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Stress Management Tech Keeps Calm

By Amy Roberts From artificial intelligence-powered smartphone apps to wearable technologies, new innovations are helping people find and stick with meditation and stress-relief methods best suited for their lifestyle. In many ways, technology contributes to high stress levels by encouraging a breakneck, get-this-done-yesterday pace. Some innovators, however, are using tech to reduce stress, encourage calmness [...]

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

CZ Biohub awards nearly $14.5 million to Berkeley researchers

By Robert Sanders Thirteen UC Berkeley faculty, seven of them women, are among 47 new investigators chosen by the Chan Zuckerberg Biohub to receive up to $1.5 million each over the next five years to conduct cutting-edge biomedical research — with no strings attached. The investigator awards are the first individual grants by the CZ [...]

By |February 21st, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

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