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While you were Sleeping ….. your Brain was Wide Awake

While you were Sleeping ….. your Brain was Wide Awake

Whether you get a good 8 hours sleep every night or you always feel like you could do with an extra hour in bed, there’s no doubt that your body needs sleep to function effectively. But there’s more to sleep than just topping up your energy reserves; your brain needs this time to carry out a variety of tasks that ...

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The Effects of Recreational Drugs on your Brain

The Effects of Recreational Drugs on your Brain

We’re all well aware that taking recreational drugs can alter your perception of the world, but what are they doing to our brains to engender these feelings? Tripping on magic mushrooms The main psychoactive ingredient in magic mushrooms, psilocybin, alters the mind by calming the normal brain activity and stimulating new connections between areas of the brain that don’t usually ...

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How Damaging is Social Isolation?

How Damaging is Social Isolation

Humans are meant to be with other humans. We are social animals. But what happens when one of us is isolated from the rest of the pack? What is the effect on the mind when one is separated from the group for an extended period of time? Studies have shown that isolation is bad for us – physically, emotionally, and ...

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Do Different Types of Extroverts have Different Brain Anatomies?

Different Brain Anatomies

According to psychologists, there are two types of extroverts – “agentic” and “affiliative. Agentics are the energetic go-getters who pursue achievements and leadership, and affiliates are the gregarious people persons who share their affection with others. Now for the first time, research from Brown University has corroborated this theory. By mapping out the differences and similarities of the brain anatomies ...

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