The human brain is composed of approximately 86 billion nerve cells known as neurons. Neurons are our body’s information messengers.
There is increasing scientific understanding and acceptance that chronic stress and its effects on the brain can lead to a host of health issues. But there has been less research into the mind’s potential to heal. A new book by journalist and scientist Jo Marchant, Cure: A Journey into the Science of Mind over Body, […]
Sara Lazar, a neuroscientist at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, was one of the first scientists to take the anecdotal claims about the benefits of meditation and mindfulness and test them in brain scans. What she found surprised her — that meditating can literally change your brain. She explains: Q: Why did you […]