Imagine a person who start his day with a huge piece of cake, continues his day by constantly eating stuff during his job, and ends his day with equally unhealthy food. 14-16 hours a day, non-stop eating. How unhealthy it is, right?
Despite the fact that we don’t really live like that, we still feed our brain with countless crap throughout the day, and fail to see its negative impact on our cognitive abilities, ability of concentration and overall stamina.
In this episode, I talked about information overload, and how I overcome it.
Thinking is a cognitive activity you perform to process information, solve problems, make decisions, and create new ideas. You use your thinking ability and skills when you try to make sense of experiences, organize information. Or make plans and engage in other numerous exercises that impact your life one or another way. Although it sounds like thinking is a universal process our brains conduct for many needs, this perception is wrong. There are several types of thinking. To list some of them: Creative, Analytical, Concrete, Abstract, Divergent, Critical, Holistic etc. Any thinking type makes your brain tune into a specific setting that filters in the information you are receiving, analyze, process and produce an end result. How amazing is that, right? The process we generalize as “thinking” is in fact a huge mechanism comprising numerous settings we can use in our daily lives, experiment around and get desired results! That’s right, thinking as a subject is important, and interesting one. Although it sounds like we are engaged in the thinking process all day long, it is not always true. In fact, thinking is quite harder than we imagine. And most people don’t really engage in thinking process that often. George Bernard Shaw once remarked:
Continue reading “[PODCAST #4] Thinking, and why it is harder than you think?”
Have you experienced a situation where you caught yourself lost in your mind? You are so busy with that random thoughts popping inside your head you don’t pay attention to what’s going on around. “being lost in mind” situation makes you partially, or even absent in the company of your loved ones, that causes uncomfortable situations to rise.
Does it sounds like you, or someone you care about? If yes, folks, I have news for you! This episode is about our consciousness, awareness, and being present, where we’ll talk about these situations. You’ll also learn on how meditation can help you train your mind to keep your thoughts under control. And for sure, make you enjoy your present moment.
Continue reading “[PODCAST #2] Consciousness, Awareness, and Meditation”
In 2001 neuroscientist from Washington University Marcus Raichle published a paper in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, describing a brain network called default mode network that forms a critical and centrally located hub of brain activity that links parts of the celebral cortex to deeper structures involved in memory and emotion. The discovery was kind of a scientific accident that happened during a brain research experiments. During this experiment, while observing patient’s brain under the FMRI, Raichle has noticed that several areas in the brain exhibited heightened activity precisely when the subjects were doing nothing mentally. This state of brain was called “Default Mode” – the network of brain structures that light up with activity when there are no demands on our attention.
Continue reading “[PODCAST #1] Ego, and Brain’s Default Network”