"The Thoughts That Cure" via @cerveauetpsycho (FR):

In search of mind training mechanisms against stress, pain, depression.

Complementary therapeutic approaches or mind-body practices such as meditation, neurofeedback, hypnosis, music therapy, EMDR





#bestof2015 Découvrez ou retrouvez en accès libre les 10 articles qui vous ont le plus intéressé en 2015 ! cerveauetpsycho.fr/ewb_pages/a/ac…


Un des articles:



"Tout récemment, grâce aux techniques d'exploration fonctionnelle du cerveau, les chercheurs ont mis des « images » sur une expérience intérieure restée longtemps invisible, et de ce fait inaccessible : la méditation. Et la preuve est faite désormais que certains entraînements de l'esprit ont un effet bénéfique sur des troubles aussi divers que la douleur, le stress, l'épilepsie ou la dépression."


"Fort de ce constat, plusieurs techniques psychologiques, d'origine souvent très ancienne et longtemps dénigrées, resurgissent progressivement dans le contexte médical ou hospitalier moderne. Regroupées sous le nom de médecines complémentaires ou « corps-esprit », des pratiques comme la méditation mais aussi l'autosuggestion, l'hypnose, le neurofeedback ou la musicothérapie connaissent un étonnant regain d'intérêt thérapeutique."




via @ckbergland for Psychology Today @PsychToday: "Ten Neuroscience Discoveries in 2015 that change how we think about the brain"

I compiled this Psychology Today year-end recap. @Stanford research on the #Cerebellum and #Creativity was #1. lnkd.in/bsQjW5U



NCCIH Video Series - The Science of Mind and Body Therapies


Video 2: Scientific Results of Yoga for Health and Well-Being Video


Using “biomechanics, force platforms and high speed cameras” to quantify movement in Yoga


Interview of George Salem, Ph.D., University of Southern California 

Transcript generated from video subtitles


[5:51] To my knowledge, nobody has quantified the biomechanics, the forces, the muscle recruitment patterns, the joint movements or torques that are created during yoga in healthy seniors. It’s very innovating, it’s very different. It’s, it’s creative and that‘s what makes it exciting.






[7:12] We do have some preliminary results and what, what ‘s fascinating and, neat about this project is that many of those results  were not intuitive. Poses we thought were targeting certain muscle groups, actually are targeting completely different muscle groups. Poses we thought were relatively safe are actually generating rather large loads and joint torques at joints which older adults can get into trouble.

So, if I could I’d like to give you an example of a pose which we thought was going to be doing one thing but now we’ve learned it’s doing something very different. And that would or those poses would be the warrior poses. It ‘s often thought that the warrior poses are very important poses for increasing balance in individuals. (…) We found that as opposed to targeting the abductor muscles, they were actually targeting the inner muscles of the thigh, the adductor muscles. A better pose for that might be the tree pose for example, which we know from our biomechanical investigation does target the hip abductors. It is likely to increase one’s balance control because these hip abductors are important for balance.


[8:51] This information then will ultimately be disseminated perhaps in a book or perhaps online and instructors can then go and bring down, take this information and design a program that is going to be safe and effective.






It’s #Yoga Week in D.C.! Watch this #video to learn what the science says about this mind & body practice: http://1.usa.gov/1Q3dMLb 




Video 1:  Tai Chi and Qi Gong for Health and Well-Being

(September 2010)