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Mindfulness Meditation and Addiction

Mindfulness Meditation and Addiction

  New research suggests that mindfulness meditation helps people to reduce tobacco use and manage stress, according to scientists Michael Posner and Yi-Yuan Tang. It has long been established that addiction to drugs, alcohol, and even cigarettes involves a specific area of the brain related to self-control. This area, which is located in the fronto-median cortex, has been studied by researchers using brain scans and other brain imaging methods. In a recent study conducted by scientists at … Read entire article »

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Self-Control is Sweetness

  Having self-control is an important part of living a healthy life.  No one likes to experience the feeling of losing control over themselves and their subsequent decisions that could affect them or others.  Through new studies done by researchers, they have now been able to identify the different processes the brain goes through that affects self-control. Scientist Daniel Molden and his colleagues from Northwestern University, found that carbohydrates play a huge role in one’s ability to use self-control.  When the body is depleted of its stored carbohydrates the mind is less motivated to use self-control, and when the body has a good supply of carbohydrates  the capacity to use good self-control is abundant. To test this theory, scientist Matthew Sanders and his colleagues had participants rinse their mouths with either a … Read entire article »

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Abstract Thinking as a Means to Stay Healthy

Abstract Thinking as a Means to Stay Healthy

  It is often said that perception is nine-tenths of reality.  How we perceive the world and events around us largely determines how to react to them and the extent to which they impact our lives. A recent study conducted by researchers Kentaro Fujita, Ph.D., and Jessica Carnevale of Ohio State University, and published in the August 2012 issue of Current Directions in Psychological Science, suggests that how we perceive events greatly influences the degree of self-control … Read entire article »

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