To be funny – Part 1 of 4


Humour, Jokes, Theoretics


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Humour can help you connect with other people and make unpleasant situations a little more bearable. This is part one of a four part blog about how to be funny. Being funny might seem like it takes a lot of work, but it’s actually not that hard once you tap into your inner sense of humour. Even if you don’t think you’re naturally funny, there are things you can do to make yourself and other people laugh.
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Are Girls with Autism Hiding in Plain Sight?


Autism, Daily Life, Neuroscience


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Autism primarily affects boys, right? Officially, boys exceed girls with autism by 4 to 1 (and 10 to 1 in “high-functioning” autism).1 In fact, almost everything we know about autism comes from studying boys. But now some scientists are making discoveries that are challenging common assumptions about autism, girls and gender.Read More

Humor and Those Aha Moments


Humour, Laughter, Neuroscience, Theoretics


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Hearing just the first few words, your brain springs into action. The path of neuronal activity is a complex one that enlists various brain regions: the frontal lobe, to process the information; the supplementary motor area, to tap learned experience to direct motor activities such as the movements associated with laughter; and the nucleus accumbens, to assess the pleasure of the story and the reward that the “aha!” brings.
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Neuroplasticity: Fundamentals Of Rewiring Your Brain


Daily Life, Neuroscience


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Neuroplasticity has become a buzzword in psychology and scientific circles, as well as outside of them, promising that you can “rewire” your brain to improve everything from health and mental well-being to quality of life. There’s a lot of conflicting, misleading, and erroneous information out there.

So, exactly how does it work?
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