New study cautions marijuana beginners to 26 adverse reactions

Researchers documented the most common negative side effects of smoking weed, and who might be most susceptible.

  • A team of researchers identified a total of 26 possible adverse reactions to cannabis use.
  • Coughing fits, anxiety, and paranoia are among the top three most common adverse reactions to smoking weed.
  • It was the people who smoke on a less frequent basis who were more likely to have had the bad experiences.
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Nostalgia triggers a reward pathway in our brains, according to science

Nostalgia is also proven to decrease loneliness and increase resiliency.

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  • Nostalgia is defined as a sentimentality for the past and can be unique to each person.
  • Studies have shown that nostalgia can be used to combat loneliness and improve resilience. It can also be used to boost creativity.
  • There is a kind of cooperative activity between memory and reward systems in your brain that plays a very specific role in how we experience nostalgia.
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Musicians and their audiences show synchronized patterns of brain activity

Researchers observed "inter-brain coherence" (IBC) — a synchronisation in brain activity — between a musician and the audience.

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When a musician is playing a piece, and the audience is enjoying it, they can develop physical synchronies. Both might tap their feet, sway their bodies, or clap their hands.
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How to become a masterful storyteller

From novels to screenwriting, storytelling is one of our most powerful forms of communication.

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  • Reading has been shown to make you more intelligent and empathic, a trait that good writers learn to master.
  • Storytelling is one of the most important forms of communication that humans engage in.
  • While "finding your voice" is what writers crave, beginning with the basics is an essential step on any writer's path.
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Bennett Foddy's free browser games are the exercise your brain needs

This video game designer's creations have been said to work "neurological magic."

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  • Video game designer Bennett Foddy's games hack players' neurology to allow them to embody the subjects on the screen.
  • Foddy plays with perceptions of sensation to explore how gamers "become" the digital characters.
  • Research indicates that video games can change how our brains perform and their structural makeup. For instance, enhancing several kinds of focus.
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Get the sleep you deserve with this top-rated app's soothing melodies

Relax Melodies is the most positively reviewed app in the history of the App Store.

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  • Blue light negatively impacts the secretion of melatonin, making it harder for smartphone and computer users to sleep.
  • Meditation has been shown to have a positive impact on sleep by increasing specific neurochemicals while decreasing stress.
  • Relax Melodies can help you get the sleep you need, and it's on sale.
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