An intriguing paper called ‘A wandering mind is an unhappy mind,’ was published in the journal Science a couple of years ago, and I stumbled upon it recently. It describes a smartphone app that samples people’s ongoing thoughts, feelings, and actions during the course of the day. If you’re curious how an app can be used to mine data about mindfulness and mood, then … [Read more...] about Smartphone app shows a wandering mind is an unhappy mind.
Thanks to Bek Lambert from Hacking Happiness for another savvy reminder of the blurring of the lines between work, home and self. When you spend upwards of 50 hours a week at work, the separation between who we are as people and who we are as workers becomes difficult. This is not surprising on paper. After all, it is the lion share of what we do with our time when … [Read more...] about Guess what? You’re not your job.
With thanks to The Conversation for publishing this fascinating article by Prof Moseley (and their creative commons license for allowing me to re-publish here in my blog). No brain, no pain: it is in the mind, so test results can make it worse by Prof Lorimer Moseley, University of South Australia Your pain is in fact produced in your head and it will produce it more … [Read more...] about No brain, no pain: It’s in the mind
Anthony Hannan, Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health The human brain is the most extraordinary and complex object in the known universe, a kilogram and a half of soft tissue that, at its peak, leaves computers behind with its endless capacity for problem solving, innovation and invention. So it’s a little surprising that only recently has the concept of … [Read more...] about Health Check: four key ways to improve your brain health
Sleep. That under-appreciated and under-consumed daily nightly activity that takes up nearly one third of our lives has a new-found role: Sleep strengthens our immunological memory of previously encountered viruses and bacteria Turns out that my Mum was right after all. Lack of sleep could make you sick! Neuroscience figured out last century that that sleep supports the … [Read more...] about Deep sleep strengthens long-term immune system memory