Friday, October 14, 2005



By Elaine Meinel Supkis

I picked this up at the tag end of a story today. After a great deal of research scientist have discovered that love makes our brains smarter and hate makes one stupid. Got that, Rush Limbaugh? Eh? Robertson? Yoo hoo, Cheney!

From CNN:
Think positive, loving thoughts: Finally, a decade of research at the W.M. Keck Laboratory for Functional Brain Imaging and Behavior led by neuroscientist Richard Davidson found that choosing specific thoughts and emotions can permanently change the working of the brain.

When participants practiced feeling love and compassion, their brains went into action -- connecting and building new circuitry at high speed.

Davidson has concluded that emotions play a strong role in mental acuity and that spending just 10 minutes a day focusing on feeling loving and kind can make you smarter -- and happier.
So, even 10 minutes of loving, not lust, no Viagra involved in this!---one's brain will function better. Compassionate conservatives were always fake. Note how their only joy comes from watching people drown or get crushed by falling buildings and terrorist attacks are "winning the trifecta" with them!

Being kind to puppies and feeding birds or petting kitty cats makes one's brain better. Being nice to little old ladies works, too. Especially us women over 55. Hear that? You better get hopping, now, or I will whack you with my umbrella, little whippersnappers.

Ooops. My brain is shrinking. I feel like Alice in Wonderland. Must enlarge it. Feel the love. Ommmm. Ah. I love...chocolate cake. Will dwell on that. Wait, it will make me fat! Gloom...MY BRAIN IS SHRINKING AGAIN!

Well, I ceased watching American TV about four years ago. My brain certainly grew in the meanwhile. I marvel at people on the left who take on this toil, shrinking their brains, watching angry, scared right wing punditories pound reality to a pulp.

Well, with the inditement looming, I might watch TV again because I will feel great love and happiness from it, no?

Arrest Bush. Help my brain grow.

To return to homepage click here