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Mindfulness Changing the Political Brain?

The time has come for politics to recognize the magic of both compassion and neuroplasticity!  "The fact that our brain is always changing means we're not locked in to having the stress superhighway built into our nervous system...The cutting-edge research…

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Does Fear Define YOUR Comfort Zone?

In studies of the brain's neurology, fMRIs show that when faced with uncertainty our brains decrease the blood flow to the reward center while increasing blood flow to our emotional circuitry -- the limbic brain, priming us for fight-or-flight response.…

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Liberals vs. Conservatives: Dueling Brains

The more we exercise an area of our brain, the more neural pathways we grow which increases the thickness of the gray matter.  It's almost like building muscles;  the more you use a muscle the more it becomes the one…

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The White Rabbit Effect

Feed your head! The body ages as brain speed declines. Acetylcholine is a neurotransmitter associated with learning and neural firing speed.   "When the brain loses acetylcholine, it sends a death code to the organs and hormone-producing glands of the…

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Developing Intuition Can Make You Smarter

What does intuition have to do with intelligence? Being in touch with your emotions and the emotions of others not only makes you seem smarter, it actually improves your memory.  This is because it uses the prefrontal cortex.  Unless you…

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