Brain Blogging, Seventh Edition

Brain_Blogging_Carnival2.jpgWelcome to the seventh edition of Brain Blogging – a semi-monthly blog carnival that aims to review posts “related to the brain and mind that go beyond the basic sciences into a more human and multidimensional perspective.”

This carnival is part of the Blog Carnival network. Please remember to submit your blog entries using the online submission form. We will do our best to review and include your entry! We received many quality submissions for this edition. Enjoy your readings…


Leslie Feldman presents Autism Prevention posted at Autism Prevention, saying, “Sadaf Shahid wrote this very beautiful and compassionate account of autism in Pakistan. She is a lovely woman and is committed to helping with people with severe autism.”

GrrlScientist presents Creating a Mouse Model of Bipolar Disorder posted at Living the Scientific Life, saying, “A paper that was recently sent to me by a reader examines the underlying genetics of bipolar disorder and uses that information to create a mouse model of the manic phase of bipolar disorder so scientists and psychiatrists can study this aspect of the condition.”

Talia Mana presents How Much Sensitivity do the Mentally Ill Deserve? posted at Centre for Emotional Well-Being, saying, “How do you cope when a relative is mentally ill? Are they “nuts” or in need of our sympathy?”

Madeleine Begun Kane presents ADD Ode (Limerick) posted at Mad Kane’s Humor Blog, saying, “ADD humor.”

m presents support help for depression posted at my life with

Memory & Cognition

Mun presents Mun’s Fitness Blog: How Much Sleep is Enough? posted at Mun’s Fitness Blog, saying, “Have to make sure I sleep enough on the day I have done my workout. Muscles need time to recover and to grow. Talking about sleep, it is all too easy to eat and drink well beyond our biological need. Is it the same applies to sleep too? We tend to sleep more, given a chance to do so, like on Saturday or Sunday.”

Alvaro Fernandez presents Baby Boomers, Healthy Aging and Job Performance posted at SharpBrains, saying, “With more and more professionals practicing beyond the traditional retirement age-how do we (and they) know when they stop being qualified? more importantly, what can we do to delay that moment?”

Alvaro Fernandez presents Brain Exercise FAQs posted at SharpBrains, saying, “On the importance of structured brain exercise.”

Caroline Latham presents Easy Steps to Improve Your Brain Health Now posted at SharpBrains, saying, “Improving your brain fitness can help you perform better today and maintain your independence tomorrow.”

Hueina Su presents Life Balance Lessons: 7 Keys to Avoid Burnout posted at Intensive Care for the Nurturer’s Soul, saying, “Chronic stress could lead to burnout, which could greatly impact a person’s physical & emotional health, relationships, work, and everyone related to him/her. When you are burned out, you can’t function at your best, and everyone you care about suffer with you. It’s not difficult to see that there is much at stake. Here are some proactive steps you can take today to prevent (or overcome) burnout.”

Kim Roach presents How to Think Like a Genius posted at The Optimized Life.

Albert Foong presents Happiness: How to maximise pleasure and joy posted at Urban Monk.

Personal Stories

Deb presents Body, Mind & Solar posted at Body, Mind & Solar, saying, “Depression visits like an old friend you don’t want to see.”

TherapyDoc presents When the Little Things Go Wrong posted at Everyone needs therapy? Lessons from a family therapist, saying, “TherapyDoc is stymied with the empty nest, in, out, in, out, it’s all very disconcerting.”

Shamelle presents A Journal Doesn’t Have To Be A ‘Dear Diary’ posted at Enhance Life.

Self Awareness

Vahid Chaychi presents News You Can Use About Stress and Burn Out posted at

Hueina Su presents The Most Important Relationship in Your Life posted at Intensive Care for the Nurturer’s Soul, saying, “Most people are either looking for love in all the wrong places, or entering/staying in a relationship for the wrong reasons. There is one single most important relationship you need to work on, in order to ensure happiness in all of your other relationships.”

John Hill presents You Are What You Think About, posted at Universe Of Success.

Michael Estep, Ph.D. presents Right-Brain Training – Practical Applications Part 2 posted at Intuitive Feeling-Learning.


Anmol Mehta presents 3 Most Powerful Yoga Pranayamas and Kriyas – Part 1 posted at Mastery of Meditation, Enlightenment & Kundalini Yoga, saying, “This breathing exercise is designed to activate the right hemisphere of the brain, thus helping develop one’s creative, intuitive and holistic nature and ability.”

Ben presents Exploring the Oneiroverse with Chad Watts: On Lucid Dreams, Entheogens, and the Spiritual Experience posted at Dreaming Life, saying, “When I first started blogging, I naturally sought out other blogs on lucid dreaming. One of the most unique blogs out there was called Exploring the Oneiroverse, the contents of which were based on a book by fellow blogger and lucid dreamer Chad Watts.”

State of Mind

Arun presents The Power of Being Social posted at Arun is bringing you…Your Daily Remedy, saying, “How to become your “most social self,” and why doing so will make your daily life happier and more interesting!”

Stigmatization & Discrimination

Romeo Vitelli presents The Hereditary Defective posted at Providentia, saying, “A historical perspective on the issue of discrimination.”


Steven Silvers presents Why it’s so hard to get your point across sometimes. posted at Scatterbox at, saying, “A new study shows that distractions stimulate the brain faster than, uh, what time did they say American Idol is on?”


Vahid Chaychi presents Combating Brain Cancer in Children posted at

Petra Ioni presents Rocket Science and Brain Surgery posted at Medopdedia.

Shaheen E Lakhan, MD, PhD, MEd, MS, FAAN

Shaheen E Lakhan, MD, PhD, MEd, MS, FAAN, is a board-certified neurologist and pain specialist, medical educator, and scientist. He is the executive director of the Global Neuroscience Initiative Foundation (GNIF). He is a published scholar in biomarkers, biotechnology, education technology, and neurology. He serves on the editorial board of several scholarly publications and has been honored by the U.S. President and Congress.
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