Want to enjoy the deep, mystical sleep of our ancestors? Turn your lights off at dusk.

March 8th, 2018 - By jen in neuroAgility News, Sleep

What if you could medi­tate like a Tibetan lama with no instruc­tion what­so­ever — and without having to subscribe to any reli­gious beliefs?  People hear a ques­tion like that and, unless they are partic­u­larly gullible, they assume they’re about to be scammed. But in this case there is nothing to buy — no tapes, no app, no reli­gious agenda that gets sprung on you at … Continue reading

UMass Medical School Creates First Division of Mindfulness

February 24th, 2018 - By jen in Uncategorized

As the bar for research on mind­ful­ness raises dramat­i­cally, a big change at the Univer­sity of Mass­a­chu­setts unites top-tier minds with increased resources to study meditation’s ther­a­peutic poten­tial. Read full article: mindful:healthy mind, healthy life, “UMass Medical School Creates First Divi­sion of Mind­ful­ness.”

Smartphone Detox: How To Power Down In A Wired World

February 16th, 2018 - By jen in Uncategorized

A growing number of doctors and psychol­o­gists are concerned about our rela­tion­ship with the phone. There’s a debate about what to call the problem. Some say “disorder” or “prob­lem­atic behavior.” Others think over-reliance on a smart­phone can become a behav­ioral addic­tion, like gambling. Read full article: npr, “Smart­phone Detox: How to Power Down In A Wired World.”

Learn How to Do Nothing With the Dutch Concept of Niksen

January 26th, 2018 - By jen in Anxiety, Neurofeedback News, Uncategorized

Instead of constantly occu­pying your mind with what you need to do next or bouncing from one task to another, niksen is the prac­tice of slowing it all down. As Mecking writes, it’s a welcome reprieve from soci­etal expec­ta­tions about work and produc­tivity that perme­ates the culture. Read full article: life­hacker, “Learn How to Do Nothing With the Dutch Concept of Niksen.”

10 Alternative Therapies for ADD & ADHD

January 16th, 2018 - By jen in Information on ADD/ADHD

Faced with the dilemma of poten­tial misdi­ag­nosis, conven­tional drug side effects, and a high rate of conven­tional treat­ment failure, I’m going to venture that it’s logical to seek out alter­na­tive ADHD ther­a­pies and basic lifestyle strate­gies that can either comple­ment or, in some cases, replace those prescribed by the doctor. Let’s look at a few of the more popular or emerging recom­men­da­tions.  Read full article: … Continue reading

Laptops Are Great. But Not During a Lecture or a Meeting.

January 4th, 2018 - By jen in Uncategorized

…college students learn less when they use computers or tablets during lectures. They also tend to earn worse grades. The research is unequiv­ocal: Laptops distract from learning, both for users and for those around them. It’s not much of a leap to expect that elec­tronics also under­mine learning in high school class­rooms or that they hurt produc­tivity in meet­ings in all kinds of work­places. Read … Continue reading

Why Aren’t We Talking About the Cognitive Health Crisis?

December 1st, 2017 - By jen in Uncategorized

Maybe more than any other disease, severe cogni­tive impair­ments have the poten­tial to unravel fami­lies. They’re not one and done. They drag on. They aren’t “lethal” in the normal sense. People with Alzheimer’s can lead long lives, the latter halves of which can get very diffi­cult for everyone involved. Read full article: Marks Daily Apple, “Why Aren’t We Talking About the Cogni­tive Health Crisis?”

CU Boulder to lead Pac-12 research initiative on student-athlete concussions

November 17th, 2017 - By jen in Athletic/Performance Enhancement, Mild/Traumatic Brain Injury

The Pac-12 Confer­ence announced today that CU Boulder has been selected to lead its Student-Athlete Health and Well-Being Concus­sion Coor­di­nating Unit (PCCU), a multi-year, multi-site research initia­tive that will estab­lish best prac­tices and clin­ical infra­struc­ture for advancing educa­tion on trau­matic brain injury in student-athletes through the use of Sync­Think EYE-SYNC tech­nology, a world leader in neuro-tech­nology with foun­da­tional intel­lec­tual prop­erty in eye-tracking. Read full article: … Continue reading

How Not to Talk to Your Kids

September 5th, 2017 - By jen in Uncategorized

New York Univer­sity professor of psychi­atry Judith Brook explains that the issue for parents is one of cred­i­bility. “Praise is impor­tant, but not vacuous praise,” she says. “It has to be based on a real thing—some skill or talent they have.” Once chil­dren hear praise they inter­pret as merit­less, they discount not just the insin­cere praise, but sincere praise as well. Read full article: New … Continue reading