RSS Recent Posts by Arlene Taylor

  • Genetic Studies November 20, 2019
    Are humans going to have to get genetic studies in order to marry?I know of no laws that stipulate two people must have genetic studies in order to obtain a license to marry. I have heard that some individuals are electing to obtain some genetic studies in an attempt to determine their risk of having […]
  • Genes Impacts November 19, 2019
    I read that in Iceland two people must have permission from the government in order to marry. What are we coming to?When I was speaking in Iceland⸺wonderful country, and I have loved my visits there!⸺I was told was told that because it is a relatively small and isolated country, and there have been relatively few […]
  • Birth Order and Laughter November 18, 2019
    Some studies have shown that only or eldest children tend to laugh less than others. No doubt that is related, at least in part, to the fact that parents tend to practice on only or eldest children; and tend to lighten up on succeeding children if there is more than one. In multiple sibling families, […]
  • Choose to Laugh November 15, 2019
    You rarely laugh because there is nothing to laugh about? Laughter is a choice. I hear people say, "Oh, my, that was really funny wasn't it!" but they aren't choosing to laugh about it and the benefits to brain and body come more with laughter than simply the recognition that something was funny. I find […]
  • Response to Positives November 14, 2019
    Researchers used a fMRI scanner to measure responses to various types of sounds in the brains of study participants. They played positive sounds such as laughter or triumphant shouting; they played negative sounds like screaming or throwing up or groaning. All the sounds triggered a response in the premotor cortical region of the brain. This part of […]
  • Smiles vs Frowns November 13, 2019
    Studie have shown that it requires 15 different facial muscles contracting in a specific pattern to laugh. However, it takes 26 muscles to arrange the face in a frown—nearly twice as many muscles. Muscles use energy to do what they do. It’s difficult for me to understand the reason someone would choose to go to […]
  • Laughter Contagion November 12, 2019
     Laughter does seem to be contagious. There may be several contributors. Research from Finland's Aalto University and Turku PET Centre research published in the Proceedings of The National Academy of Sciences found that strong emotions synchronize the brain activity of different individuals. Mirthful laughter, part of the emotion of joy, can be very strong. Seeing smiles […]
  • Brain and Laughter November 12, 2019
    I do not understand why people say laughter is contagious. I rarely laugh; there’s nothing to laugh about. What other people think is funny I think is just silly. So?So, what? You have not honed your sense of humor and chosen to laugh? Other people are just silly? You rarely laugh? There is a burgeoning […]
  • Brain & Probiotics vs Prebiotics,4 November 8, 2019
    So, in response to your questions—and thank you for them—the brain and body need both prebiotics and probiotics. They are different from each other and work together to help maintain the health of your microbiome, the functionality of your gastrointestinal system, and consequently the health of your brain and body. Health plant fiber (prebiotics) has […]
  • Brain & Probiotics vs Prebiotics,3 November 7, 2019
    Enter food for the probiotics! Prebiotics are plant fibers found in fruits and vegetables and that do not get digested in the stomach—they are resistant to heat and stomach acid. Because they did not get digested in the stomach, once in the small intestine these plant fibers begin to ferment. The probiotics in the small […]