How Neuroscience Forgot that Brains Have Owners, and A Few Things To Boost Morale

You may remember some of our previous content about Western society's tendency to disincarnate - to forget that our minds are actually attached to our bodies and that the two are interconnected.


Here's an interesting spin on that idea: neuroscience forgetting that the electrochemical processes of the brain actually exist within the context of a larger organism.


It turns out that as imaging technologies have advanced, it has become tempting to design studies that forget to account for behavioural, whole-body, psychological and environmental factors.


https://getpocket.com/explore/item/how-brain-scientists-forgot-that-brains-have-owners?utm_source=pocket-newtab



Crisis Notes


Because we can all use some good news amidst the slow-motion catastrophe, here are just a few of the ways people are pulling together (metaphorically speaking) to help each other through these tough times.


https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-51908023


https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-51915723


In other COVID-19 news, two of the few countries so far that's actually done alright. South Korea and Taiwan seem to have successfully flattened the curve without shooting their economies in the foot.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BS0qoRyapUI


https://www.cbc.ca/news/business/how-taiwan-is-beating-covid-19-without-closing-schools-or-workplaces-can-canada-do-the-same-1.5505031



Bruce Frantzis Respiratory Qigong


In this video, Bruce Frantzis reviews what Qigong and alternative medicine approaches can do for respiratory health, with some simple exercises.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VKRdUe2_SB0



Powerful Guided Refocusing Meditation


This guided meditation by Bob Proctor is a powerful 'reset' for your state of mind and your entire organism, and is wonderful for helping to refocus on goals at times like this:


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