TEEN BRAINS, BRILLIANT & INSANE

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What IS going on in the teen brain?  What causes it to function unlike the brains of children or adults?  What can help teens use their brains to be safer, healthy, happier, and more successful adults?

This link offers the power point presentation, “Teen Brains, Brilliant and Insane”, given October 13, 2014

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Brain Connection Involved with Turning On and Off Day Dreaming, Slow To Develop In Kids With ADHD

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Past images of brain structures showed that the brains of people with ADHD mature later than those of people without the condition. Now researchers making use of collected data have found that the growth of connections within and between key brain networks in children with ADHD lags behind what happens in other kids the same age.
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NEUROPLASTICITY AND NEW ECONOMIC THINKING CAN RESOLVE GLOBAL CRISIS

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REWIRING OUR BRAINS WITH NEW ECONOMIC THINKING CAN RESOLVE global crises in finance, food, fuel, water, resource scarcity and poverty. As these problems serious enough to capture our attention, they open new possibilities for personal and societal renewal. The entry point for solutions is to ask ourselves some basic questions –

Why do our actions collectively create results that so few people want?
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COUPLES’ NEW BFF: NEUROPLASTICITY The sizzle doesn’t have to fizzle!

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Wow! It was hot and heavy for a while.  Everything about life was exciting.  Conversations were animated.  A shared trip to the grocery store was fun. You never knew what would happen next. 

If you’re the man in this story, the possibilities of being with a new woman were exhilarating.
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Neuroplasticity in Action: SEE WITH YOUR EARS!

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No eyesight?  No problem.  Let the ears see it! With a new device that translates visual input into auditory signals, the brain’s neuroplasticity kicks in transforming images taken by a camera, worn on the head of the user, into “soundscapes”.  As always, all the brain requires to re-wire itself is repetition, and in this case re-wires the brain to provide the user with information about their surroundings. 
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MEDITATION USES NEUROPLASTICITY TO RE-WIRE OUR BRAINS FOR LESS ANXIETY

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Scientists at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center have succeeded in identifying the specific brain functions involved in meditation. Researchers were able to watch which areas of the brain are activated and which are quieted during meditation aimed at anxiety relief.

Subjects, with no prior meditation experience, participated in 20-minute classes to learn a technique known as mindfulness meditation.
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WHAT HAPPENED IN NEWTOWN?

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Even first shooter gamers pause to consider Newtown massacre – “There are some hints of a sneaking self-awareness creeping into the gaming community. One gamer — Antwand Pearman, editor of the website GamerFitNation — has called for other players to join in a “Day of Cease-Fire for Online Shooters” this Friday, one week after the massacre.
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