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.

Neuroscience has a lot to learn from Buddhism

Neuroscience Has a Lot to Learn from Buddhism

Matthieu Ricard and Wolf Singer, The Atlantic, December 17, 2017

Anderson Cooper Electrodes

Mindfulness

Anderson Cooper, 60 Minutes, December 14, 2014

What Does Mindfulness Meditation Do to Your Brain

What Does Mindfulness Meditation Do to Your Brain?

Tom Ireland, Scientific American, June 12, 2014

Spine Tuning Cross Laced Sneaker

Spine Tuning: Finding Physical Evidence of How Practice Rewires the Brain

Ferris Jabr, Scientific American, April 16, 2012

Neural Responses Reveal Our Optimistic Bent

Neural Responses Reveal Our Optimistic Bent

Andrea Anderson, Scientific American, April 10, 2012

Reverse Engineer the Human Brain Tools

A Neuroscientist’s Quest to Reverse Engineer the Human Brain

Gareth Cook, Scientific American, March 20, 2012

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Buddhism, Cosmology and Evolution

John Stanley and David Loy, Huffington Post, February 26, 2012

How the Internet Is Changing Our Brain

How the Internet is Changing Our Brain

Shaahin Cheyene, Huffington Post, February 12, 2012

Insight

How to Have More Insights

David Rock, Huffington Post, February 8, 2012

Mindful Eating

Mindful Eating as Food for Thought

Jeff Gordinier, New York Times, February 7, 2012

How Exercise Benefits the Brain

How Exercise Benefits the Brain

Gretchen Reynolds, New York Times, November 30, 2011

Decoding the Brains Cacophony

Decoding the Brain’s Cacophony

Benedict Carey, New York Times, October 31, 2011

Noise Canceling without Headphones

Regimens: Noise Canceling, Without Headphones

Roni Caryn Rabin, New York Times, May 2, 2011

How Meditation May Change the Brain

How Meditation May Change the Brain

Sindya N. Bhanoo, New York Times, January 28, 2011

Searching the Brain for the Roots of Fear

Searching the Brain for the Roots of Fear

Joseph Ledoux, New York Times, January 22, 2011

Buddhism Beats Depression

Buddhism Beats Depression

Ed Halliwell, January 5, 2010

Brain Stress Loop

Brain Is a Co-Conspirator in a Vicious Stress Loop

Natalie Angier,  New York Times,  August 17, 2009

Adult Brain Can Change in Seconds

Adult Brain Can Change Within Seconds

ScienceDaily,  July 30, 2009

Lotus Therapy

Lotus Therapy

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

Increased Gray Matter

Meditation May Increase Gray Matter

ScienceDaily, May 13, 2009

Compassion Meditation

Compassion Meditation Changes The Brain

ScienceDaily, March 27, 2008

Human Race

How Your Brain Looks at Race

Sharon Begley, Newsweek, March 3, 2008

Mental Reserves Keep Brains Agile

Mental Reserves Keep Brains Agile

Jane E. Brody, December 11, 2007

Faith in the Brain

Faith in the Brain

Juju Chang and Michael Pressman, May 10, 2007

The Brain on the Stand

The Brain on the Stand

Jeffrey Rosen, March 11, 2007

The Brains Secret Plans

The Brain’s Secret Plans

Max Planck Society, February 12, 2007

Happiness 101

Happiness 101

D.T. Max, January 7, 2007

Mystery of Consciousness

The Mystery of Consciousness

Steven Pinker, January, 2007

Speaking in Tongues

Speaking in Tongues

Benedict Carey, November 7, 2006

Week in Silence

A Week of Silence

Daniel Siegel, November, 2006

Femme Mentale

Femme Mentale

Joe Garofoli, August 6, 2006

Finding Reality Through Meditation

Finding Reality through Meditation

Ansley Roche, January 18, 2006

Build Up the Brain

Meditation Builds Brain Muscles

Alison Motluk, November 15, 2005

Brain Tells Time

The Brain Tells Time

Robert Roy Britt, October 28, 2005

Movie in Your Head

The Movie in Your Head

Christof Koch, September 21, 2005

Evolving Human Brain

The Evolving Human Brain

Melissa Lee Phillips, September 9, 2005

Meditation Brain Training Clues

Meditation ‘Brain Training’ Clues

BBC News, June 13, 2005

Religious Practice

Religious Practice May Slow Alzheimer’s

Science Daily, May 1, 2005

Meditation Alters Brain Structure

Meditation Alters Brain Structure

By Sharon Begley, November 5, 2004

Brain Study Meditation

New Brain Studies and Meditation

Punnadhammo Bhikku, June, 2003

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