What Happens to Our Brain When We Break Up?

breakupAn unwanted and unexpected separation may entail significant psychological stress. Often people parallel this feeling with a fist in the stomach, or a stab in the heart. Despite the efforts, the help and support of their friendly circle, this feeling proves to be very difficult to fade away, at least in the first few months. In an attempt to understand the subjectivity and universality of the pain of separation, psychologists have focused their research on studying the brain.

Edward Smith and his colleagues, having collected a sample of people who had just experienced an unwanted and painful breakup, investigated their brain activity using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) while they were looking at photos of former partners and thinking of the moments they spent together. Afterwards, their brain activity was examined while researchers were inflicting pain in their arm, and when looking at pictures of their friends. Continue reading

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Scientists Reveal Why Men Don’t Understand Women

men women understandingWomen, beware: the next time you want to complain to your partner, as he does not understand you, take a deep breath and think this all the way through: maybe you are asking something beyond his power. A new study claims that men are not capable of interpreting the emotions of women – at least from their eyes.

Instead, men’s brain seems to be neurologically developed in such a way that they encode more easily the feelings of other men. This feature is believed to have important evolutionary usefulness, since it must have been a key factor for survival in the “wilder” era of the most powerful prevailing male. Continue reading

Six Rules Everyone Should Live By

must follow life rulesTo succeed in life, you need to be realistic about yourself and others, reach harmony between inner and outer world, and try to change yourself to become better. And the following six life rules will help you with this.

Mirror Rule

People around you are your mirrors. They reflect the traits of your own personality that you cannot perceive. For example, if someone is rude to you, the one who allows and tolerates this is you. If someone deceives you again and again, then probably you are inclined to trust everybody. So do not take offense at anyone. Continue reading

Brain Scan Reveals the True Love

true loveJust fell in love and want to know if your love will last forever? Brain scanner will give the answer. This is stated by researchers who believe they have discovered the “footprint” of the true love in our brains.

Studying the brains of in-love volunteers, scientists found different patterns of activity which seemed to “lead” to a different outcome of the love story that had just begun: one seemed to be associated with “unshakable” feelings and stability in the relationship while the other was a quite bad omen predicting that the passion will soon blow over. Continue reading

Male Brain vs. Female Brain: 20 Differences

male brain vs female brain1. Men and women use different parts of the brain to handle the same task.

2. A woman’s brain is 10% smaller than a man’s. However, it does not affect the level of intelligence.

3. With age, the male brain shrinks faster than the female.

4. Women are more capable of managing several information flows simultaneously, while men get irritated when they have to do several things at the same time. But…

5. Men faster absorb information, so they are more responsive. Continue reading

Love starts from the brain, say scientists

love brainMedial prefrontal cortex seems to be “responsible” for the magnetism of love at first sight and, according to Irish scientists, plays a crucial role in our erotic choices.

Researchers from Trinity College in Dublin claim that different regions of the medial prefrontal cortex, located at the front of the brain, are responsible for our judgement based on physical attraction, which within a few milliseconds can indicate the “ideal” partner. Continue reading

What happens in the female brain during sex?

sexSome when referring to sexual attraction insist that everything starts from the mind. As new research shows, everything ends there! U.S. researchers announced that they had solved one piece of the mystery of what happens in the brain during sex by monitoring the activity of the female brain during an orgasm. Continue reading

Telling lies seriously damages health

telling liesIf you want to live a healthy life, do not… tell lies.

New American research argues that those who often lie have an unhealthy life, while those who avoid telling lies have better health and more harmonious relationship with other people.

The research also concluded that not only serious lies, but also innocent little fib, which is much easier to tell, can harm the body. Continue reading

5 simple tips on how to convince your interlocutor

persuasionThe need to convince one’s interlocutors appears in every sphere of life: in home conflicts and family disputes, as well as in business negotiations. The ancient art of persuasion now is more popular by the terms NLP (neuro-linguistic programming), which is a general approach to communication and self-improvement, and covert hypnosis (conversational hypnosis), which is an ability to influence other people’s unconscious mind. Some people intuitively use NLP and covert hypnosis techniques without having ever heard of these terms, others study them in costly seminars. Here are a few simple tips on how to convince your interlocutor: Continue reading