JUNK FOOD AND VIOLENCE

from ToDo Institute Japanese children “consume incredible amounts of soft drinks and junk food,” says Hiroshi Osawa, a retired psychology professor at Iwate University. According to Iwate, the consequences go beyond poor nutrition and expanding waistlines. This junk food diet may be contributing to Japan’s alarming juvenile crime wave. According to Osawa, “There is a…

What Prevents You from Appreciating Your Partner (and a lot of other people)? Hint: It has to do with gorillas

Are you familiar with the “invisible gorilla” experiment?  A group of people were asked to pass basketballs back and forth to each other.  Three of the people wore white t-shirts, and the other three wore black t-shirts.  Participants in the study were asked to count the number of times the basketball was passed between the…

The Divided Brain

In this extraordinary video, Iain McGilchrist describes the real differences between the left and right halves of the human brain. It’s not simply “emotion on the right, reason on the left,” but something far more complex and interesting. Before McGilchrist became a psychiatrist, he was a literary scholar — and his work on the brain…