A2A Research Showcase: How Meditation Can Change Your Brain

By Paul Ratner | October 14, 2017

Meditation is not only a good way to beat the stress but it actually changes the brains of its practitioners. The specific kind of […]

A2A Research Showcase: How Empathy Can Impact Our Health

By Jennifer Breheny Wallace | September 25, 2017

New research looks at the different ways we can respond to someone’s suffering with empathy; and how it triggers a physiological response that can […]

A2A Research Showcase: How Self-Compassion Helps You Support Others

By Darren Steeves | September 11, 2017

A new study finds that training to be more compassionate to yourself can make you more supportive of others.

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A2A Research Showcase: How Brains Develop Resilience

August 18, 2017

Researchers have identified a mechanism in patients with a high risk of developing bipolar disorder that helps the brain become more resilient.

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A2A Research Showcase: How Acts of Kindness Boost Your Mood

By Chris Mackey | August 7, 2017

Engaging in acts of kindness is one of the more reliable ways of boosting our mood.

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A2A Research Showcase: Research-Based App Builds Empathy in Teens

By Megan A. Moreno | August 16, 2017

Researchers have built a new app to promote child health and wellness by teaching them empathy.

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A2A Research Showcase: Overcoming Obstacles Makes Guide Dogs More Successful

By Michele Berger and Katherine Unger Baillie | August 7, 2017

New research finds that puppies who undergo obstacles at an early age are more likely to make successful guide dogs […]

A2A Research Showcase: Adversity Helps Athletes Thrive Under Pressure

Nottingham Trent University | July 24, 2017

New research suggests that athletes who have experienced adverse events in their personal lives – such as parental divorce, financial problems or a serious accident […]

A2A Research Showcase: Does Having a Purpose in Life Help You Sleep Better?

July 10, 2017

Trouble sleeping is linked to many negative health issues such as depression, cognition impairment, and heart disease. But these are also health issues that having a purpose in life can help combat. So researchers set out to explore more about the connection between a purposeful life and […]

A2A Research Showcase: The Neurological Explanation for Why Giving Makes You Happy

July 10, 2017

A recent study finds that giving, even a little, can make you happier. And neuroscientists can see the physical changes in your brain that occur when you set your mind towards generosity.

You can read more about the study’s findings here.