Can we rebuild our brains?

Until about twenty years ago, the prevailing theory was that the brain stops generating new neurons once it reaches maturity. Now neurologists believe that the brain has some ability to create new neurons, in a process called neurogenesis, throughout our adult lives. This is exciting because it opens up the possibility that our adult brains, and…

Shackles and flow

Have you ever been so engrossed in something that you completely lost track of time? In psychological  terms, this is known as a flow state. When you are in flow, or “in the zone”, the only thing in your mind is what you are doing in that moment. This single-minded focus allows you to block out the…