Brain Blogging, Second Edition

Brain_Blogging_Carnival2.jpgWelcome to the second edition of Brain Blogging – a semi-monthly blog carnival that aims to review posts “related to the brain and mind that go beyond the basic sciences into a more human and multidimensional perspective.”

This carnival is part of the Blog Carnival network. Please remember to submit your blog entries using the online submission form. We will do our best to review and include your entry! Enjoy your readings…

Self Awareness

John Hill presents Do You Believe In Magic? posted at Universe Of Success, which shares his amazing power to solve problems. Providing a simple guideline, he walks you through a few steps to formulate your question, come up with simple solutions, and make the proper selection. It’s all magic!

Erek Ostrowski presents Being Effective With People: Part 1 (Listening) posted at Verve Coaching.


Linda Freedman presents Empathy, Boundaries, and Getting Dirty posted at Everyone needs therapy? Lessons from a family therapist, which reveals the power of therapy by sharing a piece of anxiety and trauma in order to overcome it.

Scott Lee presents Overcoming Emotional Attachment posted at Dirty Mechanism.

Madeline Daniels presents Dr. Madeline Daniels » Psychotherapy posted at Dr. Madeline Daniels.

Mary Deyo presents The Importance of Sleep to Good Mental Health posted at Dr. Deyo Wants You To Be Happy.

Memory & Cognition

Lucas McDonnell presents Yoda, learning, video games and… unlearning? posted at uncommon knowledge, which asserts the power of video games to sharpen your mind. By giving examples of how he learned (and unlearned) trains of though by his past gaming experiences, you too can harvest video games for eternal knowledge.

David Maister presents Can We Be Manipulated? posted at Passion, People and Principles.

Jakob Dupont Knudsen presents Lucid Dreaming – Probably my best recommendation ever! posted at Jakob Recommends.

Scott Lee presents How the Past Affects the Future – Subjective Reality posted at Dirty Mechanism.

Raymond David Salas presents How to Have Beginner’s Luck posted at – Power Tools for Mind, Body, and Soul.

Alvaro Fernandez presents Lifelong learning, literally posted at SharpBrains: Your Window into the Brain Fitness Revolution, saying, “Connecting some dots around the current coverage on Brain Fitness”

Caroline Latham presents Award for Dr. Torkel Klingberg, Cogmed Working Memory Training Founder posted at SharpBrains: Your Window into the Brain Fitness Revolution, saying, “Dr. Torkel Klingberg has led the research on cognitive and behavioral treatments for ADD/ADHD for years.”

Linda Freedman presents The Paradox posted at Everyone needs therapy? Lessons from a family therapist, saying, “For some people, a paradox goes over their heads. They miss the intervention and don’t make any changes. Others, however, see the sublime simplicity in it and enjoy it as a strategic mental health intervention. This post demonstrates how irresistible a good paradox can be.”

Ebonmuse presents Priming the Mind posted at Daylight Atheism, saying, “This post surveys some of the psychological studies demonstrating the important yet unsettling fact that apparently neutral information which we are exposed to can at least temporarily alter behavior in dramatic ways.”

D.A.N. presents Look at the Human Mind Part2: Perception posted at Sights & Sounds from the Fifth Column.


Steven Aitchison presents Releasing the ego into spirituality posted at Change your thoughts, which shows how the power of simple spirituality can unleash the mind and free the ego..


The Neurophilosopher presents People are willing to commit virtual torture too posted at The neurophilosopher, whom writes on a clever study that extrapolates a classic psychology study into the realm of virtual reality based testing, with its own set of ethical issues.

Vahid Chaychi presents Alcohol-Based Resuscitation Fluid for Crash Head Injuries posted at

State of Mind

Laura Young presents So You Really Want to Be Happy? posted at Dragon Slayer, saying, “Research from the field of positive psychology helps point the way to developing real, lasting happiness in your life.”

Scott Lee presents Experiencing the Power of Positive Thinking posted at Dirty Mechanism.

D.A.N. presents Look at the Human Mind Part 1: An Introduction posted at Sights & Sounds from the Fifth Column.

Brandon Peele presents Sexuality and Identity posted at GT.

Brandon Peele presents Second 10-day Vipassana Sit posted at GT.

Mary Deyo presents Change Your Thinking, Change Your Life posted at Dr. Deyo Wants You To Be Happy.

Karl Staib presents Seek Approval from Yourself posted at 10,000 Swimming Pools Inside Our Minds.

Stigmatization & Discrimination

Isabella Mori presents the stigma of mental illness posted at change therapy.


Scott Lee presents Attention Deficit Condition – Not Disorder posted at Dirty Mechanism.

Praveen presents Simple Solutions for Dyslexia posted at Tao of Simplicity.

D Kai Wilson presents Bipolar disorder doesn’t just go away posted at Live, thrive Survive.


Talia Mana presents Anti-Depressants – Is the cure worse than the illness? (Part 1 of 2) posted at Emotional Well-Being, saying, “Talia reviews the book Is It Me or My Meds?: Living with Antidepressants and considers the question, is the cure to depression, anxiety and bipolar worse than the illness? This is part 1 of a 2 part article that discusses the efficacy and side-effects of antidepressants together with the impact on the identity and authenticity of the individual.”

Jon Schnaars presents Examining the Bereavement Event posted at Anxiety, Addiction and Depression Treatments, saying, “Here we’ve posted a video discussion with a therapist who specializes in treating bereavement. It’s an interesting look into a common mental disturbance that for many can be very debilitating.”

Personal Stories

Karl Staib presents I’ve Decided My Job is Now My Hobby posted at 10,000 Swimming Pools Inside Our Minds.

muse presents Screened posted at me-ander.

Talia Mana presents Pursuit of money linked to depression posted at Emotional Well-Being, saying, “Affluenza, an obsessive, envious, keeping-up-with-the-Joneses pursuit of money, can lead to depression, anxiety and unhappiness.”

Shaheen E Lakhan, MD, PhD, MEd, MS, FAAN

Shaheen E Lakhan, MD, PhD, MEd, MS, FAAN, is a board-certified neurologist and pain specialist, medical educator, and scientist. He is the executive director of the Global Neuroscience Initiative Foundation (GNIF). He is a published scholar in biomarkers, biotechnology, education technology, and neurology. He serves on the editorial board of several scholarly publications and has been honored by the U.S. President and Congress.
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