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

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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 »

Survey: Which is a more important brain function, to recognize and manage one’s emotions or the ability to multi-task?

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August e-newsletter: Inside Out, Coffee, Stress, Poverty, Exercise, Brain Training, and more SharpBrains News

Inside-Out.

Time for Sharp­Brains’ August e-newslet­ter, wrap­ping up this month’s key brain-relat­ed news and stud­ies, and fea­tur­ing Four “Inside Out” insights to dis­cuss and improve our kids’ emo­tion­al lives (and our own).

New studies:

New thinking:

New tools:

Final­ly, a reminder to Save the Date for 2015 Sharp­Brains Vir­tual Sum­mit (Novem­ber 17–19th), where lead­ing experts will dis­cuss Mon­i­tor­ing Enhanc­ing Brain Health in the Per­va­sive Neu­rotech­nol­ogy Era.

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Have a great month of Sep­tem­ber.

The “Holy Grail”: How to drive behavior change by harnessing neuroplasticity and emotions

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CWRU nurs­ing school award­ed $2.35 mil­lion to study the link between the brain and health behav­ior change (press release):

A five-year, $2.35 mil­lion grant from the Nation­al Insti­tute of Nurs­ing Research will allow researchers from the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nurs­ing, Col­lege of Arts and Sci­ences and the School of Med­i­cine at Case West­ern Reserve Uni­ver­si­ty to study how brain activ­i­ty moti­vates the chron­i­cal­ly ill to man­age their ill­ness­es Read the rest of this entry »

Training our brains’ executive control to reduce rumination and improve mood

happybrainIsraeli com­put­er ‘game’ teach­es brain to be hap­pi­er (Haaretz):

There are peo­ple who think dwelling on their emo­tions is help­ful, view­ing it as a kind of wrestling match with their inner demons. But accord­ing to psy­chol­o­gists, it’s Read the rest of this entry »

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