Sireesha Gummadi

118 Flips | 1 Magazine | 2 Likes | 1 Following | 4 Followers | @SireeshaGummadi | Keep up with Sireesha Gummadi on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Sireesha Gummadi”

The worst kind of insomnia: How to manage early-morning awakening

There are simple, and sometimes surprising, ways to beat that awful feeling of waking up at 4 in the morning and not being able to fall back to sleep. For some, the answer could be watching television at night differently.<p>Psychologists call this early morning awakening. Everyone experiences this …

The codeless computers of the future and the fall of the programming elite

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF<p>Programming is one of todays most in demand skills but as we continue to train, not code our latest computer systems, the …

Body Mass, Inflammation, and Cognition – What is the Strongest Link?

Body mass index (BMI) has been linked to inflammation, and systemic inflammation has been linked to decreased cognition. Now, a new study directly …

Neuroscience

What Does ‘Mind Over Matter’ Really Mean?

Our brains are truly incredible. From storing all of our precious memories, to running the millions of essential processes that keep our body running, our brains give us the power to be successful at whatever we do. Throughout our careers, we have both dedicated ourselves to empowering people and …

6 Cognitive Biases That Are Messing Up Your Decision Making | Inc.com

Over millions of years of evolution you'd think your brain would have gotten pretty good at thinking. But the truth is natural selection hasn't been nudging our brains to be ever more rational. It's been nudging them to keep us alive. Those aren't always the same thing.<p>If our brains were bad at …

Critical Thinking

11 Habits Of Ridiculously Likable People

Too many people succumb to the mistaken belief that being likable comes from natural, unteachable traits that belong only to a lucky few -- the good looking, the fiercely social, and the incredibly talented. It's easy to fall prey to this misconception.<p>When I speak to smaller audiences, I often ask …

‘Quiet night in’ means exactly that once you hit 40, confirm experts

‘HAVING a quiet night in’ is as mind-numbingly dull as it sounds once you reach 40, experts have confirmed.

British Humour

Happiness, hormones and productivity

I’m not a regular follower of TED talks, but I recently stumbled upon one of them while researching for this. The talk is given by Shawn Achor, a …

5 Ways to Train Your Brain Every Day for Happiness

You have to train your brain to be positive just like you work out your body. — Shawn Achor<p>Over the last few years, I’ve interviewed multiple …

The hard science that backs age-defying “laughter yoga”

The medicinal effects of laughter are no joke. Even forcing a chortle improves your health, which is why people in 100 countries have joined “laughter yoga” clubs, and doctors now prescribe laughter to the sick, elderly, young, and healthy for its stress-reducing effects.<p>Laughter yoga is a series …

Yoga

New Books about Mind Control, Mental Rest and Why We Swear

<b>This Is Your Brain on Parasites: How Tiny Creatures Manipulate Our Behavior and Shape Society</b><br>by Kathleen McAuliffe<br>Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2016 …

myfrequent.com

This Is What Happens to Your Brain When You Don't Exercise

When we skip our workouts, we typically feel guilty about the physical ramifications—the effect missing a class might have on our muscles the next …

How the brain knows where we are in bed

Tracey Emin has recreated her notorious 1998 artwork <i>My Bed</i> for a new exhibition at Tate Liverpool. Your bed might not be quite as messy as Tracey’s, but most people would admit to accumulating some level of clutter around their mattress.<p>Even in the dark, grabbing a glass of water, a pair of socks …

The Brain

Obesity link to brain structure in explosive medical study

Overweight people are less intelligent than people who are do not have weight problems , a provocative study claims.<p>Overweight men and women have less grey and white matter in key areas of the brain, it suggests. They also have greater impulsiveness and "altered reward processing", the study …

Diabetes

Neuroscientist Antonio Damasio on How Our Minds Obscure Our Bodies

“Sometimes we use our minds not to discover facts, but to hide them.”<p><i>“A purely disembodied human emotion is a nonentity,”</i> William James asserted in his pioneering 1884 theory of how our bodies affect our feelings. <i>“What we say and do often hides motives that we keep from others and even from</i> …

21 scientific facts that will motivate you to exercise when you really don't want to

It may encourage you to hear that exercise really is super good for you. There's a mountain of research backing up its many benefits.<p>The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend at least 2.5 hours of moderate cardio activity or 1.25 hours of vigorous cardio activity every week, plus …

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Is Not in Your Head, It's in Your Gut

<i>Summary: Researchers have identified biomarkers for chronic fatigue syndrome in gut bacteria and in inflammatory microbial agents in the …

Does Your Face Tell Anything About Your Personality?

We're often told to not to judge a book by it's cover. Yet this fascinating scientific evidence links facial features to personality types!

Scientific Research

How Does Intuition Work?

Humans love a good battle. Red versus blue. Religion versus spirituality. Yankees versus Red Sox. Being a champion implies someone need to finish …

Spirituality

Does Running Burn More Calories than Walking?

Is it a myth that runners burn more calories than walkers? It just makes sense—all that sweating and huffing and puffing must mean more calories are …

How Much Sleep Is Required for Optimal Health? Age Matters.

Along with regular exercise and nutrition, sleep is one of the three fundamental lifestyle choices that are key to maintaining your psychological and …

Study Finds A Surprisingly Accurate Predictor Of Happiness

Happiness

It’s possible to train your brain to be less racist. Here’s how.

The most important thing to know about racism is that it's everywhere. Whether it's politics, entertainment, tech, the media, or finance, the nature …

10 Research-Proven Tricks To Seem Smarter Than You Are

It's great to be smart, but intelligence is a hard thing to pin down. In many cases, how smart people <i>think</i>you are is just as important as how smart you actually are.<p><i>"I not only use all the brains that I have, but all that I can borrow." -Woodrow Wilson</i><p>Much of how you do in life comes down to …

This Is Why Smart People Prefer Fewer Friends

Many of us have pondered at one time or another, what makes a life well lived. Is it being surrounded by family and a lot of friends? Could it be …

10 Proven Ways To Grow Your Brain: Neurogenesis And Neuroplasticity

Scientists once thought the brain stopped developing after the first few years of life. But new research has shown that the brain can form new neural pathways and create neurons even in adulthood (Neuroplasticity and Neurogenesis).<p>Exercise for 30 minutes per day or meditation stimulates the …

Brain-to-Brain Communication Is Closer Than You Think

Don't call it telepathy, but call it very cool.<p>When neuroscientists used a monkey's thoughts to control computers, it was a huge breakthrough in mind-machine research. But harnessing brain waves has become even more complex now that humans are the subjects. Recently, researchers used the thoughts …

How racism came to be called a mental illness — and why that’s a problem

In 1981, Anthony Simon, an elderly white man in Kansas, shot his Chinese American neighbor Steffen Wong as Wong was entering his own home. In his trial, Simon’s defense rested upon a claim of “anxiety neurosis”: Simon said he was afraid of “Orientals” and their presumed martial arts capabilities, …

Mental Health

6 Ways To Wake Up Early Without Feeling Tired

Whenever the concept of sleep is discussed, there is common perception that we should rest for between six and eight hours every single night. While …

Sleep