Neuroplasticity is the brain’s ability to reorganize and absorb new information by forming new neural pathways. It’s really quite remarkable: Simply by learning a new skill or behavior, the cellular structure of the brain begins to change, and new synapses (the connections between neurons) can develop. Even adjusting your thought patterns can cause the brain… Read more »
For many reasons I am in love with my brain, your brain, the brain. Yet until recently, I’ve known next to nothing about the most phenomenal organ in my body. Thanks to Jill Bolte Taylor’s book, My Stroke of Insight, I am on a new mission: Know thy brain. In doing so, I have a… Read more »
The incidence of autism is growing at an alarming rate. Experts are struggling to discover why. Slowly, a strange and complex picture is coming together. It suggests that autism’s mysterious mechanisms could ultimately reveal health truths relevant to us all.
There’s a reason that most so-called primitive cultures have avoided the depression epidemic afflicting industrialized nations. In a provocative book, a clinical psychologist suggests that adopting more hunter-gatherer habits can help us escape the blues.
Discover the truth about how your mind affects your body, how your body affects your brain, and what you can do to keep the whole brilliant system working to your advantage.