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Mindfully debunking four meditation myths


Mind­ful­ness med­i­ta­tion can help us lead hap­pi­er, health­i­er lives … at least accord­ing to sci­ence. Yet many of us still balk at the idea of prac­tic­ing it our­selves. Per­haps we fear that med­i­ta­tion is too new agey, or it might slow us down or lead to com­pla­cen­cy. Some might fear mind­ful­ness could come at the expense of pro­duc­tiv­i­ty, Read the rest of this entry »

Study: SOME brain training may work to promote healthy brain aging

Keep read­ing arti­cle Study Debunks 4 Com­mon Myths about Brain Train­ing and Life­long Cog­ni­tive Enhance­ment, over at The Cre­ativ­i­ty Post.

10 Common Brain Health Myths, Debunked

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10 Com­mon Brain Health and Brain Train­ing Myths, Debunked (The Huff­in­g­ton Post):

Giv­en all the inter­est in—and con­fu­sion around—-the top­ics of brain train­ing, neu­ro­plas­tic­i­ty and brain health, let’s debunk ten myths that remain sur­pris­ing­ly pop­u­lar…Keep read­ing arti­cle at The Huff­in­g­ton Post.

One more brain myth bites the dust: There’s no Male Brain, or Female Brain; There’s Human Brain

sn-genderbrainThe brains of men and women aren’t real­ly that dif­fer­ent, study finds (Sci­ence):

As soon as sci­en­tists could image the brain, they began hunt­ing for sex differences…in the new study, researchers led by Daph­na Joel, a behav­ioral neu­ro­sci­en­tist at Tel Aviv Uni­ver­si­ty in Israel, tried to be as com­pre­hen­sive as pos­si­ble. Using Read the rest of this entry »

Debunking 10 Brain Fitness and Brain Health Myths during Brain Awareness Week

brain fitness mythsIn hon­or of Brain Aware­ness Week, let’s debunk ten myths about brain fit­ness and brain health that remain sur­pris­ing­ly pop­u­lar.

Top 10 brain fit­ness and brain health myths, debunked:

Myth 1. Genes deter­mine the fate of our brains.
Fact: Life­long brain plas­tic­ity means that our lifestyles and behav­iors play a sig­nif­i­cant role in how our brains (and there­fore our minds) phys­i­cally evolve.

Myth 2. We are what we eat. Read the rest of this entry »

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