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The Science of Sleep: Dreaming, Depression, and How REM Sleep Regulates Negative Emotions. By Maria Popova “Memory is never a precise duplicate of the original… it is a continuing act of creation.

The Science of Sleep: Dreaming, Depression, and How REM Sleep Regulates Negative Emotions

Dream images are the product of that creation.” For the past half-century, sleep researcher Rosalind D. Narcissism. The Nine Veils that Shroud the Human Soul. A.

The Nine Veils that Shroud the Human Soul

True Ott, PhD., GuestWaking Times Any dedicated seeker of truth eventually stumbles upon the incredible symmetry and structure of mathematics, which is especially true in fractal geometry involving the integers 1-9. For a most basic example, just take a look at these nine equations: (1 x 8) + 1= 9 (12 x 8) + 2 = 98. NEGATIVE ENERGY CLEANSING. Free Weekly Syndicated Advice Columns Published Every Wednesday Afternoon (PST) Question: "The question that I have deals with negative auras.

NEGATIVE ENERGY CLEANSING

Accompagnamento alla genitorialità. Why Atheists Don't Really Exist. Confirmation bias is the tendency to ascribe greater significance to information which supports our pre-existing theories and lesser significance to information which contradicts those theories.

Why Atheists Don't Really Exist

5 common beliefs about the human brain that are actually totally false. MYTH: HUMANS USE ONLY 10 PERCENT OF THEIR BRAIN FACT: The 10 percent myth (sometimes elevated to 20) is mere urban legend, one perpetrated by the plot of the 2011 movieLimitless, which pivoted around a wonder drug that endowed the protagonist with prodigious memory and analytical powers.

5 common beliefs about the human brain that are actually totally false

In the classroom, teachers may entreat students to try harder, but doing so will not light up “unused” neural circuits; academic achievement does not improve by simply turning up a neural volume switch.MYTH: “LEFT BRAIN” and “RIGHT BRAIN” PEOPLE DIFFER FACT: The contention that we have a rational left brain and an intuitive, artistic right side is fable: humans use both hemispheres of the brain for all cognitive functions. The left brain/right brain notion originated from the realization that many (though not all) people process language more in the left hemisphere and spatial abilities and emotional expression more in the right.

The Learning Brain Gets Bigger. With age and enough experience, we all become connoisseurs of a sort.

The Learning Brain Gets Bigger

After years of hearing a favorite song, you might notice a subtle effect that’s lost on greener ears. Perhaps you’re a keen judge of character after a long stint working in sales. Or maybe you’re one of the supremely practiced few who tastes his money’s worth in a wine. Whatever your hard-learned skill is, your ability to hear, see, feel, or taste with more nuance than a less practiced friend is written in your brain. How to Stop Absorbing Other People’s Emotions. Emotions such as fear, anger, frustration, and immobility are energies.

How to Stop Absorbing Other People’s Emotions

And you can potentially ‘catch’ these energies from people without realizing it. If you tend to be an emotional sponge, it’s vital to know how to avoid taking on an individual’s negative emotions, or even how to deflect the free-floating negativities in crowds. Another twist is that chronic anxiety, depression, or stress can turn you into an emotional sponge by wearing down your defenses. Suddenly, you become hyper-attuned to others, especially suffering with similar pain. The Spice That Prevents Fluoride From Destroying Your Brain. Fluoride is found everywhere today, from antibiotics to drinking water, no stick pans to toothpaste, making exposure inevitable.

The Spice That Prevents Fluoride From Destroying Your Brain

All the more reason why new research proving this common spice can prevent fluoride damage is so promising! Fluoride’s neurotoxicity has been the subject of academic debate for decades, and now a matter of increasingly impassioned controversy among the general public, as well. Do viruses make us smarter? Endogenous retroviruses in neural progenitor cells. A new study from Lund University in Sweden indicates that inherited viruses that are millions of years old play an important role in building up the complex networks that characterise the human brain.

Do viruses make us smarter? Endogenous retroviruses in neural progenitor cells

Researchers have long been aware that endogenous retroviruses constitute around five per cent of our DNA. For many years, they were considered junk DNA of no real use, a side-effect of our evolutionary journey. In the current study, Johan Jakobsson and his colleagues show that retroviruses seem to play a central role in the basic functions of the brain, more specifically in the regulation of which genes are to be expressed, and when.

Neuroscience. Meditation 101: A Beginner's Guide Animation. Mantras - Ram Dass. The following is an excerpt from Ram Dass’ new book, “Polishing the Mirror” – which is out now.

Mantras - Ram Dass

Inside of me there’s a mantra going on that reminds me of who I am. It’s that place inside – that niche in the wall where the candle flame never flickers. Always bringing me right to my heart where we dwell eternally. Mantra is the repetition of the names of God. Mantra is usually recited silently in the mind. In Buddhism, the word mantra means “mind protecting”.

Mahatma Gandhi said, “The mantra becomes one’s staff of life, and carries one through every ordeal. Keep repeating your mantra consciously until it has become a strong habit. Maharajji said, “The best form in which to worship God is all forms.” The Divine is present in the soul of all living beings and in the Universe. In different ages, countries and religions, God has been called by different names.