Tag Archives: Scientific American

Scans Show How Hypnosis Affects Brain Activity

The word “hypnosis” tends to conjure up images of subjects partaking in silly activities they might not otherwise agree to. But over the past few decades, scientific study of hypnosis has begun to identify how the approach can work to … Continue reading

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The Neuroscience of Lucid Dreams

Hypnosis is not like sleep nor like loosing control, in fact more like the opposite. While the body achieves a deep state of relaxation (which, from the outside may resemble sleep of loss of control, because of the relaxation of most … Continue reading

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Can Fear Be Erased?

Read the following article to find out about the latest scientific developments involved in the treatment of fear. As the article ponts out, increasing levels of the hormone oxytocin in the body contributes to a perceived decrease in anxiety and fear. … Continue reading

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Can Cognitive Training Make You Smarter?: Interview with Author Dan Hurley

“…There is no question that training causes structural and functional improvement in the brain, as seen on MRI. Most of the changes are seen in the frontal areas of the brain, where high-level thinking occurs. Mindfulness meditation, for instance, has … Continue reading

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How Many Friends Can Your Brain Handle?

Image: Thinkstockphotos.com  “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 … Continue reading

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How meditation changes the brain

2minutes long positive information about meditation. With the help of hypnosis we can learn techniques which encourage meditation and also goal oriented mental strategies to overcome undesired thoughts, emotions and behaviour. From Scientific American, Oct 30 2013. For original link … Continue reading

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Mind Wandering: A New Personal Intelligence Perspective

“Most recent studies depict mind wandering as a costly cognitive failure with relatively few benefits… However…For the individual, mind wandering offers the possibility of very real, personal reward…self- awareness, creative incubation, improvisation and evaluation, memory consolidation, autobiographical planning, goal driven … Continue reading

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