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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 18 Jul 22

One of the most remarkable properties of the brain is its capacity to adapt at a functional and structural level in response to our environment and life experiences-it’s what allows us to learn, create memories, acquire skills, and adjust our behavior. This malleability of the brain is known as neuroplasticity or brain plasticity.Until recently, it was believed that it was mostly at a functional level-through synaptic plasticity-that the adult brain could change. But the development and refinement of brain imaging technology has indicated that neuronal networks in the adult brain retain the ability to structurally remodel their connectivity-through synaptic remodeling …

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One of the most remarkable properties of the brain is its capacity to adapt at a functional and structural level in response to our environment and life experiences-it’s what allows us to learn, create memories, acquire skills, and adjust our behavior. This malleability of the brain is known as neuroplasticity or brain plasticity.Until recently, it was believed that it was …

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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: 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 Mar 22

“That which does not kill us, makes us stronger.” It turns out Nietzsche was right, at least when it comes to our adaptive stress response. Our bodies thrive on short-term acute “stress” exposure by ramping up growth and repair. This process, known as hormesis, may have powerful health and longevity benefits.*What is Hormesis?In the fields of biology and medicine, hormesis is defined as an adaptive response of cells and organisms to a moderate (usually intermittent) stress. Low levels of controlled stress stimulate or upregulate existing cellular and molecular pathways, improving the adaptive capacity of cells and organisms to withstand greater stress.Let’s …

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“That which does not kill us, makes us stronger.” It turns out Nietzsche was right, at least when it comes to our adaptive stress response. Our bodies thrive on short-term acute “stress” exposure by ramping up growth and repair. This process, known as hormesis, may have powerful health and longevity benefits.*What is Hormesis?In the fields of biology and medicine, hormesis …

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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 …

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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: 15 Jan 22

Certain questions have vexed philosophers for millennia: What is human nature? Do we have free will? How can we build healthy societies? Are we motivated more by emotion or by… View Post The post Human Nature and the Human Future: Emotional Amoral Egoism, by Nayef R. F. Al-Rodhan appeared first on Areo.

Certain questions have vexed philosophers for millennia: What is human nature? Do we have free will? How can we build healthy societies? Are we motivated more by emotion or by… View Post The post Human Nature and the Human Future: Emotional Amoral Egoism, by Nayef R. F. Al-Rodhan appeared first on Areo.


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: 3 Jan 22

Let’s face it — as anyone who is paying attention knows, we humans are in a bit of an ‘emergence through emergency’ scenario. Every day the people and institutions that we used to be able to rely on are falling apart; failing to do even a little part of their job. Yet, at the same time, every day, the world is getting more complex and harder to make sense of. This is getting serious — staying the course and hoping to muddle through isn’t going to do it.Our options: evolve or die.If we want to stay in the game, we’re going to need to seriously level …

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Let’s face it — as anyone who is paying attention knows, we humans are in a bit of an ‘emergence through emergency’ scenario. Every day the people and institutions that we used to be able to rely on are falling apart; failing to do even a little part of their job. Yet, at the same time, every day, the world is getting …

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