Update: Meditation Experiment Completed!

The results and analysis of my “Mindfully Productive” experiment have gone up!  You can find them here! The experiment tracked my productivity across days I meditated and days I did not meditate, settling whether or not morning meditation has an effect on my daily productivity.  Read the post to find out!

Eye Yoga

Eye Yoga

My eyesight has always been suboptimal.  I received my first pair of glasses at the age of five after my first eye exam in kindergarten, when the eye exam attendant rhetorically exclaimed to my mother “how could you not know he can’t see out of his right eye?” My problem is that my left eye … Continue reading

The Quest to Understand Consciousness

The Quest to Understand Consciousness

Originally posted on Everything Matters: Beyond Meds:
Every morning we wake up and regain consciousness — that is a marvelous fact — but what exactly is it that we regain? Neuroscientist Antonio Damasio uses this simple question to give us a glimpse into how our brains create our sense of self. __________________________________________________ Books by Antonio…

I Love Science!

I Love Science!

The popularization and current vogue of science is absolutely fantastic.  But sometimes there’s a disconnect between science fans and scientists. [original comic]