How Crickets Help Explain One of Schizophrenia’s Biggest Mysteries

For a long time, people with schizophrenia have reported feeling as though their thoughts and actions were controlled by an outside influence, and people didn’t understand why. One experiment, involving crickets, may have shed some light on the neurology behind that feeling.

Source: How Crickets Help Explain One of Schizophrenia’s Biggest Mysteries

It’s interesting how much detail the article goes into for the sake of explaining why we [generally] can’t tickle ourselves.  There’s an experiment that was demonstrated on QI about placing your hand next to a fake one, and someone else brushing the fake hand.  After a minute (or less for some), people reported feeling the brush strokes on the fake hand.

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The Best Ways to Deal With Hunger on a Diet

Because of leptin and ghrelin’s actions, we annoyingly feel more hungry when dieting and less so when gaining mass. The horrible irony of this means we need some ways to control our appetite, so without further ado:

Source: Appetite Experiments – Part Two: 13 ways to Suppress Appetite

Before anything else, make sure you’ve covered the basics:

  1. You should not feel hungry at the very start of a well-designed diet.
  2. It might be a good idea to keep your diet flexible, because rigid dieting may lead to binge eating tendencies. Even if you’ve been doing everything perfectly, fat loss increases hunger for biological reasons.

If you still find yourself straying on your diet, binge eating, or fighting your own willpower to stay on track, relax, practice mindfulness and some self-compassion, and discover the root causes.