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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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You are in Control of Your Stories

  • February 18, 2013
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Our prefrontal cortex regulates attention and thoughts with vast amounts of neural connections and a system of arousal and neurotransmitters. If we take no action, our default system can favor excessive stress response and disease. Science proved that focused attention…

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The Thrill of Almost Winning

  • November 16, 2012
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In a recent paper in "Neuropsychopharmacology" by neuroscientists at Oxford and Cambridge, their research noted that "almost wins" in gambling marked the same dopamine spike in the midbrain as actual wins. This may explain the addictive effect of vegas even…

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Feeling Good Creates Lasting Memories

  • November 9, 2012
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What if you could squeeze all the richness and vitality out of your experiences and program that into your memories so that each time you remembered it you accessed vivid and alive detail?   What would you choose to hold…

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How to be Less Impulsive and More Big Picture

  • October 25, 2012
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Recent research published in this summer's Journal of Neuroscience noted that increasing levels of dopamine in the prefrontal cortex curbed one's tendencies towards impulsivity and supported a more "larger, later" mentality.  So how does one do this?  During moments of…

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Who’s Writing YOUR Stories?

  • September 25, 2012
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Wake up! Our prefrontal cortex regulates attention and thoughts with vast amounts of neural connections and a system of arousal and neurotransmitters. If we take no action, our default system can favor excessive stress response and disease. Science is indicating…

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You in Control of Your Stories

Our prefrontal cortex regulates attention and thoughts with vast amounts of neural connections and a system of arousal and neurotransmitters. If we take no action, our default system may favor excessive stress response and disease. Science proved that focused attention…

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A Little Novelty and Humor Goes a Long Way

In order for our brains to learn, encode, and stamp experiences into lasting memories, we must engage in a delicate balance or dance between chemical and neurological activity.  One sensitive coupling is the relationship between dopamine and norepinephrine in the…

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