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The Science of Stress and How Our Emotions Affect Our Susceptibility to Burnout and Disease, Part 2/3

by Maria Popova, continued… Indeed, the relationship between memory, emotion, and stress is perhaps the most fascinating aspect of Sternberg’s work. She considers how we deal with the constant swirl of inputs and outputs as we…

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The Science of Stress and How Our Emotions Affect Our Susceptibility to Burnout and Disease, Part 1/3

by Maria Popova I had lived thirty good years before enduring my first food poisoning — odds quite fortunate in the grand scheme of things, but miserably unfortunate in the immediate experience of it. I found…

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Newly-Discovered Vessels Show Immune System-Brain Connection

A recent discovery of previously unknown vessels connecting the brain and immune system could provide new insight into how neurological diseases like Alzheimer’s disease, autism and multiple sclerosis develop. “We believe that for every neurological disease…

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Pain…How the Changing Brain Creates and (Mis)manages it

We believe that the body generates pain from injuries or maladies, and that the brain passively receives the signals and we try to cope with it. We also see the brain as a fixed, well-defined entity….

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The Healing Power of Awe

Standing before the walls of an ancient temple, walking in the quiet shadow of a snow-covered mountain, and bathing in the transcendent sounds of religious music can all fill you with a sense of wonder. But…

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Non-Dual Conscious Realism ~ Neil Theise

We propose a generalized theory of “Non-Dual Conscious Realism” addressing the fundamental issue of consciousness. This theoretical framework posits the universing arising from an undifferentiated, non-dual field of pure conscious awareness. From within this universal consciousness…

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Consciousness and Modern Physics: The Limits of Science ~ Steve Pollaine

Consciousness is either an emergent property based on the brain, a fundamental feature of the universe related to quantum mechanics and entanglement, or is something more fundamental than the physical world. What does the evidence show?…

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Where Does Pain Exist in the Mind?

We live in a reality generated by our brain. From the euphoria of falling in love to the beauty of a newly blossomed flower, what we experience with our senses is a representation of the world,…

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