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Pink Brains, Blue Brains 

[…] from different experimental set-ups?Psychology researcher Cordelia Fine of the University of Melbourne suggests that because we’re all steeped in society’s image of our sex, a well-established phenomenon called “stereotype threat” kicks in: When reminded of stereotypes about our sex, race, or nationality, we generally conform to them. (Women asked to think about their gender—“girls can’t […] Read More 

  • Sharon Begley
  • December 29, 2015
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Good News: Your Brain Will Adapt to Post-COVID Life 

We may be headed for reverse culture shock when we re-enter society. But just as our brains worked to adjust to our current state of life, they must go through the same process to adjust to post-COVID reality. Read More 

  • Laura Fitch
  • April 15, 2021

Encouraging Conversations About Race, Training the Brain, and More Mindfulness News 

[…] can ask questions about the complex race dynamics within society. “I just want everyone to reap the benefits of safe intellectual space,” Dr. Parasram told his university’s newspaper, “but in order to build that, white people need to deepen their understanding of how race operates.” The first session of Safe Space for White Questions, […] Read More 

  • Mindful Staff
  • April 20, 2021

Understanding Your Brain’s Attention System 

[…] and associate professor of psychology at the University of Miami.  I’m a neuroscientist, and what I’d love to share with you today is a little about the brain science of attention. In this series we’ll be exploring topics of attention and how they relate to mindfulness training—all useful tools for us to use in […] Read More 

  • Amishi Jha
  • October 20, 2020
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Your Breath is Your Brain’s Remote Control 

[…] it will help you be more emotionally aware but only if you inhale specifically through your nostrils and not your mouth—good luck.” How Nasal Breathing Influences the Brain Northwestern Medicine scientists were interested in understanding how breathing affects the brain regions responsible for memory and emotional processing. Through a series of experiments, they discovered […] Read More 

  • Crystal Goh
  • February 16, 2017
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Hack Your Brain’s Habit Loops 

We form habits in a very specific way, which is great news. It means this is a system that can be observed, examined, and even altered. But first we need to understand how it all works. Read More 

  • Judson Brewer
  • April 2, 2019

Your Brain’s Greatest Blind Spot to Happiness 

Our brains are wired to chunk data and make things routine so we can handle more complex tasks, writes Elisha Goldstein. But what happens when the brain applies this method to other human beings or even the people who are dearest to us? Read More 

  • Elisha Goldstein
  • September 5, 2014


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