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Why We Dream – The Secret of A Beautiful Mind

Ep 82: Surreal Dreams – The Secret to A Beautiful Mind The hippocampus plays a crucial role in memories, imagination as well as the process of dreaming. Ever wonder why we dream? Are human minds designed to replicate reality in the imaginary world of dreams? What scientists now consider essential to healthy brain functioning- dreams…

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Butterfly Brain Games: Beauty and Art in a Game

A Brain Game To Change Your Perception- Inside Out Beauty Ep 81: Butterfly Brain Games~ Beauty in a Game of Chance In our Anniversary Podcast Special, we celebrate beauty with a game. I created Butterfly Brain Games as a companion to this podcast where we entertain alternative ideas about what is beautiful. In this game,…

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How to Age Beautifully

Ep 77: Imagining Beauty- The Key to Aging Gracefully In my research paper “On Thoughts Emotions Facial Expressions and Aging” I proposed the pathways by which our mental and emotional world directly shapes our aging faces. The last few podcasts have focused on how the brain influences our facial aesthetics. As well as how our own…

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Character Makes a Face

Ep 72: Our Faces Tell the Story of Our Lives The world has been witness to the diabolical events unfolding in Ukraine over the past few weeks. The internal horror we each feel to the atrocities committed is testament to the fact that human beings have an innate sense of what is right and wrong.…

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Inner Beauty According to Science

Ep 71: The Emotional World of Beauty – Beauty in the Mind  Possessing “inner beauty” isn’t just the consolation prize for those less than genetically blessed with physical beauty. Science tells us that our perception of beauty is deeply rooted in our psychological makeup, which colors the way we view beauty. Inner beauty is a term…

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Intelligent Beauty: The Science of Beauty

Ep 70: 2022 Skincare Trends Part 3 – Intelligent Beauty An Invention of the Mind — Intelligent Beauty Beauty is a topic of fascination throughout millennia. Gustav Fechner, the pioneer of modern psychology proposed a set of metrics which could be used to statistically define the experience of beauty. Known as psychophysics, he examined the…

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How To Be Beautiful- Tips From a Dermatologist

Ep 69: 2022 Skincare Trends Part 2: How to be Beautiful Inside Out  Self-care is more than just a buzzword. At the heart of a skincare routine is an emphasis on wellbeing. Practising your skincare ritual daily is self-care in action. Behind this is the science of the brain-skin connection, an area increasingly studied by…