Category Archives: Brain

Your brain’s creativity

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Teen brain, brain injury, and addiction

These days, when there are news reports about traumatic brain injury (TBI), it’s almost always related to football. And while one of the effects of TBI is an increased risk of using drugs and alcohol (especially for teens), this post … Continue reading

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A Child’s View of Sensory Processing

 

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Scientist Seeks Neural And Biological Basis For Creativity, Beauty And Love

One of the world’s leading neuroscientists is to search for the neural and biological basis for creativity, beauty and love after receiving over £1 million from the Wellcome Trust, the UK’s largest medical research charity. The research will bring together … Continue reading

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Ten Myths About Psychotropic Drugs

Dr. Peter Gotzsche has created a controversy and sparked criticism over what he sees as a damaging over-prescription of drugs by psychiatrists. Gotzsche recently compiled a list of ten common myths held not only by the general public, but also … Continue reading

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Meditation may physically alter regions of the brain

Harvard researchers at the Massachusetts General Hospital reported that the practice of mindfulness meditation can physically alter regions of the brain associated with memory, sense of self, empathy, and stress.  The study, to be published in January 2015, in “Psychiatry … Continue reading

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Left-right side brain test part II

    It seems that lots of folks have emailed me about all sorts of other left/right side brain tests/quizzes online.  Here are the top 3 tests. Hemispheric Dominance Inventory Test: This test has 18 questions and you choice between … Continue reading

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