Meditation helps fight major depressive disorder

A breathing-based meditation practice known as Sudarshan Kriya yoga helped alleviate severe depression in people who did not fully respond to antidepressant treatments, reports a┬ástudy published in the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry from researchers in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. The study bolsters the science behind the use of controlled… Continue reading Meditation helps fight major depressive disorder

Decoded neurofeedback to help instill confidence, reduce fear

A new technique of analyzing brain patterns appears to help people overcome fear and build self-confidence. The approach, developed by a UCLA-led team of neuroscientists, is described in two new papers, published in the journals Nature Communications and Nature Human Behaviour. Study subjects were conditioned to fear certain color patterns, but researchers found that small… Continue reading Decoded neurofeedback to help instill confidence, reduce fear

Research categorizes depression in to 4 subtypes based on fMRI scans

Patients with depression can be categorized into four unique subtypes defined by distinct patterns of abnormal connectivity in the brain, according to new research from Weill Cornell Medicine. In a collaborative study published in Nature Medicine, Dr. Conor Liston, an assistant professor of neuroscience in the Feil Family Brain and Mind Institute and an assistant… Continue reading Research categorizes depression in to 4 subtypes based on fMRI scans

Role of Hippocampus in future thinking and scene construction

Over the past decade, researchers have learned that the hippocampus historically known for its role in forming memories is involved in much more than just remembering the past; it plays an important role in imagining events in the future. Yet, scientists still do not know precisely how the hippocampus contributes to episodic imagining until now.… Continue reading Role of Hippocampus in future thinking and scene construction