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  • newCan Sleep Boost Your Creativity?

    Can Sleep Boost Your Creativity?

    In art, literature, or science, it’s an elusive question: how do you create something new? How do you get past a block or solve a seemingly impossible problem? Well, putting it aside and sleeping on it just might help. “Sleeping on it” has led…
    - 20 hours ago, 18 Aug 19, 5:59pm -
  • You Are Getting Sleepy: The Art of Hypnosis

    You Are Getting Sleepy: The Art of Hypnosis

    While driving on a trip from New York City to the Catskills, which I had taken numerous times, I noticed a tree was missing in a spot along the route. I was surprised that I recognized one tree among many miles of scenery. I knew that I could not hav…
    - 2 days ago, 17 Aug 19, 7:30pm -
  • 12 Ways to Keep Your Brain Fit

    12 Ways to Keep Your Brain Fit

    Just like your muscles need exercise, your brain needs mental workouts to stay in shape. Your gray matter gets so good at doing your daily routine that it barely has to work at it. So, you have to go above and beyond your everyday activities to stimu…
    - 2 days ago, 17 Aug 19, 2:30pm -
  • Becoming “Angry Birds”: The Creative Process of Filmmaking

    Becoming “Angry Birds”: The Creative Process of Filmmaking

    You’ve probably heard of "Angry Birds" — the popular phone app video game, or you’re one of the many who can’t stop playing it. Now, the interactive game that’s taken the world by storm is the subject of an upcoming animated feature by Sony…
    - 3 days ago, 16 Aug 19, 6:00pm -
  • Know Your Brain: The Neocortex — The Light Upstairs

    Know Your Brain: The Neocortex — The Light Upstairs

    Lucy, the small primate who once roamed the valleys of Tanzania some 3 million years ago, was our remote ancestor — but chances are she spent much of her life in trees, with limbs adept for leaping across branches. It was only as we began to leave…
    - 3 days ago, 16 Aug 19, 2:30pm -
  • Unlocking Inspiration: A Q&A With Jason Silva

    Unlocking Inspiration: A Q&A With Jason Silva

    Futurist, philosopher, artist, TV personality, filmmaker, and public speaker — Jason Silva was born and raised in Venezuela and came to the United States when he was 18 to major in philosophy and film at the University of Miami. His lifelong passio…
    - 4 days ago, 15 Aug 19, 7:45pm -
  • Lost In Thought: Is The Wandering Mind More Creative?

    Lost In Thought: Is The Wandering Mind More Creative?

    Most people spend anywhere between one-third to half of their waking hours daydreaming. Although we are often told to stop dreaming or zoning out of the present moment, it may not be a total waste of time. In fact, there could even be benefits to hav…
    - 4 days ago, 15 Aug 19, 1:40pm -
  • How The Body Keeps The Score: An Interview with Dr. Bessel van der Kolk

    How The Body Keeps The Score: An Interview with Dr. Bessel van der Kolk

    Bessel van der Kolk, M.D., a clinician, researcher, teacher, and inspiring speaker, has been active in the study of post-traumatic stress disorder since the 1970s. In his book, “The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trau…
    - 5 days ago, 14 Aug 19, 5:30pm -
  • The Brain Under (Sexual) Assault

    The Brain Under (Sexual) Assault

    Nobody can tell you how it feels. Maybe you can't even make sense of how it feels yourself. Your feelings — along with what feels like most of your organs — might be twisted in knots so bad you want to throw up. What is your brain doing right no…
    - 5 days ago, 14 Aug 19, 1:43pm -
  • On Writing and the Neuroscience of Language

    On Writing and the Neuroscience of Language

    I like to say that I never chose writing — it chose me. From the time I was 9 years old, I wrote stories profusely, almost never with the ending in mind, or even the basic roadmap of where I was going — just writing the scenes as they played out…
    - 6 days ago, 13 Aug 19, 6:00pm -

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  • newAre attitudes contagious?

    Are attitudes contagious?

    If you were to meet two new people, and others seem to be more friendly toward one of those individuals, would that lead you to like that individual more than the other?
    - 41 mins ago, 19 Aug 19, 1:40pm -
  • newNeed a mental break? Avoid your cellphone, researchers say

    Need a mental break? Avoid your cellphone, researchers say

    Using a cellphone to take a break during mentally challenging tasks does not allow the brain to recharge effectively and may result in poorer performance, Rutgers researchers found.
    - 43 mins ago, 19 Aug 19, 1:38pm -
  • newMass shootings have changed how 1 in 4 adults live, poll finds

    Mass shootings have changed how 1 in 4 adults live, poll finds

    It is no surprise that Tiffany Burris was distraught Wednesday. Her 3-year-old son, Tyaan, was among those confined to the Precious Babies day care center in North Philadelphia for hours while a gunman was locked in a standoff with police nearby.
    - 1 hour ago, 19 Aug 19, 1:20pm -
  • newThe 4 keys to emotional well-being

    The 4 keys to emotional well-being

    If you're satisfied with your life, you probably have emotional well-being.
    - 4 hours ago, 19 Aug 19, 10:10am -
  • newTraumas change perception in the long term

    Traumas change perception in the long term

    People with maltreatment experiences in their childhood have a changed perception of social stimuli later as adults. This is what scientists from the Division of Medical Psychology at the University of Bonn have discovered. Traumatized people found t…
    - 5 hours ago, 19 Aug 19, 9:45am -
  • newHow many people have eating disorders?

    How many people have eating disorders?

    Last week, federal health minister Greg Hunt announced that more than 60,000 Australians will be asked about their mental health and well-being as part of the Intergenerational Health and Mental Health Study.
    - 5 hours ago, 19 Aug 19, 9:20am -
  • newSexual abuse survivors who aren't believed are at higher risk of poor mental health

    Sexual abuse survivors who aren't believed are at higher risk of poor mental health

    Survivors of sexual assault who encounter negative responses from family members when they disclose their abuse are at higher risk of poor mental health later in life, a new study by UNSW medical researchers has shown.
    - 6 hours ago, 19 Aug 19, 8:30am -
  • newVictim-blamers have empathy, but it's mostly for perpetrators

    Victim-blamers have empathy, but it's mostly for perpetrators

    You may have seen it among your own friends: a high-profile #MeToo case triggers responses that assign some or all the blame on a victim of sexual harassment, with men more likely than women to side with an accused male.
    - 11 hours ago, 19 Aug 19, 3:24am -
  • 'Follow the leader' mentality a hallmark of gang rape

    'Follow the leader' mentality a hallmark of gang rape

    Physically violent rapes by multiple perpetrators are most frequently carried out by groups in which a strong leader is able to influence the behavior of followers, new research shows.
    - 3 days ago, 16 Aug 19, 9:50am -
  • No, eating chocolate won't cure depression

    No, eating chocolate won't cure depression

    A recent study published in the journal Depression and Anxiety has attracted widespread media attention. Media reports said eating chocolate, in particular, dark chocolate, was linked to reduced symptoms of depression.
    - 3 days ago, 16 Aug 19, 8:52am -

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