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Can you think yourself into a different person?

  We used to believe our brains couldn’t be changed. Now we believe they can – if we ...

Deep sleep strengthens long-term immune system memory

Sleep. That under-appreciated and under-consumed daily nightly activity that takes up nearly one third of our lives has a new-found ...

Nurture your mind and it will nurture your body.

Today's blog post 'The Body Whisper' comes from the wise and super smart Xian Hu, a.k.a. Mandy, who studied ...
PTSD, stress, cortisol, memory

Fearful memories reinforced by the stress hormone cortisol.

Fearful memories are reinforced by the stress hormone cortisol. We're all more likely to remember events that have ...
Why a wandering mind is an unhappy mind

Smartphone app shows a wandering mind is an unhappy mind.

An intriguing paper called 'A wandering mind is an unhappy mind,' was published in the journal Science a couple ...

My TEDx talk ‘Indulge Your Neurobiology’

Here it is: My TEDx Northern Sydney Institute talk 'Indulge Your Neurobiology'. In my talk I share my ...
Your pain is in fact produced in your head and it will produce it more readily and more intensely if you have what you think is clear evidence that something is wrong

No brain, no pain: it’s in the mind

With thanks to The Conversation for publishing this fascinating article by Prof Moseley (and their creative commons license ...
resilience

Brain-immune cross-talk may build resilience against stress.

We tend to assume our thoughts and feelings are controlled almost exclusively by our brains. But peripheral systems, ...

Three evidence-based daily habits for wellbeing and happiness

This week I spoke with Megan McDonough CEO and co-founder along with Dr. Tal Ben-Shahar of the Wholebeing Institute. ...

Did Rick Hanson’s Positive Neuroplasticity training change my skeptical mind?

That's me and Rick Hanson PhD, a neuropsychologist, Senior Fellow of the Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley, and ...

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