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The Power Of The Mind: How To Train Yourself To Be More Successful / Bruna Martinuzzi

The Power Of The Mind: How To Train Yourself To Be More Successful / Bruna Martinuzzi | GIBSIccURATION | Scoop.it
How can you use the latest discoveries in brain science to improve your life? Here are some techniques.
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train your brain - " Lower your stress level by managing your thoughts -  There is ample research proving that your brain cannot tell the difference between a real and imagined threat; the physical response is the same. In  Mystic Cool: A Proven Approach to Transcend Stress, Achieve Optimal Brain Function, and Maximize Your Creative Intelligence, Don Joseph Goewey provides a powerful tool—called the Clear Button—to thwart fearful thoughts and stop the escalating stress. This 10-second strategy works because it creates a distraction from the primitive brain where fear resides. Care to test it out? Follow these steps.

  1. Imagine that there is a button in the center of your left palm; imagine that this button, when pressed, will send a signal to your brain to stop the fearful thinking.
  2. Press the button with your right hand as you become aware of your breath.
  3. Take three easy breaths counting them out.
  4. Imagine a different color for each number.
  5. As you exhale, relax in the present moment.

Parker J. Palmer, founder of the Center for Courage and Renewal once said, “Science requires an engagement with the world, a live encounter between the knower and the known.” In other words, knowing is not enough. We do ourselves and others a great disservice when we don’t decide to act on the gift of knowledge. It’s the difference between hording information and developing wisdom.

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Male and Female Brains Really Are Built Differently

Male and Female Brains Really Are Built Differently | GIBSIccURATION | Scoop.it
The hemispheres of women's brains are more interconnected. Does that matter?
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Mars, Venus - ". . .we still have no idea why men or women do anything in particular. But the study, released today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, is interesting because it is one of the first to discover differences in the brain’s structural connectivity in a large sample size of people from a variety of age groups.

Male (upper) and female (lower) brain connections (PNAS)


By analyzing the subjects’ MRIs using diffusion imaging, the scientists explored the brains’ fiber pathways, the bundles of axons that act as highways routing information from one part of the mind to the other. After grouping the image by sex and inspecting the differences between the two aggregate “male” and “female” pictures, the researchers found that in men, fiber pathways run back and forth within each hemisphere, while in women they tend to zig-zag between the left, or “logical,” and right, or “creative,” sides of the brain."

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You Weren’t Meant to Work 8 Hours Straight

You Weren’t Meant to Work 8 Hours Straight | GIBSIccURATION | Scoop.it
Learn to refuel your most precious asset.
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brain- "First, when you hit your daily low, here’s what happens in your brain:

“Your neurons can fire for a while with the energy they have in them, but not for long: After a dozen seconds, each needs more energy,” research psychologist Peter Killeen tells Fast Company. After those first dozen seconds, ever-hungry neurons order up stored-up energy. If they don’t get the glucose or lactate they need–two of their favorite fuels–they’ll fire more slowly. If your brain doesn’t have enough energy available, you’ll have a worse shot at keeping track of those breaths. You’ll experience a deficit in your attention

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Exploring Temple Grandin's Brain | DiscoverMagazine.com

Exploring Temple Grandin's Brain | DiscoverMagazine.com | GIBSIccURATION | Scoop.it
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compensating  . . . Temple Grandin . . . "

. She is not just autistic but an autistic savant, meaning that she has unusual cognitive abilities, such as a photographic memory and excellent spatial skills. She “thinks in pictures,” she says, helping her understand what animals perceive.

 Picture of the Past

Grandin’s left medial temporal lobe—involved in memory—appears in pink in this MRI. The white crescent is her corpus collosum, a bundle of fibers that connects the two hemispheres of her brain. 

MRI: Jason Cooperrider

Her brain is equally remarkable, according to a team of neuroimaging experts who study brain changes in autism at the University of Utah. Neuroscientist Jason Cooperrider and colleagues scanned Grandin’s brain using three different methods: high-"

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