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Knowing about the mind

WITH YOUR MIND 5 April, 2019 Ana María López de Mesa

Some facts that will help you to understand your mind and behavior.

Eating improves your state of mind

After analysis of dozens of studies in the United Kingdom, France, Spain, Australia and the United States in which 31,000 people participated, a team from the University of London concluded that processed foods and those containing large amounts of sugar or fat lead to what is called “systemic inflammation.” According to leader of the analysis Camille Lasalle in an article published in Molecular Psychiatry, “These diets can directly increase the risk of depression in a meaningful way as they affect the neurotransmitter molecules responsible for the regulation of our state of mind.” Opting for a traditional Mediterranean diet reduces the possibility of suffering from this disease, scientists indicate.

It takes the brain only one second or less to process images according to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MIT in the US.

Positive effects of gratitude

Gratitude offers one of the strongest liaisons with mental health and the satisfaction of life even more so than optimism, hope or compassion. This is what the researchers of the Center for Emotional Intelligence of Yale University have indicated. They explain that this emotion makes human beings conscious of the things others have done for them as well as what is useful to improve relations with others and to motivate to social contributions.

Healthy work environment

There are factors in the work environment, the WHO explains, that affect mental health. The risks are due to the inadequate interaction between the type of work and the surrounding directives, the aptitudes and the skills. Becoming aware of that helps employers to mitigate the impact on the employees.

Greater mental health if you disconnect

  • An investigation published in the Clinical Psychological Science review states that addiction to intelligent phones may cause severe damage to mental health.
  • According to scientific findings adolescents with little to no social interaction and elevated communication on the social media present with greater symptoms of depression and must therefore come under treatment according.
  • The classic symptoms of this disorder are the feeling of uselessness and unhappiness associated with the excessive use of the telephones.
  • In Colombia people spend an average of 12.2 hours a week on the Internet, while among the generation of millennials this indicator reaches 14 hours.


The left hemisphere of the brain controls language, logical thinking and writing. The center for speech is found there also.