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Can we reverse the aging process by putting young blood into older people?

On an August morning in 2008, Tony Wyss-Coray sat in a conference room at the Veterans Affairs hospital in Palo Alto, California, waiting for his …

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Training Your Mind to Push Your Body

Many people have a part of their brain that so wishes they wanted to exercise, but truthfully they don't want to do it. They wish they wanted to. They want to want to. They just don't. And they are sometimes jealous of people who DO enjoy exercise.

Hear the good news, all of you that fall in the …


How dogs know a face when they see one

Dogs have a natural ability to process faces, a small study that put dogs in an fMRI machine shows.

The discovery that dogs have neural machinery …


Your brain is particularly vulnerable to trauma at two distinct ages

Our brain’s ability to process information and adapt effectively is dependent on a number of factors, including genes, nutrition, and life experiences. These life experiences wield particular influence over the brain during a few sensitive periods when our most important muscle is most likely to …

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Are you too hard on yourself? Here's how to stop beating yourself up.

A study finds that lovingkindness meditation, which is a Buddhist practice, helps weed out negative behavior and ease symptoms of depression.

Perfectionism can have its benefits--motivation and setting high standards for your work-life--but it can also have negative side effects like heightened …

Scientific Research

Your Perfectionism Is Ruining Your Creativity. Here's What To Do About It

These days, I regularly pour my unfiltered thoughts and life experiences out on the page (and the Internet). But for a long time, the drive to be …


7 interview questions that determine emotional intelligence

Determining who you hire for a job plays a big part in forming your company’s culture and ensuring its future success.

Selecting informative interview questions can be a key factor in finding the right employees — as well as weeding out the ones that won’t fit. A candidate’s answers can be …

Job Interviews

Blind Woman Receives Bionic Eye, Can Now See Again

Ten years ago, Carmen Torres went blind. At the time, she was diagnosed with retinitis pigmentosa, a degenerative eye disease which cost her her …


Researchers Determine that Gulf War Veterans Have Brain Damage - Top US & World News | Susanne Posel

Susanne Posel
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June 17, 2013

Researchers from Georgetown University Medical Center (GUMC) have found that Gulf War veterans actually …

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Ageing and Mental Health

Clarity of thought is an essential marker of mental health. A healthy mind is one of the most important components required to lead a healthy life. …

The Brain

Neurons like you've never seen them before

Neurons like you’ve never seen them before

Around the turn of the 20th century, a Spanish neuroscientist named Santiago Ramón y Cajal created …

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5 New Insights on Anger

At the edge of Seoul, South Korea stands an amazing UNESCO World Heritage Site - the Hwaseong Fortress. I went there as an escape from the financial …


When It's Time to Do Something, You Will Know

At times, it might feel like you need to run your own life.

It can feel like you need to be constantly looking out so that you don't get yourself into some mess. Predicting and preventing problems so that you're not constantly solving problems.

Nearly every day I talk with people who are asking …


Why Your Brain Thinks This Picture Shows a Giant, Martian Crab Monster

Blame 'pareidolia' - a phenomenon that makes us see all kinds of things

Think you’re savvy in the ways of social media? OK, which of the following two headlines would be likelier to get your attention?

a) Mars Rover Team Studies Geological Zone With High Silica Content

b) Mysterious Crab Monster Found …

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Kids With Autism Can Read Emotions Through Body Language

People with autism face a host of difficulties in a society that doesn’t always accommodate them and stereotypes that even undermine experts’ views …


Could Quantum Brain Effects Explain Consciousness?

Updated on Monday, July 1, at 9:25 a.m. ET.

NEW YORK — The idea that consciousness arises from quantum mechanical phenomena in the brain is …

Dot Braille Smartwatch

Seemingly everything ships with a screen these days. Which is kind of a problem if you can't see. The Dot Braille Smartwatch was designed to bring …


Go Suck a Lemon: Strategies for Improving Your Emotional Intelligence

Many of your emotional responses, regardless of how much strength you’ve given them, can be brought down, deconstructed, and reshaped. You will just …

Emotional Intelligence

Fats in the Brain May Help Explain How Human Intelligence Evolved

Forget the insult “fathead.” We may actually owe our extraordinary smarts to the fat in our brain. A study published in Neuron in February revealed …


Picky Eating in Kids Could Be a Sign of Emotional Distress

A small portion of children who are selective about what they eat could have anxiety or depression

CHICAGO — Parents of picky eaters take heart: New research suggests the problem is rarely worth fretting over, although in a small portion of kids it may signal emotional troubles that should be …

Mental Health

When Your Mind Feels Like a Prison & You Zone Out to Escape

“All the suffering, stress, and addiction comes from not realizing you already are what you are looking for.” ~Jon Kabat-Zinn

I’m currently obsessed …


Depression and Learning From Other Cultures–Part 1

Depression is very common within this community and according to numbers from various sources there are 7.5 million African Americans with wepression …


Brain game 'improves lives of schizophrenia patients'

A computer-based brain-training game could improve the daily lives of people with schizophrenia, say University of Cambridge researchers.

Tests on a small number of patients who played the game over four weeks found improvements in memory and learning.

This could help people to get back to work or …

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8 Creative Techniques to Cope with Painful Emotions

Many of us have a hard time coping with negative emotions. This makes sense. “Painful feelings like anxiety, sadness, anger and shame tap into the …


Overactive Glutamate Receptor Gene Tied to Depression in Women

A new study has found depressed women have an abnormally high expression of the genes that regulate the glutamate system.

Glutamate is the major …


This groundbreaking approach could revolutionize the way we treat mental illness

Modern medicine is on a trajectory towards precision medicine, or the ability choose a treatment most likely to be effective for a particular patient based on personal medical information, including their genetic sequence.

Doctors are increasingly able to use genetic information to help them pick …


Chimps Can Spot Faces Like Humans Do

Chimpanzees can quickly identify the faces of other chimps, as well as those of human adults and babies. These new findings could shed light on human …

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A Close Look at the Connectivity of a Single Brain - Neuroskeptic

By Neuroskeptic | August 2, 2015 8:54 am

In a new paper just out in Neuron, researchers Timothy Laumann and colleagues present an in-depth analysis of …

The Brain

Think Your Conscious Brain Directs Your Actions? Think Again

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Think your deliberate, guiding, conscious thoughts are in charge of your actions?

Think again.

In a provocative new paper in Behavioral and Brain

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