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5 ways to improve your body-mind connection

Did you know that the chit chat between mind and body goes two ways? Your body is an ...

My top 5 brain health stories for 2014.

As 2014 draws to a close I've crunched the numbers and come up with the the top 5 most ...

Antidepressants may be no better than a placebo, so why take them?

The placebo effect, the power of belief, and the mind-body relationship is fascinating. In fact, a desire to understand ...
30 minutes exercise, half a spin class, promotes neuroplasticity

30 minutes cycling (equivalent to half a spin class) promotes brain plasticity

Don't have time to exercise? Remember the blog post I wrote about Tony Abbott, Barak Obama and Richard ...
Brain Immune communication expert neuroscientist Dr Mark Hutchinson

Brain-immune communication: meet the expert Dr Mark Hutchinson.

Meet Dr Mark Hutchinson. Mark's research focus is 'the other brain' and immune-to-brain and brain-to-immune communication. Mark is an Australian Research ...
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The neuroscience of how chronic pain rewires your brain [infographic]

from Thanks to totalinjury.com for this informative infographic
Immune Brain Connection

Addiction and the brain: how the immune system takes over

Dr Mark  Hutchinson is an Associate Professor and Senior Australian Research Council Research Fellow in the School of ...
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27 minutes of mindfulness meditation a day changes brain structure

I confess that I’m struggling with my new meditation practice. I've diagnosed myself with a severe case of monkey-mind. ...
The neuroscience of meditation

I’m starting today – meditation, mindfulness and mind-emptiness

The Buddhist connection is one reason Mindfulness is so popular. Image from shutterstock.com It'll make you a better ...
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Snakes, fear, and my primal brain

It was a hot hot Friday afternoon three weeks ago when I stepped out my front door to ...

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