Ability of the brain to continuously change over a lifetime
#426: Did Chris Williamson Make A Massive Mistake In Taking Action First? This is a little bit of a controversial episode, as I know Chris Williamson has a big following these days. The guy is great yet in this episode I share the #1 key step that is missing from his teachings on the topic of taking action first. In fact, it is such an important step, that it can ultimately destroy someone's life, if not taken first. This clip is taken from The Diary Of A CEO with Steven Barlett, which is a fantastic show. ABOUT ANDYAndy Murphy: The Personal Advisor & Neuro-Coach To HNWI, Founders & High Performers. Using his blend of Psychology, Neuro-Linguistics, Neuro-chemistry, and Technology developed over the past 21 years. Andy conditions the brain and nervous system to perform at the highest level and handle the extreme weight and pressure of leadership. He works with founders, managers, and teams inside Family offices, Hedge Funds, and Private equity rapidly increasing their ROI and expanding them into blue oceans. Find out who else Andy has assisted https://andymurphy.online/clients-2 SHARE, RATE AND FIND ME ON SOCIAL 3 WAYS TO LEVEL UP YOUR GAME WITH ME 1. Connect and chat with Andy about his services. Re-ignite, Strategize, and Expand https://andymurphy.online/connect-2 2. Total Mind Control Handbook (1 week remaining ONLY) Value $27 for free https://andymurphy.online 3. 8 Figure Thinker University & Genius Trader The most complete mind training systems available https://andymurphy.online/shop 4. The Best Nootropics In The World https://rb.gy/u2j9j3 You can also Hire Andy For Stage, Interviews, and events https://andymurphy.online/speaking SOCIAL Facebook https://www.facebook.com/andymurphyperformance LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/andy-murphy-070400273 Instagram https://www.instagram.com/andymurphymindset
Has family caregiving changed you? Your personality? Your outlook? The way you view yourself or others? I recently asked this question to a room full of family caregivers, and the response was overwhelmingly affirmative. Caregiving for someone with a chronic illness, extended sickness, or disability is life-changing, and not necessarily in a good way. I suggest we have a choice around the way in which we are changed. The daily challenges of caregiving may make us more pessimistic, anxious, or angry. Or, they may gradually transform us into someone who is more optimistic, flexible, and confident. I believe we have a choice, and the daily practice of gratitude is more powerful than previously understood. Join me as I pick up where I left off in Episode 32 and introduce the concept of neuroplasticity. That's a big word that captures our brain's God-giving capacity to change. Neuroplasticity gives us hope around the potential for positive changes in brain structure and response, even in the face of tough days (or weeks or years) as a family caregiver. I touch on the work of Dr. Andrew Huberman (Huberman Lab Podcast), a neuroscientist who has researched the connection between a daily practice of gratitude and a wide range of positive changes in the brain. I encourage you to a SHARED daily practice of gratitude, which may include your care receiver. It's a win-win! Consistency is key. What have you got to lose? Resources: The Huberman Lab Podcast: https://www.hubermanlab.com/episode/the-science-of-gratitude-and-how-to-build-a-gratitude-practice My website: www.lorischlosser.com My Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/lorischlosserspeaks My Instagram page: https://www.instagram.com/lorischlosserspeaks/ Blessed in This Mess can be accessed on all major streaming platforms, including Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts and Spotify.
In this episode of the Balancing Chaos podcast, I welcome renowned cognitive neuroscientist and author, Dr. Caroline Leaf. Dr. Leaf is a communication pathologist, audiologist, clinical and cognitive neuroscientist specializing in cognitive and metacognitive neuropsychology. Since the early 1980s she has researched the mind-brain connection, the nature of mental health, and the formation of memory. She uses this research to understand how we think, build memory, and learn, in order to create tools and processes that have transformed the lives of hundreds of thousands of individuals with Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), learning disabilities (ADD, ADHD), autism, dementias and mental ill-health issues like anxiety and depression.Today we delve into the world of neuroscience, mental health, and the power of the mind. Dr. Leaf's extensive research in neuroplasticity and her groundbreaking theories, which have helped countless individuals overcome challenges and transform their thinking. We discuss practical strategies for improving mental health, how your thoughts impact your physical health, learning how to sit with uncomfortable emotions, teaching our kids how to emotionally process and how to begin to embrace your past so that you can have more compassion for yourself and transform your future. Tune in to learn more about the foundational role that your thoughts and feelings have in building overall health and wellness results.To connect with Dr. Caroline Leaf, click HERETo connect with Kelley, click HERETo get 20% off Kelley's Health and Hormones Course + a FREE Lab Review click HERE and use code BALANCINGCHAOS20To get 10% off Kelley's WBK method app with your annual membership, click HERE and use code BALANCINGCHAOS
In this episode, Ayesha and Dean discuss ‘neuroplasticity', a term that was once echoed only within the walls of neuroscience labs, but which has now become an increasingly well-known word for describing how our brains evolve and adapt. We talk about: • How modern technology has enabled our understanding of neuroplasticity • What science previously got wrong about neuroplasticity • How neuroplasticity actually works • The Hebbian and homeostatic theories of neuroplasticity • How we can all improve our neuroplasticity through improved lifestlyes • Neuroplasticity through the lens of our NEURO concept: Nutrition, Exercise, Unwind, Restore, and Optimize Support for the Brain Health Revolution Podcast comes from NEURO Academy, an online community of individuals working together towards optimum long-term brain health, through science-backed on-demand courses, live coaching, nutrition guidance, and more. Find out more at: thebraindocs.com/neuro-academy Follow doctors Ayesha and Dean on: • Instagram: @TheBrainDocs • TikTok: @TheBrainDocs More information on neuroscience: • Our blog: thebraindocs.com/blog/ • Our brain-healthy recipes: thebraindocs.com/recipes/
To access the full episode and our conference library of 200+ fascinating psychology talks and interviews (with certification), please visit: https://twumembers.com In this episode, I'm joined by Dr Lou Cozolino - a clinical psychologist, author, and professor based in Beverly Hills, California. He received his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from UCLA and an M.T.S. from Harvard University. He has been a Professor at Pepperdine since 1986 and lectures around the world on psychotherapy, neuroscience, trauma, and attachment. The work that I do for The Weekend University means I get to explore a wide range of topics, teachers, and practitioners who are at the forefront of the field of psychology. Every so often, I feel like I've “struck gold” after discovering someone and I would certainly put Dr Cozolino's work into this category. In this interview, you'll learn: — Dr Cozolino's experience of being taught by Carl Rogers and what he learned from him — The 4 common factors that underlie all effective forms of psychotherapy — The importance of focusing on principles rather than techniques when educating yourself as a therapist — Why human beings need psychotherapy — The vital ‘half second' and how this impacts every aspect of our experience — The impact of early experiences on our development — Core shame and why we experience it — Neuroplasticity and why therapists should think of themselves as applied neuroscientists — 3 books that Lou recommends every therapist should read And more. You can learn more about Dr Cozolino's work at www.drloucozolino.com --- Dr. Lou Cozolino practices psychotherapy and consulting psychology in Beverly Hills, California. He received his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from UCLA and an M.T.S. from Harvard University. He has been a professor at Pepperdine since 1986 and lectures around the world on psychotherapy, neuroscience, trauma, and attachment. With more than 30 years of experience as a psychotherapist and coach, Lou works with adults, adolescents, and families as they face a wide variety of life's challenges. Lou's primary method as a therapist is one of connection, attunement, and interaction. Working primarily from a psychodynamic model of treatment, he also employs strategies and techniques from the other forms of therapy he has studied including CBT, family systems, and humanistic/existential. --- Interview Links: — Why Therapy Works: https://amzn.to/3wt90El — The Neuroscience of Psychotherapy: https://amzn.to/3MBxcKw — The Making of a Therapist: https://amzn.to/3lnbuha — The Development of a Therapist: https://amzn.to/3wtNOhF — Dr Cozolino's website: www.drloucozolino.com --- 3 Books Lou Recommends Every Therapist Should Read: — Character Analysis - Wilhelm Reich (1st 120 pages): https://amzn.to/3wDWjoV — On Becoming a Person - Carl Rogers: https://amzn.to/3wzrxOg — Thou Shalt Not Be Aware - Alice Miller: https://amzn.to/3sJVUQC --- — Get our latest psychology lectures emailed to your inbox: http://bit.ly/new-talks5 — Check out our next event: http://theweekenduniversity.com/events
Dr. Preeti Raghavan is a Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Physican who specializes in neurorehabilitation after stroke or brain injury. After completing her medical education in India, Dr. Raghavan trained at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the Bronx and Columbia University. She began her career at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, followed by Rusk Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine at New York University Langone Medical Center, and is now at Johns Hopkins Medical Center where she is a Professor of Stroke Treatment, Recovery, and Rehabilitation. She is an associate professor of physical medicine and rehabilitation and is a partner in a scientist founded start up called Mirrored Motion Works. She has published in both the brain injury and stroke rehabilitation literature. Her research interests include interventions to enhance motor recovery after stroke; development of novel technology and new treatments for muscle stiffness; emotional regulation and its interaction with recovery. In this episode we discuss stroke recovery across a variety of different impairments with an emphasis on physical recovery. In this episode we discuss:A typical stroke recovery timeline.Common concerns when recovering from a stroke.Specific impairments such as weakness, spasticity, neglect, and cognitive changes.Neuroplasticity.The podcast episodes drop weekly on Mondays in seasonal chunks. Subscribe to stay up to date, and tune in when you can! Be sure to rate, review, and follow on your favorite podcast app and let me know what other brain & body things you'd like to hear about.For more information about me, check out my website, www.natashamehtamd.com.Follow me on Instagram, Twitter, or Tik Tok @drnatashamehta.This episode is not sponsored.
In this episode of The Light Inside, host Jeffrey Besecker explores the importance of healthy connections in our lives. He delves into the spiritual journey of forming these connections and the mental obstacles that can hinder them. By examining the influence of early childhood associations and conditioning, Jeffrey and his guests shed light on how they shape our perceptions of love, trust, and emotional security. Additionally, he highlights the wisdom of a monk and a retired neurosurgeon in teaching us about the fundamental role that connections play in our relationships. “Tune in to discover how holding on to what we love often requires letting go. “ This episode is brought to you by Podmatch.com, an AI-driven podcasting matching system that helps create meaningful podcast interactions. Visit the affiliate link at www.thelightinside.us for more information. Main Topics: "Exploring the Spiritual Journey to Healthy Connections" "The Role of Attachment Styles in Forming Healthy Relationships" “How our Neurological Processes Influence Our Attachment Styles” "Uncovering Unconscious Patterns for Deeper Emotional Connections" "Fostering Unity and Compassion in Relationships" Timestamps: [00:02:21] Letting go shapes relationships. [00:04:11] The importance of relationships. [00:07:34] Attachment styles explained. [00:12:55] Wholeness within community. [00:15:57] Emotional regulation and dysregulation. [00:21:21] The importance of healthy relationships. [00:23:55] Neuroplasticity and brain connections. [00:27:37] Epigenetics and chronic stress. [00:32:19] The reward system in the brain. [00:37:26] Subconscious scripts and energy. [00:40:41] Practices for a secure attachment. [00:43:16] Attachment tendencies and emotional responses. [00:48:29] The power of language. [00:51:21] Understanding our personal philosophy. [00:55:29] Social influence and unconscious patterns. [00:57:39] Attachment and Transience. [01:02:00] Healthy non-attachment and emotional avoidance. [01:03:47] Purpose and Service [01:07:39] Ancient literature and self-discovery. [01:10:57] Attachment styles and relationships. Credits: JOIN US ON INSTAGRAM: @thelightinsidepodcast SUBSCRIBE: pod.link/thelightinside Featured Guests: Madhu Dasa Gary Simonds Music Score by Epidemic Sound Executive Producer: Jeffrey Besecker Mixing, Engineering, Production, and Mastering: Aloft Media Studio Senior Program Director: Anna Getz --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/thelightinside/message Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/thelightinside/support
Zack Paul went from Navy SEAL to a deep hole of pain, but he climbed out and now teaches others to do that.Check out my new video course, Train Your Inner Mammal to Feel Good Now https://innermammalinstitute.org/courseGet 10% off with the code ReaderDiscount at the checkout. You will learn to rewire your happy chemicals with small simple steps!Check out video clips from this episode and others here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL1hyR2RHXp04OmVhFUKNh81FT5gffvplqIf you like The Happy Brain Podcast, please rate and review it to help others make peace with their inner mammal.THE HAPPY BRAIN PODCAST helps you blaze new trails to your dopamine, serotonin, oxytocin, and endorphin. My guests are pioneers in retraining the inner mammal. I love learning from them! Listen in and subscribe so you can turn on your happy chemicals in healthy new ways.Your host, Loretta Breuning PhD, is founder of the Inner Mammal Institute and author of "Habits of a Happy Brain: Retrain your brain to boost your serotonin, dopamine, oxytocin and endorphin levels.” Details at: https://innermammalinstitute.orgLife is more peaceful and satisfying when you understand the brain we've inherited from earlier mammals. Your mammal brain controls the chemicals that make you feel good: dopamine, serotonin, oxytocin, and endorphin. These chemicals are released for reasons that don't make sense to our verbal human brain. When you know what these chemicals do in animals, your ups and downs make sense!Our happy chemicals evolved to reward survival behavior, not to make you feel good all the time. Each happy chemical has a special job. When it turns on, it paves neural pathways that turn it on more easily in the future. That's why we repeat behaviors that we'd rather do without. Fortunately, you can re-wire yourself to stimulate them in sustainable ways.But it's hard. It's like learning a foreign language: it takes a lot of repetition. Yet people do it every day. You can be one of them! You can design a new path to your happy chemicals and repeat it until it's strong enough to turn on easily. The Inner Mammal Institute shows you how.The Inner Mammal Institute has free resources to help you make peace with your inner mammal: videos, blogs, infographics, and podcasts. Dr. Breuning's books explain the big picture and help you plot your course step by step. No matter where you are right now, you can enjoy more happy chemicals in healthy ways. Get the details at https://InnerMammalInstitute.org. Music from Sonatina Soleil by W.M. Sharp. Hear more of it at https://InnerMammalInstitute.org/musicbywmsharp
We're going to talk a little bit more today about brains: specifically what being gifted means about a child's actual, physical brain. I'm going to be talking about two concepts, neurobiology and neuroplasticity, and I want to define them for you here at the beginning so that it's clear what I'm referring to when I use them. Neurobiology, at its most basic, is the biology of the nervous system, and that is essentially what I'm referring to. I'm not talking about Neurobiology with a capital N, the branch of science that studies the biology of the nervous system. I am clearly not a Neurobiologist. But I do want to explore the neurobiology of gifted kids brains: the way they are structured and the way that they function. Neuroplasticity, on the other hand, is the ability of the brain to respond to and change because of the experiences of an individual. Neuroplasticity is what allows us to change our thinking, to develop a growth mindset, to build skills and grow as humans.Both neuroplasticity and neurobiology are relevant and important to any discussion about giftedness and what it means. Neuroplasticity is important because this is what allows gifted kids to get through the particular challenges they face. It is very common for gifted kids to breeze through elementary school, but then struggle to complete assignments in middle school when they have to keep track of their own work, manage their own time, and complete more complex assignments, for example. Because their brains are neuroplastic, though, they can develop the study skills and time management skills to be successful beyond elementary school. They can learn to persist through challenges instead of throwing their hands up and saying they can't as soon as they hit something they aren't instantly good at. Neurobiology is equally important to this conversation, especially since there is a lot of pushback against the whole idea of giftedness. And I will admit, it's not the best term. BUT it does exist, these kids have specific needs and specific challenges that are rooted in the neurobiology, the wiring of their brain. It is simply not true that every child is gifted and their gifts just need to be talented. It is not the case that since everyone can cultivate a growth mindset, gifted kids do not exist. They absolutely do. The proof is in their neurobiology. In this episode, we are diving deeper into what makes a gifted brain, and how you can support them in developing skills that will help them through the challenges they might face. Some relevant articles you might find interesting: How Gifted Brains Function and Learn - Oak Crest Academy Neuroscience of Giftedness: Physiology of the Brain – Gro-Gifted Relevant podcast episodes: Episode 93: Overexcitabilities and Gifted Children Episode 49: Understanding Gifted Kids Ready to book your consult? Do that here. --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/julia-mcgarey/support
ABOUT Susan Magsamen and Ivy Ross:Susan's LinkedIn profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/susan-magsamen-6345918/Ivy's Profile: linkedin.com/in/rossivyWebsites:Website: www.yourbrainonart.comInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/yourbrainonartbook/LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/your-brain-on-art/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100089357061217&mibextid=LQQJ4d BIO - Susan Magsamen:Susan Magsamen is the founder and executive director of the International Arts + Mind Lab (IAM Lab), Center for Applied Neuroaesthetics, a pioneering initiative from the Pedersen Brain Science Institute at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Her body of work lies at the intersection of brain sciences and the arts—and how our unique response to aesthetic experiences can amplify human potential. Magsamen is the author of the Impact Thinking model, an evidence-based research approach to accelerate how we use the arts to solve problems in health, well-being, and learning. In addition to her role at IAM Lab, she is an assistant professor of neurology at Johns Hopkins and serves as co-director of the NeuroArts Blueprint project in partnership with the Aspen Institute.Prior to founding IAM Lab, Magsamen worked in both the private and public sector, developing social impact programs and products addressing all stages of life—from early childhood to the senior years. Magsamen created Curiosityville, an online personalized learning world, acquired by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in 2014 and Curiosity Kits, a hands-on multi-sensory company, acquired by Torstar in 1995.An award-winning author, Magsamen has published eight books including The Classic Treasury of Childhood Wonder, The 10 Best of Everything Families, and Family Stories.Magsamen is a Fellow at the Royal Society of the Arts and a strategic advisor to several innovative organizations and initiatives, including the Academy of Neuroscience for Architecture, the American Psychological Association, the National Association for the Education of Young Children, Brain Futures, Learning Landscapes, and Creating Healthy Communities: Arts + Public Health in America. BIO - Ivy Ross:Ivy Ross is the Vice President of Design for the Hardware organization at Google. Over the past six years, she and her team have launched 50+ products winning over 240 global design awards. This collection of hardware established a new Google design aesthetic that is tactile, colorful, and bold. A winner of a National Endowment for the Arts grant, Ivy's innovative metal work in jewelry is in the permanent collections of 12 international museums. Ivy has held executive positions ranging from head of product design and development to CMO and presidencies of several companies, including Calvin Klein, Swatch, Coach, Mattel, Bausch & Lomb, and Gap. Ninth on Fast Company's list of the 100 Most Creative People in Business 2019, Ivy believes the intersection of arts and science is where the most engaging and creative ideas are found. SHOW INTRO: Welcome to season five of the next level experience design podcast. It's kind of amazing when I think of it… now five seasons… wow.This season will be no different than the previous ones where we continue to have great discussions with visionary leaders from various industries and professions. These dynamic dialogues based on our acronym DATA - design, architecture, technology, and the arts crosses over disciplines but maintains a common thread of people who are passionate about the world we live in and human's influence on it, the ways we craft the built environment to maximize human experience, increasing our understanding of human behavior and searching for the New Possible.As we jump into this new season thanks go to VMSD magazine. You will find the archive of the NXTLVL experience design podcast on VMSD.com. VMSD is the publisher of VMSD magazine and brings us, in the brand experience world, the International Retail Design Conference. The IRDC is one of the best retail design conferences that there is bringing together the world of retailers, brands and experience placemakers every year for two days of engaging conversations and pushing the discourse forward on what makes retailing relevant.Thanks also goes to Shop Association the only global retail trade association dedicated to elevating the in-store experience. SHOP Association represents companies and affiliates from 25 countries and brings value to their members through research, networking, education, events and awards. Check then out on SHOPAssociation.orgOK, let's dig in... With our first interview of the season with two remarkable women Susan Magsamen and Ivy Ross whose recent book “Your Brain on Art has garnered huge attention since its recent release. But first a few thoughts on art and making...****************When I was about 9 years old and my mom had me in an after school art program at a local painting studio near my childhood home. Thursdays, as it would turn out, became the single time of the week where the outside world disappeared and I entered into a place of pure creativity and innovation which many years later I would discover was called “flow.”Even to this day Thursdays seemed to hold a special body memory for me of calm and an internal sense of both peace and joy. Thursdays somehow carry a different energy from me that I think was implanted in my body all those years ago where my creative passion was fully expressed.For years I would paint on Thursdays and that turned into a passion that became a profession as an architect. I wasn't great at math or physics but I was pretty confident about my skills in art and I knew that there was something specific about the feeling that I had in going to this small art studio that was because of the things I was doing as well as the place that I was doing it in. So studying architecture was always grounded in this idea for me of creating places that moved people emotionally. It didn't matter to me too much whether you loved it or hated it, although I would have preferred you loved it. But my goal was always to connect to people on an emotional level to find the right combination of materials and finishes space volumes and textures and all those other things that we have in our architects toolbox and how we moved through and experience space from a mind – body emotional perspective.I think early on I developed an aesthetic mindset. I seemed to have a high level of curiosity, a love of play and open-ended exploration, a keen sensory awareness and a drive to engage in activities as a maker or beholder. Through my architecture studies at McGill University I discovered principles of experience rooted in ritual and that there was a very different physical and emotional feeling connected to participating in ritual versus simply watching them. I was always very interested in how people participated in space. How they participated in the making of their experiences because I always believed that in making we brought something unique to the world that humans were capable of doing better than any other creatures on the planet. I developed a keen interest in ontological design - basically put - that the things we make return the favor by in part making us who we are. Our neurobiology reacts to the environment around us and so our mind body state is directly influenced by what we experience in the built environment. Our brains are in a feedback loop of making and being made by experience.The Irish poet John O'Donoghue once said “art is the essence of awareness” and I find that particularly relevant to how we experience the places that we build and how we interact with them. What I learned as a young artist on Thursday afternoons was that somehow in the making of things I became acutely aware of my mind body state as well as my surroundings.As I started to create and design retail places it seemed that everywhere I walked the world around me became more relevant I was tuning in to everything that I could see and hear. When in the middle of trying to solve a design challenge, I seemed to tune into things that might not have otherwise been apparent to me.What I found interesting was that this attunement to the environment around me also grew a connection between my sensory experiences and my appreciation of art. As I engaged more fully in the environment around me and the various kinds of arts I also learned more about myself. During the recent pandemic I turned to painting to help navigate the uncertainty and ambiguity of a global crisis that had left everything that I had believed to be true and a path that I had created for myself professionally in flux. Art it seemed became the grounding mechanism that calmed my nervous system that brought joy amidst uncertainty.Over the past few decades as a creative architect I've become acutely aware that the environment around us has a profound effect on our mind body state, our sense of well-being, our feelings of joy, community, connection, belonging, relevance. Being exposed to the arts provided context and meaning, a way for me to understand where I stood in the grand scheme of things. And art also gave me a sense of agency of being able to have a sense of control and to bring things into the world that had never been there before.And so, because of all of these understandings I have a deep appreciation for the book recently published by Susan Magsamen and Ivy Ross called “Your Brain on Art: How the Arts Transform Us.”This book is wildly successful because I believe it is a writing whose time has come. It brings forward the ideas that the arts are fundamental to who we are as people and that long before we had written language we danced around fires sang songs, made drawings on walls and shared the meaning of our lives with each other by being in community, in relationships, participating in rituals and making. And so, it's not surprising that the arts in all of its forms visual, literary, dance, sculpture and others are part of who we are as individuals and as members of a broader human whole.When I bought this book I thought that it would help me understand the neuroscience of what was happening in my brain as I stood in front of a painting. But it did more than that. It helped to unpack why I was led to feel certain ways about my experience of art in general including paintings, dance, musical theater, poetry, a good movie and a great book.It was chock full of examples and great research on how the arts are used in healing practices and health care industry to augment patient recovery. It looked at how the arts are being used in education, though not nearly enough, to enhance learning.Your brain on Art also brought me greater understanding about making music and how memories are tied to our experiences of hearing music. That's why it's likely you can clearly remember tunes from your childhood and tag them to early childhood experiences. Or why your playlists from your high school years probably are still able to be recalled with ease. And why I can remember the high school dance and my girlfriend at the time and the song Lucky Man by Emerson Lake and Palmer and that kiss.The book dives into understanding arts and the neurodivergent brain and play and how these are critical to our development.And if all of that wasn't quite enough it digs into the idea of how the arts support flourishing and asks the question - What constitutes a good life? I did not know that there is a burgeoning subfield of neuroscience and psychology now dedicated to identifying and understanding the neural mechanisms that contribute to a state of flourishing. And Your Brain on Art brings to light some of the neuroscience related to creativity, awe and wonder.Your Brain on Art is a collaborative effort between two remarkable women who together combine neuroscience and creative vision into a must-read book.Susan Magsamen has over 35 years of experience in developing effective learning programs rooted in the science of learning and is an active member of the brain sciences research, arts, education and social impact communities. She currently serves as Executive Director of the International Arts and Mind Lab, Center for Applied Neuroaesthetics at the Brain Science Institute at Johns Hopkins University where she is also a faculty member. She is also the senior advisor to the Science of Learning Institute at Johns Hopkins University. She works with both the public and private sectors using arts and culture evidence based approaches in areas including health, child development, workforce innovation, rehabilitation and social equity.Ivy Ross is the Vice President of Design for the Hardware organization at Google. Over the past six years, she and her team have launched 50+ products winning over 240 global design awards. This collection of hardware established a new Google design aesthetic that is tactile, colorful, and bold. She is a winner of a National Endowment for the Arts grant, and her innovative metal work in jewelry is in the permanent collections of 12 international museums. Ivy has held executive positions ranging from head of product design and development to CMO and presidencies of several companies, including Calvin Klein, Swatch, Coach, Mattel, Bausch & Lomb, and Gap. Ninth on Fast Company's list of the 100 Most Creative People in Business 2019, Ivy believes the intersection of arts and science is where the most engaging and creative ideas are found. ABOUT DAVID KEPRON:LinkedIn Profile: linkedin.com/in/david-kepron-9a1582bWebsites: https://www.davidkepron.com (personal website)vmsd.com/taxonomy/term/8645 (Blog)Email: david.kepron@NXTLVLexperiencedesign.comTwitter: DavidKepronPersonal Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/davidkepron/NXTLVL Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nxtlvl_experience_design/Bio:David Kepron is a multifaceted creative professional with a deep curiosity to understand ‘why', ‘what's now' and ‘what's next'. He brings together his background as an architect, artist, educator, author, podcast host and builder to the making of meaningful and empathically-focused, community-centric customer connections at brand experience places around the globe. David is a former VP - Global Design Strategies at Marriott International. While at Marriott, his focus was on the creation of compelling customer experiences within Marriott's “Premium Distinctive” segment which included: Westin, Renaissance, Le Meridien, Autograph Collection, Tribute Portfolio, Design Hotels and Gaylord hotels. In 2020 Kepron founded NXTLVL Experience Design, a strategy and design consultancy, where he combines his multidisciplinary approach to the creation of relevant brand engagements with his passion for social and cultural anthropology, neuroscience and emerging digital technologies. As a frequently requested international speaker at corporate events and international conferences focusing on CX, digital transformation, retail, hospitality, emerging technology, David shares his expertise on subjects ranging from consumer behaviors and trends, brain science and buying behavior, store design and visual merchandising, hotel design and strategy as well as creativity and innovation. In his talks, David shares visionary ideas on how brand strategy, brain science and emerging technologies are changing guest expectations about relationships they want to have with brands and how companies can remain relevant in a digitally enabled marketplace. David currently shares his experience and insight on various industry boards including: VMSD magazine's Editorial Advisory Board, the Interactive Customer Experience Association, Sign Research Foundation's Program Committee as well as the Center For Retail Transformation at George Mason University.He has held teaching positions at New York's Fashion Institute of Technology (F.I.T.), the Department of Architecture & Interior Design of Drexel University in Philadelphia, the Laboratory Institute of Merchandising (L.I.M.) in New York, the International Academy of Merchandising and Design in Montreal and he served as the Director of the Visual Merchandising Department at LaSalle International Fashion School (L.I.F.S.) in Singapore. In 2014 Kepron published his first book titled: “Retail (r)Evolution: Why Creating Right-Brain Stores Will Shape the Future of Shopping in a Digitally Driven World” and he is currently working on his second book to be published soon. David also writes a popular blog called “Brain Food” which is published monthly on vmsd.com. ************************************************************************************************************************************The next level experience design podcast is presented by VMSD magazine and Smartwork Media. It is hosted and executive produced by David Kepron. Our original music and audio production by Kano Sound. The content of this podcast is copywrite to David Kepron and NXTLVL Experience Design. Any publication or rebroadcast of the content is prohibited without the expressed written consent of David Kepron and NXTLVL Experience Design.Make sure to tune in for more NXTLVL “Dialogues on DATA: Design Architecture Technology and the Arts” wherever you find your favorite podcasts and make sure to visit vmsd.com and look for the tab for the NXTLVL Experience Design podcast there too.
On this week's episode of Enneagram IRL, we meet with Dr. Jerome Lubbe. Dr. Jerome is referred to as the “Patient Doctor” because it was his own quest for neurological well-being that led him to specialize in complex, unresolved neurological cases. His practice explores how functional neurology, neuroplasticity, and tools like the Enneagram can improve holistic well-being. Dr. Jerome created and released the first-ever neuroscience-based model of the Enneagram in his book, The Brain-Based Enneagram. Being a functional neurologist has shown him that the healing we once thought was impossible is actually possible. Neuroplasticity tells us that we are capable of change. If we understand the function of the brain, we can improve our way of life.Grab His Book:The Brain-Based Enneagram: You are not A number by Dr. Jerome D. Lubbe
We aren't one thing and getting to know our different parts is an effective technique to deepen healing. These "parts" are metaphorical "little beings" that live in our minds and manifest into physical or emotional reactions from traumatic events. Dr. Frank Anderson has spent decades of his life studying these parts and sharing his findings to help others utilize built-in resources like their "self-energy" to navigate their own traumas. Join us as Sue Marriott and Dr. Anderson weave together psycho-pharmacology, trauma, neuroscience, attachment, and internal family systems. More at www.therapistuncensored.com/episodes
Connie's motivational quote for today is by – Marianne Williamson, “You must learn a new way to think before you can master a new way to be." I love this quote, and I believe that our minds are powerful tools to help us achieve our life's desires. As long as we change our thoughts, our reality will follow accordingly! Remember the old saying, "You can't teach an old dog new tricks?" This may be a true statement: unless you create new neural pathways in the (Neuroplasticity), you will continue to create life in the same way over and over because the mind doesn't have another path (story or belief) to build from. YouTube: https://youtu.be/AIM7SmCgtpY About Krishna Avalon: Krishna is a licensed acupuncturist, subconscious therapist, PSYCH-K facilitator, and breath-work guide who has led over 26k patients and clients to their health and wellness goals for the last 20 years. How to Get In Touch with Krishna Avalon: Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: http://www.krishnaavalon.com/ Free Gift: https://www.krishnaavalon.com/resources Stalk me online! LinkTree: https://linktr.ee/conniewhitman Download Free Communication Style Assessment: www.whitmanassoc.com/csa All-Star Community: https://changingthesalesgame.mykajabi.com/All-Star-Community Enlightenment of Change Facebook group: tinyurl.com/EOCFacebookGroup Subscribe to the Enlightenment of Change podcast on your favorite podcast streaming service or YouTube. New episodes post every week - listen to Connie dive into new sales and business topics or problems you may have in your business.
In our fast-paced, technology-centric society, it's easy to focus on the ways in which our devices are making us more distracted and disconnected. But what if we harnessed the power of technology for good? What if we could utilize technology in a way that could promote neuroplasticity and improve cognition? Today's guest, Dr. Adam Gazzaley, is the founding director of Neuroscape at University of California, San Francisco and a professor in neurology, physiology, and psychiatry. He is also the chief scientific advisor and board member at Akili, a company that is dedicated to changing the landscape of cognitive medicine. In this interview, Dr. Gazzaley is sharing the details behind the first-of-its-kind treatment for ADHD—a video game experience. In this interview, we're going to talk about the importance of harnessing your attention and how technology can impact your attention span. You'll learn about the future of experiential medicine, how to improve cognition and neuroplasticity, and so much more. I hope you enjoy this interview with the incredible Dr. Adam Gazzaley! In this episode you'll discover: Why our attention is our most valuable asset. The challenges that our technology-driven world has created for our brains. How accessibility to technology changed our attention spans. Why humans are essentially cyborgs. The importance of disconnecting from technology. How your brain handles single-tasking vs. multitasking. Why awareness about the inefficacy of multitasking is critical. How to make single-tasking gratifying. Why technology is a double-edged sword. What neuroplasticity is, and how it occurs. The link between neuroplasticity and technology. How video games can improve cognition. Why experiences can target systems in the brain. The difference between molecular medicine and experiential medicine. Why “chemical imbalance” is an oversimplification. The history of the first FDA approved video game. What experiential medicine is. Why the placebo effect works. Other important modalities for improving mental health. Items mentioned in this episode include: Beekeepersnaturals.com/model -- Save 20% on raw honey & other natural remedies! Foursigmatic.com/model -- Get an exclusive discount on your daily health elixirs! EatSmarterCookbook.com -- Preorder the cookbook today & claim your bonuses! EndeavorOTC EndeavorRx Akili The Distracted Mind by Adam Gazzaley Connect with Dr. Adam Gazzaley Website Join TMHS Facebook community - Model Nation Be sure you are subscribed to this podcast to automatically receive your episodes: Apple Podcasts Stitcher Spotify Soundcloud
It's no secret that our bodies, our minds, our perspectives in life change as we age. Yet we often believe that what we learned about playing trumpet while we were in our teens and early twenties will continue to work as we get older.Maybe it's because we heard something in a masterclass and decided this is the way to do it. Or we attended a certain school where certain dogmas regarding trumpet playing prevailed, even overshadowing individual needs of the player.This was more or less the impetus of Paul Baron and Bobby Medina beginning first a Facebook targeted at older players, and then eventually becoming a full-fledged training regimen called Trumpet Diagnostics. I wanted to pick the brains of the founders of the program about their experiences working with older players, and what they aim to achieve with their program.Thankfully we were able to get all three of us on a Zoom call from various parts of the U.S. and talk about their program.Enjoy the interview!What you'll hear in this episode:-The founding origins of the Trumpet Diagnostics program...02:30-The Facebook group becomes a webinar, which becomes the program...05:30-What does "Body Mechanics Mastery" mean?...06:30-Why certain methods we swear by are sometimes limited in their efficacy in teaching us how to play efficiently...08:40-Learning "the method of no method"; becoming our own teachers...13:00-Why have we moved beyond the various "schools" of thought regarding trumpet playing?...14:15-Martial arts lessons applied to the physicality of trumpet...18:30-Efficiency (i.e. minimal playing) is key to longevity as a trumpeter...23:00-Don't worry about aesthetics based on showmanship, worry about what works for you...27:30-What is the biggest hurdles Paul and Bobby's students need to overcome?...29:00-Neuroplasticity and repetition over a long period of time is key to improving your playing...34:30-What you'll experience with the Trumpet Diagnostics program...38:05-Plus whatever your discerning ears deem worthy of your time and interest...Resources mentioned:Trumpet DiagnosticsTips for Trumpeters 50 and Beyond! Facebook groupAbout the Guests:Bobby MedinaFour solo recordings under his name along with world tours and live performances with legendary musical artists including Ray Charles, Frankie Valli, Wayne Newton, Mel Torme, Temptations, National Touring Broadway shows and more. Student of legendary teachers including James Stamp, Bobby Shew, Carmine Caruso, Charley Davis. Medina's 40+ years experience has been presented at masterclasses in the USA, Europe, South America and Asia helping players of all levels overcome their playing deficiencies and frustrations through specialized mental and mechanical techniques.Paul BaronPaul's professional career began 40 years ago. His lead trumpet can be heard on over 1,000 jingles, hundreds of albums, dozens of movie scores and he's played, recorded and toured with Aerosmith, Lynrd Skynrd, Barry Manilow, Bob Hope, Wayne Newton, nearly twenty Broadway shows including Disney's Newsies, Aladdin, Frozen and many more. Paul's teaching has led him to give nearly 100 masterclasses and decades of private instruction teaching players how to repair and reprogram their playing to be the most efficient possible. Thank you for joining us on "Trumpet Dynamics" – telling the story of the trumpet, in the words of those who play it....
Christian Ray Flores became a rock star in the Soviet Union after living in war zones in Third-World countries, and shares the life skills he learned along the way.(https://www.christianrayflores.com/p/how-is-marxism-eroding-the-west-today) Check out my new video course, Train Your Inner Mammal to Feel Good Now https://innermammalinstitute.org/course Get 10% off with the code ReaderDiscount at the checkout. You will learn to rewire your happy chemicals with small simple steps!Check out video clips from this episode and others here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL1hyR2RHXp04OmVhFUKNh81FT5gffvplqIf you like The Happy Brain Podcast, please rate and review it to help others make peace with their inner mammal.THE HAPPY BRAIN PODCAST helps you blaze new trails to your dopamine, serotonin, oxytocin, and endorphin. My guests are pioneers in retraining the inner mammal. I love learning from them! Listen in and subscribe so you can turn on your happy chemicals in healthy new ways. Your host, Loretta Breuning PhD, is founder of the Inner Mammal Institute and author of "Habits of a Happy Brain: Retrain your brain to boost your serotonin, dopamine, oxytocin and endorphin levels.” Details at: https://innermammalinstitute.orgLife is more peaceful and satisfying when you understand the brain we've inherited from earlier mammals. Your mammal brain controls the chemicals that make you feel good: dopamine, serotonin, oxytocin, and endorphin. These chemicals are released for reasons that don't make sense to our verbal human brain. When you know what these chemicals do in animals, your ups and downs make sense!Our happy chemicals evolved to reward survival behavior, not to make you feel good all the time. Each happy chemical has a special job. When it turns on, it paves neural pathways that turn it on more easily in the future. That's why we repeat behaviors that we'd rather do without. Fortunately, you can re-wire yourself to stimulate them in sustainable ways.But it's hard. It's like learning a foreign language: it takes a lot of repetition. Yet people do it every day. You can be one of them! You can design a new path to your happy chemicals and repeat it until it's strong enough to turn on easily. The Inner Mammal Institute shows you how.The Inner Mammal Institute has free resources to help you make peace with your inner mammal: videos, blogs, infographics, and podcasts. Dr. Breuning's books explain the big picture and help you plot your course step by step. No matter where you are right now, you can enjoy more happy chemicals in healthy ways. Get the details at https://InnerMammalInstitute.org. Music from Sonatina Soleil by W.M. Sharp. Hear more of it at https://InnerMammalInstitute.org/musicbywmsharp
Join me today as I discuss Mastering Self Leadership Through Emotional Intelligence. I am sharing a couple of recent examples in my professional and personal life where the importance of mind management was never more evident. The tools I am sharing will help you feel less stressed, more at peace and able to control your energy in a way that allows you to create the life you want. In This Episode: Recent work meetings and allowing others to be wrong about you Family matters The importance of giving equal air time to your thinking Managing your energy - BYOE Neuroplasticity and creating new mind shifts for greater success No cost consult call - www.michellebourquecoaching.com/connect Click here for full notes: https://michellebourquecoaching.com/ep-254-mastering…nal-intelligence/
Diving into the world of herbalism and alternative healing, this episode with Dr. Maya Shetreat proved to be a game-changer. A pediatric neurologist, author, and holistic wellness advocate, her insights about plant medicines, neuroplasticity, and the profound connection between mind, body, and nature left me awe-inspired.Exploring ancient wisdom, Dr. Maya highlighted the potential of plant medicines in our modern world. Notably, she emphasized that connecting with plants can be as transformative as consuming them, likening it to a dance with nature. A standout moment was our exploration of "quantum dosing." Dr. Maya introduced me to "Quantum Drops ," master plant products created through a sacred process. These drops act as a tonic, offering the healing power of plants through vibrational connection. This revelation shifted my perspective on how plants impact us. Throughout our conversation, Dr. Maya shared stories illustrating the transformative power of plant medicines. Her insights into neuroplasticity, quantum dosing, and plant energies were both illuminating and impactful. The episode is a wealth of insights – a must-listen. You can connect with Dr. Maya through her website or Instagram (@drmayashetreat).
You might think you know the intricacies of your shoulder anatomy, but this practice will take you to a depth of understanding that you've never reached before. We're not just talking about the surface-level stuff; we're diving right into the complex details of your shoulder anatomy. We're also discussing how increased blood flow, nervous system benefits, and a temporary effect of increased muscle extensibility are the real benefits of the techniques we explore in this pod practice. In essence, we're debunking some myofascial release myths while embracing the REAL benefits of these practices.We're breaking down the anatomy of the shoulder, using traditional Yin Yoga postures, self myofascial release techniques and breathing exercises, all designed to help you release tension gently through embodied awareness. For the the Yin Yoga teachers out there, this practice will amplify your knowledge of the shoulder anatomy in ways that reading a text book never could. So join me for this pod practice and allow me to guide you on this intriguing exploration of your body's shoulder anatomy through the lens of Yin Yoga and self-myofascial release techniques.Join me for a Masterclass Webinar, Creating Yin Sequencing Poetry. https://yoga.mandyryle.com/creating-yin-sequencing-poetry/Transformational Self CareA Late Winter Wellness Retreat in the Dominican RepublicMarch 3-10, 2023Join me for a 7 day Caribbean wellness retreat. Each day we will focus on a pillar of self care. By the end of the week you will have a group of new friends, some unforgettable memories and a personal self care strategy to enhance your life back at home. Learn More Let's connect! Follow me on: FacebookInstagramTicTocYouTubeFree Resources:Master the Yin Yoga Pose Repertoire: 7 Day Email CourseIntroduction to Pain Care Yoga
I welcome Ryan Douglas, the Co-Founder at DeepWell DTx, NeuFluent / Founder, Nextern to this episode. Learn how DeepWell DTx is working to meld medical professionals, scientists, and game developers to create mental health digital therapeutics through play and neuroscience. Hear about the power of gaming to improve mental health, citing games like Tetris and Animal Crossing that have shown mental health benefits. Ryan then shares the value of creating experiences that make players feel better without consciously realizing it, along with potential negative effects around boundary conditions in medicine. We then get into the meteoric rise of the game industry, how it's still immature at times, and the need for individuals to understand their motivations to be successful. Ryan then shares about the importance of building a culture centered on individual passions and shared purpose, how “crunch” isn't unique to the industry, and work/life balance challenges. Hear about Ryan's diverse career journey, the mental health emergency, F2P issues, digital therapeutics, flow states, the problem with gamification, and finding the overlap between game mechanics and treatment mechanisms. We then go into his 5 Creator Keys, EQ, finding people you trust, social media, regulation, AI, and both the power and over-hype of VR and AR. As we wrap up, we hear an unusual story about his career, life changes, excitement around their upcoming game, video game violence fallacy, working with the FDA, improving mental health, medicinal media, sharing on LinkedIn, finding your why, avoiding toxicity, and listening to your gut. Bio: Ryan Douglas is a renowned expert and innovator in mental health, artificial intelligence, and surgical robotics with nearly 20 years of experience. Ryan is the co-founder of DeepWell DTx, a video game publisher and developer focused on creating medically therapeutic games with compelling gameplay. He has commercialized over 20 medical devices, including treatments for depression, hypertension, breast cancer survivors, women's health, chronic pain, and neurological conditions. Additionally, Ryan holds pivotal patents in medical AI and robotics and has achieved FDA clearance for breakthrough therapies. Show Links: * Simon Sinek - Find Your Why YouTube * Animal Crossing and Mental Health The Gamer * da Vinci Surgical System Website * Pistol Whip Oculus * 1941: Counter Attack Wikipedia Connect With Links: * Ryan Douglas LinkedIn * DeepWell DTx Website * DeepWell DTx Twitter Game Dev Advice Links: * Patreon - please help support the show if you find it useful! * Twitter * Website * Email: email@example.com * Game Dev Advice hotline: (224) 484-7733 * Level Ex Careers website * Subscribe and go to the website for full show notes with links Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Narrative Salchow and Sayenko Dual interview episode: Christina Salchow-Hommen from Charité Universitätsmedizin in Berlin, Germany. Her presentation at RehabWeek2019 was titled “Characterization Of Optimal Electrode Configurations For Transcutaneous Spinal Cord Stimulation.” The talk presented her findings from a small trial which included 5 participants living with spinal cord injuries. In the trial, they were trying to find the optimal placements and size of surface stimulation electrodes to elicit a response rectus femoris and the tibialis anterior muscles. The study found variability in electrode placement but some commonalities at the T11 level spinal circuit level. Let's catch up with her in our interview. Dimitry Sayenko from the Center for Neurogeneration at Houston Methodist Research Institute gave a talk about Neuromodulation of Spinal Networks to Recover Motor Function: Underlying Mechanisms and Clinical Translations.” His talk discussed the differences in the epidural spinal stimulation clinical trials being conducted at the University of Louisville, UCLA and at EPFL in Geneva Switzerland. There were differences among the labs but he found the key is enabling versus inducing movement with stimulation and argued that the intense exercise regimes from some of these studies is not necessary. Let's listen in on his interview. Takeaways: Electrode placement, along with stimulation parameters plays an important part in the responses to transcutaneous spinal cord stimulation. [0:00] Ladan introduces the episode with an interview by Jen French of Neurotech Reports with Christina Salchow-Hommen at RehabWeek 2019. [1:10] Salchow-Hommen introduces herself and her affilitation with technology for people with impairments for restoration of mobility. [1:38} Discussion of the importance of electrode placement, adjustment of stimulation parameters between the 5 volunteers and patient reported preferences for transcutaneous spinal cord stimulation for people with paralysis. [3:35] Salchow-Hommen discusses the need to better monitor the brain during stimulation and better measurement tools to quantify reported feedback. [4:44] Ladan introduces the episode with an interview by Jen French of Neurotech Reports with Dimitry Sayenko at RehabWeek 2019. [5:17] Sayenko introduces himself and addresses his perspective of how the brain reacts to spinal cord stimulation for the restoration of motor response after paralysis due to SCI. Nearly 80% of spinal cord injuries result in some form of residual function. [6:41] Involvement of the brain with restoration of movement along with neuroplasticity for connections in the brain. [8:28] Coupling traditional therapy with spinal cord stimulation. He finds that the intense rehab is not necessary but the first few sessions are critical. Still the technology has an accumulative effect. [9:45} Discussion of the introduction of electrical stimulation following a spinal cord injury. When to introduce it in therapy. [10:50] Restoration of gait and the timing of stimulation. His lab found timing was not critical. [11:50] The introduction of machine learning into this therapy would be helpful. Sayenko expresses his excitement at RehabWeek.
In this episode Danielle sits down solo with Dr. Austin Perlmutter, who specializes in what he calls the “science of stuck.” His research and work centers around the thesis that modern culture is rewiring our brains and damaging our health in the name of profit, and his New York Times best-selling book, Brain Wash, offers a plan of resistance against this pervasive numbing championed by our society. Austin suggests that to rehabilitate our neuroplasticity—a.k.a., our brain's ability to shift its response to our environment—we need to combat the isolation of our digital age by seeking out both more human connection, and time immersed in Nature. He believes that through reconnecting with our community and ourselves, we can reattune our consciousness and ability to sit on the driver's seat of our own health. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
RehabWeek Exclusive interview the Kim Skinner Kim Skinner is the Director of Physical Therapy at Helius Medical Technologies where she is instrumental in the introduction of the PoNS rehabilitation program. Prior to this she was the Physical Therapy Director and Researcher at the University of Wisconsin, Madison working with sensory processing and neurological disorders. She holds a PhD in Physical Therapy and Health Sciences and maintains her license in physical therapy. We met up with Kim at RehabWeek and had a conversation about the company, the rehabilitation science of the PoNS device and where it is going in the future. Takeaways: Harnessing neuroplasticity in rehabilitation stimulation must be paired with an activity. Clinical interfaces need to intuitive and easy to use for the clinician. How is your brain today? Can we bring people to check their brain health like they check their smartphone? [0:00] Introduction and Jen French from Neurotech Reports kicks off the conversation RehabWeek exhibit floor at Helius Medical. [0:25] Kim Skinner introduces herself and Helius Medical and new PoNS device. She worked in the initial research for the device. [1:12] Description of the PoNS device components, how it works and the target indications and clinical application of mild to moderate brain injury with chronic balance deficits. They designed a 14-week rehabilitation program harnessing neuroplasticity. [4:10] Further discussion about application of the technology to other indications that have balance issues. Their initial focus is on the brain injury population, but more research needs to be done on how this can benefit other populations. [5:18] Discussion of the design of their clinical trials and some of the challenges associated with that both in the clinical and at home. They have a training template that can be individualized for each patient. [6:39] Skinner further describes the training protocols and when to stimulation to maximize outcomes couples with balance training and movement exercises to prime the brain. [8:26] The stimulating device goes onto the tongue rather than skin. How does that feel or taste? She also talks about the stimulation pattern and parameters as well as [9:53] Discussion of the 143 electrode array design and how they mapped the tongue to figure out the stimulating rate. [12:19] The visual substitution device was the predecessor of this device and how it evolved out of the University of Wisconsin, Madison. [13:16] Skinner talks about where the PoNS device is currently available with a prescription and how they are working on availability in the US, Europe and Australia. It is currently approved in Canada through the HeuroCanada clinics.
Listen to episode 67 of The Super Human Life podcast - How To Use Your MIND To Heal Your Brain & Body w/ Dr. Caroline Leaf - https://tinyurl.com/TSHLep67 Order Dr. Leaf's NEW BOOK - How To Help Your Child Clean Up Their Mental Mess -https://amzn.to/3R209UR Dr. Caroline Leaf is a communication pathologist and clinical neuroscientist specializing in psychoneurobiology. Her passion is to help people see the power of the mind to change the brain, control chaotic thinking, and find mental peace. She is the author of the bestselling books Cleaning Up Your Mental Mess, Switch On Your Brain, Think and Eat Yourself Smart, The Perfect You, Think, Learn, Succeed, and many more. She is also the author of the top-rated podcast Cleaning Up the Mental Mess, which has over forty million downloads. She currently does extensive research and teaches at various academic, medical, corporate, and neuroscience conferences, as well as in religious and spiritual institutions around the world. Dr. Leaf and her husband, Mac, have four adult children and live between Dallas and Miami. Here's a sneak peek of what you can expert to learn in this episode: The mind-body connection: Discover how your mind influences your brain and, in turn, your entire body. Parenting and mental resilience: Learn valuable tools to empower your children and create a harmonious family dynamic. Neuroplasticity and the art of rewiring your brain: Understand how you can actively change your thought patterns and reshape your brain's structure. The NeuroCycle: Dr. Leaf introduces a powerful framework for managing your mind and optimizing your mental health. Connect with Dr. Caroline Leaf: Download her app, Cleaning Up Your Mental Mess in the Apple Store or Google Play. Website - https://drleaf.com/ Podcast - https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/cleaning-up-the-mental-mess-with-dr-caroline-leaf/id1334767397 Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/drcarolineleaf/?hl=en YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/user/DrCarolineLeaf Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/drleaf --- Connect with Frank and The Super Human Life on Social Media: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thesuperhumanfrank/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/584284948647477/ Website: http://www.thesuperhumanlifepodcast.com/tshlhome YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjB4UrpxtNO2AFtDURMzoKQ
เป็นที่เข้าใจโดยทั่วไปว่า สมองคืออวัยวะสำคัญของร่างกาย แต่รู้ไหมว่าสมองก็มีอายุเป็นของตัวเอง ซึ่งอาจไม่ตรงกับอายุของเราจริงๆ และเมื่อสมองอายุมากขึ้นทำให้เราเกิดอาการ ‘สมองฝ่อ' ทำให้ทั้งความจำและความคิดเสื่อมประสิทธิภาพลง Top to Toe และ ดร.ข้าว ต้นสมบูรณ์ ขอเสนอวิธีการชะลอความแก่ของสมอง เพื่อสู้กับภาวะสมองฝ่อที่เกิดขึ้นตามอายุ ตามหลัก Neuroplasticity ทำให้เซลล์สมองเพิ่มขึ้นเพื่อรับการเปลี่ยนแปลง และยังคงมีประสิทธิภาพให้มากที่สุด
Look, it's not you. It's your brain. Seriously! Breaking a low self-worth habit isn't as easy as deciding to stop. Because behind the scenes of everyday life, your brain and its symphony of neurons are actually running the show. So what would happen if you decided to work with your brain instead of against it? That's what today's episode is all about with Nicole Vignola, or as many might know her – @nicolesneuroscience on IG. Today, she and Jessica nerd out on the neuroscience of some pretty juicy (and highly requested) topics – burnout, building a routine, procrastinating the TBM work, how overcoming adversity is good for your brain, and so. much. more. Learn the simple magic of a big, long *sigh*, how to recover from doom scrolling, and why you should embrace boredom (your brain likes it). This is the magic-meets-science conversation that is basically every TBMer's dream convo. Get ready for actionable, easy wisdom that actually changes your day. Find the Complete Show Notes Here -> https://tobemagnetic.com/expanded-podcast In This Episode We Talk About:All things neuroscience and psychology with guest Nicole Vignola, aka Nicole's Neuroscience!How her cultural upbringing informed her current career pathGrowth mindset, survival mode, neuroplasticity!Navigating procrastination when it comes to self-care workConscious vs. subconscious brain activityHow to habit stack in order to create lasting changeManaging burnout and self-interruptionThe energetics of dopamine, reward cycles, adrenalinePositive reinforcement and strengthening neural pathwaysHow to regulate screen time in a healthy wayInner child work, nervous system regulation!The science behind the creative processThe importance of maintaining hobbies! THEMES / TIME STAMPS:Navigating procrastination when it comes to self-care work (00:17:15)The energetics of dopamine (00:24:15) Science behind the creative process (00:47:00) Resources: Get your Tickets for The Magnetic Self Speaking Tour with Lacy & JessicaNew York, Vancouver BC, Los Angeles Our New York Tour Stop is sponsored by Bohemian & Bouj - receive 15% with code TBM15Join our Pathway membership to get access The Magnetic Self Challenge!Six weeks to High self-worth & true confidence (Available until 10/31) Bon Charge - 15% off with code MAGNETICInfrared PEMF Mat Find all workshops mentioned inside our Pathway Membership! (Including the Missing Piece DI, Inner Child DI & Inner Child Workshop)Carol Dweck (Psychologist) The Molecule Of More - Daniel Z Lieberman, Michael E. Long (book)Dr. Jud (Author)Rewire: The Neuroscience Of A Good Life - Nicole Vignola (book - Preorder) Where To Find Nicole!@nicolesneuroscience(IG)WebsiteRewire: The Neuroscience Of A Good Life - Nicole Vignola (book - Preorder) Other ResourcesSubmit to Be a Process GuestText Us: +1-213-423-5226 - (texting is only for US, Canada, & Puerto Rico)Alexis Smart x TBM EXPANDED Flower RemedyTBM Manifestation Journal Free Offerings to Get You StartedLearn the Process! Expanded Podcast - How to Manifest Anything You Desire Get Expanded! The Motivation - Testimonial LibraryUnblock with us! Wanna find out why you're not manifesting? Start our free mini- workshop!
"Neuroplasticity knows no bounds; it is a lifelong journey of growth, learning, and personal transformation." – Dr. Andrew Huberman whose quote we ended our last EPISODE on a “Deeper Diver into Neuroplasticity.” On today's episode we will review: ✔ Tips for regrowing our brain cells (neurogenesis) ✔ A reminder of what prevents neurogenesis and hurts our brain and what we can do to help increase neurogenesis in our brain. ✔ What's the Difference Between Neuroplasticity and Neurogenesis? ✔ What's the Controversy with Neurogenesis? What's the difference between Neuroplasticity, that we covered on EPISODE #302[i] (that knows no bounds) that's defined as “the ability of the brain to form new connections and pathways and change how it's circuits are wired; (as shown so well in the Sentis YouTube video that gives us a representation of these pathways visually, and what they look like in our brain when we create NEW pathways).[ii] This we KNOW we can do throughout our lifetime, (while) neurogenesis is the even more amazing ability for the brain to grow new neurons (Bergland, 2017).[iii] And on today's episode #303, we will take a closer look at “What Exactly IS Neurogenesis and Why is it Controversial Among Neuroscientists.”[iv] Welcome back to The Neuroscience Meets Social and Emotional Learning Podcast, where we connect the science-based evidence behind social and emotional learning (that's finally being taught in our schools today) and emotional intelligence training (used in our modern workplaces) for improved well-being, achievement, productivity and results—using what I saw as the missing link (since we weren't taught this when we were growing up in school), the application of practical neuroscience. I'm Andrea Samadi, an author, and an educator with a passion for learning and launched this podcast 5 years ago with the goal of bringing ALL the leading experts together (in one place) to uncover the most current research that would back up how the brain learns best, taking us ALL to new, and often unimaginable heights. For today's episode #303, and in keeping with our Season Theme of Going Back to the Basics, to take our learning to new heights, I'm going back to EPISODE #141[v] on “Neurogenesis: What Helps or Hurts our Brain Cells” because it became clear to me that while researching for our last episode that Neuroplasticity and Neurogenesis are closely connected, but the former is widely accepted, while the latter holds some controversy. In our first episode on neurogenesis, we looked at: ✔ Tips for regrowing our brain cells (neurogenesis) ✔ A reminder of what prevents neurogenesis and hurts our brain and what we can do to help increase neurogenesis in our brain. Dr. Andrew Huberman on Neurogenesis While researching Dr. Huberman's work last week on neuroplasticity, he mentioned that there was “bad news” with “neurogenesis” and that many people think that they can exercise and add “new neurons” in the brain and “that after age 14, the human nervous system adds few new neurons.”[vi] He said that “in rodents neurogenesis could occur but in humans it was less obvious” and “that while we can't add new neurons, we can change our nervous system”[vii] and dives deeper into the definition of neuroplasticity and why this holds no bounds. Now I'm starting to see the controversy in this topic, as I went back to my first look at Neurogenesis. Dr. David Perlmutter (a board-certified neurologist) on Neurogenesis and Dr. John Ratey, the author of Spark: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain To open up EP 141 from June 2021, I quoted Dr. David Perlmutter, a board-certified neurologist and six-time New York Times bestselling author who said “the best way to increase neurogenesis (regrow your brain cells) is “when your body produces more BDNF (brain-derived neurotrophic factor” (Dr. David Perlmutter) and we covered this topic deeply on EP 274[viii] “What New With BDNF: Building a Faster, Stronger and More Resilient Brain.” I even remember Dr. John Ratey[ix] the author of the book Spark: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain said that BDNF was like “Miracle-Gro for the brain” (you can't forget some of the things some people say over the years and he cites a paper where he talked about how brain cells “do grow back in the hippocampus (and that in the study he sited), they saw while looking at the brains of terminally ill patients who had donated their body to science (Cancer patients who had been injected with a dye that shows up in proliferating cells so that the spread of the disease could be tracked) found their hippocampi were packed with dye marker, proof that the neurons were dividing and propagating—a process called neurogenesis.”[x] (Page 48, Spark) Dr. Ratey's book Spark, talks about “how to kick-start neurogenesis” and where the research began, causing me to think back to Dr. Perlmutter's website where he mentioned that BDNF causes neurogenesis or new cells to form in our brain. He cites the studies that show how “exercise training increases the size of the hippocampus and improves memory” exactly what Dr. Ratey saw that made such a huge difference with those students he worked with at Naperville High School. Dr. Perlmutter's video talks about the study that showed that after 1 year of aerobic exercise, “exercisers had a marked increase in BDNF, and they showed substantial improvement in memory function.”[xi] Then I found another video I watched in our last episode from Sandrine Thuret called “It's Possible to Grow New Brain Cells” where she said that “we produce 700 new neurons a day in the hippocampus”[xii] Sandrine Thuret's TED TALK lists many ways you can grow new brain cells (the highlighted words) with intermittent fasting, flavonoids (found in dark chocolate) and caffeine being a few evidence-based strategies. Conversely, she mentions a diet high in saturated fat, sugar or ethanol, will have a negative impact on neurogenesis. She even showed a study (from Praag, Kepermann and Gage) where rats who were runners shows an increase in neurogenesis vs the control group who were non-runners that Dr. Ratey talks about in his book Spark. What Does This All Mean? Where's the Controversy? Neuroplasticity vs Neurogenesis To review and conclude this episode on “Diving Deeper into Neuroplasticity and Neurogenesis” I think we've got a clear picture of how neuroplasticity works from our last episode, (by making a conscious effort to build new neural pathways in our brain when we learn something new) but the topic of how we can grow new neurons seems to be where the controversy exists. It seems like this is only possible in the hippocampus but I still do wonder why a neurologist like Dr. Perlmutter says neurogenesis is possible through exercise[xiii], while another respected neuroscientist's stance is that “in humans this is less obvious.”[xiv] This is where the deep learning comes into our study, and being open to what we might uncover here. If we aren't continually questioning what we are learning, then we aren't thinking at all. Mark Waldman's AHA Moment: What Neuroplasticity Is and Isn't While thinking about why neurogenesis is “less obvious” in humans, as it might be in rodents, like Sandrine Thuret's TED TALK covered, and even Dr. Ratey took the same rodent study and made a comparison to the students at Naperville whose test scores improved after running. Then I remembered my mentor Mark Waldman made me think deeply about this when he wrote about “What Neuroplasticity Is and Isn't”[xv] where he explained an article “Adult Neurogenesis in Humans”[xvi] that ended up being my AHA Moment of learning here. He said to “imagine the brain as a city map, and instead of there being 214 streets in Manhattan, imagine that it had a million streets! No room for buildings, just streets winding and weaving east to west, north to south, up and down and diagonal, all woven together like a giant hairball. Each city is a brain function – vision, movement, memory, imagination, feelings, etc. – and the entire state of New York would have cities upon cities woven together on top and alongside each other. Those billions of roads have trillions of cul-de-sacs which are the synapses. Can you visualize that? Below is an actual slice of a thousandth of a millimeter of mouse brain: Everything is jam packed but you the traveler can decide which road or neural pathway to take in order to reach a specific destination to help you perform some action of achieve a particular goal. The fastest your brain can process information is about 60 bits per second, and he guesses that any cognitive function would be traveling around 2,000 miles per hour down those roadways in your brain! Now we can ACCURATELY visualize what plasticity looks like in the adult human brain a bit deeper than what we first looked at the Sentis YouTube with the connections in our brain this way. This was my FIRST look at neuroplasticity, and this video came out 10 years ago. Look at the difference with this image that came from the research paper Mark Waldman read on “Adult Neurogenesis in Humans” that changed his thinking about neuroplasticity and neurogenesis. He said “the roads/neurons don't change but the tiny exits that lead you to another neuron can slowly move to a different synapse, similar to how switch-ways work on a railroad track. That's where synaptic plasticity takes place and that's what happens when you learn something new: You're beginning to find new pathways that create different decisions and behaviors. Waldman went on to point out some main take-aways from this Paper on Neuroplasticity but the ones I want to mention are that “This kind of plasticity does not add or replace neurons.” “the exception is a process called “adult neurogenesis” conferred by active stem cell niches…in restricted regions [olfactory bulb & hippocampus]” (Confirmed by Dr. Huberman's research)[xvii] “After 60 years of intense research and more than 10,000 peer-reviewed publications, we still do not know if our brain maintains such capability.” Synaptic changes are very slow, involved with learning and brain repair. Stem cell-driven “adult neurogenesis” is still far in the future. ------------ La Rosa C, Parolisi R, Bonfanti L. Brain Structural Plasticity: From Adult Neurogenesis to Immature Neurons. Front Neurosci. 2020 Feb 4;14:75. Review and Conclusion: Neuroplasticity vs Neurogenesis: Uncovering the Controversy So now I've opened up a bit more as to “WHY” this topic holds controversy among neuroscientists, and I think while this is a good start at explaining how Neuroplasticity is different than Neurogenesis, I do want to leave this topic open, to come back to at a later date, and see what else we can add to our understanding In the meantime, I'll continue to read, learn and think of how this learning can apply to our daily life. While researching this topic, I found an article I like called What is Neuroplasticity[xviii] written just this past April 2023. It explains neuroplasticity thoroughly, and how it applies to learning, a growth mindset, and how it changes as we age. It covers neuroplasticity and how it can help with anxiety, which made me think back to when we changed our brain with Dr. Caroline Leaf's 5 Step Process for Cleaning Up Our Mental Mess on EP #299.[xix] It even covers neuroplasticity exercises for treating chronic pain that took me back to our interview with Ashok Gupta[xx] a well-known brain-training neuroplasticity expert who taught us how to use our brain and mind to manage chronic pain and illness. At the end of this article there are YouTube videos from many of the experts we've covered on this podcast like Dr. Daniel Amen, Dr. Joe Dispenza, and books from Dr. Caroline Leaf, and Norman Doidge. But what was missing, was more about Neurogenesis and how we can change actually change our brain, not just re-wire the pathways in it, there were a bunch of quotes at the end of this article but they were all about neuroplasticity. Neuroplasticity Quotes Among other things, neuroplasticity means that emotions such as happiness and compassion can be cultivated in much the same way that a person can learn through repetition to play golf and basketball or master a musical instrument, and that such practice changes the activity and physical aspects of specific brain areas.--Andrew Weil Because of the power of neuroplasticity, you can, in fact, reframe your world and rewire your brain so that you are more objective. You have the power to see things as they are so that you can respond thoughtfully, deliberately, and effectively to everything you experience.--Elizabeth Thornton Any man could, if he were so inclined, be the sculptor of his own brain.--Santiago Ramón y Cajal Meditation invokes that which is known in neuroscience as neuroplasticity; which is the loosening of the old nerve cells or hardwiring in the brain, to make space for the new to emerge.--Craig Krishna Everything having to do with human training and education has to be re-examined in light of neuroplasticity.--Norman Doidge Neurons that fire together wire together.--Donald O. Hebb (Dr. Huberman would say this came from Carla Shatz) Brains are tricky and adaptable organs. For all the ‘neuroplasticity' allowing our brains to reconfigure themselves to the biases of our computers, we are just as neuroplastic in our ability to eventually recover and adapt.--Douglas Rushkoff Our brains renew themselves throughout life to an extent previously thought not possible.--Michael S. Gazzaniga Our minds have the incredible capacity to both alter the strength of connections among neurons, essentially rewiring them, and create entirely new pathways. (It makes a computer, which cannot create new hardware when its system crashes, seem fixed and helpless).--Susannah Cahalan Where are the quotes for Neurogenesis? Like the quote I found from Dr. Perlmutter who said “We can regrow brain cells and retain this ability throughout our entire lifetime.” Is this only possible in our hippocampus? Or will science someday reveal that adult neurogenesis is possible like what Mark Walman mentioned with stem-cell adult neurogenesis that he thinks is far in the future? Until we know for sure, I'm going to stick with doing what I know helps my brain according to Dr. Perlmutter's work, and Sandrine Thuret's TEDTALK where she says by doing certain things like the words she's highlighted in her graphic, we can create neurogenesis that's important for learning and memory, and I'll avoid the non-highlighted words that she says prevents neurogenesis. And I'll come back to this episode at a future date to see what else we can add to accelerate our understanding of “Neuroplasticity vs Neurogenesis.” With that thought, I hope this episode has made you think deeper about your brain, especially when it comes to making choices that we know can improve our ability to build a stronger, more resilient brain by doing what helps it (and our brain cells) instead of what hurts it, and I'll see you next week. 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Ratey, MD (January 10, 2008) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07D7GQ887/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1 [xi] https://www.drperlmutter.com/neurogenesis-re-grow-new-brain-cells-exercise/ [xii]Is It Possible to Grow New Brain Cells by Sandrine Thuret published Dec. 8th, 2017 https://capture.dropbox.com/W0af55YnE3LhDb0M [xiii] https://www.drperlmutter.com/neurogenesis-re-grow-new-brain-cells-exercise/ [xiv] Dr. Andrew Huberman Lab Podcast EPISODE #6 “How to Focus to Change Your Brain” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LG53Vxum0as [xv] Mark Waldman “What Neuroplasticity is and isn't” Published on Facebook Nov. 10, 2020 https://www.facebook.com/photo?fbid=1300824310263746&set=a.112516002427922 [xvi] Adult Neurogenesis in Human: A Review of Basic Concepts, History, Current Research, and Clinical Implications Published May 1, 2019 by Ashutosh Kumar, MD. et al. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6659986/ [xvii] Dr. Andrew Huberman Lab Podcast EPISODE #6 “How to Focus to Change Your Brain” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LG53Vxum0as [xviii] What is Neuroplasticity: A Psychologist Explains [14+ Tools] by Courtney E Ackerman, MA, Published July 25, 2018, Scientifically reviewed by Melissa Madeson, Ph.D. https://positivepsychology.com/neuroplasticity/#google_vignette [xix] https://andreasamadi.podbean.com/e/brain-fact-friday-on-a-deep-dive-into-dr-carolyn-leaf-s-5-scientifically-proven-steps-to-clean-up-our-mental-mess-so-we-can-help-our-children/ [xx] https://andreasamadi.podbean.com/e/ashok-gupta-on-heath-and-happiness-getting-to-the-root-of-chronic-pain-and-illness-long-covid-fibromyalgia-chronic-fatigue-and-others/
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Today we're discussing neuroplasticity. I'm touching on things like having a growth mindset and a positive outlook on life. Most importantly, I'm outlining the principles of neuroplasticity. Join me today to understand how you can relate those principles to your life and business to accelerate success. Here are the highlights: (2:37) Changing habits (6:52) Mental fitness (11:03) Success barriers (14:46) Achieving goals Connect with Dawn: Instagram @dawnmcgruer and @businessconsort Facebook https://www.facebook.com/dawnamcgruer Linkedin https://www.linkedin.com/in/businessconsort/ Web www.dawnmcgruer.com
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In this episode of the podcast, we had the honor of listening to Laura's incredible journey of perseverance and hope. Laura began her career as a nurse, dedicating herself to helping others in need. However, fate had a different plan for her when she suffered a traumatic brain injury from a fall.Initially, Laura underestimated the severity of her injury and delayed going to the doctor. But soon, the reality of the situation hit her hard as she realized the dangers of leaving a brain injury untreated.Laura's journey to recovery was not easy. It was filled with obstacles and hardships. But even in the face of adversity, she kept fighting for her own recovery. One of the most crucial elements of Laura's recovery was Neuroplasticity.Neuroplasticity refers to the brain's ability to adapt and change. Laura emphasized how much this concept had helped her in her recovery journey. Through her experience, she had learned a great deal about the power of the human mind.Despite a life-altering injury, Laura proves that anything is possible. She has achieved remarkable feats and continues to inspire people with her story of courage and resilience. Her message of hope and positivity resonates deeply with her listeners.In closing, we want to thank Laura for sharing her story with us and reminding us never to give up hope. Recovery is a journey, and with the right mindset and support, we can overcome any obstacle.To reach Laurahttps://www.laurarenner.me/Reaching out to Podcast Infusion HealthPensighthttps://pensight.com/x/infusionhealthWebsite http://infusionhealthpodcast.com/?fbclid=IwAR0q2WW-No0O4XRbgRNVdmgo0vhq [809bcb5e-4941-48c2-98ca-a7746d2d138f]"We're excited to have you with us for today's show, and we hope you'll tune in for more great discussions on FB! Thank you for listening!Don't forget the golden rule and continue being your Best Advocate
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A Imersão Dados da Alura consiste em 5 dias de aulas imersivas online e gratuitas, onde você vai entender como aplicar o uso da inteligência artificial de maneira funcional na análise de dados.Ela é dirigida para pessoas de todas as áreas que usam análises de dados no dia a dia ou em grandes decisões. Pessoas que usam Excel, Google Sheets e similares no seu cotidiano. Não requer nenhum conhecimento prévio de IA. E, como eu já disse, é grátis.Mas atenção: as inscrições vão só até o dia 3 de setembro. Então anota a URL aí: bit.ly/naruhodo-imersao-dadosAlura. Mergulhe em tecnologia.*REFERÊNCIASSelf-perceived pornography addiction in adults: A systematic review of definitions and reported impact.http://eprints.lincoln.ac.uk/id/eprint/23086/1/23086%20Duffy%20-%20Porn%20Addiction%20Review%202017%20repository.pdfShould compulsive sexual behavior be considered an addiction?https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4990495/Can Pornography be Addictive? 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“The idea that the brain CAN CHANGE its own structure and function through thought and activity is, I believe, the most important alteration in our view of the brain since we first sketched out its basic anatomy and the workings of its basic component, the neuron.” Norman Doidge, The Brain That Changes Itself. Welcome back to The Neuroscience Meets Social and Emotional Learning Podcast, where we connect the science-based evidence behind social and emotional learning (that's finally being taught in our schools today) and emotional intelligence training (used in our modern workplaces) for improved well-being, achievement, productivity and results—using what I saw as the missing link (since we weren't taught this when we were growing up in school), the application of practical neuroscience. I'm Andrea Samadi, an author, and an educator with a passion for learning and launched this podcast 5 years ago with the goal of bringing ALL the leading experts together (in one place) to uncover the most current research that would back up how the brain learns best, taking us ALL to new, and often unimaginable heights. INTRODUCTION: For today's episode #302, and in keeping with our Season Theme of Going Back to the Basics, to take our learning to new heights, I'm going back to EPISODE #133[i] from May 2021 on “Applying Neuroplasticity to Your School or Workplace.” Now one look at this episode and I can see why I'm calling these past episodes Neuroscience 101 where I wanted to introduce important concepts in neuroscience and how they relate to learning, in real time, as I was learning them myself. The idea is that we are now going back and building on our understanding together, adding in anything new and relevant, that I'm now calling Neuroscience 202, and I can see with this first episode that I barely scratched the surface of what neuroplasticity is, and how we can use this fascinating concept to change our brain permanently. REVIEW of EPISODE #133 We learned: ✔An introduction to neuroplasticity, and how this concept works in the brain when learning a new skill, thinking a certain way, or feeling a certain emotion. ✔How neuroplasticity helps us to create new habits, and how we can use it to break habits we don't want to keep. ✔The controversy behind this topic, and how two of the people we have interviewed ignored the naysayers, and built a powerful career with the early foundations of neuroplasticity. While I think this older episode is important to review, I can now see that learning how to apply practical neuroscience to our daily lives, really is cumulative. We learn one new concept that builds on another, and as we keep learning and studying together, new skills and levels of understanding are uncovered. It's like peeling back the layers of an onion and realizing there's more to uncover. Today, as we dive deeper in neuroplasticity, we will cover what Norman Doidge wrote about in his book, The Brain That Changes Itself, about “the idea that the brain can change its own structure and function through thought and activity” and then uncover what exactly neuroplasticity means for us today, so we can apply this fascinating concept to our life. On today's EPISODE #302 on “A Deeper Dive into Applying Neuroplasticity To Learn Something New” will cover: ✔ What is neuroplasticity (the brain and nervous system's ability to change itself). ✔ How to use this incredible feature of our nervous system for ANYTHING we want to learn (getting rid of an emotion we don't want, building NEW emotions, or learning a new skill. ✔ The 2 STEPS Stanford Professor, Dr. Andrew Huberman suggests we understand in order to change our brain (the chemicals that are involved, and what parts of the brain they come from) from Huberman Lab EPISODE #6 “How to Focus to Change Your Brain”[ii] ✔ How others have changed the structure and function of their brain from Norman Doidge's Book that features Barbara Arrowsmith-Young who we met with on EP 132[iii]) to Dr. Caroline Leaf's 5 Step Approach to changing your brain. ✔ Strategies YOU implement today, to change YOUR brain. Once we uncover what neuroplasticity means, and how we can use it, we can marvel at the pathway neuroplasticity has taken over the years, (from the early days when Barbara Arrowsmith-Young (from my hometown in Toronto, Canada) mentioned in our interview that people picketed outside her presentation about the brain and learning due to their lack of understanding) and we can now honor those who spearheaded the way for our benefit. Dr. Norman Doidge, the author of The Brain That Changes Itself says that Barbara's story is “truly heroic, on par with the achievements of Helen Keller” who while in graduate school came across the work of Mark Rosenzweig of the University of California, Berkeley, studying rats as one of the first scientists to demonstrate neuroplasticity, fueling Barbara to NOT give up on this idea that the brain in fact could change What IS Neuroplasticity? When I looked at my first attempt to explain this concept, I wrote neuroplasticity as “the ability for our brain to re-wire, grow, adapt or change throughout a person's lifetime” and then I put a couple of YouTube videos that explained this concept. I remember this one by Sentis[iv] as the FIRST lesson I had on neuroplasticity. It shows how pathways in the brain are either strengthened or weakened with use. While I do like those videos and where I began with my own understanding of neuroplasticity, there's more research now to take our understanding a bit deeper and add more meaning to this idea. I don't want to go down rabbit holes either, as I'm trying to show how we can use this concept ourselves, but if you want to learn more about how this works, you can watch a lesson from the incredible Sal Khan[v], from the Khan Academy. How Dr. Andrew Huberman Explains Neuroplasticity I had to start with Dr. Andrew Huberman, since there's no one else I know who can make science simple and easy to use. He has a short clip where he explains neuroplasticity here through Rich Roll's podcast from May 26, 2023.[vi] He explains that “if we want to learn anything new, like a new skill in a sport, or subtract an emotion, or build a greater range of an emotion that we follow these two steps.”[vii] STEP 1: The First Step to Neuroplasticity is to Recognize that you want to change something. This FIRST step almost knocked me out of my chair because we have just covered Dr. Carolyn Leaf's 5 STEPS to Cleaning Up our Mental Mess[viii] and it's centered around identifying a toxic thought that you want to change. With Dr. Leaf's protocol, you go through a 5 STEP process that conceptualizes the thought or emotion that you want to eliminate, and by working through the issue, over this 63-day period, the toxic thought, or emotion you don't want, gets weaker, and you build new, stronger, healthier thoughts or emotions in its place. It's not like slapping a band aid on something that's bothering you, and pretending it's not there, you actually have to work through the emotions of this “toxic thought” pulling an origin story (or where this thought came from) out of your nonconscious mind, and into your conscious mind where it eventually holds less emotional charge for you. Dr. Leaf calls this Mind-Management. Dr. Huberman talks about this concept as the FIRST step of neuroplasticity. He even talks about someone who approached him while he was speaking, who said that his voice reminded her of someone else, and made her feel uncomfortable. If you speak to audiences, you'll relate to this one. There is always someone whose face looks like they aren't with you, and while I've been presenting, I would look at the crowd, and in my early days, I'd think “that person doesn't like what I'm saying” because that's MY perception coming through, which isn't always the case. Well, this person in the crowd really did approach Dr. Huberman and when she “called the thing she wanted to change to her consciousness” she turned it all around and told him “just by telling you that, your voice became more tolerable.”[ix] Of course Dr. Huberman douses us with a deeper understanding of the scientific side of this idea by saying that “this awareness is a remarkable thing because it cues our brain and the rest of our nervous system that when we engage in those reflexive actions moving forward (like our toxic thinking, or something we want to change) that those reflexive actions moving forward are no longer fated to be reflexive.”[x] This is HUGE when it comes to wanting to change our brain, or change an emotion we don't want, or even to add a new skill, we just need to PAY ATTENTION to whatever it is that we want to change. STEP 2: ALERTNESS ALONE IS NOT SUFFICIENT FOR NEUROPLASTICITY: WE NEED 2 CHEMICALS (NEURAL MODULATORS) EPHINEPHRINE FOR ALERTNESS AND ACETYLCHOLINE FOR FOCUS AND MENTAL ALERTNESS: Dr. Huberman says once we have paid attention, there are 2 chemicals (neuromodulators) that are released from different parts in our brain. He says that “alertness alone is not sufficient for neuroplasticity” and that “the most important thing for getting plasticity (or this brain change we want) is that there be epinephrine (which equates to alertness) and the release of the neural modulator acetylcholine”[xi] for focus and mental alertness. He says that the “thalamus gets bombarded by sensory input all the time but when I pay attention to something, I create a cone of attention with this acetylcholine that amplifies the signal of what I'm paying attention to making this signal greater to everything else amidst it.”[xii] He says “the signal-noise ratio goes up in the thalamus of the brain”, and that engineers would understand this. Well, I'm not an engineer, but I completely understood this. This idea took me back to when I was working in the seminar industry (where many of my examples draw back to). I had just finished working with the teens who presented their work on stage and I was sitting in a loud place with someone else I was working with. He looked at me when we were talking and said “hey, do you hear that?” And this was over 25 years ago, and I remember this conversation like it was yesterday. I said “what do you mean?” He said “Listen, if you listen carefully, you can hear Prince's Little Red Corvette playing off in the distance.” To listen, I had to focus and create what Dr. Huberman said was this “cone of attention” and now I know that the neural modulator acetylcholine was flooding my brain so the signal to noise would go up, and I could hear the song. It was a crazy experience because without focus, we both would have missed it. He started to bring in how we needed to create this level of focus for the goals we are working on, and it was a conversation I knew I'd never forget. How Others Have Changed Their Brain: Barbara Arrowsmith-Young I first learned about Barbara Arrowsmith Young when researching for Brian Fact Friday and EPISODE #129 as she was a case study in Dr. Norman Doidge's book, The Brain That Changes Itself[xiii] Dr. Doidge is a Canadian scientist, medical doctor, and psychiatrist who was one of the researchers who put Neuroplasticity on the map and he dedicated a whole chapter in his book to Barbara's story called “Building Herself a Better Brain” which is exactly what she did. You can read Barbara's book, The Woman Who Changed Her Brain,[xiv] that's now in its third edition, here. I've heard Dr. Daniel Amen say over and over again that “you are not stuck with the brain that you have. You can be empowered to change it for the better”[xv] and Barbara Arrowsmith Young did just that, and more. Her story blew me away. You can revisit our episode, or read her story in Dr. Doidge's book, and learn why Norman Doidge said her to be “truly heroic, on par with the achievements of Helen Keller.” Barbara was determined to change her brain, and now that I have Dr. Huberman's formula, it makes sense to me how she did it. How Others Have Changed Their Brain: Dr. Caroline Leaf We've recently covered Dr. Leaf's Cleaning Up Your Mental Mess book for adults and children, and her 5 STEP Process is neuroplasticity in action. While writing this episode I saw an Instagram post that she put up that says that “you can't stop anxiety by trying not to be anxious (like Dr. Huberman said-the first step alone is not enough). You stop anxiety by allowing the feelings (Dr. Huberman said-draw them to your consciousness) while understanding that it is a transient sensory experience and a warning signal (to do something different) and NOT a permanent reflection of you and your reality.” It's the understanding that helps to eliminate the negative toxic thinking. Sometimes saying what we want to eliminate is enough (like when we've written things down on our CRAP board to get rid of our conflicts, resistances, anxieties and problems) or like the person who said “oh, your voice no longer makes me uneasy, Dr. Huberman” but some things we will need a bit more attention to for long-term change to occur. This 5 STEP approach is scientifically proven to change our brain, and I can tell you that it will help you to eliminate emotions over time (once we've decided on what we want to eliminate). 3 STEPS FOR CHANGING YOUR BRAIN: USE NEUROSCIENCE TO BRING IN THE FOCUS to whatever it is that you want to learn, triggering neuroplasticity. Is it an emotion you want to eliminate? Or one you'd like to amplify? Do you want to learn a new skill? Whatever it is, you will need to FOCUS your mind as you are implementing the new skill. I have a whole new take now on what focus looks like. It's what I had to do in New Orleans to hear Little Red Corvette playing in the background (making the signal to noise go up) so I could hear this song. As I'm now focusing, I know that epinephrine is released and I'm creating a “cone of attention” (Huberman) with acetylcholine that's acting like a spotlight to what I want to focus on, enhancing neuroplasticity in the process. Does this understanding help you to see HOW we can change our brain with our thoughts or activity alone? USE THE TOOLS YOU WERE BORN WITH: I used to watch my Mom, who we met on EPISODE #300[xvi] focus her eyes when I asked her a question. It was like she was diving into the depths of her mind to find the answer. Then I heard Dr. Huberman say that “you can use your visual focus as a way to increase your mental focus abilities more broadly” and I noticed that I do exactly the same thing as my Mom when focusing on something I'm trying to picture in my mind's eye. How do YOU focus your mind? SUPPLEMENTS, SLEEP, MINDFULNESS AND MEDITATION: What else can we do to put ourselves in the best mode for changing our brain? Since we know we must find the focus, the most common tool most of us use is caffeine to increase our alertness, and coffee is one way to do this. I'm always looking at what's new in this area, and open to ideas and suggestions from you if you have found something other than coffee to increase your focus. We know that mastering sleep so we are more rested with more capacity in the day, helps with our focus, increasing our ability for neuroplasticity to take place. I have mentioned that my world changed when I started taking Qualia Senolytics[xvii] which is a nootropic supplement, from our interview with Dr. Greg Kelly from Neurohacker Collective. I noticed I seem more “locked in” while working with crystal clear mental clarity. Mindfulness and Meditation are scientifically proven strategies to increase our focus and while reviewing our most listened to YouTube interviews, I was not surprised to see that our interview with Dr. Dawson Church[xviii], the author of the book Bliss Brain, is now our #1 most listened to interview. What tools, strategies or supplements do you use for increased focus? REVIEW AND CONCLUSION: HOW CAN WE CHANGE OUR BRAIN? To review and conclude this week's review of EPISODE #133, with “A Deeper Dive into Applying Neuroplasticity to Learn Something New” we covered: ✔ What is neuroplasticity (the brain and nervous system's ability to change itself) and how to use this incredible feature of our nervous system for ANYTHING we want to learn (getting rid of an emotion we don't want, building NEW emotions, or learning a new skill). ✔ The 2 STEPS Stanford Professor, Dr. Andrew Huberman suggests we understand in order to change our brain. STEP 1: THE FIRST STEP TO NEUROPLASTICITY IS TO RECOGNIZE THAT YOU WANT TO CHANGE SOMETHING. Know thyself. What do you want to change? If you are here listening, I'm sure you are like me, always working on something to improve, whether it's cleaning up our mind for improved mental health, or learning something new that could take our physical health to new heights. Learning is a process, and if each year we can improve ourselves a bit more, we are on the right track. We've covered Dr. Leaf's 5 STEPS for Cleaning Up Our Mental Mess recently, and I must say that once we begin to change our brain, that it's work. I'm now on DAY 21 out of 63 days, working on my 4th time cycling through my toxic thinking, and it requires time, and effort in addition to just wanting this change. Barbara Arrowsmith-Young didn't just wish she could change her brain, she repeatedly did what she needed to do for this change to occur. STEP 2: ALERTNESS ALONE IS NOT SUFFICIENT FOR NEUROPLASTCITY: WE NEED 2 CHEMICALS (NEURAL MODULATORS) EPHINEPHRINE FOR ALERTNESS AND ACETYLCHOLINE FOR FOCUS AND MENTAL ALERTNESS. Don't forget we create a cone of attention with acetylcholine that amplifies the signal of what we are paying attention to making this signal greater to everything else amidst it, and epinephrine is released for alertness in this process. Know thyself: How do you create focus? For me, sitting down and writing these episodes requires the most brain power I've ever used. I'm learning new ideas and then thinking of how to share them, so that others can benefit and use them. What's motivating me is what I'm learning really IS changing my life. One year at a time, I can see how learning about the brain, and how to use it, is making me a stronger, more improved 2.0 version of myself. Whether it's learning about neuroplasticity, or how our brain works while we are swimming in the ocean, anything new that I'm uncovering here, keeps me coming back to my desk, week after week, to uncover something new to share. I hope my excitement for this connection to science comes through, creating that cone of attention, and acetylcholine in your brain, that's needed to implement this idea in your life. STEP 3: SUPPLEMENTS, SLEEP, MINDFULNESS AND MEDITATION I've found certain supplements for focus and mental clarity work well, in addition to getting enough sleep so I can think, and make connections with what I'm learning, but we all will have our own path of finding our optimal levels of focus. Know thyself: What works for you? This has been a process of self-discovery for me over the years, trying new tools, and then measuring the results, and sharing them here on the podcast. I knew that my sleep could be improved 4 years ago, and “although the primary function or functions of sleep are not understood, evidence suggests a strong relationship between sleep and plasticity (Frank et al., 2001; Tononi and Cirelli, 2014). Sleep loss leads to impairments in the plastic processes of learning and memory (Diekelmann and Born, 2010; Rasch and Born, 2013)”[xix] so I'm taking the science to heart, and working on this with as many tools and protocols as I can uncover. Since we know that deep sleep “is when your cells regenerate and your muscles repair themselves” (WHOOP.com) and REM sleep “is key to processing new memories, learnings, and motor skills” (WHOOP.com) improving and measuring this area will always be what I'm focused on. MY WHOOP DATA: Shows that finally sleep is improving. REM sleep is 25% higher than my 30-day average (key for processing new memories, learnings, and motor skills) and DEEP SLEEP (SWS) is 28% higher, helping me to regenerate cells and help muscles repair themselves. With that thought, I'll end with a quote from Dr. Andrew Huberman, whose research helped me to dive deeper into how we can change our brain using this concept that we still don't know a lot about. "Neuroplasticity knows no bounds; it is a lifelong journey of growth, learning, and personal transformation." - Andrew Huberman I know in 2 years I'll be back to dive deeper into ways we can change our brain even further as new discoveries in science are made, and I hope you'll be with me here, applying them. With that thought, I'll see you next week. 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Published Sept. 17, 2017 https://arrowsmithschool.org/books-3/ [xv] Dr. Amen http://www.globenewswire.com/en/news-release/2019/08/14/1901976/0/en/Dr-Daniel-Amen-s-Change-Your-Brain-Change-Your-Grades-Helps-Students-Parents-and-Teachers-Sync-Up-for-Better-Success.html#:~:text=Amen%20Clinics%2C%20Inc.,-Los%20Angeles%2C%20California&text=LOS%20ANGELES%2C%20Aug.,change%20it%20for%20the%20better. [xvi] Neuroscience Meets SEL Episode #300 https://andreasamadi.podbean.com/e/my-mom-hazel-macphail-with-majid-samadi-on-leaving-a-legacy-how-to-live-the-good-life/ [xvii] Neuroscience Meets SEL Episode #285 https://andreasamadi.podbean.com/e/dr-gregory-kelly-from-neurohacker-collective-on-how-to-beat-aging-and-stress-with-qualia-senolytics/ [xviii] Neuroscience Meets SEL Episode #98 YouTube Interview with Dr. Dawson Church https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bH8yVKHjFN4 [xix] Roles for Sleep in Neural and Behavioral Plasticity by Jacqueline T Weiss and Jeffrey M. 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