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Brain Chemistry

Sleep Timing

Sleep timing is controlled by three main factors and they are the circardian clock, homeostasis and in humans by willed behavior.

The circadian clock is an inner time-keeping, temperature-fluctuating, enzyme-controlling device, which works in tandem with adenosine, a neurotransmitter which inhibits many of the bodily processes that are associated with wakefulness.

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Dopamine System in Highly Creative People Similar to That Seen in Schizophrenics, Study Finds

New research shows a possible explanation for the link between mental health and creativity. By studying receptors in the brain, researchers at Karolinska Institutet have managed to show that the dopamine system in healthy, highly creative people is similar in some respects to that seen in people with schizophrenia.

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Sleep-Inducing Foods: Food to Help You Sleep

Check out this list of foods that can help you sleep better. You probably have most of these in your cupboard already..

Top 10 Sleep-Inducing Foods

THE SEAT OF THE SOUL

What is a little-known, pea-sized gland revered by metaphysicians for millennia and nicknamed the third eye or the seat of the soul? It is the pineal gland, located in the middle of the head, occupying a masterful position in regulating human function.

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Psychedelic trips aid anxiety treatments in study

She swallowed it, lay on the couch with her eyes covered, and waited. And then it came.

"The world was made up of jewels and I was in a dome," she recalled. Surrounded by brilliant, kaleidoscopic colors, she saw the dome open up to admit "this most incredible luminescence that made everything even more beautiful."

Tears trickled down her face as she saw "how beautiful the world could actually be."

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..Is all that we see or seem,
but a dream within a dream.
Edgar Allan Poe