Every time you have a thought about the past, you theoretically make a new memory. And in some cases it’s good to bring up the memory because you want to learn from experience. But if they’re coming up in a stressful way, maybe not so much,” she said. “The only way you can really learn about your own mind is to sit down and listen to it.
— Dr. Tracey Shors

Dr. Shors & MAP Training on NBC Nighty News with Lester Holt

July 30th, 2016



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Scientific Articles about MAP training

  • Shors, T. J., Chang, H. Y. M., Millon, E. M. (2018). MAP Training My Brain™: Meditation plus aerobic exercise lessens trauma more than either activity alone. Frontiers in Neuroscience, 12:211. doi: 10.3389/fnins.2018.00211

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  • Shors, T. J., & Millon, E. M. (2016). Sexual trauma and the female brain. Frontiers in Neuroendocrinology, 41 , 87-98.

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  • Alderman, B. L., Olson, R. L., Brush, C. J., & Shors, T. J. (2016). MAP training: combining meditation and aerobic exercise reduces depression and rumination while enhancing synchronized brain activity. Translational Psychiatry, 6 (2), e726.

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  • Shors, T. J., Olson, R. L., Bates, M. E., Selby, E. A., & Alderman, B. L. (2014). Mental and Physical (MAP) Training: a neurogenesis-inspired intervention that enhances health in humans. Neurobiology of Learning and Memory, 115 , 3-9.

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  • Shors, T. J. (2014). The adult brain makes new neurons, and effortful learning keeps them alive. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 23 (5), 311-318.

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  • Curlik, D. M., & Shors, T. J. (2013). Training your brain: Do mental and physical (MAP) training enhance cognition through the process of neurogenesis in the hippocampus?. Neuropharmacology, 64 , 506-514.

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  • Shors, T. J. (2009). Saving new brain cells. Scientific American, 300 (3), 46-54.

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News Articles about MAP Training:

  • Psychology today: "Combining Aerobic Exercise and Meditation Reduces Depression" Article
  • American Psychological Association: "Speaking of Psychology: Keeping your brain fit" Article
  • Men's fitness: "The Scientific Reason Exercise and Meditation Help Depression" Article