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Can Thoughts and Action Change Our Brains?

We final­ly had time to hear and enjoy the 35-minute inter­view with WSJ sci­ence writer Sharon Beg­ley about her new book, Train Your Mind Change Your Brain. High­ly rec­om­mend­ed. (Thanks Beate!)

NPR Talk of the Nation, Feb­ru­ary 2, 2007: “For years, sci­en­tists believed the brain’s struc­ture couldn’t be changed. The new sci­ence of neu­ro­plas­tic­i­ty says that’s not the case, and argue the brain is much more flex­i­ble than pre­vi­ous­ly thought.”

Lis­ten to the inter­view here.

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  1. Ellen Weber says:

    Great post Alvaro, and this is just one exam­ple of the amaz­ing news com­ing from research — now that imag­ing has been added to the pic­ture.

    Since it is true that what we do in a day actu­al­ly shapes the con­struc­tion of the brain — it’s also true that we can re-con­fig­ure far more suc­cess in a day through sim­ple deci­sions we make and fol­low. Great moti­va­tion to do just that here! Thanks.

  2. Alvaro says:

    Thanks for the com­ment, Ellen. Yes, it is fas­ci­nat­ing that now the main­stream media is start­ing to help us get the word out and help every­one be aware of what we can do.

  3. mahalaxmi says:

    as per me when num­ber of unnes­sas­ary thoughts increase , the ten­sions in our dai­ly life also increas­es.

    when nutri­tous food is tak­en the sharp­ness in our brain increas­es.

    when intox­i­cants or any kind of sleep­ing pills are tak­en, it leads to the decrease of mem­o­ry pow­er and con­cen­tra­tion pow­er.

    answer­ing to puz­zles and any quiz would help to make our brain sharp

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