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Empathy vs. Dopamine

In Anger, Brain, Dopamine, Empathy, Influences, Learning, Media, Media Violence, Serotonin, Violence by dcmcguireLeave a Comment

In the the British journal, Chronicle of Higher Education, Kevin Dutton  wrote about a study conducted by Jeffrey Zacks and his team at the Dynamic Cognition Laboratory, at Washington University in St. Louis. With the aid of fMRI, Zacks and his co-authors peered deep inside the brains of volunteers as they read stories.
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Post-Election: DOPAMINE REWARDS ANGER OR ALTRUISM!

In Altruism, Anger, Anxiety, Brain, Conflict, Dopamine, Happiness, Neuroscience, Oxytocin, Peace, Politics, Serotonin by DC McGuireLeave a Comment

Feeling big concerns about the outcome of the Presidential election and its influence on the U.S. going forward? Then you’re experiencing the effects of dopamine on your mind and body. Dopamine is a natural narcotic-like neurochemical, instinctively supplied by our brain when we experience fear.
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3 SECOND BRAIN EXERCISE FOR RAISING DOPAMINE!

In Attention, Brain, Brain Development, Control, Dopamine, Focus, Happiness, Health, Memory, Neuroplasticity by DC McGuireLeave a Comment

Successfully reshaping your mindset and raising the good feelings of dopamine, can be a matter of a 3 second brain exercise, including one that helps you recognize “thin slices of joy.” “Right now, I’m a little thirsty, so I will drink a bit of water.
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Dopamine Smart – New Solutions for Overeating, Over Stressing & Generally Living Better!

In Anxiety, Attention, Brain, Brain Development, Bullying, Conflict, Control, Depression, Diabetes, Dopamine, Health, Learning, Media Violence, Neuroplasticity, Neuroscience, Overeating, Parenting, Politics, Social Issues, Stress, Success, technology, Violence, Wellbeing by DC McGuireLeave a Comment

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Enjoy a conversation recorded October 2016 between Gregory Anne Cox and her guest, neuroscience researcher, D.C. McGuire discussing the dangers and promises of dopamine.  They talk about recent findings linking one brain chemical to  challenges of overeating, stress, parenting, learning, and societal issues, especially bad behavior and violence. 
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KID’S BRAINS DROWNING IN A SEA OF DOPAMINE!

In Academics, Attention, Brain, Brain Development, Bullying, Dopamine, Focus, Health, Intelligence, Learning, Media Violence, Obesity, Parenting, Serotonin, Violence by DC McGuireLeave a Comment

Kid’s brains are drowning in a sea of dopamine.  This was the message of D. C. McGuire’s presentation to parents and teachers looking for new solutions to the  issues media, and addiction to media devices add to the challenges of successful teaching and parenting.
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Dopamine and Understanding Your Child’s Brain – New Brain Science Makes It Easier!

In Academics, Anxiety, Attention, Brain, Brain Development, Bullying, Conflict, Control, Depression, Dopamine, Focus, Health, Humor, Intelligence, Learning, Media, Media Violence, Meditation, Neuroplasticity, Neuroplasticity and Dopamine, Neuroplasticity and the Future, Neuroscience, Overeating, Parenting, Porn, Relationships, Science, Serotonin, Social Issues, Stress, Success, Terrorism, Video Gaming, Violence, Wellbeing by DC McGuireLeave a Comment

This is the PowerPoint presentation given October 12, 2016,  by D.C. McGuire speaking  about the groundbreaking brain science of neuroplasticity and dopamine that will empower parents to create a better future for our children. You are invited to use any part of this presentation for teachers, parents, in any non-profit setting. 
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IS DONALD TRUMP A DRUG ADDICT?

In Brain, Bullying, Conflict, Dopamine, Politics, Social Issues, Violence by DC McGuireLeave a Comment

Without tracks on their arms or powder around their nostrils Trump and his followers are all addicted to the same drug.  They’re high, or as they say in sports, “juiced”. The drug of choice? Dopamine; the brain chemical that gives us safety and pleasure in reasonable doses or irrationality and recklessness in large ones.
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BRAINS OF OVERWEIGHT PEOPLE TEN YEARS OLDER THAN LEAN COUNTERPARTS AT MIDDLE-AGE

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From middle-age, the brains of obese individuals display differences in white matter (the tissue that connects areas of the brain and allows for information to be communicated between regions) similar to those in lean individuals ten years their senior, according to new research led by the University of Cambridge.
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TOO MUCH (OR TOO LITTLE) WORK BAD FOR YOUR BRAIN!

In Brain, Health, Intelligence, Work Issues by DC McGuire3 Comments

 

Lifestyle choices might also have a negative impact on our brains after a certain age. In the July 20, 2016 edition of Science Alert, http://www.sciencealert.com/working-full-time-could-be-bad-…, an international team of researchers found that more than a 40-hour work week, or less than 25 hours per week could cause cognitive decline in people over 40-years-old.
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FRIED, FRAZZLED, & UNFOCUSED?

In Anxiety, Attention, Brain, Brain Development, Focus, Health, Meditation, Neuroplasticity, Peace, Stress, Wellbeing by DC McGuireLeave a Comment

Keep this simple video handy! Listen to the first few minutes several times a day and you just might find yourself smarter, healthier, more more relaxed, and with a smile on your face!

Listen to the second part from time to time, and who knows what’s possible when your brain and body are working as the brilliant team they were meant to be Though this is designed to undo panic attacks, its emotional rewiring of our brain’s reactions to fears and threats, benefits all of us existing with the unavoidable anxiety that comes from inhabiting a “human suit”!
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