The Trauma & Mental Health Report is a weekly online mental-health magazine that aims to share research-based knowledge in simple words on the treatment, prevention, and implications of trauma and mental illness.
The Centre for Studies on Human Stress is a website dedicated to empowering individuals with scientifically grounded information on the effects of stress on the brain and body with the objective of improve peoples health status
A personal favorite of mine – the Mind & Life Institute is a non-profit organization that seeks to understand the human mind and the benefits of contemplative practices through an integrated mode of knowing that combines first person knowledge from the world’s contemplative traditions with methods and findings from contemporary scientific inquiry. I have been following them from before “google” got popular, in the days of buying video CDs.
The hand is my feeler with which I reach through isolation and darkness and seize every pleasure, every activity that my fingers encounter. With the dropping of a little word from another’s hand into mine, a slight flutter of the fingers, began the intelligence, the joy, the fullness of my life. – Helen Keller, “A […]
Daniel Todes’s massive tome on physiologist Ivan Pavlov (1849–1936), the man who, our textbooks tell us, trained dogs to salivate to a bell, transformed almost everything I had come to learn about that towering figure over my twenty-year career as a psychologist. For one thing, Pavlov rarely ever used a bell in his experiments. Instead […]