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Russell Phillips

Russell Phillips

Dr. Russell Phillips joined Brain Resource following a 10 year career in Biotech and Pharmaceutical Development. Russell received his PhD from New York University, publishing in the field of emotional memory. His postdoctoral work at Stanford University focused on gene transfer for the prevention of neurodegeneration. He then moved on to work as a science writer and focused on consumer healthcare editorial work. Russell is engaged in producing editorial content for Brain Resource and identifying opportunities for future iSPOT studies, expanding the use of Brain Resource's standardized methodology. Russell is also working to push forward our Discovery Science opportunities in the U.S., working with academic institutions to expand the use of Brain Resource standardized methodology.

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Omega-3s in walnuts may lower risk of Alzheimer’s disease

Omega-3 fatty acids, found in foods such as fish, chicken and nuts, may be associated with lower blood levels of a protein called beta-amyloid, which is thought to play a role in Alzheimer’s dis ...

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It Doesn’t Mean You’re Crazy -Talking To Yourself Has Cognitive Benefits

Most people talk to themselves at least every few days, and many report talking to themselves on an hourly basis. What purpose is served by this seemingly irrational behavior? Previous research has su ...

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Creativity and reasoning during decision-making

Our ability to adapt to our environment often relies on considering multiple behavioral strategies and potentially creating a new strategy to succeed. The frontal lobes of our brains, which make execu ...

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The heart’s content: Positive feelings may protect heart health

Let’s discuss the heart and brain connection. Numerous studies have shown that “negative” emotional states, such as anxiety, depression, and anger can affect cardiovascular health in a (you  ...

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Risk and reward under stress

Hold off on making those big decisions when you feel you have too much on your plate. Feeling stressed alters how you calculate risk and reward. It might be better to first focus on crossing the littl ...

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Rosemary scent boosts brain performance

When most people think of rosemary, it typically brings to mind something delicious to eat, but not necessarily its mind altering effects. That just goes to show that we still have a lot to learn abou ...

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Addicted to Love

Whether it’s falling in love or losing in love, your brain is addicted to the process. Falling in love is intense. At times we can feel excited and anxious, resulting in butterflies, sweaty palms, a ...

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Eat less, think better, live longer

Eating less triggers activation of a molecule that helps keep the brain from aging. Italian scientists led by Giovambattista Pani at the Catholic University of Sacred Heart in Rome, found that calorie ...

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Physical activity increases feelings of well-being

Have you ever experienced the feel-good reward after going to the gym, doing yoga, or running? While it may sound like common sense to some, others want to see some real data to support that claim. Yo ...

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Keeping (Positive) New Year’s Resolutions

We are early in 2012, so our New Year’s resolutions must still be resolute, right? Are you standing strong? Resolutions are our time-honored tradition to try and do something no less than life-c ...

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Resilience

How good are you at rolling with the punches? Do you take charge and move on, or dwell on issues that make you feel like a victim? Resilience often refers to the ability to deal with, or adapt to, the ...

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Stress is a health risk

Stress is a normal emotional and physiological response to events that are perceived to be threatening. It’s the body’s way of protecting you, helping you stay focused and alert. Stress ty ...

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Mindfulness, Meditation, and Focus

While we all may know that taking a deep breath and contemplating a response before acting is probably the best thing to do, it’s much easier said than done. Have you ever been able to pause for a m ...

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What are Feelings?

Normally we associate feelings with emotions, and often think of the two as being synonymous. Neuroscience has now shown the chain of events that lead from our brain’s generating emotional reactions ...

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Changing race by changing clothes

A team of researchers from Tufts University, Stanford University and the University of California, Irvine has found that the perception of race can be altered by cues as simple as the clothes a person ...

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Attitude of Gratitude

Adults who feel more gratitude are more likely to have increased feelings of well being; higher levels of happiness, and lower levels of depression and stress (e.g. McCullough et al., 2004). Gratitude ...

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Brain Food

The brain requires twice as much energy as the rest of the body to function effectively. This is because neurons, the cells of the brain that are in constant communication with each other, are always  ...

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How do you relate to food?

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, “Obesity is a national epidemic, causing higher medical costs and a lower quality of life.” But for many people, achieving and maintain ...

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“Focus” on Depression

The diagnosis of depression typically indicates a condition of sadness, irritability, and a loss of pleasure in activities that were previously enjoyable. Trouble concentrating or a lack of focus may  ...

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Friendly work environment = Longer life

Researchers at Tel Aviv University found that workers who had positive interactions with their colleagues at work were less likely to die over a 20-year period than workers who did not feel they had e ...

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