Tag: brain

The Sweet Fruit of Hardship
World + People
The Other School

The Sweet Fruit of Hardship

Can education be easy and fun? Are stress-free schools and effortless teaching conceivable? It’s not that simple. The human brain likes hardship, even if it pushes back against it.
Aleksandra Pezda
When the Brain Is Dying

When the Brain Is Dying

Out-of-body experiences, meeting the dead, colorful visions. Many people experience similar experiences at the time of clinical death. But what is really at the end of the tunnel: light or darkness?
Wojciech Glac
Partial Recall
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Science

Partial Recall

An expert in neuroscience talks about what memory is, whether we can train it, and if we might be able to read other people’s thoughts in the future.
Aleksandra Pezda
Sound of Body, Sound of Mind
Soul + Body
Good Mood

Sound of Body, Sound of Mind

From free jazz to Bach, both music therapy and self-directed listening can have multiple health benefits for the human brain and mind.
Enis Yucekoralp
Longing for Emptiness
Soul + Body
Good Mood

Longing for Emptiness

In a world of social media and internet scrolling, information is constant and it's everywhere. How can we turn off and avoid overstimulating our brains?
Aleksandra Kozłowska
The Smile of the Monk
Soul + Body
Good Mood

The Smile of the Monk

Meditation based on compassion has many short- and long-term benefits for the brain – as proved by the case of Buddhist monk Matthieu Ricard.
Marcin Kozłowski
This Brain Balancing Act Allows Consciousness
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Science

This Brain Balancing Act Allows Consciousness

Two types of thinking have a time-sharing deal going on in your brain.
Robby Berman
How Does Hypnosis Really Impact the Brain?
Soul + Body
Wellbeing

How Does Hypnosis Really Impact the Brain?

A groundbreaking Stanford University study explains the areas of the brain that are impacted by hypnosis.
Jaimee Bell
‘Time Is Elastic’: Why Time Passes Faster Atop a Mountain Than At Sea Level
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Science

‘Time Is Elastic’: Why Time Passes Faster Atop a Mountain Than At Sea Level

The idea of 'absolute time' is an illusion. Physics and subjective experience reveal why.
Stephen Johnson
Between Control and Hallucination
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Science

Between Control and Hallucination

Neuroscientist Anil Seth talks about hallucinogenics, artificial intelligence, and how our perception of the world might not be consistent with reality.
Maria Hawranek