Study finds that walking in nature yields measurable mental benefits and may reduce risk of depression.
Rob Jordan | June 30, 2015 | Stanford News
In case you thought gender is no longer an issue — wrong!
Belinda Luscombe |Oct. 27, 2015 | Time Magazine
Jurors change their minds when guys fume
Before you read the article, try counting your heartbeat based solely on the feelings within your chest — don’t take your pulse or put your hands on your heart, just use the feelings inside you. If you think you can feel it (majority won’t), check it against your actual pulse — how close were you?
Now read this article.
When a man was fitted with a new heart, his mind changed in unusual ways. Why? The answer reveals a surprising truth about all our bodies, says David Robson.
David Robson | 5 December 2014 | BBC Future
An evolutionary explanation of why we laugh and smile and cry the way we do. Seems very convincing and eye-opening. Make sure you get to the last paragraph.
From the excellent:
Why do laughter, smiles and tears look so similar? Perhaps because they all evolved from a single root
Michael Graziano is a neuroscientist, novelist and composer. He is a professor of neuroscience at Princeton University. His latest book is Consciousness and the Social Brain.
We don’t make rational decisions, and that’s especially bad for us when it comes to our financial health. The article below, from Benefits Canada, explores this:
Just one of the many ploys marketers use to sell their merchandise to you — taking advantage of your desire to avoid the “uncool” crowd. Good to know. From the Globe and Mail, Dec. 10, 2007:
How the uncool crowd is actually influencing the purchases you make
Want to avoid rash decisions you later regret? Bracelet warns you when you are too emotional/stressed. Designed for traders, but I could think of some others that should be wearing it. 🙂
From The Economist Oct. 15th, 2009 edition:
Emotions and investing