What Neuroscience has to say about mindfulness meditation Continue reading What’s all the fuss about meditation?
If I were to tell you that you could learn to control your brain’s activity you might be at least somewhat sceptical. However, learning to regulate neural activity is not unlike learning to control other physiological processes. Take your heartbeat for example. If you lay your hand flat on your chest you can easily monitor your current heartbeat. If I were to ask you now … Continue reading Face your fear with neurofeedback
The diminished ability to experience pleasure is called anhedonia, and it is a core symptom of depression. For a very long time, we thought that people with anhedonia have reduced capacity to like, i.e. feel less when they are doing something enjoyable, but recent research has shown that it might not be as simple as that. Continue reading Anhedonia: In search of pleasure
Recent findings show that older adults control their emotions better, experience less negative emotions, notice, remember, and focus on the pleasant facts and events, are prone to embellish their memories, and strongly believe in universal benevolence. Continue reading Second Blooming: Age-related Positivity Effect