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Handwriting Boosts Brain Connectivity More Than Typing Research Shows

Handwriting Boosts Brain Connectivity More Than Typing Research Shows

Following a study where university students' brain activity was recorded, researchers concluded that handwriting could enhance learning and memory.

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Just Having Your Smartphone Nearby Might Be Changing Your Brain

Just Having Your Smartphone Nearby Might Be Changing Your Brain

A new study shows that just having your phone nearby can contribute to "brain drain," impacting your cognitive abilities. Learn why you should leave your phone in another room if you want to boost productivity. 

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Your Guide to Brain Supplements

Your Guide to Brain Supplements

Brain supplements (nootropics) can support the many dimensions of brain activity. This is an ultimate guide to the top researched brain supplements. 

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L-Theanine: Understanding Its Benefits & Origin

L-Theanine: Understanding Its Benefits & Origin

Learn the science behind using L-theanine as a natural way to support a calm state, mental clarity and relaxation.

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Nootropics: Research, Benefits, and Types

Nootropics: Research, Benefits, and Types

Everything you need to know about the latest research to support nootropics and list of the best studied nootropics for focus, memory, and drive.

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How Dark Chocolate May Support Cognitive Efficiency and Performance

How Dark Chocolate May Support Cognitive Efficiency and Performance

Fighting the afternoon slump? Studies show dark chocolate may be all you need to boost cognitive performance and concentration. 

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5 Pillars of Human Development to Master Your Mind and Body

5 Pillars of Human Development to Master Your Mind and Body

Mark Divine guides us through five domains, or "mountains," that need to be cultivated to unlock human potential.

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The Science of Mindsets: How to Rewire Your Brain to Change Limiting Beliefs

The Science of Mindsets: How to Rewire Your Brain to Change Limiting Beliefs

Learn easy to implement tips to help us progress beyond limiting mindsets to achieve extraordinary personal growth and cognitive enhancement.

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How to Promote Deep Sleep and Working Memory With Yoga Nidra

How to Promote Deep Sleep and Working Memory With Yoga Nidra

The what and how of promoting deep sleep and working memory with Yoga Nidra. 

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Research Shows Your Brain Works Differently When You Take Breaks. Here’s Why.

Research Shows Your Brain Works Differently When You Take Breaks. Here’s Why.

A new study shows back-to-back meetings increase stress, but short breaks between meetings allows the brain to reset and relax. Here's what you need to know. 

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Do Brain Supplements Work?

Do Brain Supplements Work?

Do brain supplements actually work? What do studies show? Learn the truth about nootropics and how they can enhance your everyday life.

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Brain Matters: How to Unlock Your Neuropotential With Neurofeedback - An Interview With Dr. Andrew Hill

Brain Matters: How to Unlock Your Neuropotential With Neurofeedback - An Interview With Dr. Andrew Hill

What follows is a transcript for a Collective Insights episode with Dr. Andrew Hill where we explored the incredible benefits associated with neurofeedback, from reducing stress and anxiety to improving focus and memory retention.

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The Hungry Brain: How and Why Your Brain is Undermining Your Weight Goals - An Interview With Dr. Stephan Guyenet

The Hungry Brain: How and Why Your Brain is Undermining Your Weight Goals - An Interview With Dr. Stephan Guyenet

What follows is a transcript from a Collective Insights episode with Dr. Stephen Guyenet about the neuroscience of food behavior and weight loss.

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4 Quadrants That Affect Consciousness and Humanity as We Know It - An Interview With Ken Wilber

4 Quadrants That Affect Consciousness and Humanity as We Know It - An Interview With Ken Wilber

Ken Wilber provides valuable insights on integral approaches to heal individual physiology and psychology.

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How Psychobiotics Support the Gut-Brain Connection

How Psychobiotics Support the Gut-Brain Connection

Psychobiotics are probiotics and prebiotics for the brain. But can psychobiotics really influence cognition, stress responses, mood, and emotional regulation? Read to learn more. 

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Heart Rate Variability (HRV): How to Train it for Greater Stress Resilience - An Interview With Dr. Jay Wiles

Heart Rate Variability (HRV): How to Train it for Greater Stress Resilience - An Interview With Dr. Jay Wiles

We explore what heart rate variability (HRV) is, how it affects the human body, and how to train it for greater stress resilience.

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How EMF Exposure Affects Our Brain and Bodies - A Q&A With Juraj Kocar, CEO of Somavedic

How EMF Exposure Affects Our Brain and Bodies - A Q&A With Juraj Kocar, CEO of Somavedic

The science behind how EMF exposure can affect our brain and bodies.

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Microdosing Psychedelics: What Does It Mean & Is It Safe? What Science Says - An Interview With Paul Austin

Microdosing Psychedelics: What Does It Mean & Is It Safe? What Science Says - An Interview With Paul Austin

Paul Austin, founder of Third Wave, joined us to discuss the what and why behind safely microdosing psychedelics for greater creativity, flow, and focus. What follows is a transcript from the conversation.

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6 Signs of Oxidative Stress and Expert Tips to Combat It - A Q&A with Lambs CEO, Arthur Menard de Calenge

6 Signs of Oxidative Stress and Expert Tips to Combat It - A Q&A with Lambs CEO, Arthur Menard de Calenge

Do you know what oxidative stress is? Or how it negatively impacts our health and well-being? We explore the concerns around oxidative stress overload, and science-backed tips to address it.

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The Neuroscience of Fear: How to Flip The Courage Circuit in Our Brain - An Interview With Dr. Andrew Huberman

The Neuroscience of Fear: How to Flip The Courage Circuit in Our Brain - An Interview With Dr. Andrew Huberman

What follows is a transcript from when Dr. Andrew Huberman joined our Co-founder, Daniel Schmachtenberger, to discuss the neuroscience of fear and how we can learn to flip our “courage circuit” in our brain.

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How Neuroscience and Mysticism Help Us Better Understand Our Unconscious Mind - An Interview With Dr. Daniel Lieberman

How Neuroscience and Mysticism Help Us Better Understand Our Unconscious Mind - An Interview With Dr. Daniel Lieberman

What follows is a transcript where psychiatrist Daniel Z. Lieberman leads us down a new path: one where we learn how to recognize the influences of the unconscious, making it an ally in helping us become the people we were meant to be.

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Reticular Activating System: How The Brain Manages Energy With Selective Focus

Reticular Activating System: How The Brain Manages Energy With Selective Focus

Everyone can benefit from acquiring a general understanding of our innate Reticular Activating System, as it is central to how, when, and why we focus on something.

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How to Better Understand and Optimize Your Unique Brain With Neurofeedback - An Interview With Dr. Andrew Hill

How to Better Understand and Optimize Your Unique Brain With Neurofeedback - An Interview With Dr. Andrew Hill

This episode is all about the brain, specifically how to optimize cognitive performance and behaviors via neurofeedback. Learn how to safely train broad regulatory actions associated with mood, attention, self-regulation and self-control, sleep, energy, stress, anxiety, in this interview with Dr. Andrew Hill.

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The Vagus Nerve: What It Is and How to Stimulate It for Increased Stress Resilience

The Vagus Nerve: What It Is and How to Stimulate It for Increased Stress Resilience

It's no wonder the Vagus nerve has been called the ‘great wandering protector’ of the body. Learn why healthy vagal tone is a key health metric and science-backed ways to stimulate the vagus nerve for increased stress resilience.

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How Grit Attributes Help us Build a Resilient Mind - An Interview With Rich Diviney

How Grit Attributes Help us Build a Resilient Mind - An Interview With Rich Diviney

Rich Diviney, joins Jamie Wheal for a discussion surrounding the value and development of attributes. What follows is the transcript from their jam packed discussion surrounding the topics of peak performance, flow states, and optimal psychology.

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