How To Use 100% Of Your Brain

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Recently, I saw the movie Lucy starring Scarlett Johansson and Morgan Freeman. If you're planning on watching it and don't want me to spoil it for you, then skip the next paragraph. (In my opinion, you can find plenty of better ways to spend 89 minutes.) The general story is that a college student studying abroad (Johansson) gets abducted by a gang in Taipei and is forced to … [Read more...]

How Exercise Helps Your Brain

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Maybe you already exercise to trim your tummy, keep your weight in check, or ward off the major killers. Good for you! But did you know that moving your body is also about the best thing you can do for your brain? While the benefits of a workout have been well-known for below-the-neck for a long time, the incredible advantages for your brain are just being … [Read more...]

Pain Is In Your Brain (and can end there)

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The word pain has its roots in the Latin word meaning punishment.  Fitting, right?  But pain isn't just your body's way of playing some sadistic trick on you. Pain is actually an injured body's reward and penalty system telling the person not to do something that might cause further damage and rewarding them with relief when they comply. At the most basic level, pain is simply … [Read more...]

Introvert Or Extrovert Begins In Your Brain

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Whether your idea of a fun Saturday night includes a lively evening out with friends or a quiet night at home on the couch with a book depends partly on how your brain functions. In the 1920s, psychologist Carl Jung introduced the terms introvert and extrovert to describe contrasting personality types hypothesising that the main difference came from how people were … [Read more...]

Happiness Is A Skill

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The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance; the wise grows it under his feet.” — James Openheim Maybe you've always thought of yourself as being a "glass half full" or "glass half empty" kind of person.  That's just the way you were born.  Right? The popular set-point theory of happiness suggests that a person's level of subjective well-being is determined primarily by … [Read more...]