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3-D human 'mini-brains' shed new light on genetic underpinnings of major mental illness

Researchers at Brigham and Women’s are using new technology to research genetic determinants of mental health in which stem cells are used to grow a replica of a human brain.   69 more words

Education

Digital addiction increases loneliness, anxiety and depression

This article discusses the effects that smartphones and social media have on our brains and our mental health. Our use of these technologies often becomes an addiction, causing actual changes in neural connections in the same way as an opioid or other substance addiction. 55 more words

Smartphones

Wellbeing, and Why It Matters

Wellbeing is a powerful word, concept, and sense-experience. It’s one of the words I consciously started using, and concepts I started exploring, more mindfully a few years ago. 553 more words

Transformational Inquiry

The Peace Talk | Abhijit Naskar

Neuroscientist, Author and Speaker Abhijit Naskar addresses the world on Peace and Harmony.

Society

Brain wave synchronization is impaired when our working memory load is too great

Everyday experience makes it obvious – sometimes frustratingly so – that our working memory capacity is limited. We can only keep so many things consciously in mind at once. 1,068 more words

Food that helps battle depression

By Elizabeth Bernstein

You’re feeling depressed. What have you been eating?

Psychiatrists and therapists don’t often ask this question. But a growing body of research over the past decade shows that a healthy diet—high in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, fish and unprocessed lean red meat—can prevent depression. 1,001 more words

Brain-boosting prosthesis moves from mice to humans

by Robbie Gonzalez

THE SHAPE ON the screen appears only briefly—just long enough for the test subject to commit it to memory. At the same time, an electrical signal snakes past the bony perimeter of her skull, down through a warm layer of grey matter toward a batch of electrodes near the center of her brain. 1,129 more words