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I found this great gif/video the other day that shows a graphic representation of dopamine, serotonin, and oxytocin levels and the different emotions we feel. As you know, all the three chemicals above are also called neurotransmitters and are extremely important to how we feel. … [Read more...] about Animation of Neurotransmitter Levels and Our Emotions (Dopamine, Serotonin, Oxytocin)
In recent decades, the science behind why we procrastinate has advanced significantly. Everyone procrastinates at some point in their life. Whether you are putting off your essay for school or delaying errands, it is far too easy to assume that you can always save a task for … [Read more...] about Why Do We Procrastinate? The Science Behind Procrastination
Playing a sport certainly good for physical health and for one's social life as well. But, could playing a sport or two actually increase your intelligence? A number of quality scientific studies do point out benefits of sports for concentration, focus, memory and other aspects … [Read more...] about Does Playing Sports Make You Smarter?
The following is a guest post written by Sean Allan of Siam Mandalay. One of the biggest fears for people as they get older is losing their mental sharpness, possibly developing dementia, Alzheimer’s or other mental illnesses. It is inevitable that your brain will lose … [Read more...] about How Puzzles Help Senior Citizens