Jamea Nielsen

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How Giving Up Refined Sugar Changed My Brain

Consuming refined sugar can impact mood, decision-making, and memory. Here’s how good it can be to give it up.<p><i>Editor’s Note: This article is one of the top 10 Leadership stories of 2015. See the full list here.</i><p>I have a love-hate relationship with food. I love it; it generally hates me. Matter of …

Nutrition

Matter and Consciousness: How Our Thoughts Create Our Reality

bodymindsoulspirit | April 3, 2017 | 0 Comments<p>by Anna LeMind, <i>The Mind Unleashed</i><p><b>Dr</b><b>. Joe Dispenza</b> claims that <b>every time we learn something new,</b> …

Thoughts Can Fuel Some Deadly Brain Cancers

The simple act of thinking can accelerate the growth of many brain tumors.<p>That's the conclusion of a paper in <i>Cell</i> published Thursday that showed how activity in the cerebral cortex affected high-grade gliomas, which represent about 80 percent of all malignant brain tumors in people.<p>"This tumor is …

Cancer

Pain Really Is All In Your Head And Emotion Controls Intensity

When you whack yourself with a hammer, it feels like the pain is in your thumb. But really it's in your brain.<p>That's because our perception of pain is shaped by brain circuits that are constantly filtering the information coming from our sensory nerves, says David Linden, a professor of …

The Brain

How to solve Einstein’s Election Riddle: are you in that two per cent?

Discover whether Dave, Ed, Nick, Nicola or Nigel has a pet with gills

Albert Einstein

Brains Sweep Themselves Clean Of Toxins During Sleep

While the brain sleeps, it clears out harmful toxins, a process that may reduce the risk of Alzheimer's, researchers say.<p>During sleep, the flow of cerebrospinal fluid in the brain increases dramatically, washing away harmful waste proteins that build up between brain cells during waking hours, a …

Overcome fears by manipulating memory as you sleep

Whether it is snakes, flying or injections that give you the willies, it may one day be possible to simply snooze these fears away. A new study shows …

All-Nighters Harm Your Brain

And now for a word on sleep, from the pioneers of death metal.<p>A Swedish study found that the day after subjects stayed up all night, blood levels of …

Why Your Brain Is Obsessed With Food at Night

<i>Always seem to be “hungry” at night? (Photo: Getty Images)</i><p>It happens to all of us: You’re at home at night when suddenly a craving hits. Never mind …

Sleep Deficit

Skimping on sleep can increase stress, undermine metabolism, suppress immunity, and set you up for a host of serious health problems.<p>Sleep is often …

Sleep

How Lucid Dreaming Lets Dreamers Rehearse for Real Life

It's the brain's own virtual reality.<p>Virtual reality is no easy business. Even a bare-bones version needs hours of programming, a decent computer and, eventually, shelling out some $200 for VR headgear. But what if that wasn't necessary? What if the best alternate reality environment were enclosed …

New Study Finds People With Sleep Problems Also Have A Lower Pain Tolerance

Cold showers are rarely fun. But if you suffer from insomnia, they can be downright painful.<p>A new study from the Norwegian Institute of Public Health in Bergen, Norway, found that people who struggle with insomnia or other sleep disruption issues also tend to have lower pain tolerances. It is the …

The ABCs Of Better Sleep

<i>Whether you can't fall asleep, stay asleep or find time to sleep, we're here to help -- with an alphabet's worth of solutions for a deeper, more refreshing slumber, starting tonight.</i>

Circular thinking: Stonehenge's origin is subject of new theory

Wiltshire monument may have been equivalent of ‘an ancient Mecca on stilts’ according to an idea put forward by former museum director Julian Spalding<p>Whether it was a Druid temple, an astronomical calendar or a centre for healing, the mystery of Stonehenge has long been a source of speculation and …

A Man's Incomplete Brain Reveals Cerebellum's Role In Thought And Emotion

Since his birth 33 years ago, Jonathan Keleher has been living without a cerebellum, a structure that usually contains about half the brain's neurons.<p>This exceedingly rare condition has left Jonathan with a distinctive way of speaking and a walk that is slightly awkward. He also lacks the balance …

Architects in London have designed a shadowless skyscraper

Two buildings act like mirrors that reflect the Sun instead of cast shadows<p>With around 250 new skyscrapers set to grace the London skyline in the next few years, one local design firm has figured out a way to prevent Londoners from living in the shadows. The firm, NBBJ, designed a pair of buildings …