Michigan Insider Has Details On Jim Harbaugh-NFL Rumors

first_imgHead coach Jim Harbaugh of the Michigan Wolverines blows whistle before start of the game.EAST LANSING, MI – OCTOBER 29: Head coach Jim Harbaugh of the Michigan Wolverines looks on during warm ups prior to playing the Michigan State Spartans at Spartan Stadium on October 29, 2016 in East Lansing, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)Ever since he left the San Francisco 49ers in 2014, Jim Harbaugh has remained one of the top NFL head coaching candidates of every offseason. And while there is a common belief that Harbaugh would return to the NFL given the right level of power and opportunity, he has remained firm in his mission at Michigan.Recently, Michigan football insider Nick Baumgardner has come to a conclusion as to why Harbaugh is being targeted by NFL rumors so often: College recruiting.Baumgardner explained that rival colleges use the idea of Harbaugh-to-NFL rumors to hurt Michigan’s recruiting efforts.The idea is to perpetually make top would-be recruits believe that Harbaugh won’t be around for the long haul.Harbaugh’s belief that NFL stuff gets started by those attempting to hurt recruiting is true. It also gets started by people who blindly guess about this stuff. Harbaugh doesn’t talk to anyone anonymously about his job. No one speaks for him. So people just guess, because 2018.— Nick Baumgardner (@nickbaumgardner) December 9, 2018Baumgardner added that Harbaugh does not have anyone in an inner-circle who might even have inside information as to if he plans on going to the NFL or not – so “sources” would just be guessing.Baumgardner did concede that not everyone who spreads those rumors do so as part of a rivalry, but that most people are just speculating.So while some certainly comes from rival staffs (that’s just recruiting), I’d bet more of it comes from people who just blindly throw out the same ‘Here’s candidates!’ lists every December.— Nick Baumgardner (@nickbaumgardner) December 9, 2018Harbaugh told ESPN this morning that he has no plans on leaving the Wolverines for the NFL.“This is a choreographed message that comes up at this time every year before signing day,” Harbaugh told ESPN. “It’s people spreading messages to further their own personal agenda.“But I’m on record right here, right now: I’m not going anywhere. I’m staying at Michigan. We have big plans here, and there’s a lot we want to accomplish.”last_img read more

Want to be more empathetic Listen to your heart beat scientists say

first_imgWhen it comes to reading the emotions of others, “listen to your heart” may sound a meaninglessly vague suggestion.According to new research, however, the advice should be taken literally.Scientists have discovered that people able to hear their own heart beat are more empathetic and better able to navigate social situations.Experiments at Anglia Ruskin University have for the first time proven a link between a person’s own physiological awareness, and their psychological ability to “read the minds” of other people. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. Volunteers were asked to count their heart beats without feeling a pulse and then shown video clips of social interactions.During the clips they were asked what they believed the characters were feeling and thinking, as well as non-social questions, such as what the weather was like.Those who had counted their heart beats most accurately were better at answering questions relating to the characters’ emotions, but there was no association between their “interoceptive ability” and correct answers to the non-social questions.Writing in the journal Cortex, the scientists say their findings mean it could be possible to make people more empathetic by training them to listen to their heart.Psychologist Punit Shah, who conducted the research, said: “ “An example of this could be if your colleague Michael is aggressive towards Sandra on public transport, your body processes this by increasing your heart rate, perhaps making you feel awkward and anxious, enabling you to understand that Sandra is embarrassed. We are afraid because we run from the bear, not the other way round, according to William JamesCredit:AFP “If you do not feel your heart rate increase, it may reduce your ability to understand that situation and respond appropriately.”This seems straightforward yet there is almost no scientific evidence for the link between internal sensations and mind reading.He said the discovery opened new avenues of psychological research centred on internal bodily sensations.Ever since 1884, when  American philosopher William James posed the question “Do we run from the bear because we are afraid, or are we afraid because we run”, psychologists have fiercely debated the extent to which emotions are primarily physical or mental events.The new research by Anglia Ruskin University adds weight to the argument that feelings are, at the very least, deeply rooted in physical sensations.”This may have a beneficial impact on daily functioning, where an improved ability to interpret the internal states of oneself and of others could result in more accurate mind reading, and more generally improve someone’s social interactions and overall quality of life,” said Mr Shah. “If you do not feel your heart rate increase, it may reduce your ability to understand a situationPunit Shah, Anglia Ruskin University Bearlast_img read more