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KID’S BRAINS DROWNING IN A SEA OF DOPAMINE!

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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!

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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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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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American Children Experiencing Shocking Increase in Learning & Behavioral Problems!

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1 in 6 children in the United States, 17% more than just 10 years ago, have a developmental disability, including learning disabilities, ADHD, autism, and other serious developmental delays, many of which might have been  avoided.

According to The Institute of Environmental Health Sciences at the National Institutes of Health, and the U.S.
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QUICK TIP FOR TAKING YOUR DOPAMINE OUT OF THE RED ZONE AND PUTTING YOU BACK INTO CONTROL

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Like being in charge of your brain and life? Slow, deep breaths decrease the carbon dioxide levels in the brain and body, which in turn sends signals to the brain that it can begin to relax. Relax, and once again you’re supplying blood flow and oxygen to regions of the brain that make you smart, get your behavior under control, and, encourages empathy.
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Buddy the Cat Wonders . . .

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This is my cat, Buddy, whom I love very much.

Buddy wonders about things like his next tummy rub and when there will be more food in his bowl. But he never wonders about things like collaborating with other animals to collectively solve problems and make the world a better place for all of them, or the long term effects of climate change.
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FOCUS IS LIKE A MUSCLE – USE IT OR LOSE IT

In Control, Focus, Influences, Intelligence, Learning, Neuroplasticity, Neuroplasticity and Dopamine, Success, Uncategorized by DC McGuire1 Comment

Do you have trouble focusing on a single task for longer than five minutes? Feel deeply uncomfortable when you forget your phone at home and are unable to check texts, instagram, and facebook throughout the day? Find yourself chronically distracted? You’re not alone.
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