Brain http://nhpr.org en The Doodle Revolution http://nhpr.org/post/doodle-revolution <P>In a world where doodling is often criticized as a means toward distraction, new studies have shown that sketching and doodling improve our comprehension and creative thinking. <A href="http://sunnibrown.com/about/" target=_blank><STRONG>Sunni Brown </STRONG></A>argues that there is no such thing as a mindless drawing. <A href="http://sunnibrown.com/doodlerevolution/manifesto/">Her movement</A>, and forthcoming book, is called ‘The Doodle Revolution'. She joins us to set the record straight.</P> Mon, 28 Jan 2013 15:16:55 +0000 Virginia Prescott 20881 at http://nhpr.org Dystextia: A New Warning Sign http://nhpr.org/post/dystextia-new-warning-sign <P>Here’s another sign that personal technology has penetrated nearly every part of our lives – Boston Globe Health Reporter and blogger <A href="http://www.bostonglobe.com/staff/kotz"><STRONG>Deborah Kotz </STRONG></A>recently wrote about a <A href="http://www.bostonglobe.com/lifestyle/health-wellness/2012/12/31/bizarre-texts-could-sign-stroke-other-health-problems/3PMRbRVeQ1V0tpjw9VDIQL/story.html">newly recognized medical phenomenon called “dystextia”</A>.&nbsp;</P> <P> Mon, 14 Jan 2013 15:47:01 +0000 Virginia Prescott 20106 at http://nhpr.org The Science of Changing Your Mind http://nhpr.org/post/science-changing-your-mind <p>Ever wonder whether hard facts play a part in changing a person's mind? Turns out, not so much. <a href="http://www.boingboing.net">Boing Boing's </a><a href="http://www.maggiekb.com/"><strong>Maggie Koerth-Baker</strong></a> <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2012/08/19/magazine/the-mind-of-a-flip-flopper.html">wrote about </a>the real influences on choice for <em>The New York Times Magazine.</em></p> Wed, 29 Aug 2012 15:44:09 +0000 Virginia Prescott 11838 at http://nhpr.org The Science of Changing Your Mind Shrinking Stomach, Changing Brain http://nhpr.org/post/shrinking-stomach-changing-brain <p>How gastric bypass surgery can radically alter the brain's chemistry.</p> Thu, 31 May 2012 14:48:43 +0000 Virginia Prescott 5893 at http://nhpr.org Shrinking Stomach, Changing Brain Breaking Down the Brain http://nhpr.org/post/breaking-down-brain <p>A neurologist gets us thinking about what a new map of the brain may mean.</p> Thu, 19 Apr 2012 15:07:04 +0000 Virginia Prescott 3216 at http://nhpr.org Breaking Down the Brain Word of Mouth for 11.19.2011 Part 4 http://nhpr.org/post/word-mouth-11192011-part-4 <p>Our 11 for '11 series of conversations continues with Dr. Raymond Tallis, who coins the explosion of neuroscience as human explainer "neurotrash."</p> Sat, 19 Nov 2011 13:04:00 +0000 Virginia Prescott 527 at http://nhpr.org Word of Mouth for 11.19.2011 Part 4