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Nature, nurture or maternal instinct?

The age-old 'Nature versus Nurture' debate is alive and kicking in the world of pregnancy and parenting. Nature, ...

The myth of multi-tasking.

Paying attention to the statistics A few years ago, I was invited to speak to a group of ...
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Motherhood: hardwired or learned?

The age-old nature versus nurture debate is alive and kicking in the world of pregnancy and parenting. Is ...

This is your brain on placebo effects

Visiting the doctor for a sore back often leads to instant relief after taking a prescribed pill, but ...
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Brain-to-Brain Synchrony: How Neuroscience Decodes Trust, Rapport and Attachment

Because we’re social creatures, we tend to synchronise our actions and emotions (or at least the ones we ...
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How to go with the flow.

Whitewater kayakers and musicians experience it. So do video gamers, rock climbers, and experienced meditators. If you've ever ...

Curiosity changes the brain to boost memory and learning.

Emma Saville, The Conversation The more curious we are about a topic, the easier it is to remember ...
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Gut-Brain Health – What Neuroscientists Are Calling “A Paradigm Shift”

Scientists call the trillions of microbes that inhabit your body the microbiome. They outnumber your own cells ten ...

Does CBT teach your prefrontal cortex to keep emotions in check?

Does CBT Teach Your Prefrontal Cortex To Keep Emotions In Check? In 2014, science journalist Emily Anthes wrote ...

Are music lessons the key to smarter kids?

My youngest son is now 13, but when he was four, he started piano lessons. Four years old ...

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