Alan Silverblatt

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Face to Face with Carl Jung: ‘Man Cannot Stand a Meaningless Life’ (1959)

Carl Gustav Jung, founder of analytic psychology and explorer of the collective unconscious, was born on July 26, 1875 in the village of Kesswil, in …

Sigmund Freud Speaks: The Only Known Recording of His Voice, 1938

On December 7, 1938, a BBC radio crew visited Sigmund Freud at his new home at Hampstead, North London. Freud had moved to England only a few months …

Carl Jung Explains His Groundbreaking Theories About Psychology in a Rare Interview (1957)

Here's an extraordinary film of the great Swiss psychologist Carl Gustav Jung speaking at length about some of his key contributions to psychology.</i> …

Study: Meditation Improves Memory, Attention

Students who did about an hour of "mindfulness training" for eight days subsequently did better on the GRE as well as tests of working memory and mind-wandering.<p>(chez_sugi/flickr)<p>Athletes Perform Better Under Pressure When They Make a Fist With Their Left Hand<br>• Black Children Are Less Likely to Be …

Meditation Beats Anxiety By Activating Certain Brain Regions, Study Finds

Mindfulness meditation -- nonjudgmental awareness of thoughts and emotions -- is known for its anxiety-busting powers, and now scientists are getting a better understanding of <i>why</i> it has this impact in the brain.<p>Researchers from Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center found that meditation has effects on …

Meditation alters your grey matter, studies show

Move over cryptic crosswords and Sudoku, and make way for the ultimate mental workout. It's called Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, or MBSR for short. Recent neuroscience research shows that novices using the method - developed at the University of Massachusetts Medical School in the 1970s - can …

Mindfulness

Study: People Can Be Trained in Compassion

Equipped with a meditation room for scientific research and a brain-imaging lab, researchers at the University of Wisconsin–Madison examined, for the …

Mindfulness