Brain Blogging, Twenty-Sixth Edition

Brain_Blogging_Carnival2.jpgWelcome to the twenty-sixth 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.”

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…

Memory & Cognition

John Eaton presents Siren song posted at Reverse Thinking, saying, “What a story from Homer tells us about voice recognition and brain function.”

Alvaro Fernandez presents Brain Plasticity, Health and Fitness Books and Looking inside the Brain: is my Brain Fit? posted at SharpBrains.

Ted Reimers presents How to Improve Your Memory posted at CampusGrotto.

Bryn Robinson presents Colouring Outside the Lines posted at, covering Ken Robinson, who discusses the way we look at intelligence and the need for creativity in our education system.

Joshua Wagner presents Focus on One Thing at a Time (Diversity is Death) posted at Total Possibility.

Ron Brown presents The Cultivation of Wisdom and Well-Being, Installment 1: Mindfulness and Meta-Cognition posted at The Frame Problem.

Personal Stories

Alex Blackwell presents Feel the Music in You posted at The Next 45 Years, saying, “While allowing my heart to hear the words to the song, it occurred to me that I did indeed own my life.”

FitBuff presents Power of the Mind – Much Stronger Than Your Biceps! posted at, saying, “… you may remember I’ve personally experienced the power of mind over muscle in one of my workouts when I lifted 50 pounds with my mind!”

Self Awareness

Samuel Bryson presents Breaking an addiction: posted at Total Wellbeing.

David B. Bohl presents How Your Gut Reactions Work posted at Slow Down Fast Today!, saying, “We really can make intuitive decisions, at least some of the time. We really can “trust our guts,” if not always, at least often.”

Gabriella Kortsch, Ph.D. presents Giving Birth To Yourself posted at Psychology, Transformation & Freedom Papers, saying, “Giving birth to yourself can happen at any age. You could be in your 70’s, you could be a teenager, you might be in your mid-thirties: it makes no difference, you can make this exhilarating change in your life at any time.”

DotLobby presents Neurolinguistic Programming 101 – Rediscover Yourself! posted at DotNLP, saying, “Neuro, meaning mind, and linguistic, meaning language, combine to make NLP one of the most powerful techniques to change the way you see yourself and your world.”

Janex presents The Power of Rituals: How to Build Positive, Energizing Daily Rituals posted at Frederic Patenaude Talks.

Spirituality & Meditation

Joshua Wagner presents Love and Fear posted at Total Possibility.

mike skinner presents How Letting Go Can Improve Your Meditation and Does Mindfulness Meditation Protect Us From Depression? posted at meditation for the masses.

Rose Walbrugh presents Is Mindfulness Meditation the key to applying the Secret? posted at FreeMyMind.Net, saying, “We understand the ‘The Secret’, and we’re keeping a positive, open mind and trying to feel good. Yet it’s been a few months, and nothing has really changed. Why isn’t it working?”

Ron Brown presents Meditation can change brain function: U of T Psychology and Psychiatry posted at The Frame Problem.

State of Mind

jeanjeanie presents Counting Blessings posted at Growing Healthy, saying, “It can be so easy to let little things get you down; but if you think about it, chances are you’ll remember a lot of good things in your life, both big and little, to be grateful for.”

gamy presents Stop coping with Fear, Transform it. posted at Mind Think Success, saying, “Many people are coping with this word FEAR, without realizing it. I have been there, done that, and know what it is like to cope with fear.”

CJ presents Can our happiness set-point be raised? posted at, saying, “Talks about research into neuroplasticity that suggests our happiness level is not fixed, as was once thought, but can be increased if a concerted effort is applied.”


Romeo Vitelli presents Sick Doris posted at Providentia, saying, “An early classic in psychotherapy.”


Laura Collins presents Adults with eating disorders posted at Are you “Eating With Your Anorexic?”

Dana presents Student, Interrupted: How universities are treating the mentally ill posted at Principled Discovery.


Jeremy presents Milestone: 200 posts at AHP and Secrets of the APA Inner Sanctum posted at Advances in the History of Psychology.

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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