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Your Brain Potential – Ten to the Millionth Power

Dr. Daniel J. Siegel notes in Mindsight that "Given the number of synaptic connections, the brain's possible on-off firing patterns--its potential for various states of activation--has been calculated to be ten to the millionth power--or ten times ten one million…

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Memory as Fiction

Different aspects of memory are stored in different areas of the brain simultaneously. Memory retrieval is not like looking at a snapshot--it's always a reconstruction and coming together of pieces and parts. So when we think we remember exactly what…

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You are Five Times More Likely to Stress

Science now says we have 100 billion neurons in the brain. There are 5 times as many neuronal networks allocated for threat detection than there are for non-threat input. This is why negativity is so easy to default to AND so…

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Your Cranky Mood Could Be Because Your Brain is Bored

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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Developing Intuition Can Make You Smarter

What does intuition have to do with intelligence? Being in touch with your emotions and the emotions of others not only makes you seem smarter, it actually improves your memory.  This is because it uses the prefrontal cortex.  Unless you…

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