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Study: Mindful meditation works. Now, how to navigate the most popular options?

mindfulness class—–

Many begin­ner med­i­ta­tors, myself includ­ed, start out with a mind­ful breath­ing med­i­ta­tion: one breath in, one breath out, the mind wan­ders, you bring it back.

Armed with an app guid­ing me through Read the rest of this entry »

Dr. Chapman Q&A Transcript: Best Brain Health Fitness Tip? “Never let status quo be an option”

Here’s the light­ly edit­ed tran­script of the Jan­u­ary 4th online Q&A ses­sion with Dr. San­dra Chap­man, Direc­tor of the Cen­ter for Brain­Health at UT-Dal­las and author of the new book Make Your Brain Smarter (Free Press; Jan­u­ary 2013). Enjoy!

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AlvaroF: You can start writ­ing ques­tions so we have a few to choose from as we start in a cou­ple of min­utes. Thank you!

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AlvaroF: Just one sec­ond and we’ll be ready. Already get­ting great ques­tions!

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AlvaroF: Let me first thank Dr. San­dra Chap­man for being with us today. She was one of the best speak­ers at our 2012 Sum­mit, and since then we want­ed to share her research and think­ing with all Sharp­Brains read­ers. Read the rest of this entry »

Helicor StressEraser: Brain Training Product Review Survey

As part of our ongo­ing mar­ket research we’d like to ask past and cur­rent users of Helicor prod­ucts to share their expe­ri­ence with us via this 3‑question anony­mous sur­vey.  Read the rest of this entry »

Research: Veterans learn to use yoga and meditation exercises to reconnect with their emotions

Vet­er­ans learn to use yoga and med­i­ta­tion exer­cis­es to recon­nect with their emo­tions (Wis­con­sin State Jour­nal):

Rich Low of Madi­son served as an infantry offi­cer in the Army in Iraq in 2005 and 2006, lead­ing some 280 com­bat mis­sions. When he came back from the ser­vice, he did­n’t think his expe­ri­ence affect­ed him in any major way. He had night­mares, and he star­tled eas­i­ly, but he chalked that up to just some­thing vet­er­ans live with. Read the rest of this entry »

Transcript: Paul Nussbaum on Meditation, Neuropsychology and Thanksgiving

Below you can find the full tran­script of our engag­ing Q&A ses­sion yes­ter­day on holis­tic brain health with clin­i­cal neu­ropsy­chol­o­gist Dr. Paul Nuss­baum, author of Save Your Brain. You can learn more about the full Brain Fit­ness Q&A Series Here.

Per­haps one of the best exchanges was: Read the rest of this entry »

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