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Quote from: Icarus on April 04, 2018, 11:18:24 PMBirds navigate with a magnetic eye capacity?.......................https://www.sciencenews.org/article/birds-get-their-internal-compass-newly-id-eye-protein?utm_source=email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=latest-newsletter-v2
Quote from: Icarus on April 06, 2018, 02:18:48 AMCoincidentally I have been reading a new book whose title is: The Spinning Magnet which is a reference to our earth and other cosmic features. Magnetism is another way of thinking of gravity and how it influences the whole world that we live in and the other worlds that we only see in the night sky.....and beyond.
Quote from: Icarus on April 13, 2018, 01:19:51 AMWhat do my illustrious peers think of this concept? https://www.theladders.com/career-advice/this-is-how-to-become-mentally-strong-3-secrets-from-neuroscienceNot kidding about the adjective; illustrious. There are some real thinkers here. That's one of the several reasons that I am so committed to this place.
QuoteDr. Barry Bitman writing on laughter in the face of adversity says that change causes humans a lot of stress and the people who adapt are also the ones who succeed. So we can panic or get depressed; or choose to laugh and make the best of the challenging situation. He says humour gives a unique opening to move forward on a positive note. Laughter is even scientifically proven to reverse the negative biological effects of stress. Choosing humour in the face of adversity brings us a much-needed sense of control, which facilitates healing.
Quote1) Cheer upWant to be mentally tougher? Want the challenges ahead to seem easier? Try this esoteric technique called "smiling."
QuoteSubstantial evidence exists for the effectiveness of humor as a coping mechanism. Studies involving combat veterans (Hendin & Haas, 1984), cancer patients (Carver, 1993), and surgical patients (Culver et al., 2002) have found that when humor is used to reduce the threatening nature of stressful situations, it is associated with resilience and the capacity to tolerate stress (Martin, 2003).
Quote2) Train your brain[...] And if you want more brain stamina, you need to systematically increase how long you make it work.
Quote3) Perception beats realityPerceptions beats reality: Reduce the signals that make you think things are tiring and they won't be as tiring. Make it a game instead of a chore.
QuoteCaffeine gives you more energy, right? Wrong. Caffeine doesn't give you more of anything.
QuoteAdenosine is a chemical in your body that tells your brain you're tired. And caffeine blocks adenosine. The tired message never reaches the governor, and so the governor doesn't hit the brakes. Caffeine works via that same principle we talked about above — it reduces perception of effort.
Quote. . .but in general, I think the article is a bit too simplistic for my liking.
Quote from: Dave on April 13, 2018, 05:46:53 PMQuote. . .but in general, I think the article is a bit too simplistic for my liking. Says the neuroscientist-in-training who is used to all those esoteric jargon infested/peer reviewed/cited textbooks!
QuoteFor us lay mortals we only have pop-science and anecdote. My MI and subsequent life threatening things induced me to ask a, possibly life saving, question - will getting all stressed about such conditions improve their/my outcome? No, then don't stress out over them. One consultant still remembered, and mentioned some years later, that on coming round from the fourth defibfrillating shock from my implant in 24 hours I immediately cracked a joke. We are supposed to be quivering bundles of fear after such.
QuoteBut, maybe old Sneezer was right, "That which does not kill you can still tickle your funny bone." And I suppose I learned a very long time ago that there is no profit in giving way to fear. Unless you can run faster than it can . . .