18 Ways to Improve Your Body Language. There is no specific advice on how to use your body language.
What you do might be interpreted in several ways, depending on the setting and who you are talking to. You’ll probably want to use your body language differently when talking to your boss compared to when you talk to a girl/guy you’re interested in. These are some common interpretations of body language and often more effective ways to communicate with your body. First, to change your body language you must be aware of your body language. Notice how you sit, how you stand, how you use you hands and legs, what you do while talking to someone.
Take the Positivity Challenge! “We don’t see things as they are, we see them as we are.”- Anais Nin I think that one of the most effective ways to improve your life is simply to think in a more positive way.
This is of course nothing new and not that simple. If it was, well, then at least most of us would already be doing it. So, why aren’t we more positive? I can think of a few reasonable reasons. We think it is like it is – ItÂ´s easy to confuse what has happened to you, the story of your life, with now and the future. UCSB scientists discover how the brain encodes memories at a cellular level.
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) –– Scientists at UC Santa Barbara have made a major discovery in how the brain encodes memories. The finding, published in the December 24 issue of the journal Neuron, could eventually lead to the development of new drugs to aid memory. The team of scientists is the first to uncover a central process in encoding memories that occurs at the level of the synapse, where neurons connect with each other. "When we learn new things, when we store memories, there are a number of things that have to happen," said senior author Kenneth S. Kosik, co-director and Harriman Chair in Neuroscience Research, at UCSB's Neuroscience Research Institute. Kosik is a leading researcher in the area of Alzheimer's disease. "One of the most important processes is that the synapses –– which cement those memories into place –– have to be strengthened," said Kosik.
This is a neuron. 12 Events That Will Change Everything, Made Interactive. Mindfulness meditation improves connections in the brain. When I’m stressed, I listen to a 20-minute mindfulness meditation tape.
It always helps me feel calmer and more relaxed. Many meditative practices can do this. But mindfulness meditation is getting a lot of attention because it seems to help with so many physical and psychological problems—like high blood pressure, chronic pain, psoriasis, sleep trouble, anxiety, and depression. It’s also been shown to boost immune function and stop binge eating. No one knows for sure what’s behind these benefits, but physical changes in the brain probably play a role. Mindfulness meditation is a mental discipline. A new study, published in the May 2011 issue of Neuroimage, suggests that one effect of all this focusing and refocusing is increased brain connectivity. At Massachusetts General Hospital, researchers used MRI scans to document before and after changes in the brain’s gray matter—the “processing” neurons—associated with mindfulness meditation. Morning people and night owls show different brain function: University of Alberta study.
Are you a "morning person" or a "night owl?
" Scientists at the University of Alberta have found that there are significant differences in the way our brains function depending on whether we're early risers or night owls. Neuroscientists in the Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation looked at two groups of people: those who wake up early and feel most productive in the morning, and those who were identified as evening people, those who typically felt livelier at night.
Study participants were initially grouped after completing a standardized questionnaire about their habits. Using magnetic resonance imaging-guided brain stimulation, scientists tested muscle torque and the excitability of pathways through the spinal cord and brain. They found that morning people's brains were most excitable at 9 a.m. Other major findings: Evening people became physically stronger throughout the day, but the maximum amount of force morning people could produce remained the same. Scientists say dolphins should be treated as 'non-human persons' // Current. To Our Faithful Current.com Users: Current's run has ended after eight exciting years on air and online.
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