Platt and his colleagues recorded neuron behavior in the posterior cingulate cortex. Neural activity there built up until it peaked, at which point the animals changed course, revealing correlational evidence that this spike in brain function leads to the divergent thinking and action rather than happens because of it.
“If you increased activity in the area exogenously, if I put an electrode in there and stimulated, then you would break off from the routine, you would become more exploratory,” Platt said.
Source: Researchers discover which brain region motivates behavior change | EurekAlert! Science News
There are countless things we can do to create peace of mind, both in response to events in our lives, and proactively, everyday. If you’d also like to develop a greater sense of peace, you may find these suggestions helpful.
Source: 40 Ways to Create Peace of Mind
Make sure it’s fun. Doing a chore is boring and hard, and you’ll put it off, even if it’s just a 10-minute session. Instead, don’t make it a chore that you have to get through. Make it a game that you look forward to doing. Or a mini-meditation session that brings peace to your life, a time to relax. Or a moment of magic and loveliness. Create an activity that you’ll look forward to.
Source: The Incredible Progress of Daily Practice : zen habits
Managers focused on enhancing operational efficiency, and they fixated on internal processes and procedures. As a result, they did not recognize key trends and changes in the marketplace. They did not spend enough time learning about new types of competitors. How can we become better at scanning our external environment? Here are four key steps that can enhance your efforts
Source: Professor Michael Roberto’s Blog: Scanning Your Environment
By studying these interaction networks, we reveal the (complex, fractional) nature of social contagion and establish that individuals with relatively few, but strongly connected, neighbors are both most socially influential and most susceptible to social influence. Furthermore, we demonstrate that we can predict complex cascades of behavioral change at their moment of initiation, before they actually occur.
Source: Revealing the hidden networks of interaction in mobile animal groups allows prediction of complex behavioral contagion. – PubMed – NCBI
The Best Sports Nutrition blogs from thousands of top Sports Nutrition blogs in our index using search and social metrics. Data will be refreshed once a week. These blogs are ranked based on following criteria Google reputation and Google search ranking Influence and popularity on Facebook, twitter and other social media sites Quality and consistency of posts. Feedspot’s editorial team and expert review
Source: Top 75 Sports Nutrition Blogs & Websites | Supplement Blog
What is sacred activism and how we can walk in the path of karmic yoga, the yoga of action? Here is are some tips from the Bhagavad Gita.
1. “The whole world becomes a slave to its own activity, Arjuna; if you want to be truly free, perform all actions as worship.”
Source: How to be an Activist without Burning Out. | elephant journal
People who felt their “lives had the most meaning,” according to the Guardian, were less likely to have sleep apnea, and had “slightly better sleep quality overall.” It might be that purpose acts as a buffer against sleep issues: “We found that higher levels of purpose in life were generally protective against the occurrence of sleep apnea and RLS [Restless Leg Syndrome] as well as the onset of sleep apnea and RLS over the following 1 to 2 years,” the study authors wrote.
Source: Having A Sense of Purpose Can Literally Help You Sleep At Night | Thrive Global
First, not surprisingly, feedback does improve the quality of subsequent work. However, feedback also discourages future participation. People who receive low ratings in the initial round are less likely to continue in the contest. “A majority of players (69.5%) whose first rating is the lowest possible rating will subsequently stop investing in the contest.” That’s not necessarily a bad thing. Weeding out low performers can be efficient. However, Gross finds that the detrimental impact on participation is NOT exclusive to individuals who receive negative feedback initially.
Source: Professor Michael Roberto’s Blog: Feedback’s Impact on Innovation: A Key Tradeoff
Life hands us the masks and the costumes until we grow into them fully, then asks us to take them off. It will hand us the closing of the show, the chapter, and the opportunities to take them off. In doing so, life gives us the option to expand who we are underneath the costumes, to get closer to the divine, the feelings of big love, transcendence and connection in a new way that we have before. When we attach to the identity costume we are wearing in the moment, it’s like pouring cement…
Source: Letting Go of Our Past Identities: When It’s Time to Move On and Evolve