Thanks to neuroplasticity, we know that the brain's structure and function can change throughout life, even as adults. It means you can train your brain to better manage which emotions surface when and for how long. So how do you move emotions like anger and sadness to the backseat to make room for more joy and to increase well-being?
Watched “Inside Out” with my 3 year old daughter. She might be too young for it. But, come to think of it, we – as a civilization – might be too young for it. The modern-day neuroscience drives home an old Buddhist point:...
In contradiction to decades of medical education, a direct connection has been reported between the brain and the immune system. Claims this radical always require plenty of testing, even after winning publication, but this could be big news for research into diseases like multiple sclerosis (MS) and Alzheimer's.
New research finds that children who played a simple computer game together in sync felt a greater sense of similarity and closeness -- suggesting that time-based synchronized activities, including in music, dance and sports, could help bring children closer together.
There are lots of medications you can take that dampen the sympathetic nervous system (which ramps up your stress response when you come into contact with a stressor), but there aren’t any medications that boost the parasympathetic nervous system (which helps to calm your body down after the stressor has passed). Your breath is the best natural calming treatment out there — and it has no side effects.
People can be frightened of compassion because they think it is a weakness or an indulgence. This is largely because they don't understand it and don't recognise the enormous value in realising the causes of suffering, and our own fragility.
Hugo DDO's insight:
The point is that kind people don't always have the courage to behave compassionately.
The way I see it, the truth reveals itself uniquely in each human being, which is amazing since there are so many of us. And it also comes through certain groups or subcultures in unique ways that the rest of us can learn from.
The abundance and diversity of certain types of gut bacteria appear to impact toddler behavior, particularly among boys, according to new research from Ohio State University. Gut bacteria may interact with stress hormones to produce behavioral and physical...
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