placer y dolor endorfinas

Endorphins and mood. Pleasure and pain.


Endorphins generate pleasure and soothe pain. These endogenous opioids mutually enhance each other with phasic dopamine, the central neurotransmitter of the reward system. A positive mental focus -plus the reward system- help us to improve mood, endorphins, pleasure, and to soothe the pain. While, with negative thinking endorphins and pleasure are low, pain increases and […]


Being More Assertive with Neuroscience. Threat or Fear System


How can we be more assertive with neuroscience? Assertiveness is in average point between aggressiveness and passivity. The brain’s threat (or fear) System when mismanaged causes us to distance from this balance point. We will see, however, that we have resources in our brain that help us to be more assertive. We will start with […]

psicología y neurociencia

Hebb’s rule with an analogy. Psychology and neuroscience


Hebb’s rule or Hebb’s law or Hebbian theory is fundamental to understand the relationship between psychology and neuroscience. To approach it we will go back to the original work of Donald O. Hebb and, later on, we will explain it through an analogy that will facilitate our understanding. Linking psychology and neuroscience thanks to Donald […]

Neurociencia de la felicidad. Neuroscience of happiness

Happiness and neuroscience. Flow, being in the Zone.


We write about the neuroscience of happiness. Specifically, about what happens in the brain in the states of flow, when ‘we are in the zone’. An important source of happiness. From the idea of flow, being in the zone, we come into the neuroscience of happiness, with the help of NeuroQuotient. We take this opportunity […]

meditación y mindfulness

Mindfulness, neuroscience and resilience. Improve resilience and measure it with NeuroQuotient®.


We connect mindfulness, neuroscience and resilience. Also, meditation, neuroscience and resilience. The practice of mindfulness has positive effects on the brain. One of them is that resilience improves by practicing mindfulness and meditation. We introduce the resilience indices of NeuroQuotient®.The book ‘Altered Traits. Science Reveals how Meditation Changes your Mind, Brain and Body by Daniel […]

test de personalidad DISC y neuroquotient

The DISC personality test and NeuroQuotient. Similarities and differences.


It is likely that we are here looking for information about the DISC personality test. But, how we are attracted by innovation, we can also take the opportunity to learn about NeuroQuotient. The neuro tool that allows to apply neuroscience to coaching and people development in a practical and efficient way. Anyway, if your interest […]

gestión del estrés

Stress management. Learn how not to increase stress from the neuroscience


Stress management. Learn how not to increase stress from the neuroscience In this post we will see strategies from the neuroscience for stress management. Depending on how we focus our thought and attention from the prefrontal cortex, PFC, we may increase our stress. We will understand in what situations it happens. But, the GABA neurons […]

reducir el estrés

Reducing stress or not increasing stress?


In this article we inquire ourselves about which option is better: reducing stress or not increasing it. Stress, or rather distress (when it is very high and persistent) is an evil of our time. Understanding its neurological fundations we will see that many times we exaggeratedly increase it with our own perception and interpretation of […]

serotonina y depresión

Serotonin and depression. Is it always good to boost serotonin?


Serotonin and depression are very associated in the collective imagination. It is said that in depression there is a deficit of the neurotransmitter serotonin. In NeuroQuotient® we are clear that this is not always the case. To explain it, we will discuss serotonin reuptake – where the most commonly used drugs act – and we […]

indicador MBTI

MBTI Indicator. Myers-Briggs Psychological Types (tools 7)


The Myers-Briggs personality types indicator it’s a good issue to restart the series about the tools used in coaching and psychology. We’ll review the origins and structure of the MBTI personality model. We can learn about the Myers-Briggs indicator to identify which MBTI personality type is the nearest to each one of us. Also, we […]