Tag: Cognition


Tag: Cognition

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Articles: Why Don’t We Prepare Enough for Disasters?

By Jill Suttie | March 10, 2017

A new book outlines the psychological biases that get in the way of good decision-making—and what to do about them.


Articles: How Awe Sharpens Our Brains

By Michelle Lani Shiota | May 11, 2016

According to emerging research, we're better thinkers when we're feeling awe.

Free Press, 2015, 307 pages

Articles: Don’t Let Your Mind Be Your Worst Enemy

By Jill Suttie | January 13, 2016

Two new books reveal the inner workings of human psychology--biases, rationalizations, and all.

Dr. Philip Watkins of Eastern Washington University explains how gratitude improves relationships and cognitive processes.

Videos and Podcasts: The Social Benefits of Gratitude

By Phil Watkins | September 15, 2014

Dr. Philip Watkins of Eastern Washington University explains how gratitude improves relationships and cognitive processes.

Daniel Goleman

Articles: Is Attention the Secret to Emotional Intelligence?

By Jason Marsh | November 14, 2013

An interview with best-selling author Daniel Goleman about his new book, Focus.


Research Digest Items/Studies: Does Music Make Us Smarter?


Research Digest Items/Studies: Are Toddlers Capable of Empathy?


Articles: A Little Meditation Goes a Long Way

By Jason Marsh | February 9, 2011

A new study offers the strongest evidence to date that meditation can change the structure of your brain.


Research Digest Items/Studies: Even Brief Mindfulness Training Brings Benefits


Research Digest Items/Studies: Even Moderate Exercise Helps Your Brain


Research Digest Items/Studies: How to Quit Smoking


Articles: Why Kids Are Lucky to Go Back to School

By Jason Marsh | September 7, 2010

A new study explains why more education leads to better health.


Research Digest Items/Studies: Meditation Improves Concentration


Research Digest Items/Studies: Two Kinds of Empathy


Research Digest Items/Studies: Racism Hurts Academic Performance


Articles: Want Brain Fitness? Stay Active and Turn Off the TV

By Katie Goldsmith | January 29, 2010


Articles: How to Keep Your Brain Young (Even as You Grow Old)

By Jill Suttie | October 1, 2009

Jill Suttie offers three research-based tips for cognitive fitness.


Articles: Can Computer Games Keep Your Brain Fit?

By Anett Gyurak | May 15, 2009


Articles: Make yourself breathless: exercise your brain

By Anett Gyurak | December 16, 2008


Articles: Book Review: Spark

By Leif Hass | June 1, 2008

Spark: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain
By John J. Ratey, with Eric Hagerman, Little, Brown and Company, 2008, 304 pages


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