“Inducing emotions generates profound changes in the autonomous nervous system, which controls the cardiovascular response, and also in the endocrine system. In addition, changes in cerebral activity also occur, especially in the frontal and temporal lobes…”
“Now we can see scores of ways in which astrocytes could be involved in many cognitive processes,” Fields says. “And now it’s not so crazy to find that there were abnormally high numbers of astrocytes in the parts of Einstein’s brain involved in imagery and mathematical ability and that sort of thing.”
“The popular idea is that self-affirmations enhance people’s ability to meet their goals,” Professor Albarracin said. “It seems, however, that when it comes to performing a specific behavior, asking questions is a more promising way of achieving your objectives.”
I found it interesting that people became unhappy when they compared their income with their peers. It seems sort of juvenile to be envious or jealous. At the time it makes sense with how competitive of a society we are. If you are constantly making comparisons with others and their achievements you will never be satisfied with yourself. There is always going to be someone out their who has a speciality in a particular area. It just seems important focus on yourself and your achievements and improvements that can be made as well.