Science Just Discovered Something Amazing About What Childhood Piano Lessons Did to You James Hudziak and his colleagues analyzed the brain scans of 232 children ages 6 to 18, looking for relationships between cortical thickness and musical training. Previous studies the team had performed revealed that anxiety, depression, attention problems and aggression correspond with changes to cortical thickness. Hudziak and […]
The Alkaline Diet: Is There Evidence That an Alkaline pH Diet Benefits Health? This review looks at the role of an alkaline diet in health. Pubmed was searched looking for articles on pH, potential renal acid loads, bone health, muscle, growth hormone, back pain, vitamin D and chemotherapy. Many books written in the lay literature […]
How complaining physically rewires your brain to be anxious and depressed Donald Hebb, a neuropsychologist, believed that neurons which fire together, wire together. What he meant by that is that groups of neurons connect in our brain as a result of particular life experiences.For instance, whenever we think a thought or have a feeling or […]
How Visually Intelligent Are You? We’re only seeing a fraction of the world around us. Amy Herman teaches the art of perception; if you’re game to test your visual intelligence, take one of her perception challenges here. Turns out that something I’ve pondered now for decades has a name, the Baader-Meinhof phenomenon. The 5 minute video is […]
On Respect A very good blog post from someone I know.
Glenn Beck asks, “What the hell is wrong with us?” Well worth reading.
Computer Audiophile has a great article on Time magazine’s story of the century, and the history behind the song they chose. In 1999, as the Twentieth Century was winding down, Time magazine sent its editors and correspondents out on an epic assignment: define, analyze and curate the Twentieth Century. It was to be the story of the […]
A 25-year-old student has just come up with a way to fight drug-resistant superbugs without antibiotics.The new approach has so far only been tested in the lab and on mice, but it could offer a potential solution to antibiotic resistance, which is now getting so bad that the United Nations recently declared it a “fundamental threat” to […]
A school in Baltimore, MD has decided that kids in trouble should meditate instead of be punished, resulting in quite a positive change in behaviour. I recall reading an article about prisoners in a jail who were taught meditation with great results too. It was recently reported that Robert W. Coleman Elementary in West Baltimore […]