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Is Your Head full of Plastic?

In the last few decades the concept of neuroplasticity has taken hold of the science community.  We agree now that our brains are malleable, waxing and waning in their structure and function, and ever changeable.   NOW we know it's…

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Are Two Brains Better than One?

The enteric nervous system, or intrinsic nervous system in our intestines is called the second brain because it contains many of the same neurons and neurotransmitters as our brains do. Many of these are involved with processes like learning, memory…

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Goal Directed or Avoidance Directed?

  • February 19, 2013
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Science is showing us that the left prefrontal cortex activates more with individuals who are goal-directed, and the right prefrontal activates more with individuals who are avoidance-directed. Consider this ad: "Floss regularly to avoid gum disease" vs. "Floss regularly to…

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Rewriting the Brain’s Stories

  • January 30, 2013
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Our ability to learn is one of the great brain functions that keeps us young.  Learning can be considered moments when one pays focused attention to an experience and then encodes that experience as a memory which can then be…

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We ARE Magicians

  • January 23, 2013
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What if you had superhero powers to sculpt reality as you wanted it to be? What if science began to admit such powers?   When scientists discovered our gifts of neuroplasticity late in the last century we officially entered the…

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Brain-Body Balance

When we ignore our brain or our body, we easily enter a state of imbalance.  Dr. Robert Scaer, Neurologist and author of 8 Keys to Brain-Body Balance, notes "The relative health of the brain depends on the health of the…

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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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