Mindfulness is always personal and often spiritual, but the meditation experience does not have to be subjective. Advances in methodology are allowing researchers to integrate mindfulness experiences with brain imaging and neural signal data to form testable hypotheses about the science – and the reported mental health benefits – of the practice. A team of Brown University researchers, led… Continue reading Researchers integrate meditation and science to develop targeted mental health treatments
By Lauren Klein | February 11, 2014 A new study finds a biological mechanism behind “thank you”—and reveals one way that it bonds couples together. Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, inviting us to think about what’s at the heart of our romantic relationships. Is there some sort of “glue” that binds us together with other… Continue reading All You Need is Love, Gratitude, and Oxytocin: the Science of Romance
McKinney student’s origami-centered project wins 1st place at state Science Fair Photo courtesy of Tina Huynh – Faubion Middle School eighth-grader Carolyn Huynh shows off her first-place project last week at the state Science Fair in San Antonio. Huynh’s project won the junior division’s mathematical sciences category through its display of how math relates to… Continue reading Student’s origami-centered project wins 1st place at state Science Fair
Posted by Kerala Taylor on January 3, 2013 How do you recreate the value of playing with sticks and dirt? When it comes to playing, industrial designer Cas Holman admits, “You really can’t beat letting kids play in nature.” But that hasn’t stopped her from trying. The Workyard Kit, Holman’s latest invention, riffs on the… Continue reading The Workyard Kit: Teaching science & math through play | KaBOOM!