Spotlight: Improving Our Brain Power

POSTED October 21, 2023 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.

Bruce Lipton

Controlling Your Genetic Blueprint
with Bruce Lipton, Ph.D.

Program 3093
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Bruce Lipton and other cellular biologists have discovered that our genetic blueprint is not static. While our genes do not change, the way they are expressed may be very much within our control. He tells us, “Cells need the brain to interpret the world and feed back to them what they should be doing to keep this whole system alive and floating.”  Read more »

Michael Gelb

Unleash Your Brain Power As You Age
with Michael J. 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, and more. 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 »

Brant Cortright, Ph.D.

A Healthy More Resilient Brain
with Brant Cortright, Ph.D.

Program 3554
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Brant Cortright brings brain research into a new dimension by putting it into a holistic health context. Cortright’s lessons about brain health incorporate body, heart, mind, and spirit. He clarifies some common misconceptions, and shares how we can help our brains thrive and grow, including what we might be doing to unknowingly cause harm. Read more »

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