Concentration and the Brain – Training Your Brain for Better Focus

Throughout a typical workday, we can generally expect to encounter one or more of the following: a frequently ringing phone, a plethora of emails and text messages, and at least a couple interruptions from (albeit well-meaning) friends and co-workers. Sometimes, it all adds up to make it feel like we’re living a lot of our…

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Boosting the Effects of Exercise on the Brain

Brain science is constantly changing and discovering new, exciting ideas . . . . . . but one thing that seems to keep popping up is how great exercise is for your body, and for your brain. Last week, I told you about a study that focused on the effect that physical activity can have…

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Simple and Effective Ways to Build a Happier Brain

Remember what it was like when you first learned to drive a car, or ride a bike? In our webinar with Rick Hanson, PhD, we got into ways to recreate that beginner’s mind, and use old experiences to create the same sort of brain change that new experiences can. But that’s just one of the…

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Recharge Your Brain with a Good Night’s Sleep

A late night at work, too many things on the to-do list, or maybe you were startled awake by a nightmare . . . . . . most of us have experienced lack of sleep at some point in our lives (and for some, it can feel more like the norm than the exception). But,…

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A Different Way to Handle Stress – Can Brain Science Help?

Stress – it’s often (if not always) a regular part of life. But everyone handles it differently, and many people are frequently on the search for ways to deal with it more effectively. Now, while stress triggers are usually different from person to person, our brains are actually hardwired to process stress in a certain…

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Making the Most Out of Brain Science: Strengthening the Brain with the Help of Community

A lot of interesting things were discussed with Daniel Amen, MD on the webinar last night. Including the differences between the male and female brain, how balancing your hormones can strengthen your nervous system, and why some anxiety may actually be good for your brain. There were 8,774 viewers and it was exciting to see…

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