Creativity thrives on what the brain fears most | Beau Lotto | Big Think

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The neuroscience of creativity is really about growth learning and overcoming challenges to compe up with creative solutions. What research shows is that It is only when we let go of our assumptions that we really see the world for what it is and then see new solutions given this new view of reality. Thie following video is one that …

3 things a Genius gets right that we get wrong | Tim Sanders | Big Think

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Genius is so often treated the same as talent in that everyone seems to assume that a genius is born and everything a genius touches is amazing. The truth as always is far more complex than this and research has shown very clear, very consistent patterns that lead of results attributed to geniuses which really highlights that the spectacular results …

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Cells organize themselves to generate forces that model the tissue shape

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Ok this article just blew me away because since evolution means that oranisms adjust over time to the environment they are in and the forces upon them there is new evidence that cells “When the cells are placed on a flat surface, they align themselves and form structures similar to a field of wheat where the wind has passed through: …

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Einsteins brilliance came from a Growth Mindset

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This insightful video explores the exceptional challenges Einstein had to overcome in order to achieve success and focuses on the effort behind his work as the determining factor behind his greatness. This video makes it particularly clear that Einsteins spectacular performance came from a growth mindset as do all great feats of human nature which requires dogged hard work that …

Why a focus on process is a super power by Andrew Huberman

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Mastery is one of my favourite topics because it teaches you why the best way to achieve success is to commit to the effort required not the specific goal. That is counter intuitive but every bit of experience and research supports this simple vision. This interview with Andrew Huberman an American neuroscientist and associate professor in the Department of Neurobiology …

The Neuroscience of Memory – Eleanor Maguire

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In this engaging lecture the speaker Eleanor Maguire explains through demonstrations some of the peculiarities of memory to show that we often do not remember things exactly as they occurred yet we often believe we do. I learnt a lot about human memory years ago at school and it has stuck with me ever since because I know what it …

If Brains are Computers, Who Designs the Software? – with Daniel Dennett A royal institution lecture

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Oh my am I loving this lecture from the royal institute and Daniel Dennett. It is bringing to life so many of the thoughts and ideas I have had over the years of learning how humans work. How the brain works is just such a fascinating topic and Daniel has taken a unique and engaging approach to presenting his ideas. …

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What is Heartburn and gastro-oesophageal reflux disease? (GORD, GERD, Acid reflux)

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A friend of mine ask me about GORD and I have to admit I had no idea what it is so after my friend explained what it is I naturally went and did a little research. Heartburn and gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD) according to is: Gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD) is a common condition, where acid from the stomach leaks …

Developing a Growth Mindset with Carol Dweck

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If you have not heard of Carol Dweck’s work on the Growth mindset, then you are missing out. I learned about the growth mindset in my teens, and I have used it ever since in almost every success I have ever had. The principle is simple, and in fact, so is the implementation, which is why it is one of …

What is consciousness?

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Who has not asked that question before right? I just noticed that I don’t have a post about consciousness yet I and am finding all sorts of articles about is as we learn more and more. So here I will log the interesting links I find because they are just so darn fascinating I want to be able to read …


Scientists Discover That Chromosomes Are Fluid

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Just WOW!!! After reading this article Scientists Discover That Chromosomes Are Fluid I cannot see genes and chromosomes the same again. Through these experiments, the scientists were able to see that the range of forces exerted naturally in the nucleus – for example by enzymes replicating DNA – is sufficient to substantially alter the conformation of a chromosome. This major …

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Bruce Lee shares how to find inner peace: Be water, my friend

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I was lucky many years ago that a friend introduced me to the teachings of Bruce Lee of martial arts fame. Hi martial arts success is not my focus as I am more interested in what he was able to do, particularly the speed and control he achieved but also the wide ranging philosophic teachings he had learnt and applied. …

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Mobile DNA with Cedric Feschotte on TWIV

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TWIV is short for This week in Virology and is a podcast I have been listening to for years. Hosted by Vincent Racaniello it covers any thing related to viruses and this episode with Cedric Feschotte specifically explore the latest research on horizontal gene transfer which Cedric is calling mobile DNA. Horizontal gene transfer is now considered a key part …

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Problems of regulation

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Problems with regulation and the diseases they cause The beauty is that moving around fixes this because it forces cells to regulate themselves properly and on a larger scale forces the body to manage itself properly. I added this short article in a rush to build on later as I wanted to make the point that movement forces out bodies …

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Brain health

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I have a ton of research and links on this site about the brain, mind, brain health, sleep and so many other things brain related but I do not have a central introductory post on the brain that acts as a starting point links to everything else. So here it is. Even writing this basic stub I notice how much …

Healthy human T cell


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Immunity is very much a hidden super power which we only really appreciate when we get sick. It is a shame because without our immune system working around the clock in every part of our body we just would not be able to survive. Most people know that their immune system fights off the common cold and basic infections but …