We lead stressful lives. These brain-boosting tips can help alleviate anxiety and release proteins in the brain that stimulate neuronal growth – literal “creative juices,” you might say.
Mindful Meditation: Miracle Cure or Media Hype? – https://youtu.be/3Bz6kr-UFkY
Is an immunization for stress on the horizon?
“It’s too early to say with scientific certainty, but a new study by CU Boulder researchers suggests that one particular beneficial bacteria can have long-lasting anti-inflammatory effects on the brain, making it more resilient to the physical and behavioral effects of stress.”
Mindfulness meditation and relaxation response have different effects on brain function
“The results showed that the strength of neural interaction between brain regions associated with present-moment awareness and bodily attention increased during both types of body-scan meditation.”
Scientists show how brain circuit generates anxiety
“Neuroscientists at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) have identified a neural circuit in the amygdala, the brain’s seat of emotion processing, that gives rise to anxiety.”
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