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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: 6 Apr 22

Our understanding of psychotherapy is as fragmented and distorted as the proverbial blind men’s understanding of the elephant. For one thing, we lack reliable data about how many people practise… View Post The post Psychotherapy: Gaps in Our Knowledge appeared first on Areo.

Our understanding of psychotherapy is as fragmented and distorted as the proverbial blind men’s understanding of the elephant. For one thing, we lack reliable data about how many people practise… View Post The post Psychotherapy: Gaps in Our Knowledge appeared first on Areo.


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: 27 Jan 22

The science of stress is more complex than ever before. New studies shed light on the fact that while emotional stressors are definitely part of the equation, “stress” must be viewed holistically in order to attain true well-being.Lack of sleep, the gut-mood connection, daily exposure to toxins, and even our stress mindsets are all components that tax our body, putting our health, longevity, and mental wellness at risk.The good news is, there are easy to implement techniques to hack your body’s biology in order to feel your best. Here are a few of our favorite biohacks for stress free living.5 Science-Backed Biohacks …

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The science of stress is more complex than ever before. New studies shed light on the fact that while emotional stressors are definitely part of the equation, “stress” must be viewed holistically in order to attain true well-being.Lack of sleep, the gut-mood connection, daily exposure to toxins, and even our stress mindsets are all components that tax our body, putting …

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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 5 Jan 22

How Our Second Brain Affects Mood, Immune Function, and CognitionYour gut is home to trillions of bacteria and other microbes that communicate with your brain. This communication occurs in large part via the vagus nerve and is part of the gut-brain axis. These findings and more have earned our gut microbiome the nickname “the second brain.”Today, Naveen Jain, Founder of Viome, is here to help us understand how our second brain affects mood, immune function, and cognition.An Overview of The Gut MicrobiomeCan you give us a high-level overview of the gut microbiome?The microbiota is the entire collection of microbes living in …

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How Our Second Brain Affects Mood, Immune Function, and CognitionYour gut is home to trillions of bacteria and other microbes that communicate with your brain. This communication occurs in large part via the vagus nerve and is part of the gut-brain axis. These findings and more have earned our gut microbiome the nickname “the second brain.”Today, Naveen Jain, Founder of Viome, …

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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: 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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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 8 Nov 21

Introduction to DopamineDopamine is one of the main neurotransmitters in the brain. It is most commonly recognized for its role in reward, motivation, and pleasure, but also plays a crucial part in modulating focus, motivation, cognitive flexibility, and emotional resilience. In addition to these creative-productive capacities and states, dopamine is one of the main regulators of motor control and coordination of body movements.[1–5]Dopaminergic substances or actions affect dopamine-related activity in the brain. The proper functioning of the dopaminergic system is of high importance for cognitive performance and emotional drive. In this article, we review the dopaminergic system, including what dopamine is, …

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Introduction to DopamineDopamine is one of the main neurotransmitters in the brain. It is most commonly recognized for its role in reward, motivation, and pleasure, but also plays a crucial part in modulating focus, motivation, cognitive flexibility, and emotional resilience. In addition to these creative-productive capacities and states, dopamine is one of the main regulators of motor control and coordination of …

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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 13 Oct 21

The vagus nerve could be likened to the queen of the parasympathetic nervous system — a.k.a. the “rest and digest” — so the more we can do things that “stimulate” or activate it, like deep breathing, the more we offset the effects of the sympathetic nervous system and reduce cortisol levels.Ideally, within your autonomic nervous system, the tug of war between these two opposing mechanisms creates a “yin-yang” type of harmony marked by homeostatic balance.Unfortunately, the hectic paced, digital age we find ourselves living in causes our evolutionary biology to short-circuit by throwing our individual and collective nervous systems out of balance.It’s for this reason that …

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The vagus nerve could be likened to the queen of the parasympathetic nervous system — a.k.a. the “rest and digest” — so the more we can do things that “stimulate” or activate it, like deep breathing, the more we offset the effects of the sympathetic nervous system and reduce cortisol levels.Ideally, within your autonomic nervous system, the tug of war between these two opposing mechanisms …

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