Richard Davidson: The invitation in all of this work is that we can take more responsibility for our own brains. And shape our brains wittingly in a more intentional way by cultivating healthy habits mind.
Take that, Atkins diet Humans are physically different from other apes in some important ways—including the fact that humans have much bigger brains, which use about a quarter of the calories we consume.
Scientists have been experimenting with brain-to-brain interfaces for years. Miguel Nicolelis, a neurobiologist at Duke University Medical Center, in particular, has been making strides with his research
We’ve adapted our reading habits to fit our screens, but at a cost. Thanks to technology, we’re reading more than ever—our brains process thousands of words via text messages, email, games, social media,
December 1, 2014 6:00AM (UTC) This piece originally appeared on DAME. When Stephanie* began working as a reproductive-health educator in a school-based clinic, she had her work cut out for her. The initial
A new study looks at whether retired surgeons have better memory skills than retired painters. For the most part, I've never felt self-conscious about my memory skills until I heard of the world of memory
Olav Hellebø and his firm Reneuron have developed a procedure to help patients by injecting stem cells into their brains He wants to bore a hole in your head. But don’t panic, Olav Hellebø is not a modern-day
Massachusetts General Hospital found that young adults and teens with autism reported fewer symptoms when taking sulforaphane, a chemical found in broccoli A chemical found in broccoli, cauliflower and
From the self-affirmations of Stuart Smalley on Saturday Night Live to countless videos on YouTube, saying nice things to your reflection in the mirror is a self-help trope that's been around for decades,
Research conducted over 20 years links long-term cannabis use with mental illness, lower academic attainment and lower birth-weight of children Cannabis can be highly addictive, cause mental health problems
Most people intuitively understand that exercise can improve your mood, but it was only last week that scientists figured out how it works. Their findings are of enormous importance to everybody who experiences
Christian Bale as Patrick Bateman in "American Psycho" (Universal Studios) September 21, 2014 2:00AM (UTC) In Greco-Roman myth, Narcissus, a beautiful young man, catches sight of his reflection in a body
For years, anthropologists have watched wild chimpanzees "go ape" and attack each other in coordinated assaults. But until now, scientists were unsure whether interactions with humans had brought on this
It turns out that our brains do way more when we snooze than was once thought -- and a new study suggests we can even identify and categorize words while we're sleeping. "We show that the sleeping brain
New research suggests it only takes one question to work out whether a person is a narcissist. What is it? How can you tell whether someone is a narcissist? Simple: you ask them. It’s not a joke but the
The human brain can judge the apparent trustworthiness of a face from a glimpse so fleeting, the person has no idea they have seen it, scientists claim. Researchers in the US found that brain activity
Beating a drug habit is usually a long process that includes talk therapy and, sometimes, medicine. Checking into a rehab facility can help many people, too. But it can be hard to persuade someone to to
Sure, money can't buy you love, but it's hard to imagine that winning rewards won't make us happy. It does, researchers say, but only if our immediate expectations aren't bigger than the size of the payoff.
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