Welcome innovative viewers to today’s episode of Science and Spirituality.
Does mood or state of mind affect how our brain perceives the world?
having a constructive or negative attitude really make a difference and
what do scientists have to say about this? A research team from the
department of psychology at the University of Toronto, Canada recently
published their findings in the prestigious Journal of Neuroscience on
how our emotional states affect our brain’s ability, specifically the
visual cortex or the part of the brain responsible for detecting simple
visual stimuli, to perceive the world.
investigator of the study is Adam K. Anderson, Professor of Psychology
and the Canada Research Chair in Affective Neuroscience at the
university. The lead author of the study is Taylor Schmitz, a PhD
student at the university and our guest on today’s program. He will be
discussing the study’s fascinating conclusions.
For more about Taylor Schmitz, pleasse visit http://aclab.ca/people/taylor/
For more details on this study,please visithttp://aclab.ca/publications/uploadedPubs/zns022096575p-2.pdf