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The State of Mindfulness Science: 10 Key Research Findings to Encourage and Guide your Meditation Practice in 2018

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Dur­ing the past two decades, more and more sci­en­tists have stud­ied mindfulness—a Bud­dhist-inspired col­lec­tion of prac­tices aimed at help­ing us to cul­ti­vate moment-to-moment aware­ness of our­selves and our envi­ron­ment. Their ear­ly find­ings trig­gered an enor­mous amount of enthu­si­asm for med­i­ta­tion.

Some­times, how­ev­er, jour­nal­ists and even sci­en­tists (who should know bet­ter) have over­stat­ed the phys­i­cal and men­tal health ben­e­fits, which has fed grow­ing skep­ti­cism about mind­ful­ness. Read the rest of this entry »

SharpBrains’ Brain Fitness Guide is becoming a bestseller book in Japan!

SharpBrainsGuide_JapanProud to share that the Japan­ese edi­tion of The Sharp­Brains Guide to Brain Fit­ness is becom­ing a best­seller book in the Health and Sci­ence sec­tions of Ama­zon Japan, helped no doubt by this great review arti­cle in Newsweek Japan.

If you speak Japan­ese, please pick up a copy of the book, and spread the word with oth­ers!

–> Japan­ese edi­tion of The Sharp­Brains Guide to Brain Fit­ness, avail­able in soft­cover and Kin­dle edi­tions. Oth­er avail­able lan­guages: Read the rest of this entry »

Science Blog Carnival, Up at Providentia

A new edi­tion of Sci­en­tia Pro Pub­lica, the biweek­ly blog car­ni­val that “show­cases the finest sci­ence, med­ical and envi­ron­ment writ­ing pub­lished in the blo­gos­phere”, is avail­able now, host­ed by Prov­i­den­tia,

To enjoy, click Here.

Scientia Pro Publica: Answers to 28 popular and not-so-popular questions

Wel­come to the XL edi­tion of Sci­en­tia Pro Pub­lica (or, since we are try­ing to speak Eng­lish, the 40th edi­tion of “Sci­ence for the Peo­ple”), the rotat­ing blog car­ni­val that show­cases the finest sci­ence, med­ical and envi­ron­ment writ­ing pub­lished in the blo­gos­phere.

Quick now — ask a ques­tion, any ques­tion, that comes to mind. Chances are some­one in this excel­lent ros­ter of sci­ence blog­gers has antic­i­pat­ed it and pro­vid­ed an answer below. Enjoy!

About our­selves

  1. Why do I feel bet­ter after I exer­cise (pic: brain­blog­ger)
  2. Can thought­ful blog­ging and read­ing build brain reserve and delay demen­tia
  3. What’s the bor­der­line between high and low func­tion­ing — autism research exam­ples
  4. Can we learn to mul­ti-task more effec­tive­ly
  5. Should you mind your brain

About our bod­ies Read the rest of this entry »

Call for science, medical and environment writing

We will be host­ing the Sep­tem­ber 27th edi­tion of Sci­en­tia Pro Pub­li­ca, the biweek­ly blog car­ni­val that “show­cas­es the finest sci­ence, med­ical and envi­ron­ment writ­ing pub­lished in the blo­gos­phere”.

If you write a blog about sci­ence, med­i­cine or the envi­ron­ment and would like to share your writ­ing or pho­tog­ra­phy with a large and appre­cia­tive audi­ence, please sub­mit a good recent blog post no lat­er than end of Sep­tem­ber 25th, using this auto­mat­ed sub­mis­sion form.

Remem­ber to vis­it us on Sep­tem­ber 27th!

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