Neuroplasticity for Brain Health: How The Brain Works to Improve

Exercise is good for your brain, but what kind of exercise should you do? What effects do various types of exercise have on your brain? Researchers at the University of British Columbia recruited 86 women between 70 and… Read More

Rewiring the Brain with Science

There has been a lot of buzz on the web about new “brain training” games, puzzles, and even entire websites dedicated to the idea that certain training can actually improve cognitive function. While it may seem hard to… Read More

Rewiring the Brain to Buffer Social Pain

As humans, we are inherently social creatures. Consequently we feel pain when we experience exclusion in social situations. For the most part we have just learned to deal with it and accept it as part of life. But… Read More

Mindfulness Meditation to Create a Healthy Brain

Stress has such a significant impact on one’s general health and well-being that there are many new research studies dedicated to impacting stress levels. In a new study by researchers at the Jefferson-Myrna Brind Center of Integrative Medicine,… Read More

Can Empathy Change the Brain’s Response to Pain?

The human brain is a miraculous machine, one which we still have so much to learn about. How the brain processes pain is a particularly interesting topic, especially for those who are trying to manage pain in any… Read More

Understanding the Connection Between Trauma and Memory

When dealing with severe trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder, it can be a crippling and dramatic impact on daily life. While it may not seem healthy, the difficulty in forgetting trauma is believed by some to be an… Read More

PTSD Changes How the Mind Works, Not How the Brain Looks

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a serious psychological disorder that is a result of serious psychological trauma. While this can often accompany traumatic brain injuries (TBI) especially in military personnel, PTSD and TBI are very different in their… Read More

How Mindfulness Works to Regulate Emotion in Your Brain

Have you ever felt too depressed to solve a problem? It may be that your brain is not able to regulate your emotions. Mindfulness training may be the solution. A University of Toronto study published in Emotion looked… Read More

8 Keys to Brain-Body Balance presents an excerpt from Robert Scaer’s new book 8 Keys to Brain-Body Balance. This particular section looks at the freeze response of animals. If fight or flight will not work, freezing in place is a common survival… Read More