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Map of Pain
Pain that has lasted for more than 3 months despite medication or treatment is called ‘Chronic Pain’. It can have a devastating influence on people’s lives. 'Stop Chasing Pain' and the Lab of Misfits have collaborated on a number of experiments to understand the sources of chronic pain. This series reviews the results of our experiments.
DOES CHRONIC STRESS INCREASE CHRONIC PAIN?
Could lowering our individual stress levels help reduce the experience of chronic pain?Continue reading...
THOSE WHO PURSUE AUTHENTICITY EXPERIENCE LESS CHRONIC PAIN
If you want to lower your chronic pain, proactively choose authenticity, not simply in words, but in ACTION.Continue reading...
Adventures in Sound
Our new series explores adventures in sound. We will discover the power of vibration ... and how and why your brain and body are literally impacted by it … and evolved to be so.
WELLBEING REQUIRES A BALANCE OF SILENCE AND NOISE
Dr Beau Lotto explains that what you need to increase your well-being is an enriched life full of meaningful contrasts and how your brain needs the movement between silence and...Continue reading...
HOW DOES IT SOUND? BEAUTIFULLY IMPERFECT
Dr Beau Lotto explains that beauty is imperfection and how it must be an imperfection that creates music.Continue reading...
Adventures in Uncertainty
In this series, Beau Lotto invites you to join his adventures into uncertainty, where he hopes to expand his perception of self, other and the world.
THE SECRET TO SUCCESSFUL ADVENTURES IS LISTENING
Beau Lotto discusses how you listen and what you listen to is what will define your adventure. Not just now, but in life, in love and in yourself.Continue reading...
HONESTY CREATES THE OPPORTUNITY FOR ADVENTURE
Beau Lotto explores how the human truth - honesty - can move your adventure forwards and how courageous honesty creates the opportunity for unique moments to emerge.Continue reading...
Thrive in Uncertainty
This series explores how it is possible to thrive BECAUSE of uncertainty and suggests ways that you can apply proactivity to an uncertain world.
EPISODE 3. RIOTING:
REVEALING THE EXISTENCE OF SOCIETY’S GHOST
Dr Beau Lotto discusses the neuroscience behind why we are witnessing the result of the 'ghosts of society' taking action towards thriving from hope.Continue reading...
PROACTION IS A KEY FOR THRIVING IN UNCERTAINTY
This poem, written by Beau Lotto, demonstrates the power of proactive journaling for the unlocking of thought.Continue reading...
THRIVE IN UNCERTAINTY. ACTIVATE YOUR PREFRONTAL
This blog is a transition from Adapting TO Uncertainty to thriving BECAUSE of it. Read the first in our 'Thrive In Uncertainty' series exploring ways that you can apply proactiv...Continue reading...
Adapt to Uncertainty
The fear of uncertainty is the brain's greatest fear. In this series we study uncertainty and how the brain adapts to it at the computational, the cellular and the perceptual level.
PANIC IS A NATURAL RESPONSE, AND IT'S CONTAGIOUS
When disempowered, which many of our brains are feeling now in the face of COVID-19 uncertainty, panic is a natural, and often collective response.Continue reading...
YOUR FEAR OF UNCERTAINTY CAN DISEMPOWER YOU
When we feel in control, our brain feels ‘empowered’. COVID-19 is challenging that sense of control. As a result, billions of brains around the world are feeling collectively 'd...Continue reading...
EPISODE 2 - DARKNESS:
THE FEAR THAT ARISES FROM UNCERTAINTY
The darkness of night embodies a fundamental, existential threat of all the fears that we carry in our brains from living life including the viral pandemic we are currently expe...Continue reading...
The Looking Back Experiment
When you look back at your life, what is it that you want to see? Is it Meaningfulness? Value? Ease? Or something else? This series reviews the results of our experiment and our discoveries about the core perceptual needs that underpin personal, perceptual health.
Our quest is not to shift our perception or yours, but to expand it. No matter what you think you know, all of us need to—and can—expand our perception.
ILLUSIONS - You perceive the world inside-out, not outside-in
Colour, sound, shape, even objects, as well as fear, joy and trauma are inside you projected outward.Continue reading...
Thought in Motion
This series of short videos aims NOT to provide answers but to inspire imagination. Gianni Howell, our creative film designer, reflects on the creative process.
Our unique process of neuroscience and experiential design discovers and shares insights into your perception that are personal, emotional and actionable. But be aware! Sometimes what we learn is often not what we thought (or wanted) to be true. But it’s only through such honesty that you will be able to expand what you see of yourself and the world around you.
Being grateful has a profound impact on one’s life. But we all vary in what we are grateful for. The Lab...
Have you ever wondered who your pet would be if they were human? Would you be friends? Do we choose our...
Big Five Traits - No1
If you truly want to expand your perceptions of yourself and the world, then you will need to know where...