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How Many Friends Can Your Brain Handle?

How Many Friends Can Your Brain Handle? | Revitalize Your Mind & Life | Scoop.it
A new study shows that having lots of friends is linked with greater connectivity between certain brain areas.

 

Being a social butterfly just might change your brain: In people with a large network of friends and excellent social skills, certain brain regions are bigger and better connected than in people with fewer friends, a new study finds.

 

Scientists still don't understand how the brain manages human behavior in increasingly complex social situations, or what parts of the brain are linked to deviant social behavior associated with conditions like autism and schizophrenia.

 

In the study, some brain areas were enlarged and better connected in people with larger social networks. In humans, these areas were the temporal parietal junction, the anterior cingulate cortex and the rostral prefrontal cortex, which are part of a network involved in "mentalization" — the ability to attribute mental states, thoughts and beliefs to another.


Via Pamir Kiciman
Melanie Greenberg's insight:

Secure attachment experoences lead to connected brains and perhaps larger social networks.

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Annie 's curator insight, November 20, 2013 2:58 PM

Friends and collegues alike, it helps to get you and your brand out and about. Networking can only strengthen your company exposure and also allow to build friendships along the way. So go out and mix and mingle this holiday season. Cheers!

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10 Simple, Science-Backed Ways To Be Happier Today

10 Simple, Science-Backed Ways To Be Happier Today | Revitalize Your Mind & Life | Scoop.it

Did you know that the perfect temperature for happiness is 13.9C Adjust your thermostat then check out these 10 quick tips for maximizing mirth.

 

1.  Exercise more—7 minutes might be enough
2.  Sleep more—you’ll be less sensitive to negative emotions
3.  Move closer to work--a short commute is worth more than a big house
4.  Spend time with friends and family--don’t regret it on your deathbed
5.  Go outside--happiness is maximized at 13.9°C
6.  Help others--100 hours a year is the magical number
7.  Practice smiling--it can alleviate pain
8.  Plan a trip--but don’t take one
9.  Meditate--rewire your brain for happiness
10. Practice gratitude--increase both happiness and life satisfaction




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Maria Teresa Frezet terapeuta olistica's curator insight, August 21, 2013 3:09 AM

Often, when we take steps towards happiness, it all seems so slow.... But this is the perspective of the mind, Which is different from the soul!

 

When nothing seems to happen, let's remind to ourselves that our higher self knows exactly what to do and where to go! 

 

Once we have expressed a TRUE INTENTION to be happy, we will make it!