Habits That Will Make You Miserable

Some people will agree that we are constantly in the pursuit for happiness and then start to wonder if one will ever truly reach that point. If you are one of these people then consider this question. Are your habits making you miserable? Here is a list of  a few bad habits you may identify […]

Waking Your Conscious Mind While You Dream

What is lucid dreaming? A lucid dream is a one in which you experience consciousness. Consciousness is usually achieved when the dreamer notices something  so absurd that it cannot possibly be real life. Dreams are bizarre more often than not but the incongruities do not always stand out. Once the dreamer has trained his mind […]

My Mind Is Exhausted

Research has shown that 1 in 5 people feel unusually tired at any given time and 1 in 10 suffer from prolonged fatigue. The culprit is an accumulation of every day stresses and mood. Professionals have identified 3 main causes of fatigue. Physical Causes Carrying excessive weight as well as being underweight can cause tiredness […]

How To Detect A Liar

Examine Their Face Pay close attention the a person’s face and look for clues such as red coloring on the cheeks. Other micro clues include  flaring of the nostrils, nibbling on  the lips, deep breathing and rapid blinking. Don’t let that smile fool you. Note Their Body Language Often times liars will place their hands […]

Your Brain on Laughter

What goes on in the brain when we hear a joke or watch a funny movie? Scientists at Dartmouth were shocked at the results of MRI scans conducted on participants as they viewed Seinfeld and The Simpsons. The areas of the brain engaged in understanding the joke ( left inferior and posterior temporal cortices), were […]

Eccentric Minds

Have you ever noticed that creative geniuses often seem much stranger than the rest of us? The most current findings in brain imaging, creativity research, and molecular biology suggest that creativity and eccentricity go hand in hand. Scientists believe that both eccentricity and creativity are a result of how the brain filters incoming information. To […]

Meditation For Mental Health

Researchers at Yale University have studied brain images on people who regularly practice meditation and found that are able to switch off areas of the brain linked to day dreaming, anxiety, schizophrenia, and other psychological brain disorders. The brains of experienced meditators show less activity in an area known as the default mode network, which […]

A Mind Afflicted With Tourette’s

Tourette’s was first identified in 1885 by French neurologist Georges Gilles Tourette. He called the disorder “sickness of ticks” and is not limited to the shouting of inappropriate words but includes both motor and phonic tics such as clearing of the throat, shrugging the shoulders, coughing, grunting or even a series of actions. One common […]

Worst Foods For Brain

Fast Food Studies have shown that fatty foods damage the hypothalamus. This part of the brain produces hormones that control hunger, thirst, sleep, mood, and other natural rhythms of the body. A study conducted on rats that were given a high fat diet revealed that the frequent consumption of fatty foods caused inflammation to the […]

Bad Habits Shrink Your Brain

The Alzheimer’s Disease Center recently concluded a study to determine whether bad habits like smoking, avoiding exercise, eating junk food, and excessive drinking affected the brain. The results revealed that not only do these bad habits degenerate cognitive function, they actually shrink the brain. Participants of this study were put through a series of tests […]