Riding the Different Seasons of Our Lives

Our lives are filled with seasons— seasons that are beyond fall, winter, spring and summer. The seasons that are personal to us. The seasons that make up our lives. For instance, Shawn Fink writes about the different seasons of motherhood. She says that on one season she experiences is the “idea season”: This is the season…

COMMON SENSE IS VERY UNCOMMON

What exactly is common sense? Mark Twain hit a bull’s-eye with his definition: “Common sense is the simple knack of seeing something the way it really is and doing something the way it should be done.” That just about covers it. According to Einstein, common sense is a collection of prejudices acquired by age 18….

BRAIN’S HEALTHY FOODS

The diet is very important for body health, but what happens with the brain? Some studies summarized in ten to twelve the important food for the proper functioning of the brain such as chia seeds , blueberries , fish , avocado , olive oil , broccoli , nuts , water , pumpkin , tomatoes, spinach…

HATRED AND BRAIN

What happens to your body when you feel hatred? A new study answers the question. Mind, emotions and body are connected. When there is anger or hatred hormones and substances such as adrenaline, cortisol, prolactin is released; the longer secreted in the body suffers more damage the immune system and the body is more susceptible.  Neurobiology Laboratory…

Are You Religious or Illusionary?

The Olivers have always been a very commendable family. Wealthy, high social status and highly respected among the Christian community. They are known for the extreme devotion and dedication they give to faith. Benjamin was the only son in the family. Alongside, he had a sister, Sophie, much younger than him. In her case, religiosity…

HOW TERRORIST GROUPS CHOOSE THEIR VICTIMS?

Terrorist cells target less well-protected places frequented by Westerners. These could include locations where crowds gather such as social and retail venues, tourist sites and transport networks (rail, road and airports). This was illustrated by the attacks in Bali in 2002, Madrid in 2004, Egypt in2005, Mumbai in 2008, Nairobi in 2013 and Paris, Tunis and Sousse in 2015. The…

THE BRAIN WHEN PEOPLE LOSE PATIENCE AND SELF-CONTROL

Recently studies shows what happens in the human brain when a person loses patience and self-control. Neuroscientist William Hedgecock said self-control is ‘running out’ when used regularly. And next time, faced with a stimulus, people are unlikely to show it. In stress situations the activity of the cerebral cortex is reduced and we realize that we need…

HOW PORN KILLS YOUR NEURONES EVEN FASTER THAN COCAINE

Many psychologists believe that men have evolved to pursue lusty, busty women who are willing to engage in casual sex. According to Paul Wright, Ph.D., an assistant professor at Indian University who researches the social aspects of sex, that may be because a woman’s appearance can give more clues to her reproductive potential than a…

VOICES IN THE HEAD

“One trembles to think of that mysterious thing in the soul, which…in spite of the individual’s own innocent self, will still dream horrid dreams, and mutter unmentionable thoughts.” —Herman Melville Our unvoiced thoughts scare and shame us; we tend to get off on cheap thrills and the misery of others. Consider the paradoxes: We gush over a newborn,…

BEHIND A GENIUS BRAIN…

How many times have we heard that the behavior of some people recognized as genius, has proved to be eccentric and unique. Such is the case of Albert Einstein, Amadeus Mozart , Woody Allen, Tim Burton , Alfred Hitchcock and others. But what could they all have in common? Something called Asperger ‘s Syndrome (AS)…

CRAWL… ¿WHY IS IT SO IMPORTANT?

As part of human development pediatricians, neurologists and psychologists, needs to know whether an individual has crawled or skipped this stage because is a process that constitutes a breakthrough in the first months of life, both neurological and coordination level. “Crawling prepares the child for further learning, especially for the process of reading and writing,…

BRAIN & BLINDNESS

Everybody has the same brain anatomical structures, but size could be different…that’s what happen in the brain of a blind person. LEPORE, N., et.al. (2010), examined 3D patterns of volume differences in the brain associated with blindness, in subjects grouped according to early and late onset. Using tensor-based morphometry, they mapped volume reductions and gains…

THE NEUROSCIENCE OF HAPPINESS…

From the beginning we know the big roll that neurotransmitters do, perhaps when I was searching some more about neuroscience, I found an interesting revelations. One of them is about beer, it seems to be a natural dopamine liberator as David A. Kareken says, who is a Neurology Professor and Director at Indiana University School…

BrExit: Driven by rationality or by emotion?

Most economists have had a near-unified opinion that the vote out will result in a slumped Britain Economy. Frankly speaking, it is collateral damage. The ‘sovereign’ nation is feared to suffer immensely, be it through slowdown in investments or simply losing out on a favourable trade union. So why did the referendum go on to…

DO WE FORGET?

Each one of us has forgotten something or the other during our routines; maybe it’s to eat breakfast or to call someone back. Why does it happen? How does it happen? Psychologists have come to conclusion that it depends on how you store a certain action that needs to be done. It is divided in…

UNCONSCIOUS…

Believed or not thanks to the unconscious, we take decisions every moment, against people might think; in other words, the conscious show what is inside the unconscious. There are many experiments in order to probe that, let’s talk about one of them. Liad Mudrik and Dominique Lamy of Tel Aviv University and Assaf Breska and…

MORE THAN ONE BRAIN…

 Over 1952, a physician and neuroscientist named Paul MacLean proposed that our skull holds not one brain, but three, each representing a distinct evolutionary stratum that has formed upon the older layer before it, like an archaeological site: The Triune Brain. The reptilian brain, the limbic system and the neocortex, each of the three brains…

Speak What You Think Or Think What You Speak?

Languages vary according to countries but thought varies according to languages. The language you speak will define your personality. However, despite of the language you speak, positivism is shared in all of them as a guidance to abundance of the self. “Thanks to the popularity of NLP (neuro-linguistic programming), most of us know that when…

EXOSKELETON, A BRAIN MACHINE…

Every day the scientific findings confirm how amazing is the brain, right now the technology can help people that have lost part of their body mobility, as hemiplegics or even paraplegics. Australian scientists have developed a brain-machine interface that taps into the motor cortex through a relatively simple operation where a person won’t need to gamble…

DON’T SHY AWAY FROM YOUR FEELINGS

We always fear some of our emotions- most of them being negative ones like pain, anger, fear sadness. We try to tune them out but still feel them. It is preferable to be numb rather than feel the pain. Defense mechanisms may be created to protect us but they can go on to hurt us…

Emotional Intelligence: Guide to Life.

We all wish we could have a guide, some specific instructions, to lead our life. What we don’t realise is that we are our own guide. If we master the art of becoming aware of our emotions, we will be able to harness that awareness and use that to lead a better life and have…

ARE YOU TOO SHY TO LEAD?

Leaders are made, not born. The assumption that ‘once shy, always shy’ has been debunked by researchers. A person’s shyness can be overcome by self efforts. The quiet voice in your head asking you to be quiet needs to be ignored until you completely stop registering it. Ask questions to yourself: Do I care? Do…

Hormones Linked to Making Money!

Surprisingly, hormones may affect the financial decisions we take.  Higher testosterone levels lead to riskier decisions made by traders (Herbert 2016). Nothing ventured, nothing gained right? Financial trading is a risky profession, where there are high rates of failure. Some make billions and some don’t. It is often young men who like taking risks and…

THE POWER OF WORDS…

In those days a trending topic is to change everything in a positive, the thoughts, the emotions, the words, in fact The Positive Psychologist emphasize their connection with the mental health. That is why today, I want to share some phrases that I heard in a very interesting workshop. What impressed me most, was the…

We are all Geniuses!

We have all heard the stories of people making it big at a very young age. However, there are as many examples of hugely successful people who were quite old when they reached that pinnacle. Research shows that there is a fundamental distinction between these two types of geniuses vis-a-vis early success and late bloomers….

VIOLENCE, WHAT DOES THE NEUROSCIENCE SAY?

Several studies in neuroscience, psychobiology and anthropology, has sought to know where is the violence origin, since some authors affirm that “Homo sapiens is the most violent primate on the planet against the female of the same species and their own young”. Across studies for image, has been able to determine that the brains of…

THE INTELLIGENCE, AN X FACTOR…

It is easy to have a debate talking about intelligence. Some investigators affirm it is heritable compare to others whom argue the influence of the environment. That is nature vs. nurture. But what the neuroscience said? Studies confirm that 60 to 80% are the result of genetic inheritance, in fact by the X chromosome which…

From a Perfect Day to a Perfect Life.

Growing up, I remember making a time table right before my exams, having finally realised the importance of time management right at the end of the year. I also remember my inability to adhere to the schedule and my exams would pass in a flurry of notes and sleepless nights. I’m sure, or rather I…

Where Is Your Blue Prince?

“Questions around how people search for, and find, partners are part of an entire field of study about matching problems. There is a need to match people to jobs, schools, and mates. From a societal level, there is benefit in maximizing the number of people who match with their best option. Individuals, of course, desire…