Prefrontal Muse

Thinking about the possibilities

This is Your Brain on Loneliness

Download: TNPTVol5issue2pp58-61 Valentine’s Day inundates us with images of romance, often leaving us feeling wistful or lonely, as our own lives—whether single or coupled—seldom seem as rich or passionate as the ones on TV. For some, this is a passing melancholy; but...

Spirituality as Connectedness

  Members Download: TNPTVol4Issue2pp28-37 “Spirituality” is a term that can vary in its definition according to the user (Rose, 2001). It is often attached to religious practices, but mostly to aspects relating to a non-material world. I suggest that spirituality...

Curiosity and the Learning Brain

Curiosity and the Learning brain: An Educational Perspective Richard Hill Subscribers Download Article:  Curiosity and the Learning brain Teachers (and therapists) know that interested, curious students pay attention and learn more (Berlyne, 1954; Engel, 2013)....

No-one Expects the Smiling Inquisition!

Smiling has to be a good thing and, broadly speaking, it is, but Aparna Labroo and colleagues have conducted research that shows it depends on what you are expecting. Despite the somewhat infamous title line from Monty Python, the research examined the principle that...

Listen Closely: Hearing Your Heartsongs

We are social creatures.  We seek interaction, and we communicate, working to understand each other in a myriad of ways.  We observe body language, we get a sense of a person’s energy, and we LISTEN to what is being said. Or do we? Listening is vastly more than just...

The Heart’s Intuitive Intelligence

The Heart’s Intuitive Intelligence Next quarter we will be doing a special issue of The Neuropsychotherapist all about the heart and the role it plays in our personal and interpersonal lives. Scientists at the Institute of HeartMath (IHM) and Global Coherence...

The EEG-guided Meditation and what it may offer

doi: 10.12744/tnpt(4)120-122 Does everyone benefit equally from the same meditation technique?  Andrew Fingelkurts and Alexander Finkelkurts BM-Science, Brain and Mind Technologies Research Centre, Espoo, Finland Tarja Kallio-Tamminen KalpaTaru, Kirkkonummi, Finland...

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