A symphonic masterpiece of feelings, behaviors and experiences, as well as a warehouse of memory and awareness, it’s no surprise the brain is still a mystery to itself. So, what do we truly know about the brain? Better yet, what are we buying into that isn’t actually backed by fact? Let’s see what science says about the brain and throw out myths that hold us back from truly knowing ourselves. Continue reading Are You being Hoodwinked by Neuromyth?
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
Imitation is a cognitive skill that human beings seem to master at remarkable ease. It is an important mechanism in social learning. Even newborn babies imitate. But do they really? Continue reading Imitation in Infants: Innate or Learned?
People are disgusted by a myriad of objects and situations ranging from rotten tomatos, the concept of incest, or even by observing a malicious betrayal. How did disgust evolve from being a mere guardian of the mouth to a more general guardian of the social community? Continue reading Yuck! How did we get from oral to moral disgust?
Social Hierarchy. What is it good for? Continue reading An average essay on Social Hierarchy
This idea – debunked in its early form decades ago – has recently been brought back again with some interesting new approaches. Continue reading Can you learn in your sleep?
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
Why does music hold such an important place in our lives? Insights from neuroscience.
Continue reading Sound of Music or Sound of Silence: Why We Find Music Rewarding
“Flatliners” is a recent movie about medical students experimenting with near-death experiences and the consequences of “playing god”. But what does science tell us about what goes on in our brains after we die? Continue reading Flatliners: What is going on in your brain after you die?