Like many of you, I'm just about fed up with all the politics on social media this fall. Also, you can exercise your prefrontal
"The main difficulty arises from our imagining the experience (pain for instance) as a thing for which of course we have
It disrupts decision-making pathways in the brain, neuroscientists find.
America is in the midst of an epidemic of historic proportions. The contagion being spread like wildfire is turning communities into battlegrounds and setting Americans one against the other.
There is a widespread public perception that dementia can lead to a loss of a sense of self, but this notion has not been rigorously investigated. One way to study this is to look at actual cases of brain degeneration, and see if the damage is linked to identity changes perceived by others. Do people with specific kinds of brain damage become no longer themselves?
Lately, in my morning meditation sessions, I've been doing a mental happy dance every time I notice myself absorbed in and distracted by thought. Huh? Isn't the goal to focus on my breath and not let my mind run and wander?
What's more, the researchers were able to create focused and distracted states by manipulating neural interactions. While
Here's the thing. I'm only in disguise as an adult. I'm not talking about 50 is the new 40, or 'How old would you be if you didn't know how old you were?' I know how old I am. I'm 4. Okay, somewhere between 4 and... 11 and 3/4.
Stress is affecting your brain much more than you think. Sure, you've experienced the distraction, forgetfulness, negativity or anxiety that comes from stressful situations, but did you know it's also shrinking your brain?
Studies have shown that, in general, individuals are willing to give up some economic benefits and personal gain in favor of honesty, even when there's no risk of punishment or repercussions for dishonesty. What's keeping us honest? How do our brains actually make that decision?