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The Magnificent, Mysterious, Wild, Connected and Interconnected Brain

For some time at Mindful we’ve been concerned that discussions of the brain—particularly in the context of mindfulness and meditation—have become …

The Brain

Leg exercise is critical to brain and nervous system health

In a new take on the exercise truism 'use it, or lose it,' researchers show neurological health is an interactive relationship with our muscles and …

Neuroscience

Flow of cerebrospinal fluid regulates division

Stem cells in the brain can divide and mature into neurons participating in various brain functions, including memory. In a paper scientists have …

Neuroscience

Depression & Anxiety Are Linked With Autoimmune Thyroiditis, A New Study Shows, & It Could Make Treatment Easier

It's no secret that many mental health conditions are tied with physical health conditions — though, it should be mentioned that mental health <i>is</i> …

Autoimmune Diseases

Study: CBD Extracts Significantly Reduced Seizure Frequency In Children With Refractory Epilepsy

• Facebook<br>• Google+<br>• Pinterest<br>• LinkedIn<br>• StumbleUpon<br>• E-mail<br>• Reddit<br>• Love This<p>ISRAEL: The adjunctive use of CBD extracts is safe and effective in adolescent …

Medical Marijuana

Metaplasticity contributes to memory formation in the hippocampus

Article<p>This is an unedited manuscript that has been accepted for publication. Nature Research are providing this early version of the manuscript as a …

Neuroscience

Neural encoding and production of functional morphemes in the posterior temporal lobe

Altmetric: 1<p>More detail<p>Article |<p>Open<p>Daniel K. Lee,<br>• Evelina Fedorenko ORCID: orcid.org/0000-0003-3823-514X,<br>• Mirela V. Simon,<br>• William T. Curry,<br>• Brian V. …

Neurology

Anxiety could be a warning sign for dementia, new research suggests

Moderate to severe mid-life anxiety may be linked to dementia in later life, according to new research published in the journal <i>BMJ Open</i>.<p>Mental illness may be associated with dementia in older age, however it is still not clear if it represents an initial advent of symptoms before the disease …

Middle Age

How microbes living in the gut affect the brain and behaviour

Researchers at the University of Oxford have proposed an evolutionary framework to understand why microbes living in the gut affect the brain and …

Biology

How the Immune System Sculpts Brain Circuitry

One of the major unsolved mysteries in neuroscience is how synapses are eliminated in the developing and diseased brain. During development synaptic …

Brain development influenced by the immune system

University of Queensland researchers have highlighted a link between fetal brain development and the origins of developmental diseases such as …

How the brain's 'immune memory' may lead to Alzheimer's

A new study shows that microglia, which are the immune cells of the central nervous system, can "remember" inflammation. This "memory" influences how …

Even one night of bad sleep causes dangerous changes in your brain, a new study found

One of the most important things that happens when we drift off at night is a cleansing process: sleep helps remove toxins from the human brain.<p>Scientists recently found that even one night of sleep deprivation causes the buildup of a kind of protein that's known to make up the plaque that …

Dementia

Figure 1: The role of CTLA4 and PD1 in T cell activation.

Figure 1 : The role of CTLA4 and PD1 in T cell activation.<p>From: Gastrointestinal toxicity of immune checkpoint inhibitors: from mechanisms to …

The Other Prescription Drug Problem: ‘Benzos’ Like Valium and Xanax

While the nation has focused on opioid addiction, experts tell Healthline that benzodiazepines such as Ativan can also be addictive and …

Medicine

An Element of Protection

One of the most abundant elements in the universe and on earth, magnesium—which is literally stardust—is essential to the function of the human body …

Finding God in a seizure: the link between temporal lobe epilepsy and mysticism

<i>Mystics throughout history have claimed to experience visions and trance-like states they say come directly from God. There's now speculation that</i> …

Gut-Immune System-Brain Axis and Neuropsychiatric Disorders

A recent review highlights burgeoning research pointing to the interplay of the gut, immune system, and brain in the development of neuropsychiatric …

How to Heal the Traumatized Brain

Approximately 50 percent of the population will experience a traumatic event at some point in their lives. While reactions to trauma can vary widely, …

Posttraumatic Stress Disorder

7 Ways Childhood Adversity Can Change Your Brain

If you’ve ever wondered why you’ve been struggling a little too hard for a little too long with chronic emotional and physical health conditions that …

The Brain

Estrogen and Progesterone: Beyond Reproduction

Once again I am extremely lucky (please check my article on 8 Habits of Highly Lucky People) to have this article co-written by a senior graduate …

The Only Thing Creepier Than Déja Vu Is its Opposite, Dêjà Rêvé

It's like a dream, but you're wide awake.<p>Déjà vu is the phenomenon that a person experiences when they feel that they’ve experienced an event in …

The Brain

7 Possible Reasons You’re Having Those Weird Memory Lapses

You’re in the middle of telling a story about your friend’s dog when a memory lapse strikes and—poof!—the name of the pup disappears from your mind. …

Déjà Vu Psychology Study Takes All Spookiness Out of the Eerie Phenomenon

Sorry, you definitely are not psychic.<p>Déjà vu, the eerie sensation that you’ve lived through a situation before, may feel like a glitch in <i>The Matrix</i> …

Why Do I Have Vertigo? It’s More Common In Women Than Men, & 6 Other Things To Know About It

Ever been sitting minding your own business and suddenly discovered that the world is spinning rapidly of its own volition?Vertigo, or the illusion …

Otter family embroidery kit, cross stitch otter, family gift, easy embroidery kit, otter cross stitch, family needlepoint, DIY embroidery

Otter embroidery / cross stitch kit featuring a cute otter couple and their lovely family.<br>These little otters would be perfect as an anniversary, birthday, new baby or baby shower gift and show someone you care with a handmade creation.<p>*Size of design*<br>cm: 12.4 x 13.1<br>Inches: 4.9 x 5.1<br>Hoop: 18cm …

Awake brain surgery an eye-opener

Doctors in East China performed successful brain surgery on a fully conscious man using a procedure that helps guide doctors treat tumor-related …

The Brain

Wow! Space Station Crosses Moon's Face Just Before Epic Lunar Eclipse (Photos)

A spectacular photo shows the International Space Station (ISS) crossing the face of the moon in the lead-up to Wednesday morning's (Jan. 31) …

Space Exploration