Tag Archives: neuroscience

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 […]

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, […]

Brain rewrites memories, Northwestern scientists say

Memory02  National Institute of Mental Health picture by Laura L. Calderone Feb 5, 2014 Share on facebookShare on twitterShare on reblogged from http://inside-the-brain.com/2014/02/11/does-the-brain-rewrite-memories/ The hippocampus is a portion of the brain responsible for memory and learning. Scientists from Northwestern University believe the hippocampus may update old memories when new information is learned. Memories are not […]

Really. We can rewire our brains.

reblogged from  Inside The Brain You know all those times when you doubted things could change?  When you felt stuck?  Well, all those times we stay ruminating, cogitating, speculating, cranky about where we are — all that time we spend in those ways of thinking actually make it harder to get out of those spots. […]

Getting Unstuck – ver 311

Thanks to the beautiful watercolor by the artist Kristin Malin from Georgetown, Maine So many people, including my very humble self, can find ourselves getting caught in cycles of feeling stuck, frustrated when we can’t seem to change things inside or outside us. Actually the truthful statement is that we don’t “feel” stuck.  When we’re […]

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