Month: November 2018

Know Your Brain: The Pituitary Gland — Understanding The Master Gland

In a powerhouse of this size — controlling our day-to-day decisions, motor functions, vision, and nerves — so much depends upon a small gateway, known as the “third eye” for its location between the eyes, nestled just below the center of your forehead. It’s only about the size of a pea, controlled

Donna Jackson Nakazawa on “The Last Best Cure”

Medically speaking, science journalist Donna Jackson Nakazawa and author of “The Last Best Cure: My Quest to Awaken the Healing Parts of My Brain and Get Back My Body, My Joy, and My Life” was an accident waiting to happen. Suffering from autoimmune disorders for over a decade

Caring for Our Veterans: The Wounded Warrior Project

If ever you want a lesson in courage, strength, and the ability to persevere despite any obstacle, talk to one of the wonderful people who participate in the Wounded Warrior Project. The Jacksonville, Florida-based nonprofit organization’s purpose is to raise awareness for veterans and physically and mentally injured military service

Renovia Completes Successful $32.3-Million Funding Round

Renovia, a company that is seeking to revolutionize the way in which pelvic floor disorders are diagnosed and treated, recently announced the successful completion of a Series B equity round. The funding round is just the latest in a series of successes for the Boston-based women’s health company

(Anti-)Social Media: How Social Networks Affect Our Neural Networks

We like to think we are fairly rational and sensible beings, unable to be puppeteered by the internet, but neuroscientists are quickly unveiling how social media networks significantly affect our neural networks and motivate certain behaviors. One candidate in particular understood how to use this hook to his advantage

Guiding Meditation: An Interview with “Brain Whisperer” Kelly Howell

Can we rise above our alleged “genetically determined” fates and environment to become who we want to be? Kelly Howell thinks we can. She credits meditation with helping her heal from a devastating car accident at age 22, when she broke her neck, which left her suffering from depression and headaches

What Makes a Child “Gifted”?

These characteristics are all common among gifted children: not only are they typically academically advanced and highly creative, they also tend to experience hypersensitivities and often find ethical issues particularly salient. Carol Bainbridge, an expert on the subject, enumerates a long list of traits and abilities

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