Inside The Sleeping Brain

We spend about one-third of our time on Planet Earth asleep. That’s about 16 hours a night as infants, 9 hours as teens and 7 to 8 hours as adults. Until 25 years ago, scientists knew little about this nighttime habit of ours. In this infographic experts in the Cleveland Clinic’s Sleep Disorders Center share some interesting facts about sleep.


A Guide To Emotions And How To Retrain Your Brain (Infographic)

The ability to recognize and work with different emotions is fundamental to psychological flexibility and well-being. Neuroscience has contributed much to the understanding of the neural bases of emotion, emotion regulation, and emotional intelligence. The following infographic shows the brain mechanisms involved in emotion processing and suggests ways to retrain your brain to become more resilient and self-aware while cultivating a positive outlook.

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Eight BRAIN MAP tips for 2015 (Infographic)

Brain Map

1. Be curious, engage your brain – watch/listen to the News in another language, wear

you watch upside down, use your non-preferred hand to brush your teeth/hair, try

spelling words backwards, when driving – switch off the Sat Nav and take different

routes into town/work.

2. Reduce psychological stress. Combine exercise with sensory stimulation by walking

through the local village/town/city on your way to/from work and focus your

attention by noticing things. Frequent meditation will also help focus attention

thereby preventing distraction by random fears/worries.

3. Avoid infection and deal with it vigorously when it happens.

4. Immerse yourself in what you love doing until it generates flow and watch time fly.

5. Nutrition, eat well but eat less and skip desert. Coffee/tea can help focus attention.


6. Mind your head, avoid head injury and wear a helmet or a seatbelt.

7. Agree to make a start (often the most difficult part).

8. Positivity is the key. Adopt an optimistic outlook on life even if you don’t believe it.


..and finally, when it comes to your brain –

you either use it or lose it.