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Now What?

“Now What” is the title of the final chapter in Sharon Begley’s outstanding book, “Train Your Mind, Change Your Brain:  How a New Science Reveals Our Extraordinary Potential to Transform Ourselves.”   The answer to this question is that the future has arrived and that we are the beneficiaries of a revolution in the understanding of the brain and human potential. 470 more words

Human Memory: Theory And Data

Transforming the Emotional Mind

The title of this post is identical to the title of Chapter nine of Sharon Begley’s “Train Your Mind, Change Your Brain.”  In the 1970s, Davidson and his colleagues discovered striking differences in the patterns of brain activity that characterize people at opposite ends of the “eudaemonic scale,” which provides the spectrum of baseline happiness.  1,076 more words

Human Memory: Theory And Data

Mental Activity Changes the Brain

The sixth chapter of “Train Your Mind, Change Your Brain” reviews how mental activity changes the brain.  The notion that the mind can act downward on the brain is a concept alien to most scientists.  869 more words

Human Memory: Theory And Data

Sensory Experience Reshapes Adult Brains

The fifth chapter of “Train Your Mind, Change Your Brain” is concerned with how sensory experience reshapes adult brains.  Pascual-Leone and his colleagues wanted to see what would happen if sighted adults suddenly lost their vision, so they conducted a blindfold experiment.  690 more words

Human Memory: Theory And Data

The Neuroplasticity of Young Brains

The fourth chapter of “Train Your Mind, Change Your Brain”  by Sharon Begley is concerned with the neuroplasticity of young brains.  It reviews an enormous amount of research that can best be summarized in the following paragraphs taken from the text. 466 more words

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Neuroplasticity and Neurogenesis

Chapters 2 and 3 of Sharon Begley’s “Train Your MInd, Change Your Brain” cover neuroplasticity and neurogenesis.  Prior to discussing neuroplasticity, how learning takes place needs to be discussed.  942 more words

Human Memory: Theory And Data

Train Your Mind, Change Your Brain

The title of this blog post is the title of a book by Sharon Begley.  Please ponder this title for a moment and consider its ramifications. 337 more words

Human Memory: Theory And Data