There’s something that affects about 15 million people in the United States alone . . . . . . and it can make simple things like talking to others, or even looking in the mirror, seem absolutely terrifying. I’m talking about social anxiety disorder (SAD) – a feeling of overwhelming emotional distress that, for so […]
Making Movement Easier: Can Mindfulness Re-Open Pathways in the Brain?
Have you ever had to stop and think about making your fingers move or wiggling your toes? For people who have experienced a stroke or suffer from a motor neuron disease, simple tasks like these can be nearly impossible. But here’s some heartening news – brain-computer interfaces (BCIs) may help them regain some of what […]
What Happens When Mindfulness Collides with Neuroscience?
When’s the last time you turned on the local news and heard a warm-hearted, uplifting story? Having trouble calling anything to mind? While it might be true that the media focuses mainly on hardship and tragedy, it’s also true that our brains are hardwired to remember the bad more often than the good. So how […]