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These approaches are not a panacea. They don't always work. It's like training a wild mustang to become a saddle horse: over and over again, you bring gentleness and firmness, you rein in fear and fire and encourage peaceful ease.
It's not a lack of willpower. Processed foods have changed the way our brain chemistry to a point that our bodies aren't evolved to handle. The good news? Small changes can rewire your brain to stop when full and crave nutritious foods; leaving you slim, trim and healthy.
A reality of science is understanding that the more we peer and examine, the more our studies elude us.
In 2014, two 12-year-old girls were alleged to have stabbed a classmate to please an Internet based fictional villain called Slenderman. This week, a Wisconsin state appeals court ruled that these young girls will be tried as adults. Yes, you read that right. Tried as adults.
When physicians help patients come to the profound revelation that childhood adversity plays a role in the chronic illnesses they face now, they help them to heal physically and emotionally at last.
So, Intrepid One, consider taking some time (a few hours or a few days) to reboot your brain with a break from Facebook. You never know who might show up!
Now, remember that what counts in terms of brain health is not reading this article, or any other, but practicing some healthy behaviors every day until small steps become internalized habits.
Neuroplasticity has become a buzzword in psychology and scientific circles, as well as outside of them, promising that you
Scientists once thought the brain stopped developing after the first few years of life. But new research has shown that the brain can form new neural pathways and create neurons even in adulthood.
But this interest is only the first step: because brain science is relevant to each and every one of us, it's vital that we make the study of cognitive function a priority for everyone, from scientists to athletes and from parents and educators to patients.
But to gain better control of attention - to become more mindful and more able to concentrate - we need to overcome a few challenges.
Given all the interest in -- and confusion around -- the topics of brain training, neuroplasticity and brain health, let's debunk ten myths that remain surprisingly popular.
Instead of putting together futuristic shiny suits that can fly and shoot missiles and crack jokes all at the same time, my colleagues and I are doing something much more complex: figuring out how to optimize the functioning of our most complicated -- and awesome -- bit of technology, our brain.
Every minute of every day, your body is physically reacting, literally changing, in response to the thoughts that run through your mind.
In my mind, that's the real brain game. To find ways to harness our brain's lifelong neurogenesis (creation of new neurons) and neuroplasticity (how the brain changes itself responding to experience) to lead happier, fuller lives.
The problem is the unconscious contagion, when we are not even aware of the "virus" that is making us react like that. We are retaliating from an invisible aggressor that threatened us somewhere else, and projecting our reaction on the next person we talk to.
Now, however, it's evident that Lumosity has overreached. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) slapped Lumosity with a $2 million