Trauma Inherited

I talk a lot about stress management on this platform for a variety of good reasons: chronic stress is bad for health, better stress management is good for health and well-being, can lead to greater results in the workplace, better relationships, and so forth. Well, one surprisingly good reason to...

Epigenetics

The field of epigenetics is the study of how the environment, both internal and external, changes the expression of your genes. Genes are strands of DNA sequences, which are the fundamental building blocks of life. So genes are like sets of instructions that determine what a living thing is like,...

Brain Function – What The Brain Does

According to Stanford Professor of Neurobiology Dr. Andrew Huberman, brain function entails five things: sensation, perception, thoughts, feelings, and actions. Here's a brief description of each: 1. Along with the nervous system, the brain is taking in signals constantly from the environment. Photons of light, radio waves and sound waves,...

Prediction Brains

Our brains are designed to make predictions. In addition to controlling things like heart rate, respiratory rate, immune response, and a whole host of reflexive processes in the body, it is trying to predict the future all the time. This is an incredibly useful aspect of our brains in order...