Essential Reads

Male Risk of Autism: No One Expects the Spanish Inquisition!

Stigmatizing autism research as "sexist" for finding a gender difference in risk is not going to help us discover the truth about it.

New Research Confirms 9 Ways to Help Beat Dementia

By Susan McQuillan M.S., RDN on August 17, 2017 in Cravings
Don't wait until you're old to worry about dementia—act now to prevent cognitive decline.

Unraveling the Hidden Systems of the Brain

How sea-slugs help us with the deep questions of neuroscience

Cause and Cure of Eating Disorders?

How the language of Eating Disorders has changed. Understanding causation and recovery has shifted. Options and Opportunities for greater understanding

More Posts on Neuroscience

What Do Donald Trump and OJ Simpson Have in Common?

By Charles S. Jacobs on August 22, 2017 in Management Rewired
Neuroscientific trends are represented throughout history.

The Art of Persusasion

By Charles S. Jacobs on August 22, 2017 in Management Rewired
A simple set of psychological principles can ensure that you always get your own way.

Do Adult Dogs Still Recognize Their Mothers?

Does the emotional link between a canine mother and her puppies carry over into their adulthood?

What if Your Parents Were Just Not That Into You?

What if your parents were just not that into you? The lifelong effects of childhood neglect.

How to Tell The Truth in Difficult Situations

By Peter Bregman on August 21, 2017 in How We Work
Discover the eight steps in a “truth talk,” the key to getting someone else to understand your perspective, and how to distinguish for yourself between facts and interpretations.

Brain Inflammation in Patients with OCD?

Identifying inflammation in multiple parts of the brain involved in OCD.

To Heal Trauma, Work with the Body

When cognitive therapy is not enough to heal trauma, consider taking a body-based approach.
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Interpreting signs and symbols

Signs and symbols expressed by the patient’s unconscious in dreams may enable health care professionals to identify the pernicious onset of delirium.

Does Gut Microbiome Influence Mindset and Mental Toughness?

By Christopher Bergland on August 20, 2017 in The Athlete's Way
Harvard scientists have pinpointed specific gut microbiome linked to peak athletic performance. Someday soon, these findings could be used to benefit people from all walks of life.

Are You Wired for Resilience?

If you knew you had the resilience to recover from almost any challenge or experience, what might you do differently? Would you finally start living the life you most want?

Sleep and the Social Brain

By Patrick McNamara Ph.D. on August 15, 2017 in Dream Catcher
Each night key structures of the social brain are deactivated during NREM and then reactivated during REM. Why?

Is Smoking Marijuana During Pregnancy Harmful?

Recent research demonstrates significant changes in the brains of developing fetuses as a result of marijuana exposure during pregnancy.

Is Your Brain Older Than You Are?

By William R. Klemm Ph.D. on August 15, 2017 in Memory Medic
Memory loss is a main symptom of excessive brain aging that we can all notice.

Quantitative Electroencephalography in Mental Health Care

Are you looking for more an advanced approach that can help you evaluate abnormal brain activity in OCD, depressed mood or bipolar disorder? QEEG brain wave analysis could help.

Should Your Employees Toughen Up or Soften Up?

Do you need your employees to toughen up? Might your organizational dollars and leadership efforts be better spent on helping your people to soften up instead?

Loving a Broken Body

By Billi Gordon Ph.D. on August 13, 2017 in Obesely Speaking
I lost 290 pounds in six months by giving up rage, anger, humiliation, and suffering.

The #1 Brain-Scrambling Apology

Let's de-code the most brain-scrambling apology of them all.

How Over-Learning can Solidify a Skill

Can practicing a skill beyond the point of mastery solidify it in memory? Study suggests it can, and that neural inhibition might prevent interference by another task.

The Cerebellum May Be Part of Brain's "Reality-Check" System

By Christopher Bergland on August 11, 2017 in The Athlete's Way
Researchers at Yale University have identified a link between the cerebellum (Latin for "little brain") and someone's susceptibility to Pavlovian conditioned hallucinations.

Preventing Hangovers

By Nigel Barber Ph.D. on August 10, 2017 in The Human Beast
They can have adverse effects on productivity, health, and well being. Is there an effective remedy?

Inner Tennis

A student in Intro Psych suggested a way to help completely paralyzed patients answer yes-no questions by asking them to play inner tennis or mentally walk through their homes.

Four Tools to Stress-Proof Your Parenting Brain

By Susan Newman Ph.D. on August 10, 2017 in Singletons
How to get the stress related to your children under control and keep sane and calm during the parenting journey

Glen Campbell’s Farewell Tour, Accompanied by Alzheimer’s

By Dean Olsher MA, MT-BC on August 09, 2017 in A Sound Mind
"Even though Campbell cannot recognize himself in a home movie from his younger days, he is still able to deploy his exquisite singing voice and guitar chops onstage."

What Makes a Dog Notice a Person

Is it the sight of you, the sounds you make, or your scent that is most likely to make a dog aware that you are nearby?
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What's More Likely to Increase Creativity—Netflix or Zumba?

Have some folks watch Netflix for an hour. Have some other folks take a Zumba class. Then test their creativity. What do you expect that the results will be? Here's the answer!

Out of Balance?

By Rick Hanson Ph.D. on August 08, 2017 in Your Wise Brain
Think of sobriety in terms of the big picture, and in the context of a life well-lived. Sobriety is a gain—of health, self-respect, unclouded mind, peace with others and bliss.

Is Connectivity Neurofeedback Training the Next Big Thing?

By Christopher Bergland on August 07, 2017 in The Athlete's Way
Neuroscientists have developed a technique called "functional connectivity neurofeedback training" that can alter cognitive function and performance. This could be revolutionary.

The Trouble with Teenagers

By Vanessa LoBue, Ph.D. on August 07, 2017 in The Baby Scientist
Do you have a teenager at home? Here's what's special about the teenage years and what makes them so difficult...for both parents and teenagers.

What to Eat to Prevent Brain Fade?

A simple dietary adjustment can help....
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Is Meaning The Path to Happiness?

Let’s face it, most of us want to be happier. But are you looking for it in the wrong places?