Deep limbic happiness.
April 15, 2012, 4:23 am
Filed under: Behavior, Brain, Mind, Writing

One of the most fascinating things about the human experience is that we are not purely physical and sentient beings, but we are also thinking beings with the ability to perceive, rationalize and reason.

When we experience any mental dysfunction in our world it is often attributed to some type of psychological issue or negative thinking pattern, but little reference is given to the meat of the issue – the physicality of the mind. Brain research is now showing that thought patterns are linked to the physiology of the brain and issues can be changed through mental force and because of neuroplasticity, the capacity of the nervous system to develop new neuronal connections.

The New York Times bestseller “Change Your Brain, Change Your Life” by Daniel G. Amen, M.D. has shed light on how the brain shapes thoughts and behaviors. Amen is a neuropsychiatrist and creator of the Amen Clinic (now in four locations) where SPECT scans, a process to capture brain images and display brain activity, are used to diagnose and treat mental disorders.

Following this fascination with the human brain lead me to this fabulous blue and yellow book at my friend’s house last year. And tonight I rediscovered it at Barnes & Noble following a shopping trip and delicious Italian feast with the same friend. Fabulous! Only this time I have the information in the form of a deck of cards, an accessible and informative mini file of four brain systems and their related emotions. Amen explains the four brain systems most intimately involved with behavior; deep limbic system, basal ganglia, prefrontal cortex and cingulate systems.

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Aaaaa Stephi’s blog-brain training and cerebral expansiveness. There is something of an epidemic here in the Uk in regard to youngsters{10 yrs upwards} killing their brains off with very potent Skunk weed-personality disorders and random acts of violence are becoming commonplace. A number of youths have been institutionalized in mental hospitals due to this. I wonder if they can recover the cells they have lost ???

Comment by Stoppa O'Reilly

Mental health and behavioral issues are also increasing here. With the right mix of environmental ingredients, nurture and mental willingness we all have the neuroplasticity to work with our thought patterns and make healthier choices…

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