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Transforming Negativity Bias into Positivity Bias

None of us are alone in our proneness to be negative. That’s certainly clear when we feel vulnerable or threatened. There are so many areas of our life this can happen in. We’re afraid of loss, of bad things happening to us, to others we love, of natural disasters, of our bodies breaking down, that […]

Here’s how I know we’re never stuck…..

…. it’s called, Experience Dependent Neuroplasticity This is how I know, based on the research, that we’re never stuck. Research consistently shows whatever we focus on for any period of time our brain learns and encodes. This is especially true if we’re linking thought with feelings and linger on body sensations. We’re doing this all […]

Emotional Granularity – The work of Lisa Feldman Barrett

Emotional granularity offers an important concept to those healing from trauma and attachment wounding. Emotional granularity, the work of Dr. Lisa Feldman Barrett, a professor at Northeastern University,  includes being able to differentiate between positive and negative emotions as well as discriminating between high and low arousal emotions. You see, if we don’t evolve our […]

Hacking the nervous system – Polyvagal

Hacking the nervous system One nerve connects your vital organs, sensing and shaping your health. If we learn to control it, the future of medicine will be electric. By Gaia Vince. Listen to or download an audiobook of this story on SoundCloud This article first appeared on Mosaic and is republished here under a Creative Commons […]

Attach and Give Your Brain a Break – Jon Allen

Complex as they may be, the gist of the findings is elegant and important: the more the woman was on her own while she was feeling threatened, the greater the number of brain areas showing elevated activity. The brain was least active when the woman was holding her husband’s hand and most active when she had no hand to hold. Moreover, even though all couples had a good relationship, the women who were in a less satisfying relationship showed more elevated brain activity when holding their husband’s hand than those who were in a more satisfying relationship.

Neuroscience of Compassion – Tania Singer

One of the foremost researchers in compassion is Tania Singer, researcher at the Max Plank Institute of Mind Studies in Leipzig. In this video Tania gives early results from her year long study at the World Economic Forum.

Putting the pieces together – Bob Silverstein

 Bob Silverstein writes a newsletter about risk management, poker, and life.  His latest includes information on neuroscience, on soothing, and comforting.  Always interesting subjects!     In the beginning When my wife and I had our first child, our pediatrician gave us some very good advice. He said we should swaddle our son; that is, […]

Chihuahua doing yoga. Mirror neurons in action

Personally, I want to believe in the cuteness factor – purely. Yet, it’s more likely that the Chihuahua is connected to its owner through mirror neuronsobserves behavior in another.  Ever had the experience of realizing you just scratched your head when someone you were talking with was scratching their head?  Well, that’s what researchers discovered […]

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