The Clock in Our Brain

Ever wonder why new born infants stay awake and active during night but sleep during day time? Body clock or Circadian rhythm is what enables us to synchronise the working of our body with the day and night. The actual ‘clock’ is a cluster of around 10,000 nerve cells that lie buried deep within a …

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One view on smoking

Why people cannot stop smoking? What’s so hard about it? A 2012 USA study has now shown that ‘nicotine dependent’ participants, i.e. people addicted to smoking, are vulnerable to feeling a loss of self-control, to having an external locus of control. The study also found that smoking a cigarette had a double effect, improving mood …

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