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Posts Tagged ‘Neuroplasticity’

Meditation Can Change Your Genes

Meditation has existed as a form of mental training for thousands of years, but it’s only recently that psychologists and neuroscientists have discovered just how much of a change it can make in our lives. Last year UCLA researchers found that those who had a long-term practice in meditation showed structural changes in parts of […]

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Mind Reprogramming

“The greatest discovery of any generation is that a human can alter his life by altering his attitude.” William James When I first started getting interested in self-improvement (over half a decade ago), I quickly found that I had more control over my mind and thoughts than I originally believed. Before I knew anything, I […]

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How to Overcome Social Anxiety with Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy

Everyone experiences a little bit of social anxiety depending on certain situations, but when we find that this anxiety impairs our ability to function in many everyday activities, then it may be time to seek out solutions such as Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT). Social anxiety is a general or specific fear regarding social situations. Almost everyone […]

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Blind People Use “Visual” Parts of Brain for Echolocation

A recent study with fMRI scans reveals that when blind people use echolocation it activates parts of the brain associated with vision.

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Mindfulness and Neuroplasticity

Mindfulness provides us a way to self-direct our experiences in the moment, and thereby self-direct ongoing neuroplasticity in the brain.

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