Big Decisions? Science says “Zone Out”

 

Ever find yourself struggling to find solutions that seem out of reach? When suddenly the answer appears out of nowhere, while you’re in the shower or gazing out the window thinking about nothing at all.

This is because unexpected answers and solutions to complex problems tend to surface when you’re zoning out. While moments of insight have presumably been occurring since the dawn of mankind, scientists are now able to more accurately pinpoint these moments of clarity by examining brainwaves.

According to Michael Shadlen, M.D. ...

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The “Aha!” Moment

In 2008, Michael Shadlen, a principal investigator at Columbia’s Mind Brain Behavior Institute, and his team discovered that the human brain does not use all available information before making very tough or complex decisions. Instead, the brain reaches a point when it decides it has all the information it needs to make a decision. This is called the “Aha!” moment, and now Shadlen has captured images of this moment.

Full Article from ScienceDaily.Com

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Going Out of Body

Out of body experiences, near death experiences, astral travel- phenomena that have been reported through the ages and yet science still has little no grasp on. All these phenomena share the common sensation of leaving our own body- sometimes to travel to distant realms, and sometimes just to simply hover for a brief moment before returning. Although many researchers have ...

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Giving Makes Us Happy

What makes us happy? How can we find it consistently and how can we keep it? Happiness may seem simple and even common and yet it’s evanescent and uncontrollable nature has created an entire industry dedicated to achieving it. Scientists and philosophers alike have long sought to understand human happiness, and researchers in Switzerland may have discovered an important clue.

Scientist in Zurich discovered what many have long thought to be true- giving to others, ...

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The Power of Prayer

Prominent researchers across the US and Canada are being drawn to the new field of neurotheology, the study of the spiritual experience. While still a relatively new field of study, many exciting discoveries are already being made.

Andrew Newberg, a researcher at the University of Pennsylvania has discovered that while we are deep in prayer or meditation, activity in our parietal lobes drops to almost nothing. The parietal lobe creates a sense of self and orients ...

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Reshape Your Past to Take Control of Your Future

Our memories are fallible. They are imperfect recreations that are reshaped and colored by our mood and surroundings every time we try to recall them. Many successful people have used the plastic quality of their own memories to great effect. By choosing to believe that everything in your past is leading you to great success in the future, you will begin to remember things in a new light that will help propel you to ...

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The Importance of Downtime

A new article from Scientific American consolidates the plethora of research that has been done on the benefits of rest and mental downtime. Many researchers now believe that the traditional American 40 hour work-week needs to be reformed. Recent studies show that taking regular breaks and vacation is vital to mental productivity.

New studies have shown increased quality and productivity among workers that are ordered to take regular breaks, and to no longer work in ...

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Alpha Waves are a Sign of Modernity

Scientists and researchers have long believed alpha waves to be the most ubiquitous brainwave oscillation but new research has shown this assumption to be incorrect. A study out of India suggests that the appearance of Alpha wave oscillations  in the human brain is dependent upon exposure to the “modern experience” of education and technology.

 

“Can the world afford to confine alpha rhythms to the 15-20 percent who, by the criteria of this study, enjoy the ...

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Neuroscience Confirms Your Subconscious Shapes Your Reality

As modern neuroimaging technology advances, scientists have been able to reach a deeper understanding of the ways in which our brains translate and encode sensory input into a cohesive map of the world around us. We can now see too how subjective and changeable that map can be.

Full article by Shawn Radcliffe from Science and Non Duality :

Even before the birth of modern neuroscience, Sigmund Freud theorized that what we call objective ...

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Connecting Fitness and Memory

Research has shown a new connection between fitness and memory, and it is in the very structure of the brain itself. Researchers at the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology at Illinois have discovered that physical activity can increase the amount of elastic tissue in the hippocampus; the brain’s memory center.

FULL ARTICLE FROM SCIENCE DIALY

Get fit and improve your memory ...

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