Everyone experiences a little bit of social anxiety depending on certain situations, but when we find that this anxiety impairs our ability to function in many everyday activities, then it may be time to seek out solutions such as Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT). Social anxiety is a general or specific fear regarding social situations. Almost everyone [...]
Posts Tagged ‘Cognition’
There was an interesting study recently published in The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. Researchers at the University of Montreal’s Center for Studies on Human Stress tested to see the effects of cortisol (“the stress hormone,” commonly associated with our body’s fight-or-flight response) on participant’s memories of an emotional event. The experimenters had participants [...]
Mindfulness provides us a way to self-direct our experiences in the moment, and thereby self-direct ongoing neuroplasticity in the brain.
Can depression sometimes be our teacher? Some science suggests that depression evokes a cognitive mechanism that helps solve personal problems.
Decision-making never ends. It is an intricate part of each and every day, and it is how we choose our path. Step by step, each choice propels us in a different direction than one we could have otherwise taken. We make decisions in all kinds of ways. Sometimes we leave things to luck. Other times [...]