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The Power Of Negative Environments

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The interaction between environment and our psychology is profound.   Our surroundings, from the towns and cities we choose to live in to the climate and population density of where we live, to the smallest spaces, such as the rooms we live and work in all have a huge influence on our emotions, thoughts, and […]

Speed of Brain Processing – Conscious vs Unconscious

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In the 1980s the neurophysiologist Benjamin Libet demonstrated that activity in the brain’s motor regions can be detected some 300 milliseconds before a person feels that he has decided to move. Another lab recently used functional magnetic resonance imaging data to show that some “conscious” decisions can be predicted up to ten seconds before they […]

‘Self directed neuro-plasticity’

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The term ‘Self Directed Neuro-Plasticity’ was coined by Dr Jeffrey Schwartz and refers to our ability to change the wiring in our brains. Dr Schwartz presents the theory that the human ‘MIND’ is an independent identity that can shape and control the functioning of the physical brain. We play an active role in how our […]

Are you Anomic or are you Autonomous?

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When it comes to living, to really living, people fall into two basic camps: Anomic or Autonomous. THE ANOMIC: – Always “too busy” with life/work/university/family/pets/Netflix/whatever – Always nitpicking at details – Never follows through on something they said they would do – Makes excuses for why something cannot be done, rather than seeking solutions – […]