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Mild electric shocks

A friend of mine gave me one of those data-gathering bracelets for Christmas. It tells me how far I’ve walked, how long I’ve slept, how fast my heart is beating and whether I’m still alive – usually not far enough, too long, about right and yes, just. 110 more words

Mindfulness and happiness

In my opinion, much of our worry and unhappiness are the result of our inability to be in “the present”. Most of the times, we tend to be ruminating about our past or worrying or planning about the future. 666 more words


Find the Time for a Wandering Mind

Mindfulness helps us meditate, focus, and rid ourselves of stress and anxiety. But at what cost? Focus is an in demand commodity today, we all want it, if only our easily distracted minds would play ball (or maybe that’s the problem). 989 more words


Recommended Link: Starved for Time? Here’s a Surprising - and Easy - Solution

. . . . . the sign of contemplation is silence, because it is impossible for a man to do two things at one time—he cannot both speak and meditate.

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How does thinking feel?

In a new article, Kieran Fox, Kalina Christoff, Jessica Andrews-Hanna, and I argue that data recently published in an article by Timothy Wilson and colleagues in… 20 more words

[VIDEO] Mind-wandering, meta-cognition, and the function of consciousness

Hey everyone! I recently did an interview for Neuro.TV covering some of my past and current research on mind-wandering, meta-cognition, and conscious awareness. The discussion is very long and covers quite a diversity of topics, so I thought i’d give a little overview here with links to specific times. 240 more words