Psicólogos explicam os benefícios de se fazer bolos, biscoitos ou pÃes para ou tras pessoas

Mas assar bolos e bolachas é muito mais do que apenas criar algo doce para comer.

As pessoas que gostam de fazer bolos ou biscoitos aproveitam qualquer desculpa para esquentar seus fornos. Fazem um bolo para comemorar o aniversário de alguém, dedicam tempo assando biscoitos para um dia de festa e preparam brownies simplesmente porque todo o mundo adora chocolate. Mas assar bolos e bolachas é muito mais do que apenas criar algo doce para comer. Especialmente quando é feito para outras pessoas, é um ato que traz toda uma série de benefícios psicológicos.

 

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Extra-virgin olive oil prevents dementia by clearing brain of debris

Extra-virgin olive oil prevents dementia by prompting the brain to clear out harmful debris, reveal scientists as they hail ‘exciting’ breakthrough

  • Oil is a key ingredient of a Mediterranean diet, which has many health benefits
  • Study found olive oil prompts the brain to remove harmful clutter in the brain
  • Olive oil reduces the amount of amyloid-beta plaques and neurofibrillary tangles
  • These structures increase a person’s likelihood of getting Alzheimer’s disease

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Meditation and yoga can ‘reverse’ DNA reactions which cause stress

Mind-body interventions (MBIs) such as meditation, yoga and Tai Chi don’t simply relax us.

They can ‘reverse’ the molecular reactions in our DNA which cause ill-health and depression, according to a study by the universities of Coventry and Radboud.

The research, published today in the journal Frontiers in Immunology, reviews over a decade of studies analysing how the behaviour of our genes is affected by different MBIs including mindfulness and yoga.


Why autistic people won’t look others in the eye: Doing so causes sufferers stress and makes them uncomfortable

  • People with autism often avoid eye contact with some saying it feels like burning
  • Scientists have used brain scans of autistic patients to back up their complaints
  • Researchers found eye contact overstimulates the brain of an autistic person

People with autism often avoid eye contact, with some complaining it feels like ‘burning’.

Often other people think they are being shy or indifferent, or that it is a sign of social awkwardness.

But now researchers have used brain scans of autistic patients to back up their complaints that eye contact is stressful and uncomfortable for them.

Researchers at the Massachusetts General Hospital in the US found that eye contact overstimulates the brain of an autistic person.