Category Archives: emotions

Not Often Enough

Sometimes not often enoughWe reflect upon the good thingsAnd those thoughts always centreAround those we love And I think about those peopleWho mean so much to meAnd for so many years have made meSo very happy And I count the … Continue reading

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New Treatments for Depression: DBS and Ketamine

Numerous studies have investigated deep brain stimulation (DBS) as a therapy for TRD (Treatment Resistant Depression). We performed a meta-analysis to determine efficacy and a meta-regression to compare stimulation targets. We identified and screened 1397 studies. We included 125 citations … Continue reading

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The Amygdala and Persistent Dark Mood

Surviving on the wild savannah without amygdalas would have been difficult for ancestral tribes of humans. But it is no picnic trying to be happy in modern hectic times with our amygdalas. Recent research by U. Miami psychologists published in … Continue reading

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Anger is All the Rage: Be Prepared

The modern age of “social justice” is being propelled by anger and rage. Children are groomed for victimhood from kindergarten onward, and by the time they reach college age, they are primed to rumble. The link above suggests that keeping … Continue reading

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Are You In An Abusive Relationship? You Soon Will Be

A person can be in an abusive relationship with another person, with her employer, or with the government that controls her very freedom. This chart provides some information that can help a person determine whether they are in an abusive … Continue reading

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Learning to Love People You Hate

We all know and love people who have glaring shortcomings, else we would have no spouse, no children, no family, and no friends. We would certainly have no self, since our own shortcomings cause us the most suffering of all. … Continue reading

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Chasing the Dragon of Bliss

The term “chasing the dragon” was originally a description of the undulating nature of the opium vapor in a pipe, as the smoker attempted to suck up every gram of bliss contained in the drug. “Chasing the dragon” was expanded … Continue reading

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Latest Study on Children and Coronavirus May Help Calm the Hysteria over School

From the BBC online: The BMJ study looked at 651 children with coronavirus in hospitals in England, Wales and Scotland…. “There have been no deaths in otherwise healthy school-age children,” said study author Prof Calum Semple, from the University of … Continue reading

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A Pleasure

Pleasure is something we know when we experience it, but is not such a simple thing to communicate to others. The more diligently we go about defining and describing what pleasure is, the further we drift away from the thing … Continue reading

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Emotional Nuance

Many of us shy away from strong emotions. But facing and understanding the things that trouble us — including the emotions inside — can free us from habitual pain and turmoil. Taking the trouble to label the emotion you are … Continue reading

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Stark, Undeniable Differences in the Brains of Men and Women

Perhaps twenty or thirty years ago an educated person might have been excused for denying any differences in structure and function between the brains of human males and human females. But things have changed. … over the past 15 years … Continue reading

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Lord of the Flies: World Without Men

William Golding’s 1954 novel Lord of the Flies is a glimpse into how quickly a world of boys — without men to guide their development — can degenerate into unbelievable savagery. It is one of those books which should be … Continue reading

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Everything You Believe is a Lie

None of it is your fault. It is just the way the human brain is made. The brain tries to resolve ambiguities in the best way it can, using all the innate quirks of our senses, emotions, and rational thought … Continue reading

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Bigger Brains & IQ; Sex-Related Differences in Emotional Regulation

The fact that brain size correlates with intelligence between species, is fairly uncontroversial. We expect chimps to be more intelligent than monkeys, and humans to be more intelligent than chimps. It is only when we start looking at comparisons of … Continue reading

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