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Are you a thought leader?

Are you a thought leader?

Recently, Laura Garnett outlined some major characteristics of the ‘thought leader’. According to Ask.com a thought leader is an individual or firm that is recognized as an authority in a specialized field and whose expertise is sought and often rewarded. Thought leaders are seen as a resource because in order to earn that status, they […]

Breastfeeding Duration Linked to Child Cognitive Development & Intelligence

Breastfeeding Duration Linked to Child Cognitive Development & Intelligence

A new study by Mandy Belfort and colleagues, from the of Boston Children’s Hospital indicates a causal relationship of breastfeeding duration with receptive language and verbal and nonverbal intelligence later in life. “In summary, our results support a causal relationship of breastfeeding in infancy with receptive language at age 3 and with verbal and nonverbal […]

How to Keep Your Brain Innovative

How to Keep Your Brain Innovative

In a recent article at Inc.com Geil Browning, PhD, Founder and CEO, Emergenetics International, outlines some key principles to keep your brain innovative. The problem with being “crazy busy” is that it does not allow freewheeling thought. Tim Kreider wrote recently in The New York Times that there is a default response when you ask […]

Breast cancer survivors consider stress as major factor for their disease

Breast cancer survivors consider stress as major factor for their disease

According to a report and survey published in Psychooncology a substantial part of women who had survived breast cancer believe that there is a link between breast cancer and psychological stress. In this report, Stewart DE et al., from the University Health Network Women’s Health Program, University of Toronto, Canada surveyed 378 women breast cancer […]

The new BRAIN Initiative

The new BRAIN Initiative

The BRAIN Initiative is launching with approximately $100 million in funding for research supported by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Bethesda, Maryland, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and the National Science Foundation (NSF). The BRAIN Initiative — short for Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies — builds on the President’s State of […]

Grid-like connections between neurons

Grid-like connections between neurons

Scientists at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), have imaged human and monkey brains and found…that the pathways in the brain — the connections between neurons — are almost perfectly grid-like. This new imagery comes from a souped-up MRI scanner that uses diffusion spectrum imaging to detect the movement of water molecules within axons (the […]

Oxytocin & vasopressin and human emotional and behavioral systems

Oxytocin & vasopressin and human emotional and behavioral systems

A study, published June 12, 2012, in PLoS One, signals a paradigm shift both for understanding human emotional and behavioral systems and expediting the treatments of devastating illnesses such as Williams syndrome, post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety, and possibly even autism, according to Korenberg, senior author on the study and one of the world’s leading experts in […]