The Brain in the News

Check out the latest news about your brain, and the brain of everyone else!, right here. And I invite you to send me news items, including scientific studies, great video clips, social implications of brain science, etc., that you find yourself.

Mindfulness, Anderson Cooper, 60 Minutes, December 14, 2014

What Does Mindfulness Meditation Do to Your Brain? Tom Ireland, Scientific American, June 12, 2014

Spine Tuning: Finding Physical Evidence of How Practice Rewires the Brain, Ferris Jabr, Scientific American, April 16, 2012

Neural Responses Reveal Our Optimistic Bent, Andrea Anderson, Scientific American, April 10, 2012

Consciousness Does Not Reside Here, Christof Koch, Scientific American, April 4, 2012

A Neuroscientist’s Quest to Reverse Engineer the Human Brain, Gareth Cook, Scientific American, March 20, 2012

Buddhism, Cosmology and Evolution, John Stanley and David Loy, Huffington Post, February 26, 2012

How the Internet is Changing Our Brain, Shaahin Cheyene, Huffington Post, February 12, 2012

How to Have More Insights, David Rock, Huffington Post, February 8, 2012

Mindful Eating as Food for Thought, Jeff Gordinier, New York Times, February 7, 2012

How Exercise Benefits the Brain, Gretchen Reynolds, New York Times, November 30, 2011

Decoding the Brain’s Cacophony, Benedict Carey, New York Times, October 31, 2011

How Tanning Changes the Brain, Ahahad O’Connor, New York Times, August 12, 2011

Is Meditation the Push-Up for the Brain? Study Shows Practice May Have Potential to Change Brain’s Physical Structure, ScienceDaily, July 14, 2011

The Neurobiology of Bliss–Sacred and Profane – Sex in the brain, and what it reveals about the neuroscience of deep pleasure, Nadia Webb, Scientific American, July 12, 2011

Regimens: Noise Canceling, Without Headphones, Roni Caryn Rabin, New York Times, May 2, 2011

How Meditation May Change the Brain, Sindya N. Bhanoo, New York Times, January 28, 2011

Searching the Brain for the Roots of Fear, Joseph Ledoux, New York Times, January 22, 2011

Mindfulness Meditation Training Changes Brain Structure in Eight Weeks, ScienceDaily,  January 21, 2011

Buddhism Beats Depression, Ed Halliwell, January 5, 2010

Brain Is a Co-Conspirator in a Vicious Stress Loop, Natalie Angier,  New York Times,  August 17, 2009

Smile As You Read This: Language That Puts You In Touch With Your Bodily Feelings, ScienceDaily, August 15, 2009

Adult Brain Can Change Within Seconds, ScienceDaily,  July 30, 2009

Lotus Therapy, Benedict Carey, The New York Times, May 27, 2008

Meditation May Increase Gray Matter, ScienceDaily, May 13, 2009

Compassion Meditation Changes The Brain, ScienceDaily, March 27, 2008

How Your Brain Looks at Race, Sharon Begley, Newsweek, March 3, 2008

Mental Reserves Keep Brains Agile, Jane E.Brody, December 11, 2007

Meditation May Fine-tune Control Over Attention, ScienceDaily, May 10, 2007

Faith in the Brain, Juju Chang and Michael Pressman, May 10, 2007

Study Suggests Meditation Can Help Train Attention, Sandra Blakeslee, May 8, 2007

The Brain on the Stand, Jeffrey Rosen, March 11, 2007

The Brain’s Secret Plans, Max Planck Society, February 12, 2007

Happiness 101, D.T. Max, January 7, 2007

The Mystery of Consciousness, Steven Pinker, January, 2007

Speaking in Tongues, Benedict Carey, November 7, 2006

A Week of Silence, Daniel Siegel, November, 2006

Femme Mentale, Joe Garofoli, August 6, 2006

Finding Reality through Meditation, Ansley Roche, January 18, 2006

Meditation Builds Brain Muscles, Alison Motluk, November 15, 2005

The Brain Tells Time, Robert Roy Britt, October 28, 2005

The Movie in Your Head, Christof Koch, September 21, 2005

The Evolving Human Brain, Melissa Lee Phillips, September 9, 2005

Meditation ‘Brain Training’ Clues, BBC News, June 13, 2005

Meditation Skills of Buddhist Monks Yield Clues to Brain’s Regulation of Attention, Medical News Today, June 7, 2005

Religious Practice May Slow Alzheimer’s, Science Daily, May 1, 2005

Meditation Alters Brain Structure, By Sharon Begley, November 5, 2004

New Brain Studies and Meditation, Punnadhammo Bhikku, June, 2003

Can Buddhists Transcend Mental Reservations?, Steve Connor, May 22, 2003