Spotlight – Improving Our Brain Power

POSTED April 20, 2016 IN
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Why is optimism good for the brain? How may we avoid technology overload and learn to focus on what is truly important to us? What is neuroplasticity and how can it help prevent dementia? Do the different sides of our brain see the world differently? Can we actually alter the structure of our brains to focus on the good? These and many other subjects are explored in these four programs specially selected from the New Dimensions Archive.


Winifred GallagherStrengthening Your Ability To Pay Attention
with Winifred Gallagher

Program #3306
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How may we focus on what is important to us? How can we avoid technology overload? Why do certain things grab our attention and not others? With so many things now demanding our attention – emails, cell phones, text messages – many of us are overwhelmed by the enormity of distractions. Our lives may be described as the sum of what we focus on. Read more »



Michael GelbUnleash Your Brain Power As You Age
with Michael Gelb, Ph.D.

Program #3429
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Unlike our knees and hips, our brains improve with age. This dialogue includes: neuroplasticity, how improving our brain power can prevent Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia, why optimism is good for the brain and enhances resilience, the benefits of challenging the brain to do something new, the benefits of meditation on the brain. Read more »



James-OlsonUsing Our Whole Brain
with James Olson

Program #3427
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The two sides of the brain have different perspectives of the world and they lead us to make very different choices. Olson’s research shows that we need to blend these two for three-dimensional thinking. He discusses how we can tell when we are functioning from our right brain or our left brain. Read more »


Rick HansonA Brain That Knows How To Be Happy
with Rick Hanson, Ph.D.

Program #3336
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Hanson reminds us that we have enormous power, not only to change our frame of mind but also to physically alter our body and even the structure of our brain by taking charge of our thoughts. Learn to retrain your brain from its default position of suffering. Hanson is author of Hardwiring Happiness: The New Brain Science of Contentment, Calm, and Confidence. Read more »

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