Video: Neuroplasticity

Hence the name, our brains can change and rewire with time. New experiences, emotions and habits can change your brain, the key is to be aware of it.

So for all those people who say “I can’t do this, it’s not me” or “I am wired this way” or “You can never change a person”

Think again, because you can.

Articles: The Science of Why We Don’t Believe Science?

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Video: Stress is The Number One Killer

New studies show that we are not victims of our genes and we can change. I posted here about this and now this video demonstrates what we see and perceive can effect our genes. “life has everything in it” and we can choose what filter or belief system that can effect our genes. Very informative. Enjoy!

Video: Epigenetics

Are we constantly evolving?

Epigenetic is the field of genetics that combines psychology and biology.  It provides a solid ground on various topics, from shedding light on epidemic diseases to rationalizing the habits that we are experiencing now. We are prints of our DNA, but we are also effected by our environment where our genes have the ability to change.”  Imagine, your grandmother was making dietary decisions that most probably effect you today.” Very fascinating information that tickles the brain. Enjoy!

Video: What Is Evolution?

Recently, I have encountered many people who don’t have a grasp on what evolution really entails, what it truly means.  In fact, it is not solely the lack of understanding and background on the matter, but the rather creative and farcical explanations on the subject that I have encountered.  One example was a week ago when  I was at Kuwait University with a filmmaker friend of mine working on a documentary.  We were approaching students asking them about “secularism,” basic questioning to find out what they knew about the term and whether they agreed or disagreed with it.   One guy brought in a very unique form of evolution into the secularism question, and already baffeled by this combination, it was what he said next and the reason why that took the cake.  “Men are better equipped to face reality as opposed to women”.  His backup to this claim is that men physically have wider eyes than women, and the reason for this is so they can better absorb shocks, not physical shocks per se, rather shocks to the capacity of seeing things that may affect us.  Now how creative is that?  I am still reeling from the answer, unsure whether to praise the genius behind it or to drop everything and start from scratch.  I thought to myself if only he had the chance to learn about evolution, maybe he wouldn’t come up with such a crazy idea.  Or if he truly was on to something, had he seeked a biological explanation to his ‘wide-eye theory,’ backing the suggestion on how it has evolved over time to show these differences in men and women, then maybe then I would give this student a second listen.  I stopped asking where secularism came into play in the answer, and the point taken was that the foundations of our thoughts and ideas are laid out differently, and getting a point across or understanding a topic may require deconstructions of thought and applicability of newer ideas and so on.   Anyways, a new take on Evolution out of Kuwait, and with that it reminded me of this video, for all the people who are confused or overwhelmed by it. Enjoy!

Articles: Islam and Science

The theory of evolution by natural selection is all about change and adaptation. Nothing stays the same or stands still, if it does, then things will die out and won’t be passed on for the future. This applies to, as simple as, the survival of a tree to the survival of an idea in an adult human brain. The future of the people of the Middle East, is to learn to adapt and accept change.

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