Mark Twain

"Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great."

- Mark Twain

Friday, June 21, 2013

Work and Well-Being

``Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.``
- Viktor E. Frankl

"There is no contradiction between being effective and successful and taking care of yourself."
Arianna Huffington

"American corporations are losing $300 billion a year because of stress. $200-$300 billion because of indirect healthcare costs."
Arianna Huffington

“The human race has only one really effective weapon and that is laughter.”
― Mark Twain

Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.
- Scott Adams

What can you do right now to be more healthy at work?

Don't sell out your health in order to be successful in your professional life.

Earning lots of money is not worth putting your health is at risk.

Always remember that you are absolutely unique. Just like everyone else. -Margaret Mead

Positive things happen when you distance yourself from negative people. ―
 Rashida Rowe

Too many of us are not living our dreams because we are living our fears. ~ Les Brown

"The only time to buy these is on a day with no 'y' in it" Warren Buffett

When you come to a fork in the road, take it." - Yogi Berra

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brain: A brain ready for dissection at the Brain Bank


Addicts' Cravings Have Different Roots in Men and Women

Making Memories Last: Prion-Like Protein Plays Key Role in Storing Long-Term Memories

Positron emission tomography (PET)

Cure for insomnia could be on the cards

Modern Neuroscience: The Human Nervous System

The nervous system is defined by the presence of a special type of cell—the neuron

Compulsive no more
Clues to what causes compulsive behavior could improve OCD treatments
 By activating a brain circuit that controls compulsive behavior, MIT neuroscientists have shown that they can block a compulsive behavior in mice -- a result that could help researchers develop new treatments for diseases such as obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and Tourette's syndrome.

A new animal model gives insights into mechanisms of Parkinson’s disease pathogenesis

[PODCAST] "Do repetitive episodes of mental stress result in increases in skin sympathetic nerve activity?"

While music is an individualistic experience, different people’s brains track music in a consistent way

Detecting autism from brain activity

How the brain loses and regains consciousness

Human cognition depends upon slow-firing neurons

2013 Wiley prize awarded for the discovery of the molecular mechanisms governing circadian rhythms

Multiple sclerosis study reveals how killer t cells learn to recognize nerve fiber 


 Misguided killer T cells may be the missing link in sustained tissue damage in the brains and spines of people with multiple sclerosis, findings from the University of Washington reveal. Cytoxic T cells, also known as CD8+ T cells, are white blood cells that normally are in the body’s arsenal to fight disease.

 Multiple Sclerosis (MS), is a progressive disease that attacks the myelin of axons (nerve fibres) in the central nervous system. It is an autoimmune disorder in which the body's immune system attacks part of the body as if it were a foreign substance

Ethical? Physicians in China treat addictions by destroying the brain’s pleasure center

Itchiness explained: Specific set of nerve cells signal itch but not pain

Chemotherapy disrupts learning, neurogenesis and theta activity in the adult 


Children exposed to music at home have enhanced development of auditory abilities

The relation between informal musical activities at home and electrophysiological indices of neural auditory change detection was investigated in 2–3-year-old children. Auditory event-related potentials were recorded in a multi-feature paradigm that included frequency, duration, intensity, direction, gap deviants and attention-catching novel sounds.

The many maps of the brain

Body language, not facial expressions, broadcasts what's happening to us

Uncommon features of Einstein's brain might explain his remarkable cognitive abilities

Corridors of the Mind: Could neuroscientists be the next great architects?

Thinking up a world ruled by neuroscience

Global experiment probes the deceptions of human memory[Watch the BBC Breakfast video online]

 Preliminary results are in from a huge online experiment designed to test a flaw in the way the brain stores memories. The story was broadcasted on this morning's BBC breakfast show.
Preliminary results are in from a huge online experiment designed to test a flaw in the way the brain stores memories. [VIDEO] Earlier this year, an online m

 Preliminary results are in from a huge online experiment designed to test a flaw in the way the brain stores memories. The story was broadcasted on this morning's BBC breakfast show.

Global Experiment Probes the Deceptions of Human Memory
Preliminary results are in from a huge online experiment designed to test a flaw in the way the brain stores memories. [VIDEO] Earlier this year, an online m

The worst noises in the world: Why we recoil at unpleasant sounds [What noise do you hate the most?]

Immune system can boost nerve regrowth

The power of your amazing brain [provided by]

What the brain draws from: Art and neuroscience

Latin Quarter

Latin Quarter of Paris:
 Famous landmarks, such as Nôtre Dame Cathedral, the Luxembourg Gardens, the Cluny Museum, the Panthéon and the Sorbonne are within blocks. Yet hidden in full view around us is another Paris that is often forgotten in the bustle: historic Arab Paris.

For many, an Arab Paris may seem of more interest to journalists than historians. After all, it's only relatively recently that hundreds of thousands of Parisians speak Arabic as their first or second language, and that couscous, mezze and shwarma have become as common as coq au vin. 

So it's all too easy to overlook a history that began some 500 years ago, when France became the first Christian nation to establish a diplomatic alliance with the Ottoman Empire, initiating a flow of diplomats, intellectuals, tourists and students from the Eastern Mediterranean and North Africa to the French capital.

"By the end of the 18th century, relationships with the Muslim world were so common as to have become banal. People walked about Paris not even blinking when they saw someone wearing a turban, because they were so used to it,"
says Ian Coller, history professor and author of the 2011 book Arab France. 

Turbaned figures were simply part of the crowd in engravings, watercolors and oil paintings of the period—even in Jacques-Louis David's early-19th-century "Coronation of Napoleon," where the Ottoman ambassador can be spotted among the dignitaries.


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