Can we, as adults, grow new neurons? Neuroscientist Sandrine Thuret says that we can, and she offers research and practical advice on how we can help our brains better perform neurogenesis—improving mood, increasing memory formation and preventing the decline associated with aging along the way.
The Wisdom of Pessimism - YouTube- Pessimism is generally equated with a grumpy and immature kind of mood. But Alain de Botton of the School of Life thinks it’s in fact at the origin of wisdom – and can even leave us feeling surprisingly cheerful.
http://www.ted.com/talks/andrew_solomon_depression_the_secret_we_share When I heard this most profound and insightful talk, it inspired me to dig deeper and discover about this terrible yet still mysterious beast that has taken over my life. I can only encourage anyone who even remotely connects with the message in this talk to reach out to someone. Anyone.
The mind is a diligent recorder, taking note of all that happens and storing data on it for retrieval later, right? Well actually, no. Enjoy these 7 illuminating talks on the science—and oddities—of our memory.