Stories are Software


If you heard stories of loss and loss and loss and grief and loss and guilt and shame and sadness and loss, this would have an effect on your values, beliefs, nervous system, limbic system, reproductive system, stereo system… Seriously we need more depressing music when going through hard times so that stressful emotions can […]

Meditation for Cultivating Resilience


Richie Davidson is a neuroscientist that decided to study the brain and in particular, happiness.  His work has recently been shown in several documentary films and he has also been a speaker with his holiness the Dalai Lama about meditation and neuroscience. In this clip we can hear Richie talking about meditation and how it […]

DARPA Aims to Accelerate Memory Funct...


Reprinted from Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency A new DARPA program aims to investigate the role of neural “replay” in the formation and recall of memory, with the goal of helping individuals better remember specific episodic events and learned skills. The 24-month fundamental research program, Restoring Active Memory Replay or RAM Replay, is designed to […]

Batman Game Teaches Resilience?


Video games to influence thinking would have a lot of assassins and heroes.  Some would know how to steal a car and shoot the cops. Another game might have you racing and doing so with more style as you are learning something each time you play. Kids learn from playing. So do monkeys.  So what […]

President Obama and the $100 Million ...


WHAT IS THE BRAIN INITIATIVE? The Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) Initiative is part of a new Presidential focus aimed at revolutionizing our understanding of the human brain. By accelerating the development and application of innovative technologies, researchers will be able to produce a revolutionary new dynamic picture of the brain that, for […]

Muse: Brain Sensing Headband Used by ...


Sport pistol shooting is one that involves intense mental focus and discipline; Olympic-style pistol shooting is a quieter, more static shooting style than that of sport shooting, where loud, powerful weapons are often used. Avianna describes her sport as “very Zen;” one where her mind is “my greatest ally, but can also be my greatest […]