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Steps to Turn Off the Nagging Self-Doubt in Your Head

Most of us lose time to negative thoughts; reframe your thinking and feel more positive<p>Think of the last time you told yourself something critical or negative. Then think of the last compliment you gave yourself.<p>Which is easier to remember?<p>Many of us—whether due to genetics, brain chemistry, our …

Wall Street

How Giving Up TV For A Month Changed My Brain And My Life

Watching a couple hours of TV a day can have major effects on your brain. So what would happen if you quit cold turkey?<p>I’ve never seen <i>Game of Thrones</i>, I don’t know what the <i>Scandal</i> is, and I couldn’t name a single “real” housewife. I thought I didn’t watch much television and that taking a 30-day …

Gene editing technique could transform future

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/health/1246000/1246254_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1534399998_6060c357026c8daba02d3c94803ace10<p><b>CRISPR - get to know this acronym. It's good to know the name of something that could change your future.</b><p>Pronounced "crisper", it is a biological …

Does Addiction Treatment Require A Higher Power?

In the field of addiction treatment, already brimming with intensely personal and emotional debates, there may be nothing more controversial than the role of 12-step programs, which are based on Alcoholics Anonymous.<p>At least 80 percent of current American addiction treatment— for both alcohol and …

LSD could make you smarter, happier and healthier. Should we all try it?

By Daniel Miller<p>In 1970, Congress dropped psychedelics into the war on drugs. After a decade of Timothy Leary, “The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test” and news reports of gruesome murders, the federal government declared that the drugs had no medical use — and high potential for abuse. The chairman of …

Scientists Remove HIV from Human Immune Cells

(Photo: NIH)<p>Scientists have made a breakthrough in the search for a more effective treatment for HIV. Researchers at Temple University in …

Headphones That Get You High on Dopamine Are Tipped to Go on Sale Next Month

When the music is not enough.<p>Headphones that stimulate the release of dopamine in your brain and reportedly make you feel high as hell have been …

The Innovation Turbo-Charge: How To Train The Brain To Be More Creative

The data is overwhelming: creativity is far and away the most important skill needed to “thrive” (and this word is being used in opposition to “survive” here) in today’s world.<p>IBM, for example, conducted a global survey of 1500 business leaders in 60 countries, asking them what quality is most …

How to speak the language of thought

We are now beginning to crack the brain’s code, which allows us to answer such bizarre questions as “what is the speed of thought?”<p>When he was asked, as a joke, to explain how the mind works in five words, cognitive scientist Steven Pinker didn't hesitate. "Brain cells fire in patterns", he …

Long-Term Marijuana Use Linked To Abnormalities In Key Brain Region

Pot smokers say marijuana is a mind-expanding drug, but a new study conducted at The University of Texas at Dallas links heavy, long-term use of marijuana with smaller volume in the orbitofrontal cortex--a brain region associated with decision-making and addiction.<p>The same research shows that the …

Here’s What Your Brain Looks Like On Magic Mushrooms

Researchers at Imperial College London gave 15 participants psilocybin, the active ingredient in hallucinogenic mushrooms. Then they watched what …

Stress, the Brain and the Neuroscience of Success

In the last 10 years, a new field of neuroscience has mapped the mental zone that can literally change the brain to quiet an overly active stress response system and simultaneously pave the way for higher brain networks to perform at optimum.<p>In the last 10 years, a new field of neuroscience has …

The Brain

Flex Your Cortex: 7 Secrets to Turbocharge Your Brain

You might be surprised at how much of the 7-Secret advice is counter to how people live and work. In truth, the frenetic, distracted way we live in 21st century America is not conducive to good brain health or performance.<p>Recently, I had the honor of participating in a TEDx Talk about the power of …

The Brain

Using Music to Help Change Your Genes

That song you can't get out of your head might be doing something more than prompting you to hum the tune, according to a new scientific study on genes and music.<p>That song you can't get out of your head might be doing something more than prompting you to hum the tune, according to a new scientific …

Scientific Research

Human behaviour: is it all in the brain – or the mind?

You've seen the headlines: This is your brain on love. Or God. Or envy. Or happiness. And they're reliably accompanied by pictures of colour-drenched brains – scans capturing Buddhist monks meditating, addicts craving cocaine, and students choosing Coke over Pepsi. The media – and even some …

Brain function 'boosted for days after reading a novel'

Being pulled into the world of a gripping novel can trigger actual, measurable changes in the brain that linger for at least five days after reading, …

The Brain

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How Being Bilingual Makes Your Brain Badass!

<b>“Oh Sh*#%! Learning a second language actually makes your brain grow??!!“</b> <br>is not something often spoken nowadays. Maybe it doesn’t make your brain as …

Science Says This Hack Can Help You Stop Smoking Weed

Science Says This Simple Hack Can Help You Stop Smoking Weed<p>Alex Peguero<p>Read full profile<p>What if I told you there’s a hack, that’s backed up with …

The Best Productivity Apps To Improve Efficiency At Work

In business, everyone’s always looking for ways to be more productive and improve efficiency. There are various personal changes we can make to …

A Key Mechanism that Could Improve Brain Function

<b>A research team, led by the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC) in Montreal, has broken new ground in our</b> …

5 reasons why you should care about the discovery of gravitational waves

A big press conference was held, and physicists around the world celebrated.<p>The discovery was even compared to Galileo looking through a telescope for the first time.<p>So why all the fanfare? Why are gravitational waves such a huge deal?

Gravitational Waves

Prominent Scientist’s Take-Down of Critics’ Fiery Claims That ‘Evolutionary Biology Discredits the Bible’ or That the Bible ‘Discredits Science’

A prominent scientist and author who has had an eclectic career in media and academia believes that critics who “claim that modern evolutionary biology discredits the Bible” and those who say that “the ancient biblical story of creation discredits science” are both “mistaken.”<p>Dr. Michael Guillen, a …

6 Habits To Largely Improve Your Memory and Brain Power

Being a leader of a company or organization is certainly a difficult and often frustrating position – but it can also be tremendously …

Control of CRISPR, biotech’s most promising breakthrough, is in dispute

By Carolyn Y. Johnson<p>Carolyn Y. Johnson<p>Science reporter<p>Email Bio Follow<p>A futuristic gene-editing technology holds almost fantastical promise to turn biologists' wildest dreams into reality. The technology called CRISPR could one day be used to delete the HIV virus from patients' cells, create a …

CRISPR

A neuroscientist says there’s a powerful benefit to exercise that is rarely discussed

When I was about to turn 40, I started working out regularly after years of inactivity. As I sweated my way through cardio, weights, and dance classes, I noticed that exercise wasn’t just changing my body. It was also profoundly transforming my brain—for the better.<p>The immediate effects of exercise …

How the ancient art of writing therapy can help you create a brighter future

British author Graham Greene, in his 1980 book, "Ways of Escape," put into words what most writers know: "Writing is a form of therapy; sometimes I wonder how all those who do not write, compose or paint can manage to escape the madness, melancholia, the panic and fear which is inherent in a human …

Welcome To Brain Science’s Next Frontier: Virtual Reality

Amy Robinson, executive director at the startup EyeWire, is making neuroscience into a playground for the hot tech du jour.<p>Virtual reality is here, and brands of all stripes are embracing the tech. The <i>New York Times</i> and Google newly partnered to send more than 1 million cardboard VR viewers to <i>Times</i> …

What Your Favorite Songs Can Tell You About The Way Your Brain Works

Are you an empathizer or a systemizer?<p>Why do you love certain types of music and hate others? It may come down to the way your brain processes information.<p>Psychologists already know that music preferences are linked to personality, but a new study finds that your taste in music is also associated …

Psychology