When someone’s frowning, or beaming, or gaping in surprise, they’re wearing their heart on their face. That’s because the muscles that control facial expression are linked to the smart vagus, says Stephen Porges, PhD. Thanks to the vagus nerve, the emotions we feel are displayed on our faces and in the sound of our voices. […]
Do Brain Training Games Really Work?
How do you “exercise” your brain? While it’s not like other parts of your body that you can move or stretch physically, it seems like different “workouts” for the brain are popping up virtually everywhere lately. So do they work? Well, that’s what Rui Nouchi, PhD and a team of researchers in Tokyo, Japan wanted […]
Is There a Willpower Miracle Cure? Practical Brain Science from Kelly McGonigal, PhD
Is there such a thing as a “willpower miracle cure”? Kelly McGonigal, PhD shared a surprising “willpower miracle” in this week’s webinar. And judging from the comments we received, many of you found it pretty remarkable, too. So we wanted to share it with you one more time – I think you’ll find it inspiring. […]