We’ve had the iphone, and the ipad and people seem to get a lot of pleasure out of them – how far away from the ibliss are we? A Canadian neurosurgeon has stimulated feelings of bliss and ecstasy in a patient he was treating for epilepsy. And scientists now know where imagination comes from in the brain? It comes from all over – it’s a rich internal playground they say. Every parent and teacher is against bullying behaviour, but anti-bullying campaigns in schools may have just the opposite effect? The campaigns that say – don’t do this…. and then name bullying behaviour may encourage it new research says.
The more parents tended to praise their pre-school age children for effort (known as process praise, as in "good job"), the more likely it was that those children had a "incremental attitude" towards intelligence and morality when they were aged seven to eight.
When doctors stimulated her anterior-dorsal insula - a brain region implicated in many functions, including representing the internal state of the body - she experienced the same feelings of bliss and ecstasy that she reports prior to a seizure.
Performance and pay suffer when clients don't understand what professionals do
Market bubbles that lead to financial crashes may be self-made because of instinctive biological mechanisms in traders' brains that lead them to try and predict how others behave
The way the stomach detects and tells our brains how full we are becomes damaged in obese people but does not return to normal once they lose weight.
Students attending schools with anti-bullying programs may be more likely to be a victim of bullying than children at schools without them.
How social media users create and monitor their online personas may hint at their feelings of self-esteem and self-determination
Researchers from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health have for the first time found an association between living in proximity to high-density livestock production and community-acquired infections with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, commonly known as MRSA.
Vaccinating cattle against E. coli O157 could cut human cases of infection by 85 percent, say scientists