Month: April 2020

5 Ways to Conquer Distraction in a Super-Connected World

The human race has reached a point of information overload, or at least a point where some feel so overwhelmed by an unrelenting firehose of messages delivered 24/7 by our various devices that they would risk their lives while driving just to retrieve one more text message or phone call. Our brains have

What Learning Music Does For Young Minds

The correlation between studying music and improved cognitive function has been fairly well researched. Children, regardless of age, who have had interactive experiences with music have demonstrated improved memory, language, and math skills over those who have not had such

Becoming a Global Community: Rethinking Our Relationship to the Earth

Until now, we humans have placed ourselves — and celebrated ourselves! — as the final arbiter of all living things on Earth, and organized our world accordingly. We have dealt with others, and with the Earth, under the premise that we are separate individuals, at war with one another and the world, surviving through

Like A Glove: How the Earth and the Brain Fit Together

For those of us who understand and accept evolution as the guiding force that shapes the appearance and behavior of all living organisms, the relationship between the Earth and the brains that evolved here couldn’t be more implicit. The old adage “You are what you eat” really does not do justice

Get Yer Ya-Ya’s Out: How Dancing Creates Freedom in the Body and Mind

Why do we dance? Although each person’s reasons might be different, many people admit that dancing gives them access to their hidden truths. One might enthusiastically welcome an invitation to a dance party as an opportunity for letting loose, releasing tension and discovering a joyous feeling, seemingly part

Challenging Your Brain for Health and Wisdom

“Because our culture and our technology have advanced faster than we can advance biologically, human beings have become cognitively obsolete in the world we ourselves created!” says Schlomo Breznitz and Collins Hemingway in “Maximum Brainpower: Challenging the Brain for Health and Wisdom”

Food for the Body, Food for the Mind

When determining what to consume, both in terms of food and information, it is helpful to have a standard with which to judge the effects of our choices. For food, it is helpful to have a sense of what it feels like to be truly healthy. It is possible to feel what the food you eat is doing to you when the senses of your body

Your Mind Illuminated: Lumosity and The Human Cognition Project

It was previously thought that the brain is a morphologically static organ. However, it has since been shown that the brain is in fact plastic. Neuroplasticity is the process by which changes in neural pathways and synapses can alter behavior. Every time one comes in contact with new information

Three Easy Ways to Ready Children For Home-Schooling

Brain Education (BE) is a method developed by Ilchi Lee, for developing our innate human capacity for health, well-being, optimal achievement, and peacefulness through better self-management of the brain. It is an educational program designed to promote health, happiness, peacefulness, and achievement.

How Neuroscience Helps Us to Understand Human Nature

One thing that is for certain is that sooner or later, much of the progress that is being made in neuroscience will have an impact on daily life, either through what one does, eats, how one changes one’s life, or through medications. Why such an interest in neuroscience now?

Unlocking the Wisdom of the Brain

We all know that age brings about the decline of certain brain functions such as memory recall and reaction time. What might be less known is that studies show that people become more satisfied with themselves and their lives as they get older. Eurobarometer and Gallup conducted a study

Cool Head, Open Heart: How Bodily Awareness Increases Empathy

Research shows, however, that the heart and the brain are interconnected, with one organ passing information along to the other. Importantly, we can recognize — and manipulate — our heart and brain through our heartbeats. At the University of Sussex, Dr. Sarah Garfinkel tells the story of how

Tell Me A Story: Why the Brain Loves a Good Yarn

What is the relationship between storytelling and the brain? Stories, defined as having a beginning, middle, and end and endeavoring to wrest some sort of meaning from experience, are universal across all cultures and through all known history.

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