Elizabeth Ann Grant

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Why the digestive system and its bacteria are a 'second brain'

<i>Can the bacteria in our gut really influence our mental health? A growing number of scientists say yes—and they're warning us not to ignore digestive</i> …

Scientists find the brain’s missing ‘pipes’

“Throw out the textbooks” and “missing link” are words rarely heard anymore in science, but that’s what researchers around the world are saying about the recent discovery of microscopic lymphatic vessels connecting the brain to the immune system.<p>That physical link was long thought absent, …

Neuroscience

Study Finds No Link Between Hallucinogens And Mental Problems

How risky are psychedelic drugs to mental health? Not nearly as much as you might have imagined.<p>People who had taken LSD, psilocybin (the brain-bending chemical in magic mushrooms) or mescaline at any time in their lives were no more likely than those who hadn't to wind up in mental health …

The effects of psilocybin and MDMA on between-network resting state functional connectivity in healthy volunteers

Introduction<p>Psychedelic drugs have been used throughout history by different cultures as a means of altering consciousness. They are powerful tools …

Neurology

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Mindful Eating: a Yoga Mat for Your Mouth

Archives for Mindful Emotional Eating<p>By<p>Yoga is union. Mindful eating is also yoga -- in the sense that eating unites your body and mind's intention …

A Relaxed Mind is a Productive Mind

<b>INFOGRAPHIC</b>: Mindfulness practices to take control of workplace problems. (Click to enlarge the image.)<p>Julie Mosow’s <i>Harvard Business Review</i> article, …

Slow Down and Mindfully Focus on Improving Life

My mornings used to be like a space shuttle launch: 3-2-1... woosh! I'd jump out of bed, check email before heading into the shower, respond to email while drying my hair and eat breakfast on the way to my first appointment. I had so much to do that I couldn't imagine wasting even one second. …

10 Ways To Declutter Your Mind For Clarity, Focus, and Peace

<b>“Life is as simple or complicated as we make it.” Donna Smallin</b><p>The dreaded “C” word. Clutter.<p>We all deal with it. In some part of our world, we face …

La La Land

12 Elements of Emotional Intelligence

August 18, 2010<p><b>By Marcia Sirota MD</b><p>Intellect and emotional intelligence are very different things. The former is the cognitive ability to synthesize …

Meditation's Widespread Effect on How The Brain Ages - PsyBlog

Study shows how meditation affects the brain’s gray matter in the long-term.<p>Meditation conserves the brain’s gray matter — used for processing …

The Brain

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This is your brain on mindfulness training - Futurity

Many studies suggest that mindfulness training eases a range of health problems. Now, scientists offer a biological account of how it works.

Mindfulness