From Om to Arg

Posted in: behavior change, habit design, health, human behavior, life, neuroscience, weight loss- Dec 13, 2013 1 Comment

Day 3 Yesterday I was full of insights and zen. Totally. I realized that having made the choice to not eat or drink anything (other than the shakes, water, and the occasional diet soda) makes it really easy for me to see cravings as they come, not react to them (because that’s not an option), […]

Mind-altering microbes: Probiotic bacteria may lessen anxiety and depression

Posted in: science- Aug 29, 2011 Comments Off on Mind-altering microbes: Probiotic bacteria may lessen anxiety and depression

Probiotic bacteria have the potential to alter brain neurochemistry and treat anxiety and depression-related disorders according to research published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. via Mind-altering microbes: Probiotic bacteria may lessen anxiety and depression.  

Gamasutra – Features – The Top 10 Weird Children Of Video Games and Neuroscience

Posted in: science- Aug 26, 2011 Comments Off on Gamasutra – Features – The Top 10 Weird Children Of Video Games and Neuroscience

  [Plenty of studies are being done which examine the effect gaming has on the brain, and independent developer and former neuroscience researcher Erin Robinson takes a look at ten particularly interesting studies to see what they can teach us. You can follow Erin’s work at Livelyivy.com, or on Twitter @Livelyivy.] via Gamasutra – Features […]

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Posted in: science- Jul 27, 2011 Comments Off on The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Debbie Hampton writes a very accessible piece on the benefits (and downsides) to neuroplasticity. Read her post. The good news is your brain makes physical changes based on the repetitive things you do and experiences you have in your life. The bad news is your brain makes physical changes based on the repetitive things you […]