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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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BRAINS LOVE SNUGGLES!

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Somethings just don’t require science to confirm! This doggie-toddler schnoodle is flooding both bodies and minds with the bliss of our healthy, naturally occurring brain chemical, oxytocin. When we create it, as we do with anything we really love, it’s easy to wonder why we would settle for the other option, anxiety-charged dopamine, often delivered to us compliments of smartphones and video games!
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MENTAL HEALTH AND GUN CONTROL NOT ENOUGH TO STOP VIOLENT BEHAVIOR

In Control, Dopamine, Dumb Things, Media, Media Violence, Parenting, Uncategorized, Video Gaming, Wellbeing by DC McGuireLeave a Comment

No amount of mental health care and gun control can stop violence in a population of children trained by hours of media to see violence as a way of life. First person shooter games are turning out young killers whose brains and motor skills are wired for stalking and killing.
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Medical Effects of Pessimism and Optimism

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CHRIS PETERSON,a professor at Virginia Tech discovered  that pessimists had twice as many infectious diseases and made twice as many trips to the doctor as the optimists.  Martin Seligman of the University of Pennsylvania, in effect explained Peterson’s observations by establishing that optimists actually have better immune activity than pessimists.
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Our Beautiful Brains

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In our hands human brains feel a lot like jello – but without the genuine-imitation greens, yellow and reds! In computer simulations, all of that changes. This image of the neocortex expresses the complexity and beauty of what lies between our ears, which under other circumstances looks deceptively innocuous and plain!
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