Scientists’ Pride and Failed Predictions from the New York Academy of Sciences

The second event of the series Science and the Seven Deadly Sins took place last night at the New York Academy of Sciences. Scientific American‘s George Musser moderated this panel entitled Pride: Flying Cars and Other Broken Promises, where Dr. … READ MORE>>

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Increasing Mental Health Problems Seen in Students on College Campuses

Brain World reader Bree Hernandez writes in today with an article about mental health issues, trends, and solutions on college campuses. Bree blogs frequently about the importance of mental health in education, and her thoughts echo prior conversations about emotion, … READ MORE>>

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Thanksgiving – What You Ate and How You Did It!

Thanksgiving is fantastic! For many, it’s a nice time to get together and think about all the stuff that we are grateful for. We get to eat a lot, drink a lot, and hang out with people we like, a … READ MORE>>

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Spine Surgeon David Hanscom on his new book, chronic pain & DOCC

Leading Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. David Hanscom’s New Book Says Surgery Should Always Be A Last Resort What kind of a surgeon tries to talk you out of surgery? An enlightened one? Seattle-based Dr. David Hanscom has been performing intricate spinal … READ MORE>>

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To Write or Not To Write – Inhibitions caused by SAD

It has come to my attention that I suffer a miniature panic attack whenever I have to write an article. Being a professional writer, I have these fairly often. Each assignment starts off seeming like a huge task, an uncalculated … READ MORE>>

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NEA Launches New Music Therapy Component of Operation Homecoming Program

Creative arts therapy plays increasing role in standard of care for patients in military settings November 16–The National Endowment for the Arts expands its landmark arts partnership with the U.S. Department of Defense to bring music therapy to patients at … READ MORE>>

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“The Mystery of Memory” at the New York Academy of Sciences

How does the brain actually create a memory? Can we call up an absolutely pure memory like we do on the computer? Or is the act of remembering always to some degree re-creating a new memory? What is the value … READ MORE>>

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Oliver Sacks and John Hockenberry discuss Hallucinations

What exactly is a hallucination? How does it differ from imagination or a lucid dream? What can we learn about the brains functionality during a hallucinatory experience? These were just some of the questions renown biologist/neurologist, Oliver Sacks (1933), and … READ MORE>>

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Tiffany Shlain on Mindfulness, the Internet & her latest creation, “BRAIN POWER”

A long time ago, longer than I’d care to admit, I was sitting at a dinner gathering and my cousin Fred posed the question: “What do you think is the fastest way to make change…by group consensus or by one … READ MORE>>

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Growing Women Scientists Through NeXXt Scholars Initiative

The New York Academy of Sciences, in conjunction with the U.S. Department of State, has announced that 12 international women and 12 American women will serve as its first cohort of NeXXt Scholars. The NeXXt Scholars Initiative seeks to empower … READ MORE>>

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PTSD + Super Storm Sandy = Mental Work

If you have a working television then you likely know about Sandy and the devastation the tragic super storm left behind. You are also likely aware of the power shortages millions of people across the northeast are currently experiencing, and … READ MORE>>

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The Brain World Alzheimer’s Challenge

DID YOU KNOW the month of November is Alzheimer’s awareness month? Currently 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease. In reaction to this epidemic, according to Brookdale Senior Living, “National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month is a time for organizations, … READ MORE>>

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