The Psychology of Nostalgia: Why Do We Feel a Longing for the Past?

Should we dwell on the past? Until recently, psychologists would likely have argued not to. However, longing for the past, otherwise known as nostalgia, is now gaining recognition as a useful tool for people fighting anxiety and depression. As a result, nostalgia is a growing focus of global inquiry and…

5 Science-Backed Ways to Deal with Depression Using the Power of Nature

Mental illness may seem like a weakness to some, but those who have to deal with depression will understand the distress behind it. These blue periods are devastating, to say the least. The good news is that it's manageable. Furthermore, you may feel relieved knowing that you can deal with…

The Difference between Introverts and Extroverts Explained by Neurobiology

Is there a physiological difference between introverts and extroverts? An introvert is defined as ‘the tendency to direct one’s concern and attention towards one’s own life, thoughts, feelings and interests.’ A lot of the time we see introversion as something of a social curse. Extroverts are highly revered for their confidence…

10 Perfect Words for Indescribable Emotions and Feelings You Never Knew You Had

Different cultures from around the world have described emotions and feelings you never thought about. In this article, you will learn some of them. We live in an age where science is at its peak and we are making more amazing discoveries than ever before. This is especially true of…

How Just Trying To Speak Another Language Improves Mental Agility and Social Skills

When you try to speak another language as an adult, it's a truly challenging and beneficial task for your brain, research shows. Have your travels taken you to a foreign country where you were unable to communicate with others because you didn’t know their language? Yet even the thought of…

How Complaining Rewires Your Brain for Negativity and Literally Kills You

Complaining can be much worse for you than you thought, according to neuroscience. We tend to feel a lot better once we’ve had a good moan. Getting things off our chests seems to relieve a burden or two, and who hasn’t heard of the old adage ‘a problem shared is…