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Oxytocin – The Dark Side of the Love Molecule

With the recent popularity of neuroscience for public consumption the neurotransmitter Oxytocin has gained the nick-name "The Love Molecule". Who wouldn't want more love, right? This neurotransmitter is know to be the bonding chemical released during sex, a mother and…

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I resent your tone of voice!

Although there can be too much generalization out there about being either right-brained or emotional beings, or left-brained logical beings, one thing seems clear to neuroscience: we default to prosody, or tone of voice, over the semantic meaning of words…

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Is Your Head full of Plastic?

In the last few decades the concept of neuroplasticity has taken hold of the science community.  We agree now that our brains are malleable, waxing and waning in their structure and function, and ever changeable.   NOW we know it's…

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What a Difference a Verb can Make!

I AM vs I FEEL Did you know that when the fight-or-flight center of the brain is engaged (the limbic system) saying things like I AM so angry keeps the blood flowing in that direction, feeding that center.   But when…

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A Fear-Orientation is Killing You!

In our modern world of green-house fears, war atrocities, environmental pillaging, and global threats the social media is rife with stories of conspiracy, fear, and apocalyptic preparedness. What is this focus doing to us? While it's not advisable to put…

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