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Musings on neuroscience, meditation and Muse.

May 29, 2020

Lucid Dreaming: How to create & influence your dreams

What is Lucid Dreaming? Have you ever waken up in your sleep only to find out that you were actually still asleep and dreaming?  Lucid dreaming is the “phenomenon of becoming aware of the fact that one is dreaming during ongoing sleep” (1).  It means that you are an active member of your dreaming experience … Continued

May 24, 2020

Meditation & Creativity with Artist James Zucco

James Zucco, a former art director in advertising, and now accomplished artist in Minneapolis shares his story about his experience with meditation, art & creativity. James Zucco spent many years creating award-winning work as an art director in advertising. Three of his commercials are featured in the permanent collection at MoMA, and his work has earned … Continued

May 19, 2020

What Is Consciousness? Measuring Consciousness with EEG & fMRI

What is Consciousness? We inherently know what it means to be conscious, yet we have a difficult time explaining it… so what exactly is consciousness?  Throughout history (and still to this day), philosophers and scientists have not fully understood human consciousness.  Back in the 1600s, philosophers believed that the mind was completely separate from the … Continued

May 8, 2020

The History of Sleep: How We Came to Discover Sleep Stages

It’s safe to say that humans have been sleeping since the dawn of humanity… but in spite of this, many of the breakthroughs in understanding what happens while we sleep did not occur until the 20th century. Henri Pieron (1881-1964) Henri Piéron was a French Scientist who in 1913 authored a book entitled “Le probleme physiologique du … Continued

April 30, 2020

A Sleep Psychologist’s Take on Sleep During COVID-19

In a recent cross-account, national consumer study conducted by US PR agency, Kickstand, uncovering some profound data on COVID-19’s impact on stress, mental health, and access to resources. Among the findings:  69% of Americans agree COVID-19 has negatively impacted their mental health, with 80% agreeing it has increased their stress and anxiety levels At the … Continued

April 9, 2020

The Difference Between Meditation and Sleep

Admit it, sometimes when you’re meditating you think to yourself, “Why don’t I just go to sleep instead?” There’s no shame in that! In fact, that’s part of the point of meditation—to rest and relax the mind—but sleeping and meditating don’t affect the mind in the same way. Here’s a more in-depth look at what … Continued

April 1, 2020

Gratitude: The Not-So-Secret Key to Happiness in Hard Times

Amidst the current global pandemic, rising unemployment rates, and the majority of us in isolation, you might be challenged by someone asking you the question: “What are you grateful for?” As counter-intuitive as it may seem, answering this question could just be the best way to experience some much-needed relief.   So, what is gratitude and … Continued

Unlocking Your Brain: White Matter VS Grey Matter

The left and the right side of the brain are different. We only use 10% of the brain. Alcohol kills brain cells. Too much TV will rot your brain.  Did you spot the brain myths in that first paragraph?  We hear a lot about the brain, but how much do we really know about the … Continued

March 24, 2020

Muse x Joshua: Not Your Average 8th Grade Science Project

Our team at Muse received a request from one very bright 8th grader at Emery/Weiner School in Houston Texas. His name is Joshua Kaplan, and was in need of our help for his science fair project. Joshua’s curiosity lead him to investigate the effects of different lighting on states of stress and relaxation. We were … Continued

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