neuroscience

How to increase serotonin in the human brain without drugs (Study) (via senmes)

In short:

* You have to self-induce changes in mood
* You have to catch some sun
* You have to assume tryptophan through diet (some advices in a future post)
* You have to go to the gym

“The study by Perreau-Linck and colleagues36 is the first to report that self-induced changes in mood can influence serotonin synthesis. […] Exposure to bright light is a second possible approach to increasing serotonin without drugs. […] Several lines of research suggest that exercise increases brain serotonin function in the human brain. […] The fourth factor that could play a role in raising brain serotonin is diet. According to some evi … Read More

via senmes

(see also my recent post)

2nd IMPRS NeuroCom Summer School – 6/8 July 2011

2nd IMPRS NeuroCom Summer School
London, UK, 6 – 8 July 2011

We would like to solicit your help to announce the 2nd IMPRS NeuroCom Summer School among your colleagues, your students, or any interested researchers. For more details please see: http://imprs-neurocom.mpg.de/summerschool

The Summer School of the “International Max Planck Research School on Neuroscience of Communication: Function, Structure, and Plasticity” (IMPRS NeuroCom) is jointly run by the Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, University College London and the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences, Leipzig.

Target group:
We cordially invite national and international doctoral students, but also Master’s students and post-docs conducting research in the interdisciplinary field of cognitive neuroscience.
Participants are invited to present their current project in form of a poster.

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Wednesday 6 July: Neuroscience of Communication
Organisers: Sophie Scott, Mairead MacSweeney
Angela D. Friederici
Thomas C. Gunter
Peter Indefrey
Cathy Price

Thursday 7 July: Sensory Processes
Organisers: Patrick Haggard, Jon Driver
Marc Ernst
Sabrina Pitzalis
Geraint Rees
Arno Villringer

Friday 8 July: Neural Connectivity
Organiser: Klaas Stephan
Rosalyn Moran
Marc Tittgemeyer

Friday 8 July: States of Consciousness
Organiser: Vincent Walsh
Quinton Deeley
Steven Laureys

Venue:
Lecture Theatre
33 Queen Square Lecture
WC1A 3BG London
United Kingdom

Registration fee:
£175

Working language:
English

Registration deadline: 31 March, 2011
Online registration: http://imprs-neurocom.mpg.de/summerschool/registration

Kind regards
Antje Holländer

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Dr Antje Holländer
IMPRS Co-ordinator
Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences
Stephanstrasse 1a
04103 Leipzig, Germany 

Phone: +49 341 9940 2261
http://imprs-neurocom.mpg.de

Meditation training changes brain structure (via Machines Like Us)

Participating in an 8-week mindfulness meditation program appears to make measurable changes in brain regions associated with memory, sense of self, empathy and stress.

In a study that will appear in the January 30 issue of Psychiatry Research: Neuroimaging, a team led by Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) researchers report the results of their study, the first to document meditation-produced changes over time in the brain’s grey matter.

via Meditation training changes brain structure | Machines Like Us.