When the Sharks Gather

When the Sharks Gather: How Rituals Can Make Us Better Writers Before I write, there’s this little thing that I do. Call it a ritual. I do it the same way every time. And according to neuroscience research, my little ritual is actually priming my brain to deliver a focused and confident writing session. Here’s… Continue reading When the Sharks Gather

The Brain’s Way of Healing by Norman Doidge

Doidge, Norman. The Brain’s Way of Healing: Remarkable Discoveries and Recoveries from the Frontiers of Neuroplasticity. New York: Viking, 2015. Print. Genre: Nonfiction (although don’t be surprised if you often think you’re reading scifi!) Summary: Imagination heals chronic pain. Meditation reverses blindness. Walking stops the onset of Parkinson’s. Red LED lights heal arthritis or physical disabilities caused… Continue reading The Brain’s Way of Healing by Norman Doidge

Radical Approaches to Writing Pt. 3

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(Migrated post. Content originally published 2/2014 on jennifermichellemason.blogspot.com.) New research has started to debunk the idea that the two hemispheres of our brains do separate or independent tasks. Neuroscientist Kara D. Federmeier has found that the brain is much more dynamically linked than we ever suspected. Federmeier asserts that the two sides of the brain actually… Continue reading Radical Approaches to Writing Pt. 3