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We ARE Magicians

  • January 23, 2013
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What if you had superhero powers to sculpt reality as you wanted it to be? What if science began to admit such powers?   When scientists discovered our gifts of neuroplasticity late in the last century we officially entered the…

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It’s Written All Over Your Face!

  • November 20, 2012
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In 2001 neurologist Patrik Vuilleumeir found that a person's amygdala responds in threat mode to the appearance of fearful expressions of others EVEN IF that person is paying attention to something else.  The amygdalae's job is to signal our stress…

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How’s Your Hippocampus?

  • October 8, 2012
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The hippocampus--and area of the brain instrumental, among other things, in learning and the consolidation of memory--becomes active in its ability to grow new neural pathways during the process of "learning".  Without a healthy hippocampus, we couldn't learn new things,…

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Physiological effects of Transcendental Meditation

  • September 21, 2012
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It seems like it should almost be common knowledge that meditation has direct and beneficial physiological effects and vast health benefits, yet there are still many who either don't know this, pretend it's not validated by science, or deny its…

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What’s Your Excuse?

  • September 18, 2012
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Recent research this century has shown that meditation is applicable to, and effective for, depression, anxiety, panic disorder, stress, emotional regulation, addictions, psychosis, neurogenesis, dimentia, memory recall, cognitive acuity, pain management, somatic symptom control, hormonal regulation, genetic functioning, sports performance,…

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Beauty…where does it live?

  • September 4, 2012
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In studies done at the University College London, it was shown that when people experienced looking at things they rated beautiful, or listened to beautiful music a consistent part of the brain, the orbito medial prefrontal cortex, became very active.…

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Ladies, This is your Brain on PMS!

  • August 31, 2012
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As we know our brains and emotions are intimately linked in a dance facilitated by hormones, neurotransmitters, and a myriad other stimuli.  So it stands to reason that if women experience a radical hormonal flux each month, that their brains…

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Meditate your Loneliness Away

  • August 28, 2012
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Loneliness and social isolation can be a major contributor to some common neuro-degenerative diseases like alzheimers. A new study led by Carnegie Mellon University's J. David Creswell offers the first evidence that mindfulness meditation reduces loneliness in older adults. If meditation…

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Minimize Stress, Extend Your Life

  • August 21, 2012
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Sometimes we search for cures for symptoms and ignore the cause.  Stress, even low but chronic levels, is the most important variable factor in determining life-span according to "Wired" (neuroscience magazine).  It's no joke that meditation is at the top…

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