Your Brain Is Not for Thinking

www.nytimes.com

This is my new favorite story about mental health and brain science, and it elegantly summarizes much of the latest thinking about the mind-body connection: "Anxiety does not cause stomach aches; rather, feelings of anxiety and stomach aches are both ways that human brains make sense of physical discomfort. There is no such thing as a purely mental cause, because every mental experience has roots in the physical budgeting of your body. This is one reason physical actions like taking a deep breath, or getting more sleep, can be surprisingly helpful in addressing problems we traditionally view as psychological."

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