Mind-Body Science: Walking Changes Vision — Study

(Neuroscience News) How do we perceive our environment? What is the influence of sensory stimuli on the peripheral nervous system and what on the brain? Science has an interest in this question for many reasons. In the long term, insights from this research could contribute to a better understanding of diseases such as ADHD and Parkinson’s disease.

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How Your Emotions Affect Your Organ Health

(Hilde Larson) After years of studying health and how to allow the body to naturally heal, there is one topic that keeps coming back to me as significant, and that is the body-emotion connection. The key role they play in our physical wellbeing, and how much gunk we carry from early childhood. From our upbringing, our traumas, conditioning and belief system. How everything we ever lived is stored in our cells, and how our emotional terrain affects our vital organs.

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Hypnotic Healing and the Mysterious Relationship Between Mind and Body

(Steve Taylor, Ph.D.) In the 1840s, a Scottish doctor living in India named James Esdaile was frequently visited by men with enormous tumours (weighing up to 45 kg) in the scrotum, caused by mosquito bites. The operation to remove them was so painful that men would often put it off for years, only having it as a last resort.

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Psychobiotics: Bacteria For Your Brain?

(Kelly Brogan, M.D.) Every functional medicine psychiatrist has case stories of the “probiotic cure” – of a patient with debilitating symptoms, often obsessive compulsive range, whose symptoms remitted completely with dietary change and probiotic supplementation. Is this voodoo or is it based on a growing understanding of the role of the microbiome in mental health and behavior?

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The Human Eye has a Spooky Ability: It can Detect “Ghost Images”

(Janine Acero) Some people claim they can see apparitions, things that aren’t really there, or just straight up ghosts. If you’re a skeptical person, you may chalk it up to fatigue, drunkenness, or even hallucinations — anything but actual ghosts. But there may be a sliver of truth to those claims after all. In a new paper posted on arXiv, scientists in Scotland at Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh and the University of Glasgow have discovered that the human eye can actually detect “ghost images.”

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Diet’s Role in Mental Well-being More Pronounced in Women, New Research Concludes

(Ellaine Castillo) The relationship between mental health and diet has long been established; but something that has intrigued researchers for years is whether this is associated with the higher incidence of mental distress in women than in men. A recent study by researchers from Binghamton University, which was published in the journal Nutritional Neuroscience, revealed that diet does play a bigger role in maintaining mental well-being in women.

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