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Life as a Nonviolent Psychopath - Judith Ohikuare

Life as a Nonviolent Psychopath - Judith Ohikuare
In 2005, James Fallon's life started to resemble the plot of a well-honed joke or big-screen thriller: A neuroscientist is working in his laboratory one day when he thinks he has stumbled upon a big mistake. He is researching Alzheimer's and using his healthy family members' brain scans as a control, while simultaneously reviewing the fMRIs of murderous psychopaths for a side project. It appears, though, that one of the killers' scans has been shuffled into the wrong batch. The scans are anonymously labeled, so the researcher has a technician break the code to identify the individual in his family, and place his or her scan in its proper place. When he sees the results, however, Fallon immediately orders the technician to double check the code. But no mistake has been made: The brain scan that mirrors those of the psychopaths is his own. One of the first things you talk about in your book is the often unrealistic or ridiculous ways that psychopaths are portrayed in film and television.

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Psychopaths: how can you spot one? But is psychopathy a disorder – or a different way of being? Anyone reading the list above will spot a few criteria familiar from people they know. On average, someone with no criminal convictions scores 5. “It’s dimensional,” says Hare. The Dark Side of Emotional Intelligence - Adam Grant Some of the greatest moments in human history were fueled by emotional intelligence. When Martin Luther King, Jr. presented his dream, he chose language that would stir the hearts of his audience. “Instead of honoring this sacred obligation” to liberty, King thundered, “America has given the Negro people a bad check.” He promised that a land “sweltering with the heat of oppression” could be “transformed into an oasis of freedom and justice,” and envisioned a future in which “on the red hills of Georgia sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave-owners will be able to sit down together at the table of brotherhood.” Delivering this electrifying message required emotional intelligence—the ability to recognize, understand, and manage emotions.

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Neuroacoustics: The Healing Power of Sound ALBUQUERQUE, NM—The experience of sound is at the very core of human consciousness, and it can be a powerful tool for healing, said Jeffrey Thompson, DC, at the annual meeting of the American Holistic Medical Association. For more than 20 years, Dr. Thompson has been exploring neuroacoustics and the therapeutic application of sound. His researches have led to the development of precise protocols for using sound to modulate brainwave patterns, affect sympathetic-parasympathetic balance, and synchronize the activity of the right and left brain hemispheres. He has applied these methods in stress reduction, cardiovascular disease prevention, management of depression, and a host of other conditions.

You are not alone: student stories of mental health When I asked students to share their experiences of mental health at university, I had no idea of the reaction it would receive. Over five days we received over 200 stories. Many entries we weren't able to include, for legal reasons or because the experiences described were too harrowing to publish. Originally planned to stay open for two weeks, we decided to close the project early because there wasn't the capacity to moderate the influx of entries. Each morning we were met with more stories – from students who opened up about their anxieties and struggles. 11 Weird Ways To Know Someone Doesn’t Like You As Much As You Think When it comes to judging the future of a relationship or friendship, it can help to know the signs someone doesn't like you. I know, you're probably asking yourself how something so negative might come in handy. But trust me, being able to pick up on these subtle and sometimes weird signals can not only save you a ton of time, but a ton of heartbreak as well. Now, I'm not saying you should turn yourself into some kind of detective. Life would be pretty annoying if you were constantly reading body language and driving yourself bonkers with "Do they or don't they?"-type questions.

List of unsolved problems in neuroscience Some of the yet unsolved problems of neuroscience include: References[edit] External links[edit] What Happens When You Trust Too Much - Tolly Moseley For people who are pathologically innocent, as is often the case in Williams Syndrome, how do you hold down a job? "It would scare me to death to have him work there." Terry Monkaba is talking about her son Ben, and the prospect of him finding a job at a Las Vegas casino. Many parents might feel that way, but Monkaba's anxiety goes deeper.

Why Stoicism is one of the best mind-hacks ever devised We do this to our philosophies. We redraft their contours based on projected shadows, or give them a cartoonish shape like a caricaturist emphasising all the wrong features. This is how Buddhism becomes, in the popular imagination, a doctrine of passivity and even laziness, while Existentialism becomes synonymous with apathy and futile despair. Something similar has happened to Stoicism, which is considered – when considered at all – a philosophy of grim endurance, of carrying on rather than getting over, of tolerating rather than transcending life’s agonies and adversities. No wonder it’s not more popular.

Neuroplasticity - How Exercising the Brain Helps it to Grow and Repair Neuroplasticity - How Exercising the Brain Helps it to Grow and Repair Prior to 20 or so years ago the brain was thought to be rigid in many respects. The saying “you can’t teach an old dog new tricks” is an example of this thinking. Our folk-wisdom saying perhaps now should be “use it or lose it” Neuroplasticity is advocating that the brain is capable of change even after childhood, on into maturity, and even old age.