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Dopamine and our Sensitive Mind

  • July 27, 2012
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Among many things Dopamine is also responsible for our brain's reward response. Unmet expectations decrease our Dopamine, increase our stress, which then impairs our performance, lowers confidence which then decreases Dopamine even further. Some simple ways to interrupt that downward…


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…


The White Rabbit Effect

Feed your head! The body ages as brain speed declines. Acetylcholine is a neurotransmitter associated with learning and neural firing speed.   "When the brain loses acetylcholine, it sends a death code to the organs and hormone-producing glands of the…


A Joke to Improve Cognitive Abilities

Can a joke improve your cognitive abilities?  According to a New York Times article, maintaining a positive mood makes it easier to find solutions to problems, including solving puzzles, noticing details, and seeing the big picture.  It is believed that…

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