Category: Neuroscience

Mundane Magic and Scientific Sorcery

Mundane Magic and Scientific Sorcery

Neurons do something strange when starved of oxygen. First, they start firing randomly. Then they start to shut down. If they don’t receive precious oh-two soon, they start to die. This sequence is, of course, an oversimplification. You’ll find counter examples all over the place. Even so, this sequence explains a lot. When certain parts

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Your Body’s Mystery Chemical

Your Body’s Mystery Chemical

Serotonin is on everyone’s lips lately. This strange little neurotransmitter shows up in all sort of weird places. Its role in mood regulation is so critical that many researchers call it the ‘happy molecule.’ It regulates appetite too. Hypnotists – I hope you’re paying attention. This little bundle of joy is worth paying attention to.

Hypnotic Rapport in a Bottle

Hypnotic Rapport in a Bottle

Hypnotists need a certain state of mind when working with clients. In a therapeutic context, the relationship is everything. I’m not saying anything strange here – how you see each other shapes everything else. Rapport is king and without it, hypnosis is impossible. To say that a single neurochemical triggers the perfect state for this

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