4 Rituals That Will Make You Happy, According to Neuroscience
Eric Barker Sept. 22, 2015
Ask a question, label emotions, make decisions and give hugs
You get all kinds of happiness advice on the Internet from people who don’t know what they’re talking about. Don’t trust them.
Actually, don’t trust me either. Trust neuroscientists. They study that gray blob in your head all day and have learned a lot about what truly will make you happy.
UCLA neuroscience researcher Alex Korb has some insights that can create an upward spiral of happiness in your life. Here’s what you and I can learn from the people who really have answers: more...
22/09/2015 - Neuroscience backs up the Buddhist belief that “the self” isn’t constant, but ever-changing
YOU'RE NOT THE SAME
Neuroscience backs up the Buddhist belief that “the self” isn’t constant, but ever-changing
WRITTEN BY Olivia Goldhill
September 20, 2015
While you may not remember life as a toddler, you most likely believe that your selfhood then—your essential being—was intrinsically the same as it is today.
“Buddhists argue that nothing is constant, everything changes through time, you have a constantly changing stream of consciousness,” Evan Thompson, a philosophy of mind professor at the University of British Columbia, tells Quartz. “And from a neuroscience perspective, the brain and body is constantly in flux. There’s nothing that corresponds to the sense that there’s an unchanging self.” more...