Articles on The Brain


Surprising Discovery: MIT Neuroscientists Find That Adult Brain Is Filled With Millions of “Silent Synapses” Anne Trafton, MIT, January 25, 2023

Researchers create ‘Olympian’ mice by stabilizing brain connections involved in skill learning Nicholas Weiler, Stanford Bio-X, September 1, 2021

Largest Brain Wiring Diagram to Date Is Published Diana Kwon, Scientific American, January 22, 2020

Screen Use Tied to Children’s Brain Development Perri Klass, M.D., New York Times, November 4, 2019

How Deep Sleep May Help The Brain Clear Alzheimer’s Toxins Jon Hamilton, NPR, October 31, 2019

Huge Brain Study Uncovers “Buried” Genetic Networks Linked to Mental Illness Linda Geddes, Scientific American, December 14, 2018

With Brain Implants, Scientists Aim to Translate Thoughts into Speech Sharon Begley, STAT, Scientific American, November 20, 2018

Neuroscience Has a Lot to Learn from Buddhism Matthieu Ricard and Wolf Singer, The Atlantic, December 17, 2017

All You Need To Know About the 10 Percent Brain Myth, in 60 Seconds Christian Jarrett, Wired, July 24, 2014

What Does Mindfulness Meditation Do to Your Brain? Tom Ireland, Scientific American, June 12, 2014

Why the Left-Brain Right-Brain Myth Will Probably Never Die Abigail Fagan, Psychology Today, June 27, 2012

Spine Tuning: Finding Physical Evidence of How Practice Rewires the Brain Ferris Jabr, Scientific American, April 16, 2012

Neural Responses Reveal Our Optimistic Bent Andrea Anderson, Scientific American, April 10, 2012

A Neuroscientist’s Quest to Reverse Engineer the Human Brain Gareth Cook, Scientific American, March 20, 2012

How the Internet is Changing Our Brain Shaahin Cheyene, Huffington Post, February 12, 2012

How Exercise Benefits the Brain Gretchen Reynolds, New York Times, November 30, 2011

Decoding the Brain’s Cacophony Benedict Carey, New York Times, October 31, 2011

How Tanning Changes the Brain Ahahad O’Connor, New York Times, August 12, 2011

Is Meditation the Push-Up for the Brain? Study Shows Practice May Have Potential to Change Brain’s Physical Structure ScienceDaily, July 14, 2011

The Neurobiology of Bliss–Sacred and Profane – Sex in the brain, and what it reveals about the neuroscience of deep pleasure Nadia Webb, Scientific American, July 12, 2011

How Meditation May Change the Brain Sindya N. Bhanoo, New York Times, January 28, 2011

Searching the Brain for the Roots of Fear Joseph Ledoux, New York Times, January 22, 2011

Mindfulness Meditation Training Changes Brain Structure in Eight Weeks ScienceDaily,  January 21, 2011

Adult Brain Can Change Within Seconds ScienceDaily,  July 30, 2009

Meditation May Increase Gray Matter ScienceDaily, May 13, 2009

Compassion Meditation Changes The Brain ScienceDaily, March 27, 2008

How Your Brain Looks at Race Sharon Begley, Newsweek, March 3, 2008

Mental Reserves Keep Brains Agile Jane E. Brody, December 11, 2007

Faith in the Brain Juju Chang and Michael Pressman, May 10, 2007

Meditation Builds Brain Muscles Alison Motluk, November 15, 2005

The Brain Tells Time Robert Roy Britt, October 28, 2005

The Evolving Human Brain Melissa Lee Phillips, September 9, 2005

Meditation ‘Brain Training’ Clues BBC News, June 13, 2005

Meditation Skills of Buddhist Monks Yield Clues to Brain’s Regulation of Attention Medical News Today, June 7, 2005

Meditation Alters Brain Structure By Sharon Begley, November 5, 2004

New Brain Studies and Meditation Punnadhammo Bhikku, June, 2003