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Fitness trackers aren’t very accurate at measuring heart rate — and that can be dangerous

Apple Watch was the most accurate<p>Fitness trackers aren’t very accurate when it comes to measuring heart rate, especially if you’re doing a hard workout, researchers say. This could be risky for people who might push themselves too hard, and frustrating for those who wonder why a short jog makes …

Wearable Tech

Predicting With High Accuracy if Antidepressants Will Help

<i>Summary: A new study reports researchers were able to predict with 80 percent accuracy whether antidepressants would help patients by analyzing their</i> …

A New Map Of The Brain That Is Unlike Anything You Have Seen Before

The cerebral cortex is widely believed to be the area of the brain where thought, cognition and the processing of complex sensory information takes place. Recently, an international team of researchers used several different types of MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) data to build a new and …

Neurology

The psychological benefits of gratitude closely mirror those of meditation

Recently, I was watching television with my son when an ad came on for a cell phone company. The tagline for the ad said, “Get ready for Thanksgetting.”<p>“Wow.” My 17-year-old looked at me in disbelief. “It kind of seems like they are missing the point.”<p>I still am not entirely sure how we were …

Mindfulness

This app gives you a virtual security guard to walk you home

Some of the best app ideas are also the most obvious, and that's definitely the case with the Companion app.<p>The app makes it easy to recruit friends …

Apps

Ageing test could highlight patients at risk of dementia

Technique developed by comparing gene activity from healthy 65-year-olds with youngsters could also be used for other age-related conditions<p>A test that can track how well a person is ageing could help doctors identify patients who are most at risk of dementia and other age-related conditions.<p>Those …

Alzheimer's Disease

The disturbing consequences of seeing your doppelganger

One morning, a man discovered his double staring him in the eyes. Anil Ananthaswamy explores a dangerous hallucination that reveals how the brain constructs our sense of self.<p>More than two decades ago, Peter Brugger, as a PhD student in neuropsychology at the University Hospital Zurich in …

Consciousness

Do You Have Aphantasia?

Picture a sandy beach, waves lapping at the shore, and the Sun setting on the horizon. For most people this is an easy task, but for a small …

18 Important Life Lessons Phoebe Taught On Us On "Friends"

We should all aspire to be like Princess Consuela Bananahammock.

Comic Books

MIND Diet Decreases Alzheimer's Risk and Slows Brain Aging

<b>MIND diet may slow brain from aging by 7.5 years.</b><p>While cognitive abilities naturally diminish as part of the normal aging process, it may be possible …

Too much TV could raise the risk of Alzheimer’s, study suggests

It turns out that too much TV might damage your brain and also raise the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease — and that the effects could show up much sooner than previously believed, a new study suggests.<p>Researchers at the Northern California Institute for Research and Education in San …

Dementia

Alzheimer's Drugs In The Works Might Treat Other Diseases, Too

Efforts to find a treatment for Alzheimer's disease have been disappointing so far. But there's a new generation of drugs in the works that researchers think might help not only Alzheimer's patients, but also people with Parkinson's disease and other brain disorders.<p>Previous efforts to treat …

Dementia

Instagram users admit they’ve created the most narcissistic social network on the planet

Selfie-hypocrisy or self-deprecation?<p>A large majority of millennials (64%) rated the photo-filter app Instagram FB, -0.41% the world’s most …

Social Media

Why doesn’t everyone believe in God?: The skeptical brain may hold the answer

Most Americans who grew up in religious households are still religious. But what about the ones who aren’t?<p>Christopher Obal used to be a Christian. He grew up in Queens, New York, and when he was 5 years old, his parents left Catholicism for a very different form of Christianity. While they didn’t …

Religion

Addiction: Not a disease, but an example of the brain’s plasticity in learning

Addiction: Not a disease, but an example of the brain’s plasticity in learning<p>“The Biology of Desire” is grouped around several case studies, each …

This Buddhist Monk Shows “Unheard Of” Brain Activity During Meditation

bodymindsoulspirit | April 2, 2015 | 4 Comments<p><i>“Meditation is the dissolution of thoughts in eternal awareness or pure consciousness without</i> …

WINNING 'BACHELOR' COUPLES: Where are they now?

ABC's hit reality series just wrapped up its 19th season earlier this week when Iowa farmer Chris Soules asked fertility nurse Whitney Bischoff to be his wife.<p>When "The Bachelor" launched in 2002 it was a hot watercooler discussion, critiqued for putting personal relationships so openly into the …

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

5 Creativity Myths you Need to Stop Believing

<i>This post originally appeared on the Crew blog.</i><p>There’s a letter from an 1815 issue of <i>General Music Journal</i> where Mozart describes his creative process as instantaneous: no struggle or writer’s block. The muse simply showed up and he was ready.<p>The problem? The letter is a fraud.<p>Much like many other …

How to talk to kids about racism

<b>(CNN) —</b> It was one of a thousand little conversations that fill each day in a third-grade classroom.<p>As teacher Kimmie Fink read a book featuring a Japanese character, a student brought her fingers to her eyes and tugged on the edges, stretching them into narrow slits.<p>Fink stopped. "I'm Asian," she …

Kids

Neurotransmission Caught on Camera

<b>Scientists have captured the exact point and time when information is exchanged between brain cells, a breakthrough that could explain how and why</b> …

Panel Discussion on Brain, Mind, Neuroscience, and Computer Science (1hr 20min)

Matthew Botvinick is Professor of Psychology at Princeton University<p>Naomi Feldman is an assistant professor in the Department of Linguistics and …

The First Year

In the late 1980s, when the crack cocaine epidemic was ravaging America’s cities, Hallam Hurt, a neonatologist in Philadelphia, worried about the damage being done to children born to addicted mothers. She and her colleagues, studying children from low-income families, compared four-year-olds who’d …

Mindfulness Can Literally Change Your Brain

The business world is abuzz with mindfulness. But perhaps you haven’t heard that the hype is backed by hard science. Recent research provides strong evidence that practicing non-judgmental, present-moment awareness (a.k.a. mindfulness) changes the brain, and it does so in ways that anyone working …

Mindfulness

Brain Training To Improve Cognition As We Age

The beginning of a scientific discovery can start with something so basic it might be overlooked.<p>As we age, our short-term memory fades. This is less about our ability to focus our attention and more about our inability to filter out surrounding distractions. New research from <i>Neuron</i> shows that when …

Wire Your Brain For Gratitude In 30 Seconds

<i>“Gratitude is a quality similar to electricity: it must be produced and discharged and used up in order to exist at all.” ~William Faulkner</i><p>At Thanksgiving many of us reflect on what we are grateful for… and what’s for dinner. While a client was discussing gratitude with me, they asked if gratitude …

The Paradox of Genuine Love: Why Loving Your Self Equals Loving Your Partner (And Vice Versa)

The permission to fully love and embrace your self and life with wonder, a compassionate love and acceptance is no small matter. Paradoxically, you …

Here's An Exciting New Clue About Why Some People Stay Sharp As They Age

As it turns out, some older people may be able to learn certain things just as well as younger people by harnessing the power of a part of the brain that young, healthy people typically don't use in the same way.<p>The brain can be thought of as having two major components: gray matter and white …

The Brain

Rise in Weight Linked to Cognitive Decline in Older Adults

Obesity could cause shrinkage in a brain area critical to long-term memory.<p>An expanding waistline may lead to a shriveled brain, new research suggests.<p>In a long-term study of people in their early 60s, a brain region called the hippocampus shrank close to 2 percent a year in those who were obese—a …

One's occupation helps determine brainpower into old age, study says

Once again, there's proof that using your noggin to work hard pays handsome dividends -- this time, in protecting brainpower as you age. And once again, research is underscoring that for brains, too, you either use it or lose it.<p>In a large group of 70-year-old Scots, people who worked …

6 Trends Improving K-12 Learning Experiences

In this age of technology and innovation, the K-12 classroom is continually evolving in order to adapt to the times. It's important that teachers keep up-to-date with the latest helpful technology for their students and that parents understand the ramifications of that technology, too.<p>Here are six …

Education Technology