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How to Trick Your Brain for Happiness

This month, we feature videos of a Greater Good presentation by Rick Hanson, the best-selling author and trailblazing psychologist. In this excerpt from his talk, Dr. Hanson explains how we can take advantage of the brain’s natural “plasticity”—it’s ability to change shape over time. gobyg There’s this great line by Ani Tenzin Palmo, an English woman who spent 12 years in a cave in Tibet: “We do not know what a thought is, yet we’re thinking them all the time.” How to Trick Your Brain for Happiness
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World Brain: The Idea of a Permanent World Encyclopaedia World Brain: The Idea of a Permanent World Encyclopaedia Contribution to the new Encyclopédie Française, August, 1937 It is probable that the idea of an encyclopaedia may undergo very considerable extension and elaboration in the near future. Its full possibilities have still to be realized. The encyclopaedias of the past have sufficed for the needs of a cultivated minority. They were written "for gentlemen by gentlemen" in a world wherein universal education was unthought of, and where the institutions of modern democracy with universal suffrage, so necessary in many respects, so difficult and dangerous in their working, had still to appear.
Brain Explorer

Brain Explorer

Interested in finding out more? A comprehensive list of where to look next See the graphics currently available on the Brain Explorer Learn how brain cells communicate and how dysfunction of these systems can lead to brain disorders Explore the glossary terms currently available on this site

Scientists discover how the brain encodes memories at a cellular level

Scientists discover how the brain encodes memories at a cellular level (Santa Barbara, Calif.) –– Scientists at UC Santa Barbara have made a major discovery in how the brain encodes memories. The finding, published in the December 24 issue of the journal could eventually lead to the development of new drugs to aid memory. The team of scientists is the first to uncover a central process in encoding memories that occurs at the level of the synapse, where neurons connect with each other. "When we learn new things, when we store memories, there are a number of things that have to happen," said senior author Kenneth S.
Brainwave/Cymatic Frequency Listing

Brainwave/Cymatic Frequency Listing

This is a listing of frequencies that various parties have claimed can affect the human mind or body in some way. The following sorts of frequencies are included : Brainwave Frequencies - These are frequencies associated with various mental states. Using brainwave entrainment, you can coax your brainwaves to a certain frequency, and in doing so, achieve the mental state associated with that frequency.
Studies have shown that meditating regularly can help relieve symptoms in people who suffer from chronic pain, but the neural mechanisms underlying the relief were unclear. Now, MIT and Harvard researchers have found a possible explanation for this phenomenon. In a study published online April 21 in the journal Brain Research Bulletin, the researchers found that people trained to meditate over an eight-week period were better able to control a specific type of brain waves called alpha rhythms.

The benefits of meditation

The benefits of meditation
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The Human Protein Atlas The Fields button to the right of the Search area can be used to perform more specific and/or complex searches. When clicking the Fields button, three fields will appear under the original Search area. The leftmost field contains the logical operators AND and NOT. The middle part contains the Field field where you can restrict your search to for example only include proteins located on a certain chromosome, having a specific subcellular location or having antibodies validated in a particular assay. The Human Protein Atlas