Patrice Bucci

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Holding Infants, Or Not, Can Leave Traces on Their Genes

Children who experienced higher levels of distress and less physical contact had a lower epigenetic age than those who were picked up and held more …

Neuroscience

Worry, unlike anxiety, improves memory skills in elderly, Stanford study finds - Scope

Worrying actually helps alleviate the negative effects on memory and cognitive processing caused by depression and anxiety in older adults, according …

9 Things You Didn’t Know About Being on Antidepressants

News<p>by Kat de Naoum | 06 12 2015<p>Take them and be happy, right? Wrong.<p>There are so many misconceptions about being on antidepressants (i.e. you’ll be …

This Protein in Your Brain Could Be at The Heart of Creating Memories

The little molecules that help with learning.<p>A mysterious protein that binds to RNA has been found to play an important role in the formation of …

I break down my life into 4 'task buckets' — and it's helped me be great at everything I do

Great lives often include a collection of unbelievable stories. But they are not merely a collection of unbelievable stories. A great life is forged and created in the shadows of them. As Muhammad Ali once put it, <b>"The fight is won or lost far away from witnesses</b> — behind the lines, in the gym, and …

Brain scans reveal why rewards and punishments don't seem to work on teenagers

Parents and teachers are painfully aware that it’s nearly impossible to get a teenager to focus on what you think is important. Even offering them a …

Broca and Wernicke are dead – it’s time to rewrite the neurobiology of language

<i>By</i> Christian JarrettFlick through any neuropsychology textbook and you’ll hear about the nineteenth century pioneers Paul Broca and Carl Wernicke, …

Language

A hedge fund wrote a letter to investors explaining why they should read a classic book about cognitive biases

Instead, the fund's managers looked internally, and wrote a nine page letter drawing upon Nobel Prize in Economics laureate Daniel Kahneman's book, "Thinking, Fast and Slow," and how it shapes the culture and investment process at the firm.<p>The book focuses on inherent human biases and irrational …

The Terrible, No Good, Really Bad Things All the Negative News Is Doing to Your Brain

Yet another reason to be happy that this horrible election is finally ending.<p>Science tells us that complaining is a pessimism workout, strengthening our capacity to spot the dark side in any situation and making it progressively easier to complain even more.<p>But at the end of an incredibly long and …

What are ‘thinking skills’ and can we teach them?

…from a purely theoretical standpoint alone, it hardly seems plausible that a strategy of inquiry that must necessarily be broad enough to be …

Teaching

Learning In The Age Of Digital Distraction

Maybe the smart phone's hegemony makes perfect evolutionary sense: Humans are tapping a deep urge to seek out information. Our ancient food-foraging survival instinct has evolved into an info-foraging obsession; one that prompts many of us today to constantly check our phones and multitask.<p>Monkey …

The Brain

Research shows new understanding on how working memory is stored in brain

Working memory is integral part of cognitive process and it involves short term memory. Previous research shown that it depends on sustained, …

The Brain

How to Be a Thinking Athlete: A User’s Guide to the Brain

<b>Today, we have access to more training options than ever before.</b> Within the click of a few buttons, we can engage with world-class coaches and …

Here’s Why You Shouldn’t Multitask, According to an MIT Neuroscientist

<i>This article is part of</i> Tools of the Trade<i>, a weekly series in which a variety of experts share actionable tips for achieving fast and effective</i> …

Want to Be a Better Thinker? Science Says Learn More Words | Inc.com

<i>Does a broader vocabulary allow you to think faster? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Marc Ettlinger, linguistics Ph.D. @ Berkeley, neuroscientist @ the VA, on Quora:</b><p>Language has been called …

The Brain

The Case for Silence While You Work or Study

The Mozart Effect suggests that listening to some types of music can help with certain mental tasks. However, there’s a case to be made for working …

11 TED Talks That Show How Weird The Human Mind Really Is

You have less control over your decisions than you think.<p>We use our mind every second of every day, but it's safe to say no one understands exactly …

Memory slipping? You might be eating too much sugar

<i>This question originally appeared on Quora: What does sugar do to our brains?</i> <i>Answer by Keck Medicine of USC, 500+ internationally renowned doctors at a leading academic medical center.</i><p>We all know what sugar does to our waistlines. New studies show its impact on the brain—and it’s not good.<p>As it …

Diabetes

Breathing modulates brain activity and mental function

The rhythm of breathing co-ordinates electrical activity across a network of brain regions associated with smell, memory, and emotions, and can enhance their functioning, according to a new study by researchers at Northwestern University. The findings, published in the <i>Journal of Neuroscience</i>, …

Neurology

Want to Raise Successful Boys? Science Says Do This (but Their Schools Probably Won't) | Inc.com

This is a story about successful kids (especially boys), common sense, and research.<p>Most of us spend hours each day sitting at work. Science says it's killing us, and we have developed all kinds of fads to combat it--from standing desks to smartphone alerts to get us up and moving.<p>Armed with that …

Parenting

Changing the way you think

Many of us may already be struggling with our New Year’s resolutions, but at least we can take comfort in modern neuroscience. Forty years ago, we’d have been less hopeful.<p>Back then neuroscience would say that the brain was fixed after early childhood. One famous experiment in the 1960s showed that …

The Brain

Neuroplasticity and Exercise Will Keep Your Brain Young and Spry

Our poor brains.<p>From 25-years-old on, it's just one long downward spiral toward Age Related Cognitive Decline (ARCD). As Dr. Jack Lewis writes at The</i> …

The Brain

Infant Brains Reveal How the Mind Gets Built

Is the brain a blank slate, or is it wired from birth to understand the world? An ambitious new study put infants into an MRI machine to reveal a …

How Silence Rewires Your Brain to Make You More Intelligent

In 2011, the Finish tourism board decided to run a campaign promoting the “silence” you can get by visiting the beautiful country. Along with photos …

Mindfulness

We've Been Wrong About Where the Brain Processes Language for 141 Years

Where word salad is really made.<p>The map of where and how the brain processes speech has been modified again. Researchers from Northwestern University just published a paper in the journal <i>Brain</i> wherein they demonstrate that the famous Wernicke's area, thought to be the center of language …

Humanity

Scientists Have Figured Out How Our Brains Sharpen Our Memories While We Sleep

We snooze to lose.<p>We all know that if we want what we've studied during the day to stick, it's best to get a good night's sleep. And while scientists …

Students Learn from Inquiry, Not Interrogation

Jackie Walsh shares resources and strategies teachers can use to partner with students and create new roles and responsibilities in classroom …

Teaching

10 things we should all do every day to keep our brains sharp

Let's start giving our brains some TLC!<p>As we get older, it's easy for our brains to get rusty. That's why we want to know how to keep them healthy …

Whether You’re Right- or Left-Handed Has Nothing to Do With Your Brain

Right-handed people are more logical, and left-handed people are more creative. Right? Maybe not.<p>According to a study published last week in the …