Daily Archives: June 12, 2012

Brain Explosion – Just before Birth

Wiring the Brain, Through Experience http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/06/120606132314.htm “ScienceDaily (June 6, 2012) — New research shows mice brains are ‘very wired up’ at birth, and suggests experience selects which connections to keep. As reported on June 7 in the journal Neuron, a … Continue reading

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Harvard Research – Retrospective – Meditation

Eight Weeks to a Better Brain – January 2011 http://news.harvard.edu/gazette/story/2011/01/eight-weeks-to-a-better-brain/ “Participating in an eight-week mindfulness meditation program appears to make measurable changes in brain regions associated with memory, sense of self, empathy, and stress. In a study that will appear … Continue reading

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Pollution, Stress, Poverty and Health

Stress may add to pollution risks for low income children http://news.harvard.edu/gazette/section/today/news_plus/ “Children living in low-income neighborhoods, often exposed to unsafe levels of pollution, may also face additional risk from the stress of growing up in poverty, according to a new … Continue reading

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