Neurotic Thought: The Importance of Mind-Wandering →
section5: It’s easy to underestimate boredom. The mental condition, after all, is defined by its lack of stimulation; it’s the mind at its most apathetic. This is why the poet Joseph Brodsky described boredom as a “psychological Sahara,” a cognitive desert “that starts right in your…
Neurotic Thought: Synchronized Brains: Feeling... →
neurosciencestuff: ScienceDaily (May 24, 2012) — Experiencing strong emotions synchronizes brain activity across individuals, a research team at Aalto University and Turku PET Centre in Finland has revealed. Experiencing strong emotions synchronizes brain activity across individuals….
The world Conard describes too often feels grim and soulless, one in which art...– Conard, a major Romney donor, making a case for income inequality to Adam Davidson
Meditation Makes You More Creative →
neuroticthought: ScienceDaily (Apr. 19, 2012) This study is a clear indication that the advantages of particular types of meditation extend much further than simply relaxation. The findings support the belief that meditation can have a long-lasting influence on human cognition, including how we think and how we experience events. Two ingredients of creativity The study investigates the...