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Observing Your Own Brain Activity Could Be the Future of Treating Depression

Originally found on http://www.collective-evolution.com/2017/05/15/observing-your-own-brain-activity-could-be-the-future-of-treating-depression/ With depression affecting millions of American adults, it makes sense that psychiatric research has focused so intently on the disorder. Pinpointing its triggers and best treatments have remained important concerns, with the general consensus being that it is a change in brain chemistry, and that various other factors contribute to its onset, including genetics,…

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10 Tips to Manage Stress

Originally found on https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2017/04/10-steps-for-staying-calm-and-de-stressing/ The ability to manage your emotions and remain calm under pressure has a direct link to your performance. TalentSmart has conducted research with more than a million people, and we’ve found that 90% of top performers are skilled at managing their emotions in times of stress in order to remain calm and…

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Counselors talk about benefits of Nexalin brain treatments

Originally found on http://ecmpostreview.com/2016/09/29/counselors-talk-about-benefits-of-nexalin-brain-treatments/  Bill Koski, a counselor with Haven Center in North Branch, said they had a client come to the facility who had “basically been clicking through TV channels for 12 years.” Koski, speaking at the North Branch Area Chamber of Commerce’s “Lunch and Learn” session Sept. 22, said after the man went through…

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Researchers Enhance Human Memory with Electrical Stimulation

Originally found on http://bigthink.com/philip-perry/researchers-enhance-human-memory-with-electrical-stimulation How good is your memory? It usually varies from person to person. This much is easily recognizable. But did you know that the sharpness of your memory can vary from one day to the next? Those who have had a stroke or a traumatic brain injury (TBI), often face memory impairment. They…

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New Research Shows Electric Brain Stimulation Can Help Memory

Originally found on http://gizmodo.com/new-research-shows-electric-brain-stimulation-can-help-1794502581 Zapping the brain with small bursts of electricity in hopes of improving memory isn’t a brand new concept, however a new study shows that the experimental therapy could be more effective than previous studies indicated. A team of neuroscientist from the University of Pennsylvania are the first to successfully demonstrate that electrical…

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Neurofeedback Using fMRI Found to Decrease MDD Symptoms, Study Shows

Originally found on http://alert.psychnews.org/2017/04/neurofeedback-using-fmri-found-to.html Functional magnetic resonance imaging (rtfMRI) providing imaging feedback in real time to patients with major depressive disorder helped them retrieve positive autobiographical memories, increased hemodynamic activity in the amygdala, and decreased depressive symptoms one week after the intervention. In a report appearing today in AJP in Advance, Kymberly Young, Ph.D., of the…

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Electrical brain stimulation found to improve working memory

Originally found on http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/316370.php Our brains are complex machines capable of processing an impressive amount of information. For the brain to work properly, however, it must connect all of its many components into one coordinated effort. Scientifically, the brain has been divided into four main regions, each with its own subsections and specialized functions. Some of…

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Can Electric Brain Stimulation Boost Your Endurance?

Originally found on http://www.runnersworld.com/sweat-science/can-electric-brain-stimulation-boost-your-endurance One of the oddest topics I’ve covered over the past few years is the use of electric brain stimulation to enhance endurance. Back in 2013, I wrote about a Brazilian study that used a technique called transcranial direct-current stimulation, or tDCS, to reduce the perceived effort and boost peak power output in a…

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Navy Seals Elite Units Pursue Brain-Stimulating Technologies

During a conference near Washington D.C., in February, Seal units showed their interest in finding a technology that would increase cognitive abilities to enhance the elite forces’ physical and mental performance. While interviewing Tim Szymanski, he noted that they were open to a variety of technologies, but not limited to pharmaceutical aids . Szymanski then broadened…

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Sleep Resets the Brain Connections Crucial for Memory and Learning

In a new study from the University of Freiburg in Germany, researchers have found that sleep effectively resets the build-up of connections in the brain. This process is vital to brain function regarding memory and learning. Even a loss of a single night’s sleep interfered with the brain’s ability to reset this connectivity, causing the…

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