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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 16 Jun 22

A cognitively rich and physically active lifestyle can be very beneficial for brain health and cognitive performance. Underlying these effects is one of the most important properties of the brain: brain plasticity, or neuroplasticity, is the brain’s capacity to adapt based on life experiences and it’s what allows us to learn and become more skilled with practice.Brain plasticity acts at a functional level by adjusting the functional properties of existing neurons and synapses through molecular changes, and at a structural level through changes in neuronal morphology, neuronal connections, glial cells, and other dynamic adjustments in cellular structures. To learn about …

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A cognitively rich and physically active lifestyle can be very beneficial for brain health and cognitive performance. Underlying these effects is one of the most important properties of the brain: brain plasticity, or neuroplasticity, is the brain’s capacity to adapt based on life experiences and it’s what allows us to learn and become more skilled with practice.Brain plasticity acts at …

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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 26 Apr 22

The term ‘hacker’ has its origins in computer programming subcultures from the ’60s, and was used to describe people who wanted to take on hard problems in a spirit of playful exploration and a resistance to ‘unearned’ authority. Although the methods, means and intentions of hackers varied widely, all seemed to share a unique ethos that mixed a deep commitment to individual autonomy and agency with an equally deep commitment to collaboration and co-creation.Over time, the concept of hacking has traveled far from its origins, finding its way into a number of domains like Biohacking, Consciousness Hacking, Flow Hacking and …

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The term ‘hacker’ has its origins in computer programming subcultures from the ’60s, and was used to describe people who wanted to take on hard problems in a spirit of playful exploration and a resistance to ‘unearned’ authority. Although the methods, means and intentions of hackers varied widely, all seemed to share a unique ethos that mixed a deep commitment …

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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 15 Apr 22

Aaron Alexander, author of The Align Method, joins us today to explore the power and the science of the brain-body connection.How the Brain-Body Connection WorksMovement is literally an expression of the way in which we think and feel. Our hormones act like messengers between our postural patterns and the states we experience.A trio of social psychology professors- Amy Cuddy from Harvard, Andy Nap from Yale, and Dana Carney from the University of California, Berkeley- explored this idea in 2010 when they popularized the idea of “high-power poses,” which were shown to boost levels of testosterone by around 20 percent and …

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Aaron Alexander, author of The Align Method, joins us today to explore the power and the science of the brain-body connection.How the Brain-Body Connection WorksMovement is literally an expression of the way in which we think and feel. Our hormones act like messengers between our postural patterns and the states we experience.A trio of social psychology professors- Amy Cuddy from …

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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 28 Feb 22

Scientists have long suspected that the relative abundance of specific nutrients affects cognitive processes and emotions. Research now confirms influences of dietary factors on brain function, synaptic plasticity, and mental function.Your brain is always “on.” It regulates your thoughts, movements, breathing and heartbeat — it works hard 24/7, even while you’re asleep. This means your brain requires a constant supply of fuel. That “fuel” comes from the foods you eat and what’s in that fuel makes all the difference. What you eat directly affects the structure and function of your brain.Your brain functions best when it’s given premium fuel. Adequate nutrition is necessary …

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Scientists have long suspected that the relative abundance of specific nutrients affects cognitive processes and emotions. Research now confirms influences of dietary factors on brain function, synaptic plasticity, and mental function.Your brain is always “on.” It regulates your thoughts, movements, breathing and heartbeat — it works hard 24/7, even while you’re asleep. This means your brain requires a constant supply of fuel. …

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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 25 Feb 22

Reading is a powerful tool to expand the mind. A good book can light us up on every level: mind, body, and spirit. Reading can even act as a digital detox for us if we “kick it old school” and get lost in a paper copy. In addition to these benefits, reading has positive effects on our brain. What processes are taking place in our brain when we learn new things?How Your Brain Benefits From ReadingReading in any capacity is an amazing workout for our brain and it doesn’t matter whether it’s fiction or nonfiction. Stanford University researchers found that close literary …

Neurohacker’s Reading List: Books Our Team Has Read (and Loved!) Read More »

Reading is a powerful tool to expand the mind. A good book can light us up on every level: mind, body, and spirit. Reading can even act as a digital detox for us if we “kick it old school” and get lost in a paper copy. In addition to these benefits, reading has positive effects on our brain. What processes …

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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 28 Jan 22

Five favorite hacks of Neurohackers to up-level your mental energy.What is a Neurohacker?A Neurohacker is generally considered to be someone who takes command of their neurology with sophistication. They do this by treating the power of their mind with the same care that most of us put into examining the specs of our computing power.Our brains mediate how efficiently we use our computing tools. If you’re treating neurohacking as an afterthought, you’re shortchanging your peak performance capacity.First, a warning; if you’re not doing the basics of “clean diet, regular exercise, good sleep,” start there. The neurohacks in this article are to …

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Five favorite hacks of Neurohackers to up-level your mental energy.What is a Neurohacker?A Neurohacker is generally considered to be someone who takes command of their neurology with sophistication. They do this by treating the power of their mind with the same care that most of us put into examining the specs of our computing power.Our brains mediate how efficiently we use …

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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 24 Nov 21

The term ‘hacker’ has its origins in computer programming subcultures from the ’60s, and was used to describe people who wanted to take on hard problems in a spirit of playful exploration and a resistance to ‘unearned’ authority. Although the methods, means and intentions of hackers varied widely, all seemed to share a unique ethos that mixed a deep commitment to individual autonomy and agency with an equally deep commitment to collaboration and co-creation.Over time, the concept of hacking has traveled far from its origins, finding its way into a number of domains like Biohacking, Consciousness Hacking, Flow Hacking and …

What is Neurohacking? Read More »

The term ‘hacker’ has its origins in computer programming subcultures from the ’60s, and was used to describe people who wanted to take on hard problems in a spirit of playful exploration and a resistance to ‘unearned’ authority. Although the methods, means and intentions of hackers varied widely, all seemed to share a unique ethos that mixed a deep commitment …

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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 19 Nov 21

What Are Nootropics?Nootropics are substances that enhance cognitive function and performance in healthy individuals. Nootropics do so by supporting and protecting, either directly or indirectly, the functional and structural status of the brain.Nootropics have become increasingly popular in recent years because 1) they’re easy to use-they’re ingredients you can take in a pill or beverage; and 2) because they’re versatile-they target different aspects of performance and can be combined in myriad ways according to the outcomes you’re looking for.In this article, we’ll see how nootropics work and we’ll try to answer some of the most common questions we get asked about nootropics.A …

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What Are Nootropics?Nootropics are substances that enhance cognitive function and performance in healthy individuals. Nootropics do so by supporting and protecting, either directly or indirectly, the functional and structural status of the brain.Nootropics have become increasingly popular in recent years because 1) they’re easy to use-they’re ingredients you can take in a pill or beverage; and 2) because they’re versatile-they target …

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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 16 Nov 21

What Is Glutamate?Glutamate is the most abundant neurotransmitter in our brain and central nervous system (CNS). It is involved in virtually every major excitatory brain function. While excitatory has a very specific meaning in neuroscience, in general terms, an excitatory neurotransmitter increases the likelihood that the neuron it acts upon will have an action potential (also called a nerve impulse).[1]When an action potential occurs, the nerve is said to fire, with fire, in this case, being somewhat akin to the completion of an electric circuit that occurs when a light switch is turned on. The result of neurons firing is …

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What Is Glutamate?Glutamate is the most abundant neurotransmitter in our brain and central nervous system (CNS). It is involved in virtually every major excitatory brain function. While excitatory has a very specific meaning in neuroscience, in general terms, an excitatory neurotransmitter increases the likelihood that the neuron it acts upon will have an action potential (also called a nerve impulse).[1]When …

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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 11 Nov 21

Can Your Eyesight Affect Your Brain?The visual system, which controls eyesight, is the largest system in the brain and can directly affect many functions of thinking, memory and cognition. We acquire information about our environment through our senses and vision plays one of the most important roles in cognition. The visual pathways of the human brain start in the retina and carry sensory information to the primary visual cortex, where it starts being processed, and then to other areas of the cerebral cortex, where complex processing and association take place.Visual processing takes up a very large fraction of the human brain-around 27% …

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Can Your Eyesight Affect Your Brain?The visual system, which controls eyesight, is the largest system in the brain and can directly affect many functions of thinking, memory and cognition. We acquire information about our environment through our senses and vision plays one of the most important roles in cognition. The visual pathways of the human brain start in the retina and …

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