New Hope for Migraine Sufferers

January 16th, 2020 - By jen in Uncategorized

If you live with or work with someone who suffers from migraine, there’s some­thing very impor­tant you should know: A migraine is not “just a headache,” as many seem to think. Nor is it some­thing most sufferers can simply ignore. And if you are a migraine sufferer, there’s some­thing poten­tially life-changing that you should know: There are now a number of medica­tions avail­able that can either prevent … Continue reading

Can We Choose to Fall Out of Love?

December 3rd, 2019 - By jen in Neurofeedback News, Uncategorized

The singer and rapper Dessa had been writing songs about heart­break for years, as she waded through a volatile rela­tion­ship and a protracted breakup. One night, inspired by a TED talk, she decided to see if studying her brain could help her fall out of love. Watch full TED talk by DESSA, Can We Choose to Fall Out of Love? 

The 6‑Step Process To Train Your Brain To Focus

November 25th, 2019 - By jen in Uncategorized

There’s a growing body of research about how coun­ter­pro­duc­tive multi­tasking can be. While we may feel like we’re getting more done, the reality is that regular multi­tasking can leave us with a dimin­ishing ability to focus. That’s good to know. But if you’re a chronic multi­tasker who finds it hard to focus, is there any hope of getting your atten­tion span back? Read full article: getpocket​.com, … Continue reading

Time passes faster for meditators, leaves them unable to accurately judge time

November 21st, 2019 - By jen in Uncategorized

A recent study asked people to esti­mate short and long inter­vals of time after completing a mind­ful­ness medi­ta­tion exer­cise. The results showed that all the partic­i­pants reported that time seemed to pass more quickly than it did in reality. Neuro­science research shows that medi­ta­tion can help reduce anxiety and increase happi­ness. Read full article: Bigthink​.com, “Time passes faster for medi­ta­tors, leaves them unable to accu­rately … Continue reading

Screen time linked to lower brain development in preschoolers

November 6th, 2019 - By jen in Uncategorized

Screen time use by infants, toddlers and preschoolers has exploded over the last decade, concerning experts about the impact of tele­vi­sion, tablets and smart­phones on these crit­ical years of rapid brain devel­op­ment. Read full article: Fox2now​.com, “Screen time linked to lower brain devel­op­ment in preschoolers”

The Importance of Doing Nothing: Art of Relaxation

August 5th, 2019 - By jen in Uncategorized

A visit to Italy will soon have you embracing the concept of dolce far niente or “sweet­ness of doing nothing.” It does not mean being lazy; instead, it’s the idea of finding plea­sure in idle­ness or relax­ation. It is the ability to savor an expe­ri­ence, relishing the feeling of whole­ness as it fills what is empty. This is a different sort of doing nothing, much more than … Continue reading

LEARN LIKE AN ATHLETE

July 15th, 2019 - By jen in Uncategorized

Similar to how LeBron struc­tures his training to win NBA cham­pi­onships, knowl­edge workers should train to build skills, complete projects, and increase their produc­tive power. Armed with an effec­tive system, we’ll learn faster and have more fun doing it. Read full article, David Perell, “Learn Like An Athlete.”

This Is Your Brain on Silence

May 13th, 2019 - By jen in Uncategorized

As it turned out, even though all the sounds had short-term neuro­log­ical effects, not one of them had a lasting impact. Yet to her great surprise, Kirste found that two hours of silence per day prompted cell devel­op­ment in the hippocampus, the brain region related to the forma­tion of memory, involving the senses. This was deeply puzzling: The total absence of input was having a … Continue reading

Do Not Disturb: How I Ditched My Phone and Unbroke My Brain

March 5th, 2019 - By jen in Uncategorized

The point isn’t to get you off the internet, or even off social media — you’re still allowed to use Face­book, Twitter and other social plat­forms on a desktop or laptop, and there’s no hard-and-fast time limit. It’s simply about unhooking your brain from the harmful routines it has adopted around this partic­ular device, and hooking it to better things. Read full article, The New … Continue reading

Let Children Get Bored Again

February 22nd, 2019 - By jen in Uncategorized

Boredom teaches us that life isn’t a parade of amuse­ments. More impor­tant, it spawns creativity and self-suffi­­ciency. Read full article: The New York Times, “Let Chil­dren Get Bored Again”