My Brain And Me

A brain's perspective to everyday life

It is good to be home

Home Sweet Home So this is it. We’re back home. The summer slowly draws to an end and it’s been great. The holidays were a breath of fresh air. We all had a whole bunch of new experiences. From sailing and kayaking, over medieval castles and prehistoric caves, to delicious food and wine tasting....
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Eight Great Psychology Books On How The Brain Works

Reading is the best life hack. You can consume knowledge that took years of research to assemble in a matter of hours. And the more you understand human behavior and social psychology, the better you can make decisions and navigate through your daily life. Here we have striven to present a...
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Holidays? Yes please!

Why Holidays Are Good For The Brain Holidays are not just a treat we give ourself, they are an important part of our life. It all starts with a change in our mindset. Just starting to plan for our vacation can improve our state of mind. A mental lift or an improved mood begins to kick in...
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Neuroscience or Cognitive Science?

The Difference Between Neuroscience and Cognitive Science Just the other day I was having a discussion with one of my friends who was telling me about a study where the researchers used fMRI to study what happens in people’s brains when they procrastinate. After telling me about the study...
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Music and the Brain

My first memory is not a person, not a moment, nor a smell, but a song. The first thing I remember, my very first memory here on earth, is the melody of Raindrops keep falling on my head. As a baby, there must have been a mobile hanging above my crib, with that song gently putting me to sleep...
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Inside a Father’s brain

“Anyone who tells you fatherhood is the greatest thing that can happen to you, they are understating it.” – Mike Myers Fatherhood is the most significant event in a man’s life. Up until you have your first kid, you pretty much live your life on your own terms, and the decision and choices...
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The Myth of Multitasking

I really get offended during meetings when I see people behind their laptop working at their presentation or checking their mails. I find it rude beyond measure, as this is basically saying “Talk to the computer, because the head ain’t listening…” And if you’re one of them, I know what you’re...
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Inside a mother’s brain

Ever since our first child was born, everything changed. Becoming a mother for the first time, turns out, can be quite an overwhelming experience. You discover things about yourself you never knew existed. Some of the most stark differences also happen to be quite intimate and emotional. It is...
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Cell phone radiation: 9 recommendations

When it comes to cell phone radiation, I always have to think about the film ‘Thank you for smoking” with Aaron Eckhart about a tobacco lobyist who’s very good at words, and never seems to loose an argument. One of my favorite parts of that film, are the last couple of seconds, where he...
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How I got 50% smarter overnight …

My experiment… So I decided to subscribe to one of those brain softwares you can find on the net. You know, one of those claiming they are backed by serious science and stuff, and how doing their exercises daily will make you smarter. I just wanted to give it a try. Maybe there was something...
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