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The Brain

Would You Upload Your Brain to the Cloud? 

Scientists are in hot pursuit of the "the connectome"—the map of the 86-billion-neuron, 100-trillion-synapse human brain that would allow your brainware to be recreated in digital form. Read More 

  • Sharon Begley
  • September 6, 2018

Your Brain on Meditation 

Science has proven that meditating actually restructures your brain Kelly McGonigal tells us about the latest research—and how to put it into practice. Read More 

  • Kelly McGonigal
  • December 6, 2010
How to be Mindful About Consuming Coronavirus News - Illustration of a laptop with a news banner
Mental Health

How to be Mindful About Consuming Coronavirus News 

[…] we’re still having a hard time distinguishing between reputable sources online and non-reputable ones.” To avoid being taken for an emotional ride by these “highly emotional, clickbait, misinformation-type stories,” he suggests avoiding them altogether and reading only news stories written by reputable journalists or looking to science experts to provide accurate information about the […] Read More 

  • Jill Suttie
  • April 9, 2020

Training the Brain with Mindfulness Meditation 

[…] available to engage productively in the task.  When we’ve studied mind-wandering in simple experiments in the laboratory, we’ve learned a lot about the costs of this particular type of mental activity: it compromises performance on the task; and the mind suffers from something called “perceptual decoupling.” That is, your ability to perceive information is […] Read More 

  • Amishi Jha
  • October 20, 2020
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The Amazing, Tumultuous, Wild, Wonderful, Teenage Brain 

“What’s going on in that head of yours?” How many adults have asked an adolescent some form of that question? In his book, Brainstorm, a New York Times bestseller, Dr. Dan Siegel decided to go a step further and actually answer that question. The results are surprising—and very exciting. Read More 

  • Daniel Siegel
  • October 31, 2016
Your Brain Secretly Works with Other Brains

Your Brain Secretly Works With Other Brains 

Neuroscientist Lisa Feldman Barrett explains some of the ways your brain is constantly changing itself (usually without your awareness) as you interact with other people. Read More 

  • Lisa Feldman Barrett
  • September 16, 2021

Meditators Have Younger Brains 

When researchers at UCLA compared the brains of meditators to non-meditators they found that meditator’s brains were almost a decade younger by the time people reach their mid 50s. Read More 

  • B Grace Bullock PhD
  • March 6, 2017


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