when we practice …

Meditation

The Must-Read Brain Books Of 2017

The must-read brain books of 2017 featured persuasion, compulsion, popularity, fear, technology, distraction, and the reasons why we’re capable of so much good and so much evil. The eight books on this list all reveal important, timely insights about who we are, what we do and why we do it.<p><b>The Fear</b> …

Books

A scientist explores the mysteries of the gut-brain connection

<i>Sacha Vega/iStock</i><p>The brain in your head and the one in your gut are always exchanging info. But how do they do it? Neuroscientist Diego Bohórquez is …

Precisamos fazer exercícios para seguir os hábitos de nossos ancestrais

Não importa sua área de atuação. Astronauta, contador ou médico. Somos todos caçadores e coletores. Pelo menos do ponto de vista da evolução das …

Como a exposição ao silêncio pode beneficiar o seu cérebro (e a sua saúde) - CicloVivo

Nos últimos anos, os pesquisadores têm destacado o poder peculiar do silêncio para acalmar nossos corpos, aumentar o volume em nossos pensamentos …

Researchers Might Have Just Figured Out Why Deep Breaths Work

While we associate the term ‘breath’ with an autonomic function of our body—how often do you consciously tell yourself to breathe?—our ancestors …

Pain in the Neck: Using CRISPR to Prevent Tissue Damage and Neck Pain

<i>Summary: Researchers use CRISPR to modulate genes in order to reduce tissue damage and inflammation for people with neck and back pain.</i><p>Source: …

Scientists say your “mind” isn’t confined to your brain, or even your body

You might wonder, at some point today, what’s going on in another person’s mind. You may compliment someone’s great mind, or say they are out of their mind. You may even try to expand or free your own mind.<p>But what <i>is</i> a mind? Defining the concept is a surprisingly slippery task. The mind is the seat …

Consciousness

Developmental Trauma: What you Can't See CAN Hurt You | "Don't Try This Alone"

<i>Developmental Trauma:</i><br>What you can’t see, <i>can</i> hurt you.<p>Dr. Bessel van der Kolk, MD (left) and leaders in brain science and attachment are calling for a …

Could an insecure childhood have a big impact on your career?

By Jordan E. Rosenfeld<p>, Contributor, PostEverything<p>I’ve been failing at jobs all of my working life. As a moody teen, I didn’t last a week at my first job folding clothes in an upscale children’s boutique where my minimum-wage earnings couldn’t even buy one designer sock. I was miserable at retail …

Parenting

The Vagus Nerve: A Back Door for Brain Hacking

Doctors stimulate a nerve in the neck to treat epilepsy, heart failure, stroke, arthritis, and a half dozen other ailments “This is a bottle of …

The Joyful, Illiterate Kindergartners of Finland

Forget the Common Core, Finland’s youngsters are in charge of determining what happens in the classroom.<p>“The changes to kindergarten make me sick,” a veteran teacher in Arkansas recently admitted to me. “Think about what you did in first grade—that’s what my 5-year-old babies are expected to …

Gray Matters: Too Much Screen Time Damages the Brain

<b>“Taken together, [studies show] internet addiction is associated with structural and functional changes in brain regions involving emotional</b> …

Neuroscience

‘Lost’ first languages leave permanent mark on the brain, new study reveals

“Lost” first languages leave a permanent mark on the brain, a report this week has found. The study, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) in the US, challenges the existing understanding that exposure to a language in the first year of a child’s life can be …

Viva vagus: Wandering nerve could lead to range of therapies

With outposts in nearly every organ and a direct line into the brain stem, the vagus nerve is the nervous system’s superhighway. About 80 percent of …