IMR Press / JIN / Volume 23 / Issue 4 / DOI: 10.31083/j.jin2304069
Open Access Opinion
Health Neuroscience—How the Brain/Mind and Body Affect our Health Behavior and Outcomes
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1 Health Neuroscience Collaboratory, College of Health Solutions, Arizona State University, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA
2 Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Diego, CA 92093, USA
*Correspondence: (YiYuan Tang)
J. Integr. Neurosci. 2024, 23(4), 69;
Submitted: 17 August 2023 | Revised: 11 January 2024 | Accepted: 17 January 2024 | Published: 1 April 2024
Copyright: © 2024 The Author(s). Published by IMR Press.
This is an open access article under the CC BY 4.0 license.

This Opinion piece discusses several key research questions in health neuroscience, a new interdisciplinary field that investigates how the brain and body interact to affect our health behavior such as health mindsets, decision-making, actions, and health outcomes across the lifespan. To achieve physical, mental, and cognitive health, and promote health behavior change, we propose that the prevention and treatment of diseases should target the root causes—the dysfunction and imbalance of brain-body biomarkers, through evidence-based body-mind interventions such as mindfulness meditation and Tai Chi, rather than dealing with each symptom or disorder in isolation through various treatment approaches.

health neuroscience
integrative health
behavior change
brain-body interaction
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