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Posted on April 28, 2012 at 11:55 PM

As one of my loves, neuroscience gives hopes for a better future to the mental and emotional condition of people.  Here are excerpts to the latest findings and reports in this exciting field:


As of 04/28/2012

...from Yahoo News (http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/trending-now/y-big-story-brain-tells-us-000534638.html)

What the brain tells us

 

Where your emotions originate in your brain. How about pinpointing in your noggin where your feelings and actions arise? "The Emotional Life of Your Brain," published in March, takes the lessons learned in affective neuroscience and correlates six emotional styles with brain activity.

 

  • resilience (capacity to recover from adversity)—prefrontal cortex, amygdala
  • outlook (glass half empty or half full)—ventral striatum
  • sensitivity to context (what situation are they operating in, and do they adapt)—hippocampus
  • sensitivity to social cues (facial expressions, tones of voice)—amygdala, fusiform
  • sensitivity to internal bodily cues (how one feels, self-awareness)—visceral organs
  • attention (scattered, focus)—prefrontal cortex

 

..Yes, you can rewire your brain. Lucky for us, Davidson says, "Neuroplasticity, the brain's ability to reorganize, is the organ of change." Both the Forbes interview and his book give tips on pumping up where you might be lacking...."


What does all this possibly mean?  Imagine a future where you can "grow" certain parts of your brain like you would specific body muscles; or one where accidental or developmental brain damage can be reverse or "fixed". 


Here is the PDF copy of the article in case the yahoo link should change in the future.

Categories: Neuroscience, News

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