Brain Blogging, Twenty-Fifth Edition

Brain_Blogging_Carnival2.jpgWelcome to the twenty-fifth 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.”

Please remember to submit your blog entries using the online submission form. We will do our best to review and include your entry! Enjoy your readings…


Samuel Bryson presents Why Diets Don’t Work posted at Total Wellbeing.

Memory & Cognition

Alvaro Fernandez presents Brain Fitness Newsletter: December Edition and Learning & The Brain: Interview with Robert Sylwester posted at SharpBrains.


Bryn Robinson presents The Cover of the Rolling Stone. Well, Maybe Not. posted at saying, “The Canadian Broadcasting Corp. published a top ten list of health newsmakers for 2007 – and not one was mental health/psychology related. Here, I composed a list of 5 stories that would have been worthy of a mention.”

FitBuff presents 4 Tips on How to Live Longer posted at, saying, “Human nature, combined with our survival instinct, drives us to seek out tips and information on how to live longer. Until someone locates the proverbial fountain of youth, there are four easy things you can do, starting today, to make sure you meet your grandkids’ kids…”

Personal Stories

Michael Davidsen presents Gentle prosthetic care for Alzheimer’s patients posted at Battling Alzheimer, saying, “What would happen if we treated Alzheimer’s patients with respect, like denture wearers, and simply helped to provide what they were missing?”

James DeLelys presents Am I the Only One? posted at Author James DeLelys.

Susan Coghlan presents Irritating Media posted at Medicated Many.

Self Awareness

John Crenshaw presents Mindless Zombies Attack Will Smith, And I’m Not Talking About His New Movie posted at Dominate Your Life, saying, “You may or may not have heard of the recent comments Will Smith made about Adolf Hitler in an interview with The Daily Record in the U.K., in which he said, ‘Even Hitler didn’t wake up going, ‘let me do the most evil thing I can do today. I think he woke up in the morning and using a twisted, backwards logic, he set out to do what he thought was ‘good’. Stuff like that just needs reprogramming.'”

Joshua Wagner presents Getting your Ducks in a Row and Low Fuel Warning (Gas up your life!) posted at Total Possibility.

David B. Bohl presents Do You Make the Mistake of getting Hungry, Angry, Lonely, and/or Tired? posted at Slow Down Fast Today!, saying, “Ever have one of those days when you can’t get anything done, nothing works, and, to put it simply, everything you touch falls apart? I have had a few of those days myself, and I have noticed a pattern. At least one of these things is almost always true when I have a day, or even a period of several hours, where I’m not functioning well.”


Anmol Mehta presents Free Online Guided Meditation Techniques E-Book posted at Mastery of Meditation, Enlightenment & Kundalini Yoga, saying, “A collection of profound meditation techniques to help you life your life at your highest potential.”

State of Mind

Michael Scanlon presents Fun stuff that’s good for your brain #7: Humor and Laughter posted at Brain Health, saying, “Aimee Fountain writes about why laughing may be good for your brain.”

Deb Serani presents The Psychoanalytic Couch posted at Dr. Deb.

Stanimir Sotirov presents 5 hypnosis myths busted! posted at All About Your Body And Spirit, saying, “5 popular myths about hypnosis that had put a fog on this great self improvement method busted!”


Samuel Bryson presents Omega-3: Something Smells Fishy, What’s all the Hype About? posted at Total Wellbeing.


Alfa Mercado presents 5 Ways to Get Rid of a Cold posted at Wellness Junction by Kavit Haria.

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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