Om: Meditation a big help for emotional issues

Schoolteachers who underwent a short but intensive program of meditation were less depressed, anxious or stressed -- and more compassionate and aware of others' feelings, according to a UCSF-led study that blended ancient meditation practices with ...

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The Pot and the Kettle – Both Still Black

It’s an age-old phenomenon: people are guilty of the very fault they find in others. In psychology terms, ethical dissonance. In colloquial terms, the pot calling the kettle black. Recently, a team of psychologists evaluated this complex ethical ...

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Neuroscientist Eric Kandel Thinking Big

Eminent neuroscientist and Nobel laureate Eric Kandel in a recorded livestream from Big Think, interviewed about creativity and the brain, the challenges facing neuroscience research, differences between the brain and computers, imaging, and ...

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Meditation Improves Emotional Behaviors in Teachers

Schoolteachers who underwent a short but intensive program of meditation were less depressed, anxious or stressed -- and more compassionate and aware of others' feelings, according to a UCSF-led study that blended ancient meditation practices with ...

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Take a Breath

Right now you are breathing. You inhale, you exhale, from birth to death. You can go months without eating, days without drinking, but only a few minutes without breathing. Of course we need oxygen to survive, but breath is also a path to our ...

Mar 28

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Use It or Lose It: Mind Games Help Healthy Older People Too

Cognitive training including puzzles, handicrafts and life skills are known to reduce the risk, and help slow down the progress, of dementia amongst the elderly. A new study published in BioMed Central's open access journal BMC Medicine showed that ...

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Smiling Through the Tears: Study Shows How Tearjerkers Make People ...

People enjoy watching tragedy movies like "Titanic" because they deliver what may seem to be an unlikely benefit: tragedies actually make people happier in the short-term. Researchers found that watching a tragedy movie caused people to think ...

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Chronic Stress and Phosphorylated Tau: suggestions for Alzheimer’s

So what does stress have to do with Alzheimer’s? To look at this we’ll have to start by bringing two areas of study together: stress, and Tau. Alzheimer’s Disease is characterized by the development of two different globs of proteins, ...

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“Could My Child Have Autism?” Ten Signs of Possible ...

Though autism is often not diagnosed until the age of three, some children begin to show signs of developmental delay before they turn a year old. While not all infants and toddlers with delays will develop autism spectrum disorders (ASD), experts ...

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Does the Brain 'Remember' Antidepressants? More Proof for the Power ...

Individuals with major depressive disorder (MDD) often undergo multiple courses of antidepressant treatment during their lives. This is because the disorder can recur despite treatment and because finding the right medication for a specific ...

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Faces are considered more attractive when they're moving

Here's some comforting news for anyone who despairs at how they look in photos - research by psychologists at the Universities of California and Harvard finds that the same people are rated as more attractive in videos than in static images taken ...

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Five Keys To Developing Your Deepest Gifts

Our core gifts have profoundly deep roots in our being, and they need to be fed if they are to flourish. To thrive in this world, each gift needs to be nourished in these five ways. As you read the next section, notice if any idea strikes a deep ...

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Brain Size May Determine Whether You Are Good at Keeping Friends

Researchers are suggesting that there is a link between the number of friends you have and the size of the region of the brain -- known as the orbital prefrontal cortex -- that is found just above the eyes. A new study shows that this brain region ...

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The Key to Efficient Multitasking: One Thing at a Time

The world has changed enormously since the dawn of humankind, yet we still have the same brain as our distant ancestors. The last two decades alone have served up an explosion of attention-grabbing technology—smartphones, iPads, social networking, ...

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Is ADHD overdiagnosed? Findings from a new study in Germany

Is ADHD over­diag­nosed? Despite wide­spread con­cerns that this occurs, a study that specif­i­cally addresses this issue has not been con­ducted in the US. Thus, although it is well estab­lished that many chil­dren with ADHD are never ...

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