Category: Parsympathetic

I feel your pain: Neural mechanisms of empathy

Is it possible to share a pain that you observe in another but have never actually experienced yourself? A new study uses a sophisticated brain-imaging technique to try and answer this question. The research, published by Cell Press in the January 29th issue of the journal Neuron, provides insight into brain mechanisms involved in empathy. […]

Tuesday September 5th, 2023 in Cardiovascular Disease, Parsympathetic, Review | No Comments »

‘Directed Thinking’ Increases Time Spent Exercising

“Directed Thinking” involves asking people to think about information related to a topic that they already know which directs them to action. A study in the Journal of Applied Biobehavioral Research shows how “directed thinking” led to an increase in exercise performance and fitness in sedentary college students. Laura L. Ten Eyck, PhD, Dana P. […]

Tuesday September 5th, 2023 in back pain, Book, Parsympathetic | No Comments »