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Mindset is a lens or frame of mind through which we view the world and can change our physiology—weight, stress, health outcomes—explains Stanford psychology professor Alia Crum. What we don’t...MORE
Humans are both “top-down” (brain-driven) and bottom-up (biologically driven) creatures, says Stanford neurobiologist Bill Newsome. Consciousness is a powerful, if poorly understood, top-down phenomenon that enables freedom of choice and...MORE
Stress is an intrinsic part of human life. But, says Stanford psychiatry professor David Spiegel, learning to optimally manage stress requires us to reframe our relationship to our bodies. We...MORE

How stigma gets under the skin - An interview with Mark Hatzenbuehler

When structural stigma — the laws, policies, institutions, and cultural norms that underpin stigma — becomes internalized, it can have long-term effects on the health, wealth-being, and longevity of stigmatized...MORE

Your Self and Your Body - An interview with David Spiegel

Stress and social support can have significant effects on health outcomes. In this Q&A, David Spiegel, MD, discusses his groundbreaking research and interventions linking body and self.MORE