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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 ...
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Guess what? You’re not your job.

Thanks to Bek Lambert from Hacking Happiness for another savvy reminder of the blurring of the lines between work, home ...

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, ...

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 ...

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 ...
working too hard impairs thinking

Why working too hard impairs your thinking.

This week's blog post comes from Rebekah Lambert. Rebekah makes her living as marketing, content creation and copywriting freelancer ...
Grandpa Joe centenarian blue zones lessons

How to become a centenarian – 9 lessons from the people who’ve lived the longest.

Late last year in my Meet the Neuroscientists interview series, I spoke to Charlene Levitan who studies centenarians ...
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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 ...

Tips on stress reduction straight from an earthquake zone.

Remains of St Paul's primary school & parish church Jan 2011 I've just returned to Sydney from a ...

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