Empathy and yawning connected?

Here’s an article about contagious yawning, something many of us have heard about for years. Namely, you see someone yawn and you yawn yourself. Research into the ‘why’ of this has largely been speculative. Here the authors make a correlative...

Defining Success/Taking a Journey

I wanted to share this blog posting with you about, among other things, the ways we define success. I think just the title of John Gautam’s piece “Success is a Journey, Not a Destination” speaks bounds about the Six Second’s philosophy...

Remember those ‘amygdala’ almonds?

Turns out the size of your almonds might be important! If you’ve attended a level I certification, you probably remember creating your brain using food – a bagel, almonds, various candies and a paper napkin. All kidding aside, there’s new research...

“Born to laugh, we learn to cry”

This is the title of an interesting and short article about emotion recognition through sound conducted by Disa Sauter of the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics in Nijmegen, the Netherlands. Written by Andy Coghlan, the article describes how hearing emotional...
The Language of Emotion

The Language of Emotion

So, here’s the definition of emotion from “biology online”: Emotion a strong feeling, aroused mental state, or intense state of drive or unrest directed toward a definite object and evidenced in both behaviour and in psychologic changes, with...

Emotion – NY Times Op-Ed Piece

So, here’s  quote from an article in the NY Times today: “We surrealists insist on celebrating the 50th anniversary of hysteria, the greatest poetic discovery of the latter 19th century . . . M. Babinski, the most intelligent man who has tackled this...

Emotions (or not) and…Botox?

Okay, I confess that I just couldn’t leave this one alone. Here’s the link: http://tinyurl.com/y5pple4 Botox. Emotions. Do we stifle our ability not just to convey emotions to others, but also to feel it for ourselves, by paralyzing the physical mechanisms...

Good Teachers, Good Results?

This article from last week about good and effective teachers being the most critical piece of successful education had some interesting points. Teachers are clearly the most important resource our children have during their hours at school. Indeed, research has shown...

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