How Your Breath Controls Your Mood and Attention

New research explores the relationship between the pace and intentionality of your breathing, and the brain networks involved in mood, attention, and body awareness.

Exercises to Strengthen Your Attention and Reduce Distractibility

Our attention gets hijacked by distractions, from the stress in our lives to the ding of our phones. Neuroscientist, Amishi Jha, shows how we can cultivate the ability to focus on what really matters.

7 Easy Ways to Meditate with a Busy Schedule

There are ways to squeeze a meditation routine into your busy schedule. Take some tips from Deepak Chopra and get started meditating today.

Want to Enjoy a Long Happy Life? Live Near Trees, Say Researchers

Hiking through a forest, camping in the woods or savoring a natural…

Meditation and Breathing Exercises Can Sharpen Your Mind

It has long been claimed by Yogis and Buddhists that meditation and ancient breath-focused practices, such as pranayama, strengthen our ability to focus on tasks. A new study by researchers at Trinity College Dublin explains for the first time the neurophysiological link between breathing and attention.

This is your brain on solitude: Why alone time is what you need, now

Putting real time aside for reflection and solitude is something your brain will benefit from.

The Neuroscience of Building a Resilient Brain

Resilience depends on how well your brain handles stress, and it can be learned.

There is such a thing as waking up on the wrong side of the bed, according to science

Waking up feeling stressed and anxious can impact your cognitive function throughout the day. A new study reveals that those who woke up feeling as though the day ahead would be stressful experienced problems with working memory later in the day.

Can a Nap Boost Brain Health?

Short day-time naps are restorative, brain-boosting and don't have to interfere with a good night's sleep.

The Busier You are, the More You Need Quiet Time

Sometimes you just have to turn off the noise and hear the silence. Why? Because clearing your mind of the chatter boosts creativity and novel thinking.