The average length of a #hug is 3 seconds. Research has discovered when a hug lasts at least 20 seconds, there's a therapeutic effect on body & mind. Sincere hugs produce #oxytocin - the love hormone. This substance has many benefits for physical & #mental health; helping relax & feel safe & calm anxiety, among many other things.
Morals, Not Memories, Define Who We Are by scientificamerican: A new study has found that “who one is” is largely defined by one’s moral behavior, and not by one’s memory capacity or other cognitive abilities. #Identity
Neuroscientists and the Dalai Lama Swap Insights on Meditation by scientificamerican: 'Knowledge can be communicated, but not wisdom. One can find it, live it, do wonders through it, but one cannot communicate and teach it.' #Meditation #Neuroscience #Dalai_Lama