Archive | December, 2016


29 Dec

A University of Oxford study showed that people who dance together feel closer to those with whom they dance in sync with high levels of exertion. Dancing together increases social bonding.(Goldman, J. C., How dancing leads to bonding. Scientific American Mind. 2016, 27(3), p. !4)

Happy Holidays!

25 Dec


23 Dec

Dante: The hottest places in Hell are reserved for those who, in times of great moral crisis, maintain their neutrality.


18 Dec

Recent reports show that the risks of antidepressants have been downplayed, especially for children and antidepressants in whom suicidal thoughts and aggressive behaviors doubled.(Kevon, D. The hidden harms of antidepressants. Scientific American Mind, 2016, 27(3), p. 12)


15 Dec

Moliere: I prefer a pleasant vice to an annoying virtue.

Helpful Hints

12 Dec

The findings of two recent studies suggest that exposure to green spaces in cities improve cognitive development in children and increase feelings of physical and emotional well-being in adults. (Rodriguez, T. City parks may mend the mind. Scientific American Mind, 2016, 27(3), p.11)


4 Dec

A study has found that brain structures for emotional regulation may be inherited by daughters from their mothers. This finding suggests “a significant specific maternal transmission pattern in emotional responses” (p. 10). (Cepelewiez, J. Like mother, like daughter. Scientific American Mind, 2016, 27(3), p. 10)


1 Dec

Marshall Field: Goodwill is the only asset that competition cannot undersell or destroy.