Archive for Self-regulation

Most Stress Cases Missed in the Army

Most Stress Cases Missed
Hartford Courant, United States -A new program, begun in mid-July, has the Army educating every commander and soldier about PTSD and traumatic brain injury through a mandatory training …”

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Train your Brain to Erase Bad Memories

People can train themselves to forget bad memories, study says
Los Angeles Times, CA  Jul 12, 2007
“You can train yourself to remember something and you can train yourself to forget it,” said University of Colorado graduate student Brendan E. Depue, …”

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Variety key to memory health

Variety key to memory health
Ontario Mirror Guardian, Canada

“Staying social is beneficial to overall mental health. Do things to stave off depression as it and anxiety suck up all your mental energy.”

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emWave Stress Relief

Check out the new emWave Stress Relief (previously called Freeze-Framer), an easy-to-use, Windows-based software and biofeedback hardware program for Stress Management that measures your Heart Rate Variability through a finger or ear-clip sensor that plugs into your computer. The program, developed by HeartMath, translates the information into user-friendly graphics displayed on your computer monitor in real-time. emWave PC allows you to track your progress and has interactive games and stunning images that emit varying degrees of color and movement as you adjust your emotional state and get into The Zone of optimal learning and performance. Check out the limited time offer!

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Meditation may fine-tune control over attention

Meditation may fine-tune control over attention

  • “Everyday experience and psychology research both indicate that paying close attention to one thing can keep you from noticing something else… a new study from the University of Wisconsin-Madison suggests that attention does not have a fixed capacity – and that it can be improved by directed mental training, such as meditation.”

  • “Led by postdoctoral fellow Heleen Slagter, Davidson’s research group in the Waisman Laboratory for Brain Imaging and Behavior recruited subjects interested in meditation to study whether conscious mental training can affect attention. “Meditation is a family of methods designed to facilitate regulation of emotion and attention,” says Davidson.”

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Don’t lose your brain

A Losing Battle

Washington Post

  • “…University, education professor and sports psychologist Leonard Zaichkowsky is helping to conduct a study of how elite athletes’ brain chemistry responds to winning and losing. Zaichkowsky will partner with Canadian sports psychologist Hap Davis, an adviser to…
  • Davis, with the help of cognitive neuroscientist Mario Liotti at Simon Fraser University, studied the brains of 14 swimmers who failed to make the 2004 Canadian Olympic team. As the swimmers watched clips of themselves failing, the parahippocampus, the area implicated in cases of severe depression, lit up. In other words, the brain of an elite athlete who has lost “really resembles the head of a depressed person,” Zaichkowsky says. Also, the premotor cortex, the region that plans motor actions, appeared inhibited. This suggested that athletes who have lost might have a tendency to perform poorly again — potentially leading to what we would call a “slump.”

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All about Brain Fitness

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  • We have just launched a new website section titled Hot Topics for you to be informed on latest Brain Fitness developments. Topics include Memory, Brain Fitness, Brain Teasers, Mental Exercise, Stress Management, Physical Exercise, Nutrition, News, Products, Events, Students, Science, Resources, and more.

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Nintendo BrainAge, Lumosity, Happy Neuron, MyBrainTrainer…

Posit Science, Nintendo Brain Training, Dakim…WebMD on Brain Fitness.

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