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Mindfulness Training Improves Brain Network Connectivity Efficiency in Older Adults with Sleep Difficulties (Study)

A study suggests that mindfulness training can not only improve mindfulness, but also make functional brain reconfiguration more efficient in older adults with sleep issues. Mindfulness training enhanced measures of “mindfulness” (i.e. the quality or state of being conscious or aware) as well as functional brain connectivity patterns – relative to a control intervention. Key …

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Repressed Memories: Causes, Mechanisms, & Coping Strategies

In some cases, individuals may experience a traumatic event that triggers such a potent stress response via the sympathetic nervous system, that memory of the event becomes repressed.  The potency of the stress-response exceeds their innate ability to cope and other coping resources.  Emotions associated with the traumatic event are often overpowering, leading to intense …

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