This week’s roundup of international mindful news all in one place waiting for you to ignite your mind!

The neuroscience of terrorism: How we convinced a group of radicals to let us scan their brains

June 12, 2019 by Nafees Hamid And Clara Pretus, The Conversation The young man sitting in the waiting room of our neuroimaging facility wearing skinny jeans and trainers looked like a typical Spanish 20-year-old of Moroccan origin. Yassine was bouncy, chatting up the research assistants, and generally in good spirits.

Men’s Health Week 2019: How Mindfulness Meditation Makes Me a Better Man – Thrive Global

I’ve had a daily meditation practice for 27 years. I originally came to meditation as a way to deal with stress and burnout from my hectic lifestyle as a high-risk entrepreneur & globe-trotting DJ. Back then meditation was seen as something you did in robes and sandals, often with suspicious yogis who all drove BMWs.

New Neuroscience Discovery May Disrupt Biology

Can knowledge acquired during a lifetime be passed on to future generations? Using innovative technologies such as CRISPR-Cas9, optogenetics, and small RNA-sequencing analysis, scientists are closer to answering this question.

How to Be Great? Just Be Good, Repeatably

Edit: Thank you to everyone who has read and this article! In the first few days, over 50k people have read the piece, which I think only further supports the idea that many of us are struggling with this concept of “greatness”. Let’s continue to support one another on the journey there.

Quitting smoking is hard. Mindfulness offers a new approach – STAT

The science behind that stone-cold statement has been indisputable for decades. Yet smoking remains the leading cause of preventable death in the United States and around the world. Given all that we know about smoking, why do people have so much trouble quitting?