4 min read · 2020-11-23 · In stressful times, this surprising lesson from neuroscience may help to lessen your anxieties.
The scientific name for body budgeting is allostasis.
In body-budgeting terms, however, this distinction between mental and physical is not meaningful. Anxiety does not cause stomach aches; rather, feelings of anxiety and stomach aches are both ways that human brains make sense of physical discomfort.
Your brain’s most important job isn’t thinking; it’s running the systems of your body to keep you alive and well.
8 min read · Jul 20th · The most vital quandary of mental health disorders and therapies today is not whether they change the brain but how
A brain-based approach to mental health disorders might also help us invent new treatments.
Some patients showed a significant benefit of the combined treatment, and some did not – just like in so many treatments for depression.
A crucial scientific challenge of our era will be measuring the cognitive and biological changes occurring in mental health on an individual level, and mapping out their relationships with treatment outcomes.
3 min read · Aug 4th · Creativity is everywhere around us — in the random colors of an artist’s painting, the verses of profound poetry, or an inspiring sculpture crafted from muddy clay. However, being creative is not just…
The act of writing down your thoughts will help you reinforce these memories so they are more easily accessible in the future.
asking yourself “what if?” while taking a walk is a great way to practice creative visualization.
Being creative partly comes from our aptitude to envisage the future and our capability to visualize experiences that have not yet arisen.