As you’re reading this, your heart is beating somewhere between 60 and 100 times per minute, it’s generating electrical signals in the heart to maintain that pace, and your blood is being pushed against your artery walls with each beat. The autonomic nervous system, which regulates not just the heart but also other internal organ functions like digestion, respiration, and sexual arousal, is extremely active. … Continue reading Think with your head, AND with your heart
”. . . in the night time, when she was composing her self […] to sleep, sometimes she believed the devil lay upon her and held her down, sometimes that she was choaked […] by a great dog or thief lying upon her breast, so that she could hardly speak or breath, and when she endeavoured to throw off the burthen, she was not able … Continue reading Sleep Paralysis – Awake in a Nightmare
People everywhere, including you, are watching each other all the time, in many different situations. What matters most is how you feel about it… Continue reading Every Step You Take, I’ll Be Watching You
The magic drug, meditation, has drawn significant attention of western scientists, who are considering the huge impact on the wellbeing observed in its practitioners. However, without the wholistic understanding of eastern philosophy, can reductionistic western science really understand meditation? Continue reading The Magic Drug: Meditation
I find that when I start eating certain foods, I end up eating much more than planned. I find myself continuing to consume certain foods even though I am no longer hungry. I want to cut down or stop eating certain kinds of food. I have found that I have elevated desire for or urges to consume certain foods when I cut down or stop … Continue reading Hi, my name is _______ and I’m addicted to food
How to eat for a happy and healthy brain When you hear the word diet – do you think about your body or your brain? You probably know that sugar is bad for your teeth, that you need protein to build muscle and that vitamins are essential for keeping your body healthy. But do you also know what to eat for your mental health? The … Continue reading Brain Food
Neuroscience might have the answer: GABA, a neurotransmitter that plays a major role in suppressing unwanted thoughts and memories. And there’s good news: You can actually help your brain to improve this process! Continue reading How does your brain stop unwanted thoughts?
Why does our tendency to take risks peak in adolescence? When taking a closer look, recklessness in adolescence may be critical for the development of our identity. Continue reading Taking the leap – new perspectives on risk-taking in adolescence
Tis the season to be jolly! But what about those who can’t just stop at ‘jolly’, and keep drinking to a much darker place? Continue reading Crossing An Invisible Line– When One Is Too Many
Did you know it is possible to train your brain while being physically active? Here are multiple reasons from a neuroscientific perspective for why you should exercise regularly! Continue reading Train Your Brain!