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This Is Your Brain on Prayer and Meditation

Wellness<p>How does the ritual, regardless of personal faith or intention, affect our behavior? Deeply, experts say.<p>by Nicole Audrey /<p>There is research backing the idea that meditation and prayer can trigger the release of feel-good chemicals in the brain.Getty Images/EyeEm<p>As heartbreaking updates …

Meditation

You know you’re dead after you die, study reveals

You’ve probably heard those who have died and been brought back to life say that they saw light at the end of a tunnel.<p>Or that they floated above …

The Brain

Conspiracy Theorists Have a Fundamental Cognitive Problem, Say Scientists

And it can affect all of us.<p>By on<p>The world’s a scary, unpredictable place, and that makes your brain mad. As a predictive organ, the brain is on the …

Psychology

Neuroscience Confirms that Spiritual Intelligence (SQ) is ‘Hard-wired’ in the Human Brain

Neurological studies have established that the brain has three distinct processing modes, called serial, parallel and synchronous. Serial processing …

Spirituality

Men's and women's brains react differently when helping others, study says

<b>(CNN) —</b> There is pleasure in both giving and receiving. Does gender influence which of these pleasures we prefer?<p>In women, part of the brain showed a greater response when sharing money, while in men, the same structure showed more activity when they kept the cash for themselves, a small study …

The Brain

Find Out Which Cognitive Biases Alter Your Perspective 

Cognition

5 Apps In Play Store That Can Keep Your Brain Active

When it comes to focus on work or studying, our brain needs to be active. According to various studies, adults who indulge in brain training games …

The Brain

Here are the ages you peak at everything throughout life

Ageing can seem like a scary prospect, but a wealth of scientific studies have found that youth isn't all it's cracked up to be. There are plenty of …

Nobel Prize

Scientists Somehow Just Discovered a New System of Vessels in Our Brains

It is unclear what they do—but they likely play a central role in aging and disease.<p>You are now among the first people to see the brain’s lymphatic system. The vessels in the photo above transport fluid that is likely crucial to metabolic and inflammatory processes. Until now, no one knew for sure …

Neuroscience

For Your Brain’s Sake, Keep Moving

Because we can never have enough reasons to keep exercising, a new study with mice finds that physical activity not only increases the number of new neurons in the brain, it also subtly changes the shape and workings of these cells in ways that might have implications for memory and even delaying …

The Brain

Scientists Have Finally Discovered Proof That Our Brains Have a Waste Drainage System

Fluid goes in, fluid has to come out.<p>Running through your body is a network of channels and junctions called the lymphatic system, which siphons off …

Neuroscience

Brain response to unfairness 'predicts depression'

New research finds that brain responses to unfair treatment in a computer game involving money rewards can predict whether healthy people will …

Depression

Brain game: how fasting can make us brighter

Eating less triggers a chemical in the brain that forms new brain cells<p>Many Jewish readers will be looking forward to a healthy breakfast this morning after the 25-hour fast of Yom Kippur which ended just after sunset yesterday. Although fasting is a part of many religious traditions, the evidence …

The Brain

7 Ways to Keep Your Brain Sharp As You Age

<i>This article originally appeared on TIME</i><p>A new scientific advisory from the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association, published in …

Country Lifestyle

Taking Steps To Avoid Heart Attacks May Protect You From Dementia, Too

Valentin Fuster, MD, PhD<p>Physician-in-Chief, The Mount Sinai Hospital<p>Director of Mount Sinai Heart<p>We all know someone—a relative, friend, coworker, or acquaintance—who has had a heart attack or stroke. Together, these devastating events are the leading cause of death in the world. Fortunately, they …

Health

Research shows communication between both halves of the brain increases with age

Growing Older<p>We all age. It’s an inevitable part of life that brings with it adventure, experience, difficulties, learning opportunities, and so much …

The Brain

People Who Are Forgetful Are Actually Smarter, Says Science

Forgetting your keys on the kitchen counter or leaving your work laptop at home can have a way of making you feel like a complete airhead, but a new …

The Brain

Brain White Matter May Hold Clues to Autism, ADHD

There may be a link between white matter in the brain and autism.<p>Researchers at the New York University (NYU) School of Medicine have found a …

Autism

Your Brain Changes Throughout Your Life

Researchers can now accurately estimate your age by looking at an image of your brain.<p>That’s according to a recent study published in the journal …

The Brain

7 Ways to Keep Your Brain Sharp As You Age

There's mounting evidence that some of the best things you can do for your brain are also some of the best for your body.<p>A new scientific advisory …

Diabetes

What happens to the brain as we age?

Brain aging is inevitable to some extent, but not uniform; it affects everyone, or every brain, differently. Slowing down brain aging or stopping it …

The Brain

Into the Grey Zone: can one really be conscious while in a coma?

Neuropsychologist Adrian Owen's work raises many more questions than it answers.<p>The physical basis of consciousness is perhaps the greatest mystery …

The Brain

5 things you can do to slow down brain decline as you get older

Sex and sleep are high on the list.<p>Hayley Wright, <i>Coventry University</i><p>Research into how we can keep our brains healthy as we age has gained momentum in …

The Brain

Alzheimer's disease could be reversed using LED lights, according to an MIT study on mice

Symptoms of Alzheimer's affecting patient's memories could be reversed, new research from MIT indicates.<p>It might be possible to break down the genetic blockades inside the brain which cause memory loss from Alzheimer's, a study published in <i>Cell Reports</i> suggests. So far, the theory has only been …

Neuroscience

The Scientist Who Studied Einstein's Brain Learned That These 5 Factors Make You Smarter

In 1985, we thought Einstein's brain wasn't much different from anyone else's. We were wrong.<p>We still don't completely understand how the brain works and yet we're building machines to replicate it. Our quest to create artificial intelligence has grown into a near-frenzy as we surge ahead with …

The Brain

This the exact age when your brain power peaks

Most people expect to see their memories fade as they move into old age but did you know it peaks when you’re just a teenager?<p>That’s right, your …

These 9 behaviors could cut your dementia risk by 35 percent

Quitting smoking, being social, and exercising more can boost your brain health.<p>Dementia has long been thought of as an inevitable part of aging, but researchers are increasingly learning that’s not quite true.<p>About a third of dementia cases might actually be avoided by living a lifestyle that …

Alzheimer's Disease

How does the brain turn unconscious information into conscious thought?

Neuroscience tells us that most of the work done by our brains happens on an unconscious level, but when does that "a-ha!" moment occur? And what …

Depression Could Change The Wiring Inside Your Brain, New Study Shows

White matter matters.<p>Scientists have identified a link between depression and the structure of white matter in the brain, those areas responsible for …

The Brain