Category Archives: Arafura

The Chemistry of Attraction

Last week I came across a fascinating documentary on Catalyst, ABC TV. It was about the Chemistry of Attraction, what attracts us to each other physically, and how many factors appear to operate at a subconscious level. First Catalyst discussed … Continue reading

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An undies-statement

I will get to the undies, but first……… many of us spend of a lot of time every week with our work colleagues. Through close proximity, we get to know and care about each other and exchange the important minutiae … Continue reading

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Compared to love, defining romance is tricky, a bit like being caught in quicksand. The more you thrash around in the various definitions, the more stuck you get. The World English Dictionary appears to limit romance to the world of fiction … Continue reading

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Stories with great character development

Apparently our brains work hardest when we’re being social, i.e. communicating with each other, checking other people out. We’re all fascinated with the journey of what it is to be a human being, to vicariously experience what other people’s inner … Continue reading

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The darker side of pornography

Not all addictions are to drugs, alcohol or gambling. Addiction to pornography can have profound consequences. People (men use pornography more than women) who use pornography regularly have little idea of how their brains are being physically reshaped by it, … Continue reading

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My neuroplastic bucket list

Dr Norman Doidge, author of the international best seller, The brain that changes itself, states that age related memory loss is REVERSIBLE with the right mental exercises. Use it or lose it. Physical and mental activity creates and sustains brain cells leading to better … Continue reading

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How neuroplasticity affects us – it’s true: use it or lose it!

Book review: The brain that changes itself, by Norman Doidge. This is a truly amazing read and gives incredible hope and insight to us all about human nature, ageing, parenting, learning, educating, rehabilitating, and improving our lives – intellectually and … Continue reading

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