July 2016

“I’ll do it later…” Reasons why We Procrastinate

By |2017-03-15T21:37:34+00:00July 21st, 2016|Uncategorized, Useful Stuff|

If you have a tendency to put things off, you’re not alone. It has been estimated that around 20 percent of adults procrastinate, and around half of all students do. Unfortunately procrastination has negative effects. These include poorer performance and increased stress, as well as mental [...]

Can neuroscience tell how you’ll vote?

By |2017-03-15T21:36:37+00:00July 21st, 2016|Uncategorized, Useful Stuff|

Can neuroscience tell how you will vote? Maybe someday... An Irish election has past, and an American election is looming, but have you ever considered how exactly you decide who to vote for? Now, presumably you’ll say that you choose a candidate based on his or [...]

The neuroscience of conflict

By |2016-07-21T15:12:43+00:00July 21st, 2016|Uncategorized, Useful Stuff|

Is conflict unavoidable? Sometimes it is; sometimes it is not. But it helps to understand how and why conflict arises. Imagine this scenario: You are driving to work and your car stalls at the red light. Behind you impatient drivers start honking. How do you feel? [...]

Can you cure chronic pain with mindfulness?

By |2016-07-21T15:05:02+00:00July 21st, 2016|Uncategorized, Useful Stuff|

  Imagine yourself hunched over in pain, unable to move. If you have suffered from chronic pain, as most of us have, chances are you were not imagining discomfort, but remembering it. Maybe you even winced a little at the thought. Hundreds of millions of people around [...]