Brain World Magazine - Fall Issue Is Out!

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Brain World Magazine's fall issue explores happiness through the lens of the brain with provocative insights on what makes the brain happy, healthy, and peaceful.

Aristotle said, "Happiness is the meaning and the purpose of life, the whole aim and end of human existence." In seeking to unravel the science of happiness, read neuroscientist Joseph LeDoux on emotions, fear and memory, biophysicist and neuroscientist Kent Berridge on dopamine--the brain's regulator of reward and pleasure, and Dr. Paul Swingle on neurotherapy as a treatment for depression. Harvard Happiness Guru Shawn Achor reveals seven brain secrets for finding pleasure in work (and elsewhere) and "High School Musical" star Monique Coleman's offers her recipe for finding happiness through service. Also featured are articles on mindfulness, the pineal gland and spiritual insight.

I Can't Decide

Generally, the ability to choose is a good thing. But as options have continued to increase, everyday decisions have become more complex and overwhelming. Discover the science behind decision-making and how an increase in choices can somewhat baffle the brain.

Why Is Facebook So Hard To Quit?

A recent study at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business concluded that tweeting or checking emails may actually be harder to resist than cigarettes and alcohol, and that while sleep and sex may be stronger urges, people are more likely to give in to longings or cravings to use social and other media. Read what the brain looks like on Facebook and how this new addiction affecting lives.

The Happiness Diet

Dr. Drew Ramsey, assistant clinical professor of psychiatry at Columbia Unniversity and co-author of "The Happiness Diet," suggests that moving away from the Modern American Diet (the "MAD diet," as he calls it) and towards a nutrient-rich, unprocessed diet of whole foods can dramatically improve a person's mood, brainpower and overall happiness. Find out what foods carry the necessary ingredients of brain happiness--Docosahexaenioic Acid (DHA), Flavonoids, Glutamate and Gaba.

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