This post is a follow up to something one of our researchers wrote two years ago about a device called the “Valkee” that shines light into your ears using a device that looks a lot like an iPod. The device supposedly cures seasonal affective disorder and is now being marketed in the USA. I felt … Read more Follow up on the Valkee device that shines light in your ears.
Reading your emotions is all about perspective. Perspective is just a place from which you are looking at something – it’s a point of view from which you observe things as they happen. Your experience of an event can be dramatically different depending on how you view that experience. If you’re watching a movie but … Read more How to Read Your Emotions Part II: Put on Your Spec’s
Sometimes when you first start having a feeling, your brain will very quickly make up its mind that the emotion is somehow dangerous or bad. Then it tries to escape from the emotion or control the emotion by turning your attention elsewhere and getting you to do something that makes the emotion go away. Because … Read more How to Read Your Emotions Part I: Don’t Judge a Book by Its Cover
People can experience many difficulties with sleep throughout their lives. Some people are often told by their parents that even as small children they were never “good sleepers.” Some people experience issues with sleep following a stressful or traumatic event in their life. Sometimes issues with sleep just seem to come out of nowhere. However people … Read more What Exactly is Insomnia? (and what you can do about it)