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Taylor Brain Bytes

Taylor Brain Bytes

By Arlene R Taylor
As a brain function specialist, Dr Taylor has designed short podcasts to answer questions about brain-health, helping people know more about the brain so they can use theirs by design to stay healthier and younger for longer.
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Creativity and Remote Working
Is the brain equally creative no matter the environment? What does working remotely do to creativity? What can interfere with the creative process? It is critical that individuals know how their brain works best!
October 16, 2021
Music on the Brain
What happens in the brain when you are listening to music versus performing? Six things happens in the brain when you listen to music, including a rise in dopamine. Oxytocin is released when you listen to live music. Performing music engages almost all areas of the brain at once.
October 9, 2021
Sleep Deprivation
How does lack of sleep impact the brain? Crash with fatigue or a sudden burst of energy? Sleep is linked with longevity and risk of making mistakes, including ingesting more calories!
October 2, 2021
What causes a person to have regrets? And what can we do about it? Is it because of disappointment, loss, or missed opportunities? Hanging on to regrets is not healthy! Ask yourself: who am I trying to please?
September 25, 2021
Why do we forget so much, when we take in so much information? Is the brain programmed to forget? Is information ever really lost?
September 18, 2021
Momentary musical performing
What does momentary musical performing mean? Whistling? Drumming? Humming? Singing in the shower? These activities can affect one's mood! Do you whistle while you work?
September 11, 2021
PTSD and Pandemics, part 4
Could you please give more information about PTSD, such as symptoms and treatment?
September 4, 2021
PTSD and Pandemics, part 3
Don't families pull together during hard times instead of falling apart? Why is there so much domestic violence?
August 28, 2021
PTSD and Pandemics, part 2
Is everyone at risk for PTSD because of the pandemic? How many will develop PTSD? How can I know if I'm at risk?
August 21, 2021
PTSD and Pandemics, part 1
How is PTSD related to pandemics? Can PTSD happen to anyone? What "wars" are we in now?
August 14, 2021
Em (electromagnetic) Energy and Love
What happens with Em (electromagnetic) energy between two persons who love each other? How does love affect heart and brain Em energy?
August 7, 2021
Electromagnetic (Em) Energy Connection
Can everyone pick up on electromagnetic (Em) energy with other people? Are animals sensitive to Em energy? How about physical touch?
July 31, 2021
Heart and Electromagnetic (Em) Energy
How are heart neurons related to Em (electromagnetic) energy? How can it be detected? Do brain and heart neurons communicate?
July 24, 2021
Electromagnetic (Em) Energy
What is "electromagnetic energy"? Is it real? Please explain!
July 17, 2021
Say Something!
Differences in how males and females process information.
July 10, 2021
Browsing or Hunting
Gender and shopping styles. What's the difference between browsing and hunting?
July 3, 2021
Alike or Different
Are males and females more alike than different? In what ways do they differ?
June 26, 2021
Household chores and brain size, Part two
Doing household chores can improve brain health in older adults.
June 19, 2021
Household chores and brain size, Part one
"What can I do to get other family members to help with household chores?" Think differently about them! People who do more chores have larger brains.
June 12, 2021
Traumatic brain injury and white versus gray matter, Part 2
New study shows that the connections between brain regions might matter as much as (or more than) the regions themselves regarding cognitive thinking abilities.
June 5, 2021
Traumatic brain injury and white versus gray matter, Part 1
What's the difference between the brain's white matter and gray matter? Which is more important?
May 29, 2021
Sibling Differences (5 of 5)
How can I dump the stress of unforgiveness?
May 22, 2021
Sibling Differences (4 of 5)
How does one go about forgiving one's family for marginalizing them?
May 15, 2021
Sibling Differences (3 of 5)
Is it okay to be different from my siblings?
May 8, 2021
Sibling Differences (2 of 5)
"Why can't you be more like your brother (or sister)?" 
May 1, 2021
Sibling Differences (1 of 5)
How can siblings be nothing alike?!?
April 24, 2021
I Need Happiness Tips
Would I be happier if I were healthier? Please give me some tips for happiness!
April 17, 2021
Change, Rest, and Sleep
Is a change as good as a rest? How about sleep? Do we need deep sleep?
April 10, 2021
Does Being Vegan Make a Difference?
Have you seen the documentary, "Vegan 2020 The Film"? Isn't being vegan boring? How can being vegan help me?
April 3, 2021
Parenting Is My Business
Isn't making enough money the most important thing about good parenting? If not, what is?
March 27, 2021
Happiness and Health
Is happiness really linked with health? Please tell me how!
March 20, 2021
Coping with Prosopagnosia (Part 5 of 5)
Is face blindness an all-or-nothing situation? How can one cope with prosopagnosia?
March 13, 2021
Dealing with Face Blindness (Part 4 of 5)
What problems does face blindness cause? How does it affect one's personal and social life?
March 6, 2021
Face Blindness and EQ (Part 3 of 5)
Is there any link between face blindness and emotional intelligence? If so, please describe.
February 27, 2021
Face Blindness in Children (Part 2 of 5)
What does face blindness look like in children? Does it make them unresponsive?
February 20, 2021
Face Blindness (Part 1 of 5)
Why do I have difficulty recognizing faces? I can't even recognize my own face in a mirror!
February 13, 2021
Revenge Addiction
Revenge addiction is addiction to revenge! It is evident in people who cannot accept that they have lost. At its worst, it can lead to violent behavior.
February 6, 2021
Holiday Trauma to Triumph
What can I do when past Christmases have traumatized my life and destroy the happiness of the holidays?
January 30, 2021
Happiness Tips, Please
Dr Taylor gives tips on how to improve happiness. Listen to music. Include doing something you love every day. Be "in the moment." Remove whatever makes your miserable.
January 23, 2021
Phantasia Spectrum
What causes someone to not be able to see something in "your mind's eye"? Is this a real thing?
January 16, 2021
You Sound Happy
Do you struggle to be happy? How can you be happy? Dr Taylor gives some suggestions for cultivating gratitude, which also cultivates happiness.
January 9, 2021
Happy New Year 2021
Dr Taylor's first poem for 2021 -- encouragement for the new year. Let go of fear and anxiety!
January 2, 2021
Happy Holidays 2020
Listen to Dr Taylor's rhyming poem for Holidays 2020. Suggestion: Share Dr Taylor's audio podcasts with your sight-challenged friends who would love to hear Dr Taylor's poetry and blogs read in her own voice!
December 26, 2020
Blue Light Waves and Sleep
What's wrong with electronics in the bedroom?
December 21, 2020
Mental Energy Fatigue
I don't have enough mental energy to care. What can I do?
December 14, 2020
Physical Energy Fatigue
Why do I feel such low energy? What is causing my fatigue?
December 7, 2020
Babies Make Brain Choices
How can you give choices to babies and toddlers?
November 30, 2020
Sleep Positions
Some sleep positions can affect your health, even if you are a fetus. Do you know how?
November 23, 2020
What do you do when your brain wants to daydream?
November 16, 2020
Confirmation Bias (Part 3 of 3)
Dr. Taylor talks about "self-fulfilling prophecies" and their effects.
November 8, 2020
Confirmation Bias (Part 2 of 3)
What personal beliefs are YOU defending?
November 1, 2020
Confirmation Bias (Part 1 of 3)
Dr. Taylor talks about mask wearing. Is it a confirmation bias?
October 26, 2020
What's In Your Glass?
Where does dysfunctional behavior come from?
October 11, 2020
A Room of My Own
How to create a room of your own that you can take with you wherever you go.
October 6, 2020
Amidst a Pandemic
Quick tips on how to handle the stress of a pandemic
September 30, 2020