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Gender Isn’t Binary and Brains Are Not ‘Male’ Or ‘Female’

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A study searching for gender differences across the brain reveals that human brains cannot be categorized into two distinct gender classes. This post from Collective-Evolution busts the gender myth and shows that there’s no such thing as a ‘male’ or ‘female’ brain. According to an article written for Psychology Todaytitled “Brain Differences Between Genders,” written by Gregory L. Jantz, Ph.D., the differences between genders ... Read More »

Is Human Perception of Reality Just an Illusion?

Cognitive scientist Donald Hoffman explains why human perceptions of an independent reality are all illusions.

Cognitive scientist Donald Hoffman explains why human perceptions of an independent reality are all illusions. In this post from The Atlantic he argues that the world is nothing like the one we experience through our senses. As we go about our daily lives, we tend to assume that our perceptions—sights, sounds, textures, tastes—are an accurate portrayal of the real world. ... Read More »

How to Maximize Wellbeing by Tuning 4 Brain Circuits

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Wellbeing is essentially a skill that can be learned, just like learning to play a musical instrument. This post from FEELguide gives a low-down on the four neuroplastic brain circuits that govern wellbeing and how to tune them like an instrument. Dr. Richard Davidson is one of the world’s foremost experts in the study of the neural mechanics of emotion ... Read More »

Scientists Study Bats to Learn How Humans Focus Attention

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Researchers have discovered how bats screen out sounds not worth paying attention to, and this may provide clues to how humans do the same. This post from Science Daily reports what bats reveal about how humans focus their attention. You’re at a crowded party, noisy with multiple conversations, music and clinking glasses. But when someone behind you says your name, ... Read More »

Harvard Research Shows How Meditation Changes Mental Activity

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A Harvard neuroscientist, one of the first to show that practicing meditation causes structural changes in the brain, shares how meditation works. This post from Tech Insider describes the major changes a regular meditation practice brings about in your mental activity. Mindfulness meditation is incredibly popular right now. According to the National Institute of Health, 18 million people in the US have ... Read More »

Voices of Loved Ones Do Reach Brains of Coma Patients, And Heal!

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A remarkable new study shows that the voices of loved ones do reach the brains of coma patients and result in brain activity, unlike unfamiliar voices. This post from FEEL Guide describes the study and its groundbreaking results. Earlier this morning a groundbreaking new study was released by Northwestern Medicine and Hines VA, published in the journal Neurorehabilitation and Neural ... Read More »

Scientists Discover Key Area in Brain Linked to Depression

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Brain scientists have discovered a pearl-size region in the brain which appears to be ground zero for depression. This post from FEEL Guide discusses how the scientists conducted the study and the possibilities that the findings have opened up for future research: The mysteries of the human brain continue to reveal themselves to brain scientists — case in point being ... Read More »

5 Ways To Awaken Your Optimal Brain

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It was long believed that the structure of the brain changes throughout early childhood and then is relatively static for the rest of our lives. New research, however, is debunking that theory. This is exciting because it means that we can actually change our brains and become better thinkers. The theory is known as neuroplascity. While the hype you hear ... Read More »

Brain Hacks To Alter Behavior

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Wouldn’t it be wonderful if we could really understand the cause and effect of many things that happen in our lives? How would it be if we were able to understand why we behave the way we do? Have we ever wondered whether there is any single deciding factor, a pattern that might be common to all the behavior styles? ... Read More »