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A Sensory Spectacle!

Another successful Branch Out event for the books.  Our second annual 'Your Brain on Art' raised over $80,000!

A gathering of great minds at YYC's newest creative hub, Contemporary Calgary.

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Musically Powered Brain Recovery

Your Brain on Art was a wonderful collaboration of neuroscience and art, featuring some great musical talent to inspire Branch Out's vision of a world free from neurological disorders. As you follow the link below to relive the musical centerpiece of the evening, its worth considering how this auditory masterpiece can influence your brain. 

Relive the inspiring music collaboration of Reuben and the Dark and The Lily String Quartet at YBOA 2019

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Special Announcement on Changes at Branch Out

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Do you feel my Stress

Have you ever been around someone that has been noticeably stressed and realized that yours starting to feel stressed for them?

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The Neuroscience of Self-Healing: The Placebo Effect

Our bodies have an incredible capacity to heal after injury and disease. In clinical studies, healing without an actual medical intervention is called a placebo effect, and it often gets a bad reputation as "fake healing." But as the cartoon implies, not all placebo effects are equal, so this article is dedicated to understanding how our brains can promote recovery and why this could be a central component of NeuroCAM therapies. 

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This is your brain on running

In case I was too subtle with the title, this blog post is about running. I have to state up front that I have a love-hate relationship with running. I love the way I feel after a good run, that sense of empowerment. At the same time though, running is, objectively speaking, a lot of work. Amidst a hectic life, extra work sometimes feels like the last thing I want to do, but that is precisely why I should do it.

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Humans expressing their natural tendencies

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Momentarily Mindful: Patterns of Willpower

For my PhD, a rite-of-passage is to write a long scientific paper for other scientists.  Unfortunately, that means to most people, my prelim will sound like technobabble (any Star Trek fans?), so I’m writing a blog post about its main ideas so that everyone can read about them. Since I have recently had some great experiences with mindfulness, I’ll use it as a running example to explain some of the science in my prelim.

View from my lab (well the stairwell by it)-What does this have to do with Mindfulness?

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BIG Bike Tour News!

World-renowned cyclist, Tyler Hamilton, is coming to the 2019 Branch Out Bike Tour!

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Glial Gal of the Month: Lisa Poole

We were first introduced to Lisa Poole in 2017.  She sat on our committee for Your Brain on Art and was instrumental in its success.  Since then, Lisa attended UNLIKE Minds, helped us obtained large grants and has been nothing but a tremendous support and advocate for Branch Out.

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Bike Tour Fundraising Tips

With less than 2 months to go, we know fundraising for the 2019 Branch Out Bike Tour is on your mind.  Below are a few tips and ideas to get those donations rolling in!

 

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