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Mindful Meditation Training Lowers Biomarkers of Stress Response in Anxiety Disorder

Hormonal, inflammatory reactions to stress were reduced after meditation training, in rigorous NIH-sponsored trial. Mindfulness meditation is an increasingly popular treatment for anxiety, but testing its effectiveness in a convincing way has been difficult. Now a rigorously designed, NIH-sponsored clinical trial led by a Georgetown University Medical Center researcher has found objective physiological evidence that [...]

By |January 30th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Stimulating the Brain With Electricity Reduces Bulimia Symptoms

Key symptoms of bulimia nervosa, including the urge to binge eat and restrict food intake, are reduced by delivering electricity to parts of the brain using non-invasive brain stimulation, according to new research by King’s College London. Bulimia is an eating disorder characterised by a vicious cycle of repeated bouts of distressing binge eating and [...]

By |January 30th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

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By |January 27th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Technology helped me through the emotional roller coaster of CES

Humans love to control how they feel. Booze and coffee have been perking us up and lubricating social situations for millennia. Mood-enhancing technology, on the other hand, usually tries to emulate a cup of joe or a glass of wine but without the need for rinsing your liver. I'm generally OK with pumping chemicals into [...]

By |January 19th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Top 12 Mental Health Apps

As we live increasingly digital lives, saddling our phones in every waking moment; we are able to find more creative ways of using technology to better our lives. Research now shows that apps designed to boost your mental health can actually help us solve many problems more independently, rather than waiting to find sometimes costly [...]

By |January 9th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

How technology is merging with the human body

By Daniel Waterhouse The gulf between “human” and “machine” is closing. Machine learning has enabled virtual reality to feel more “real” than ever before, and AI’s replication of processes that were once confined to the human brain is ever-improving. Both are bringing technology into ever-closer proximity with the human body. Things are getting weird. And [...]

By |January 9th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Students Zap Their Brains For a Boost, For Better Or Worse

By Riley Beggin, Last October, Matt Herich was listening to the news while he drove door to door delivering pizzas. A story came on the radio about a technology that sends an electric current through your brain to possibly make you better at some things — moving, remembering, learning. He was fascinated. The neurotechnology is [...]

By |January 9th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

How to Manage Your Emotions Without Fighting Them

By Susan David, We often hear tips and tricks for helping us to “control” our emotions, but that’s the wrong idea: strong emotions aren’t bad, and they don’t need to be pushed down or controlled; they are, in fact, data. Our emotions evolved as a signaling system, a way to help us communicate with each [...]

By |December 23rd, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Harvard scientists think they’ve pinpointed the physical source of consciousness

By FIONA MACDONALD Scientists have struggled for millennia to understand human consciousness - the awareness of one's existence. Despite advances in neuroscience, we still don't really know where it comes from, and how it arises. But researchers think they might have finally figured out its physical origins, after pinpointing a network of three specific regions [...]

By |December 23rd, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Best Music for Productivity? Silence

By OLGA KHAZAN, Like most modern “knowledge” workers, I spend my days in an open office. That means I also spend my days amid ringing phones, the inquisitive tones of co-workers conducting interviews, and—because we work in a somewhat old, infamous building—the pounding and drilling of seemingly endless renovations. Even so, the #content must still [...]

By |December 23rd, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments