Psychosocial Factors and Cancer Progression: Psychoneuroimmunology (PNI) Mechanisms

August 6, 2013

Psychosocial factors have been found to play important roles in the development of various diseases, including cancer progression. Such associations …Read the Rest

Psychoneuroimmunology (PNI) and Human Social Genomics

August 5, 2013

Psychoneuroimmunology (PNI) studies the relationships between behaviors and health, especially the role of immunological mechanisms underlying how the mind and …Read the Rest

Mindfulness and Psychotherapy: How It can Help

July 17, 2013

Psychotherapies containing mindfulness elements have increased to more than 40% (Simon, 2007). Mindfulness is becoming a “transtheoretical” construct and a …Read the Rest

What is Mindfulness: The Concept and Practice

June 27, 2013

What is Mindfulness: The Concept and Practice   Mindfulness refers to the ability of complete and continuous awareness and consciousness. …Read the Rest

Microglia, Polydendrocytes, Ependymal cells, and the Embryonic Neural Tube

May 31, 2013

Microglia are macrophages in the brain. Macrophages are the immune cells in the blood and other parts of the body. …Read the Rest

Glia, Astrocytes, Oligodendrocytes, and Schwann Cells

May 20, 2013

Glia have a close relationship with neurons but this relationship has not been fully understood. Glia are essential partners to …Read the Rest

Synapses, Gap Junctions, and Glia: Their Structures, Functions, and Features

May 13, 2013

Synapses are the regions between the terminal of an axon and the receptors on other cells. Neurotransmitters can bring the …Read the Rest

Neurotransmitters and Their Functions

May 6, 2013

There are different types of neurotransmitters. For example, glutamate (glu) is involved in the excitation of the central nervous system …Read the Rest

Stress Responses and Meditation

April 29, 2013

The fight-or-flight reaction is the body’s response to mental stress including job deadlines and major life changes. During this response, …Read the Rest

Structure of the Neurons: Dendrites, Axons, and Membrane Potentials

April 27, 2013

Types of cells in the nervous system There are two types of cells in the nervous system. One type of …Read the Rest

Lucid Dreaming and Meditation

March 25, 2013

Lucid dreaming is having the awareness consciously when you are dreaming. Only about 20% of people have reported to have …Read the Rest

The Sleep Cycles, Meditation, and Brain Wave Patterns

March 19, 2013

We exist in our own subjective minds that cannot be separated from our personal perspective, which make it impossible to …Read the Rest

Meditation, Brain Waves, and Brain Activities

March 16, 2013

Electroencephalogram (EEG) is an important method measuring the brain waves and the electrical activities of the brain. The slowest waves …Read the Rest

Meditation, the Brain, Neurons, and Neurotransmitters

March 13, 2013

Meditation can help promote health in various dimensions, including physical, mental, spiritual, emotional, intellectual, and social. The scientific studies and …Read the Rest

Breathing Exercises, Concentration, and Meditation

March 11, 2013

Breathing exercises can be the beginning step of meditation. Breath control is called “pranayama” in Sanskrit. Here “prana” refers to …Read the Rest

Meditation and the Yin-Yang Harmony

March 8, 2013

If you feel that it is hard to achieve your life goals, you may need to be more focused, being …Read the Rest

Practicing Mindfulness: A Mind-Body Scan Meditation

March 6, 2013

It may not be easy to practice meditation and mindfulness. However, this can be done step-by-step. You can begin with …Read the Rest

Meditation while Living: A Mindfulness Way for Prevention of Illnesses

March 1, 2013

We have learned to pay attention since childhood. However, most of us hardly pay attention to our mind-body connection. Mindfulness, …Read the Rest

Enlightenment and Buddhism Meditation

February 27, 2013

What is enlightenment? In Hinduism, the word “enlightenment” is “Samadhi.” In Buddhism, it is called “nirvana.” It refers to the …Read the Rest

Meditation as a Path toward Homeostasis and Happiness

February 25, 2013

As a useful tool for promoting the mind-body fitness, meditation can be integrated into your fitness program to train your …Read the Rest

Meditation for Stress Reduction and Healing Diseases

February 22, 2013

Although stress response is an adaptive reaction, long-term and chronic stress is harmful to health. Different people may have different …Read the Rest

Meditation Techniques and the Power of Meditation

February 20, 2013

What is the power of meditation? Meditation can boost the power of your mind, the power of your fitness and …Read the Rest

Neuroscience Data and Neuroinformatics

January 31, 2013

Neuroscience Data and Neuroinformatics   Neuroscience Data   At least 50% genes of the mammalian genome are expressed by the …Read the Rest

The Applications and Combination of Bioinformatics, Medical informatics, and Neuroinformatics

January 21, 2013

The Applications and Combination of Bioinformatics, Medical informatics, and Neuroinformatics   Mental disorders and other brain disorders such as anxiety, …Read the Rest

Neuroinformatics Software and Ontology Tools

January 1, 2013

Neuroinformatics Software and Ontology Tools     Category Source Name Purposes/Features/Methods Contents Applications URL References Neuroimaging Informatics Tools BrainVisa (BV) …Read the Rest

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