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Liberals vs. Conservatives: Dueling Brains

The more we exercise an area of our brain, the more neural pathways we grow which increases the thickness of the gray matter.  It's almost like building muscles;  the more you use a muscle the more it becomes the one…

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False Demons

Our amygdala is masterful at creating imagery that imbued with vivid emotional charge.  In fact, it's expert in the ones relating to fear and survival.  Our hippocampus likes to store these charged stories and reference them easily when a current…

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Unity Consciousness Wired into Our Brains

According to the personal account of Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor's massive stroke recovery in My Stroke of Insight, she notes that during the eight years of living mostly with right-brain functioning that she was constantly in a state of bliss.…

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Multi-tasking Amnesia

Multi-tasking is productive but impairs memory retrieval greatly. Encoding of memories into the hippocampus happens best when the prefrontal cortex can focus on one thing at a time. How much of your life is fading away into the background because…

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Our Truths at War

Each of us vacillates between truths battling for attention and dominion: closeness and solitude, autonomy and independence, caregiving and mastery, certainty and uncertainty, and the list goes on.  According to Dr. Daniel Siegel "Mindsight (mindfulness or meditation) permits us to…

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To Fire or Not to Fire, That is the Question

Our neurons are decisive and action oriented.  There's no maybe in their language.  They decide to either fire, or not and there's no in between.  HOW they decide this is a wonderful miracle.  Each neuron has a threshold of stimulation…

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Gray Matters

According to Dr. Daniel J. Siegel, author of Mindsight, the right side of the brain creates an "AND" stance, while the left creates an "OR" point of view.  "AND" becomes an inclusive mindset that leaves room for the shades of…

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We are Figments of Our Own Imagination

According to Dr. Jill Bolte-Taylor, Neuroscientist and author of My Stroke of Insight, hard-wired directly into the right hemisphere of our brain is the ability to perceive nirvana, oneness with all beings, unity consciousness, egoless existence, and the miraculous power…

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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…

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Music can Prevent Dementia

According to a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine, playing a musical instrument and dancing were among the best activities to reduce the risk of dementia.  Songs and melodies running through our minds gives a vivid charge…

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