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How to Take in the Good by: Rick Hanson, Ph.D.

  • January 2, 2017
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The Problem Over millions of years of evolution, it was more important for our ancestors to react to threats than to opportunities. Here’s why: if you live in the wild under dangerous conditions and miss out on a “carrot,” you…


Are You Cross-Wired?

  • June 25, 2012
  • blog

It's proven we can wire neutral events to fearful responses. Ex: a dog barks each time you get a bit of bad news. Soon, you cringe at the dog bark, even if no bad news follows. The auditory cortex delivers…


Your Cranky Mood Could Be Because Your Brain is Bored

  • June 13, 2012
  • blog

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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