STUDIES ON KINDNESS SHOW WHAT WE KNOW AND THE QUESTIONS STILL UNANSWERED

Kindness seems like such an absurd concept to study. It just happens spontaneously, right?

Research is discovering the patterns that affect whether an individual is likely to make an act of kindness and how it makes them feel. Scientists are finding that being kind can improve one’s metal wellbeing.

Future studies could determine the different ways we experience and show kindness as well as what situations encourage us to be kind, and in what environment we would be less likely to pay it forward.

Would a discovery about something we all have personally experienced, like kindness, change your perception of it?

This spread includes excerpts from an article by the BBC. To read the full text please visit: https://www.bbc.com/future/article/20210921-what-we-do-and-dont-know-about-kindness.

HOW + WHY YOUR BRAIN DOUBLE-CHECKS MEMORY

Scientists discovered both memory and the uncertainty of that memory are stored in the same regions of the brain. The discovery opens the discussion for how truly important the brain’s ability to verify an accurate memory is, and how it impacts future actions and decisions that you make.

Why would some memories be less reliable? How can the brain tell between an accurate or inaccurate memory? Does the fact that both processes are in the same place impact what we know about how memory is stored and recalled? Perhaps these questions can be answered in future studies and discoveries.

This spread features an article by ScienceDaily. To read the full text please visit: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2021/09/210914111242.htm.