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Our Plastic Thoughts

  • November 12, 2012
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Did you know your brain is plastic! The brain is a substance that can easily be shaped or molded. NY Times best seller Dr. David Perlmutter, author of Grain Brain notes in the foreword of New Beliefs, New Brain that researchers not…

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Seeing in Black and White…Not Just a Metaphor

  • October 24, 2012
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We sometimes refer to perspectives as "black and white" where there's little room for moral negotiation.  This is actually more than just a metaphor.  Recent studies show that when one reads information on a black and white background, such as…

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Want to Get Younger…Try Something New!

  • September 19, 2012
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"The world is full of endless possibilities, and just by exploring them, you will increase your brain functioning.  By trying a new game, task, book, television show, food, or activity, you are expanding your brain to create new neuronal connections.…

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Reprogramming the Machinery of the Brain

  • August 7, 2012
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According to  Dr. Norman Doidge in The Brain that Changes Itself, "Michael Merzenich is a driving force behind scores of neuroplastic innovations and practical inventions."  One of the groundbreaking devices he developed enabled cognitively deaf children to hear.    He…

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BDNF, Anti-aging Anyone?

  • July 25, 2012
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BDNF--Brain Derived Neurotrophic Factor--is a key growth hormone. It protects the structure and integrity of our neurons, enables our neuroplasticity--that's our ability to create new neural maps, and promotes neurogenesis--our ability to grow new brain cells. So--how do we get…

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Thoughts influence Matter

  • July 13, 2012
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Dr. David Perlmutter and Alberto Villoldo, Ph.D. note in Power Up Your Brain that Neural networks are created by focused, engaged stimulation. . .the choices you make actually do influence the physical structures, the neural networks, in your brain. 'Experience…

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Rewiring through Compassion

In the foreword to New Beliefs, New Brain, Dr. David Perlmutter notes "When His Holiness the Dalai Lama counseled that 'The brain we develop reflects the life we lead,' it is important to understand that his statement reflects not only…

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Memory as Fiction

  • June 21, 2012
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Different aspects of memory are stored in different areas of the brain simultaneously. Memory retrieval is not like looking at a snapshot--it's always a reconstruction and coming together of pieces and parts. So when we think we remember exactly what…

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Your Cranky Mood Could Be Because Your Brain is Bored

  • June 13, 2012
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Hebb's Law states that neurons that fire together wire together.  This is the basis of neuroplasticity--our ability to rewire our brains, behaviors, moods and thoughts.  This happens when our brains are signaled to pay attention, like when we're learning something…

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Is Your Brain About to Explode?

Our mental, physical, and spiritual self is intimately related to our brain functioning.  Much of what we fuel ourselves with, including our thoughts, can harm or heal this delicate and miraculous command center.  Aspartame, which is structurally similar to glutamate,…

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