How does mindfulness meditation change the brain?

What is mindfulness meditation? Meditation can be defined as a form of mental training that aims to improve an individual’s core psychological capacities, such as attentional and emotional self-regulation. Meditation encompasses a family of complex practices that include mindfulness meditation, mantra meditation, yoga, tai-chi and chi-gong. Of … Continue reading How does mindfulness meditation change the brain?

DeepBach: Listens to Bach music and writes new one in the same style

Sony Corporation developed a model of polyphonic music generation, which learns to compose chorales in the style of Bach.  This model is capable of producing convincing chorales, even if it is trained with no other data that the 400 chorale sheets by … Continue reading DeepBach: Listens to Bach music and writes new one in the same style

Lust, Romance, Attachment – What brain scanning says about the drive to love

Scientists have their own models of love and attraction, formed independently and through different methods. Though there are likely many models, I will stick to the model of love defined by Helen Fisher. Helen E. Fisher, PhD biological anthropologist, is … Continue reading Lust, Romance, Attachment – What brain scanning says about the drive to love