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Here's the single best type of exercise for your brain, according to scientists. Want an all-natural way to lift your mood, improve your memory, and protect your brain against age-related cognitive decline?

Here's the single best type of exercise for your brain, according to scientists

Get moving. A wealth of recent research, including two new studies published this spring, suggests that any type of exercise that raises your heart rate and gets you moving and sweating for a sustained period of time — known as aerobic exercise — has a significant, overwhelmingly beneficial impact on the brain. “Aerobic exercise is the key for your head, just as it is for your heart,” write the authors of a recent article in the Harvard Medical School blog “Mind and Mood.” Why Facts Don’t Change Our Minds. More empathy isn't the right prescription to heal our planet. How to Convince Someone When Facts Fail. Have you ever noticed that when you present people with facts that are contrary to their deepest held beliefs they always change their minds?

How to Convince Someone When Facts Fail

Me neither. In fact, people seem to double down on their beliefs in the teeth of overwhelming evidence against them. This Nifty Infographic Is a Great Introduction to Neuroplasticity and Cognitive Therapy. It's startling to think about how we've got a spaceship billions of miles away rendezvousing with Pluto, yet here on Earth there are major aspects of our own anatomy that we're almost completely ignorant about.

This Nifty Infographic Is a Great Introduction to Neuroplasticity and Cognitive Therapy

We've climbed Everest, sent men to the moon, and invented the Internet — but we still don't know how our brains work. The positive outlook is that many health, science, and research specialists believe we're on the precipice of some major neuroscientific breakthroughs. One example of a recent discovery with major implications is our further understanding of neuroplasticity. 17 Psychological Tricks To Make People Like You Immediately. Most friendships develop so naturally that you don't even realize how or when they started.

17 Psychological Tricks To Make People Like You Immediately

Sometimes, though, you want to make an effort to befriend a new acquaintance or become a better friend to existing pals. To help you out on that front, we scoured the psychological research to find science-backed strategies to get people to like you. 25 Things About Life I Wish I Had Known 10 Years Ago – The Mission – Medium. Socrates, considered as one of the founders of Western philosophy, was once named the wisest man on earth by the Oracle of Delphi.

25 Things About Life I Wish I Had Known 10 Years Ago – The Mission – Medium

When Socrates heard that the oracle had made such a comment, he believed that the statement was wrong. Socrates said: “I know one thing: that I know nothing.” How can the smartest man on earth know nothing? What’s Your Personal Productivity Style? Find Out Here. By Carson Tate Big Think Edge is a video-driven platform that catalyzes happiness and performance in professional environments by cultivating leadership, creativity, and self-knowledge.

What’s Your Personal Productivity Style? Find Out Here.

Learn more about Big Think Edge. When it comes to managing distractions at work, I want you not simply to survive those distractions, but thrive through them because you’re working from your personal Productivity Style. As a refresher course: Your personal Productivity Style is your personal approach to planning and allocating effort across goals, activities, and time periods. Hacking Into Your Happy Chemicals: Dopamine, Serotonin, Endorphins and Oxytocin  Image Credit: Pixabay.

Hacking Into Your Happy Chemicals: Dopamine, Serotonin, Endorphins and Oxytocin 

We might not have a money tree, but we can have a happiness tree. Dopamine, serotonin, oxytocin and endorphins are the quartet responsible for our happiness. Many events can trigger these neurotransmitters, but rather than being in the passenger seat, there are ways we can intentionally cause them to flow. Being in a positive state has significant impact on our motivation, productivity, and wellbeing. No sane person would be opposed to having higher levels in those areas. Why Teens Are Impulsive, Addiction-Prone And Should Protect Their Brains. By NPR Staff Teens can’t control impulses and make rapid, smart decisions like adults can — but why?

Why Teens Are Impulsive, Addiction-Prone And Should Protect Their Brains

Research into how the human brain develops helps explain. Why Saying This Four-Letter Word Can Transform Your Productivity. Perfectionists are often reminded that "done is better than perfect.

Why Saying This Four-Letter Word Can Transform Your Productivity

" But it turns out there’s another reason we should all try to create more "done" moments in our workdays. Saying the word done can help you get more accomplished on your to-do list. The science of protecting people’s feelings: why we pretend all opinions are equal. It’s both the coolest — and also in some ways the most depressing — psychology study ever.

The science of protecting people’s feelings: why we pretend all opinions are equal

Indeed, it’s so cool (and so depressing) that the name of its chief finding — the Dunning-Kruger effect — has at least halfway filtered into public consciousness. M.fastcompany. If you Google “morning routine,” you’ll receive more than 24 million search results, and for good reason: Early risers seem to get more done and live happier lives. Some of the most successful entrepreneurs understand the benefits of having an early-morning routine: Starbucks’s Howard Schultz, GE’s Jeff Immelt, and Xerox’s Ursula Burns are just some of the early birds famous for rising before 6 a.m. to get ahead on their work. But a morning routine is only half of a productive day; the other is the evening routine that precedes it. Here are seven evening routines of famous and successful creatives, and how you can apply them to your own life. Money Makes You Less Rational Than You Think. Kinja is in read-only mode. We are working to restore service.

Two year ago, Berkeley researchers showed that people who drive expensive vehicles are four times more likely to cut off drivers of lower status vehicles. The researchers concluded that higher social class can predict increased unethical behavior. Lasting Relationships Rely On 2 Traits. Every day in June, the most popular wedding month of the year, about 13,000 American couples will say “I do,” committing to a lifelong relationship that will be full of friendship, joy, and love that will carry them forward to their final days on this earth.

Except, of course, it doesn’t work out that way for most people. The majority of marriages fail, either ending in divorce and separation or devolving into bitterness and dysfunction. Of all the people who get married, only three in ten remain in healthy, happy marriages, as psychologist Ty Tashiro points out in his book The Science of Happily Ever After, which was published earlier this year. Social scientists first started studying marriages by observing them in action in the 1970s in response to a crisis: Married couples were divorcing at unprecedented rates. La morte dell'individualità. 10 facts about infidelity.

How To Learn Anything Faster. The Science of Lucid Dreaming and How to Learn to Control Your Dreams, Animated. Michael Norton: How to buy happiness. Future - How human culture influences our genetics. Hive minds: Time to drop the fiction of individuality - opinion - 08 April 2014. FOR most of Western history, truth and morality came from God and king, and free will was a theological question. This began to change in the 1700s, and the idea that humans were individuals with the freedom of rational choice soon wormed its way into the belief systems of the upper echelons of society. RationalWiki. New evidence shows how chronic stress predisposes brain to mental disorders. (Medical Xpress)—University of California, Berkeley, researchers have shown that chronic stress generates long-term changes in the brain that may explain why people suffering chronic stress are prone to mental problems such as anxiety and mood disorders later in life.

Their findings could lead to new therapies to reduce the risk of developing mental illness after stressful events. Doctors know that people with stress-related illnesses, such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), have abnormalities in the brain, including differences in the amount of gray matter versus white matter. Come funziona la memoria. Empathic people are natural targets for sociopaths - protect yourself. Your memory rewrites the past and edits it with new experiences, study finds - Science - News. In the study, How your Memory Rewrites the Past, researchers looked at the exact point in time when incorrectly recalled information was implanted into an existing memory. The team found that memory rewrites the past with current information, updating recollections with new experiences. This form of editing happens in the hippocampus, working as the memory’s version of a film editor or special effects team.

First evidence of common brain code for space, time, distance. A new Dartmouth study provides the first evidence that people use the same brain circuitry to figure out space, time and social distances. The10commandmentsOfLogic. How to Cope with Uncomfortable Uncertainty. Conformity. LA CIVILTA' EMPATICA - Jeremy Rifkin - SUB ITA - animated EMPATHIC CIVILISATION. Rethinking the roots of altruism. For decades, researchers working to understand how altruistic behavior evolved have relied on a concept known as inclusive fitness, which holds that organisms receive an evolutionary benefit—and are able to pass on their genes—through cooperative behavior. Now Harvard scientists say the theory is mathematically flawed and unnecessarily complicates the story of altruism's evolution.

In a new study, Martin Nowak, a professor of mathematics and of biology, E.O. Wilson, the Pellegrino University Professor Emeritus, and Benjamin Allen, a research associate in mathematical biology and an assistant professor at Emmanuel College, find that not only is inclusive fitness impossible to calculate in most cases, but also that it often leads to incorrect conclusions. The research is described in a paper published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

"Our main goal is to develop a rigorous mathematical theory of evolution," Nowak said. 30 traits of an Empath (How to know if you're an Empath) The Psychology of Trust in Life, Learning, and Love. Discovery of quantum vibrations in 'microtubules' corroborates theory of consciousness.

10 Benefits of Rising Early, and How to Do It. 10 Psychological States You've Never Heard Of... and When You Experienced Them. Explanation: How Brain Training Can Make You Significantly Smarter. How to Plant Ideas in Someone's Mind. Why Do We "Otherize?" What is Addiction? [Gabor Maté] PsychTronics.