To Quit® smoking cessation app study is first to identify the neural mechanisms of a digital therapeutic mindfulness intervention for smoking cessation at the individual level

WORCESTER, Mass., May 16, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — In a National Institutes of Health-funded randomized controlled clinical trial, To Quit, MindSciences’ smoking cessation app, has shown a dose-dependent relationship between app use and reduction in cigarette smoking. The trial involved 67 subjects who received either To Quit or QuitGuide, the National Cancer Institute’s smoking cessation app. … Read more

DrJud Apps Win the 2019 Health Value Award

Health Value Awards 2019 Winner DrJud

WORCESTER, Mass., May 1, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — MindSciences, the leader in evidence-based habit change programs, has been given the 2019 Health Value Award for Behavioral Health Management for its line of DrJud apps. The Health Value Awards recognizes health care vendors, brokers and purchasers who consistently deliver high value that can be replicated throughout the … Read more

Our Two Brains and Decision-making

I often talk about our “old brain” and our “new brain” — how the habit formation and reward circuitry parts of our brain evolved a long time ago, while the rational, thinking parts of our brain are relatively recent additions to our repertoire of human skills. Nobel Prize winner Daniel Kahneman also outlines two distinct … Read more

Habit Change Strategies Reviewed (2019)

(Have you read the “Everyday Addictions” article about how habits form and how addictions get started? If not, you may want to check it out first. Read it here.) While the internet is full of “tips and tricks” to beat bad habits, change behaviors, and overcome everyday addictions, there are only a few potential pathways … Read more

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