Archive | August, 2016


28 Aug

Ronald Reagan: Peace is not the absence of conflict, it is the ability to handle conflict by peaceful means.


25 Aug

Cognitive behavior therapy sleep training for grown-ups is an effective treatment. It includes established bedtimes and get-up times, bed for sleep and sex only, no caffeine and alcohol after 4 PM, timing exercise and mental stimulation not to interfere with sleep, and relaxation techniques. (Headlines. Scientific American Mind, 2016, 27(11), p. 11)


21 Aug

Historian Laura Thatcher Ulrich: Well-behaved women seldom make history.

Social Interaction

18 Aug

After 3.2 seconds of eye contact, people become uncomfortable if they perceive threat. Comfort with longer gazes comes with perceptions of trustworthiness and the recipients overall social comfort. ( Headlines. Eye contact: How long is too long? Scientific American Mind, 2016, 27(11),8)

Social Interaction

11 Aug

By looking into another person’s eyes, we share information about ourselves, evaluate each other, and signal our intentions. When there is trust and affinity, our pupils dilate to mimic those of the other. (Headlines. Social interaction: The eyes have it. Scientific American Mind, 2016, 27(11), 8)

Helping Cancer patients

7 Aug

Recent research at NYU and Johns Hopkins has found that the use of psilocybin for emotionally distressed cancer patients can be positively transformative with even just one session when the experience is facilitated by an experienced guide.(Weir, K. One-hit wonder. Scientific American Mind, 2015, 26(6), 32-39)


1 Aug

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: To talk well and eloquently is a very great art, but that an equally great one is to know the right moment to stop.