We have the power to sculpt our brain

We have the power to sculpt our brain

We have the power to sculpt our brain. This sentence from Santiago Ramón y Cajal is now more relevant than ever. It is our thoughts that to some extent have created and created our world. Today, we know thatSelf-confidence, enthusiasm, and illusion have the ability to promote the higher functions of the brain.

According to various scientific studies,the brain is exceptionally plastic. He has the ability to change according to the experience. Moreover, this quality never disappears: we can continue to learn all our lives. In fact,every time we learn something, our mind changes.Therefore, through experience, we truly sculpt our brains.

So,the brain coordinates a complex set of actions. These involve motor function, visual and auditory processing, verbal language skills and many other things. In this way, when we learn something new, the new skill can be a bit rigid. But as we practice it, we dominate it better and better. This ability allows us, in clinical practice, to modify anxious or depressive states, among other processes.

"The mind is not a glass to fill but a lamp to light."

-Plutarque-

Reprogram our brain to change our behavior

Jose Dispenza, a doctor of chiropractic, biochemist and neuroscientist, defends the power of the human being to reinvent himself every day. He believes inthe ability to build and drive the brainthrough personal experience. "If every morning we ask ourselves what is the best idea we can draw from ourselves, the world would be different," he says.

Moreover, the latest avant-garde scientific research shows thatGenetics has the same plasticity as the brain.Genes are like switches. Depending on the chemical state of our body, some are on and others are off. This phenomenon is known as epigenetics.

A very interesting study was conducted with people suffering from type 2 diabetes. It has been shown thatpeople with this type of diabetes normalized their sugar levelsin the blood when they were shown a comic show. They did not need insulin. How to explain this phenomenon? In fact, it's quite simple: some genes have been activated by the simple action of laughter. This discovery opens the doors to new interventions and hypotheses.

"Nothing inspires me more respect than a senior who is able to change his mind."

-Santiago Ramón y Cajal-

The spirit is like a parachute

Whenever we think, we make chemicalswhich act as signals. They allow us to "feel" what we think. Thanks to her, we can change our mood automatically. If we have negative and sad thoughts, after a few seconds, we will feel negative and sad.

The problem is thatour thoughts and emotions are retro-feeding.As soon as we begin to feel what we think, we begin to think of the way we feel. If we think of something sad and start to feel sad, we may find ourselves in a very uncomfortable state.

Thus, little by little, we memorize this state as if it were our personality.And we end up identifying ourselves as unhappy, negative, or guilt-ridden.Now, we have only memorized the quantity of chemical substances that have been produced in the depths of our being. But that is enough for us to define ourselves by relying on them.

On the other hand, we have to take into account that our body is getting used to the level of chemicals that circulate in our blood stream, surround our cells or flood our brain.The slightest disturbance in the constant, regular and comfortable chemical composition of our body will lead to a state of ill-being.

We will do practically everything in our power, consciously, unconsciously and from what we feel, to restore the chemical balance we were used to.Now it is at this moment that the body gives orders to the spirit.

The good news is thatnone of these elements is immutable.With some effort, knowledge and a little practice, it is possible to modify these moods and the way we feel.

"It is necessary to vigorously shake the forest of sleeping cerebral neurons, it is essential to make them vibrate with the emotion of the novelty and to instil in them a noble and powerful curiosity."

-Santiago Ramón y Cajal-

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