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by Jeff Leavell 1. Looking for a shortcut to enlightenment, creativity, and longer, healthier living? Power up Your Brain: The Neuroscience of Enlightenment, by neuroscientist David Perlmutter, MD, and medical anthropologist Alberto Villoldo, PhD, is a six-CD set offered by … READ MORE>>

The Science of Sin: The Psychology of Seven Deadlies (and Why They Are So Good for You)

by Simon M. Laham, PhD (Three Rivers Press, 2012) Since early Christian times, the seven deadly sins have been decried as primary impediments to a morally pure way of life. Experimental social psychologist Simon M. Laham presents us with a … READ MORE>>

FUTURE BABBLE: WHY PUNDITS ARE HEDGEHOGS AND FOXES KNOW BEST

by Dan Gardner The world will end in 2012. Or will it? Prognostication is a rife, global passion and pundits provide inexhaustible commentary on the future—whether on the economy, climate change or anything in between. Journalist Dan Gardner peers through … READ MORE>>

DO NOT GO GENTLY INTO THE NIGHT

Prevention of Alzheimer’s is within our control. by Amy Klein Alzheimer’s disease afflicts an estimated 33.9 million people worldwide—5.3 million in the United States alone. Most cases begin after age 65. But the condition is not inevitable. In his new … READ MORE>>

I JUST CAN’T QUIT YOU, TECHNOLOGY!

Why people are taking a break from technology—and why it’s good for your brain, your health and your relationships. by Amy Klein Science fiction once predicted that robots and machines would take over our lives. Considering our reliance on our … READ MORE>>

WHO’S THE DECISION MAKER – YOUR BRAIN OR YOU?

by Mridu Khullar Relph It seems an unlikely place to find a discussion on free will, but neuroscientists often grapple with the question of who is making your life choices: Your brain or your consciousness? More importantly, what’s the difference? … READ MORE>>

BRAIN EDUCATION IN GERMANY

Children learn to restore brain function and connect to the whole body within. by Margaret Emory Located in Germany’s bustling international business and financial center of Düsseldorf at 10 Quirinstrasse is the HSP (Health, Smile, Peace) Training Center, which provides … READ MORE>>

WHERE’S YOUR BRAIN’S DICTIONARY?

By Emily Finn New research from MIT suggests that there are parts of our brain dedicated to language and only language, a finding that marks a major advance in the search for brain regions specialized for sophisticated mental functions. Functional … READ MORE>>

THE SECRETS OF SOFT HABITS

By Frederick Woolverton, as told to Susan Shapiro One night after dinner, I was hungry and edgy. My wife and daughter were asleep. I took out my favorite flavor of ice cream, Häagen-Dazs vanilla chocolate chip; I was craving it. … READ MORE>>

PEDDLING PANIC & PARANOIA?

An excerpt from Brandwashed: Tricks Companies Use to Manipulate Our Minds and Persuade Us to Buy by Martin Lindstrom In 1957 a journalist named Vance Packard wrote The Hidden Persuaders, a book that pulled back the curtain on all the … READ MORE>>

BROTHER, CAN YOU SPARE SOME CHANGE?

Researchers Discover a Genetic Component to Altruism By Lauren Migliore The winter holidays are upon us once again, a time for parties, family and togetherness—and a time for peace and giving; which is no wonder why charities need and request … READ MORE>>

DR. HERBERT BENSON ON THE MIND/BODY CONNECTION

How one medical doctor brought Eastern practices of relaxation and meditation to medicine in the West. by Margaret Emory When cardiologist Dr. Herbert Benson was approached 40 years ago by a group of people interested in his studying stress, he … READ MORE>>

AMERICA’S HEALTH HABITS

America’s Brain Health Index, a state-by-state measure of the nation’s brain health, evaluated the 50 US states and the District of Columbia based on 21 factors, including diet, physical health, mental health and social well-being. America’s Brain Health Index is … READ MORE>>

JOE PANTOLIANO

Actor Joe Pantoliano enlists the help of celebrities to make a common disease more socially acceptable. by Christin Taylor Actor Joe Pantoliano, aka Joey Pants to friends and colleagues, vividly remembers the first time he experienced stigma around mental illness. … READ MORE>>

TOO YOUNG FOR TECHNOLOGY?

What technology should your children have, and when will it hinder their brain development? by Christianne Winthrop The average American child soaks up over seven hours a day of media in the form of television, computers, video games and other … READ MORE>>