Neuroplasticity: change your behavior, change your brain

The second thing to know about neuroplasticity is that the most powerful way to change your brain is not actually medication, it’s actually behavior, because that is what it was designed to change in relation to. And not just any behavior but specifically mental behavior or mental habit.

One of the things she points out is that we create our neural networks. A heavily self-critical neural network which then gets reinforced through habit leads to depression (as well as other not so nice habits). This is important to understand.

The Mystical Brain: call it neuroplasticity if that’s more comfortable for you

“Mystical Brain” reveals the exploratory work of a team from the University of Montreal who seek to understand the states of grace experienced by mystics and those who meditate. Filmmaker Isabelle Raynauld offers up scientific research, which proposes that mystical ecstasy is a transformative experience and could to contribute to people’s psychic and physical health, treat depression and speed up the healing process when combined with conventional medicine.

A newspaper says psych drugs are dangerous so it must finally be true, neuroplasticity, strawberries, and dealing with difficult people: Wednesday news and blogs

Psychiatric drugs carry serious physical health risks — The Vancouver Sun — The real cost of psychiatric drugs is finally starting to be known, though this isn’t a US newspaper. Remember to read Robert Whitaker’s book for documentation on these issues. “People diagnosed with depression lose 25 years or more of life expectancy, Taylor said. —… Continue Reading →

Neuroplasticity of the brain — Steven Morgan

For more by Steven Morgan see here. Rethinking the Potential of the Brain in Major Psychiatric Disorders By Steven Morgan I. Questionable Theories The human brain is likely the most complex structure in the Universe. Even though it produces our understanding of the world, we are still in our infancy of understanding it. Even… Continue Reading →

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