As a neurofeedbank provider I am fascinated by how the brain works. And more interestingly, how it adapts itself when life’s circumstances change. My favourite neuroscientists include:-
Dr Jared Cooney Horvath – specialising in the psychology of education
Dr Sarah McKay – author of The Women’s Brain Book
Dr Norman Doidge – author of The Brain that Changes Itself (available on You Tube as a one hour documentary)
Dr Maxwell Maltz – plastic surgeon and author of Psycho-cybernetics
I’ve included Maxwell Maltz because his book was written in 1960 yet he was well ahead of his time in recognising that changing people’s appearance without changing their mindset was pointless.
If you’re interested in learning more about brain function and how it influences every sphere of our lives, the above are a very good starting point.
Some neuroscientific highlights for you:-
Your brain contains billions of neurons which fire off against one another to create neural pathways (communication channels).
The big news is the discovery of neurogenesis. This is the ability of our brains to produce new neurons (brain cells) throughout our lives.
Brain training games (Sudoko, Luminosity, etc.) are great for training your brain to be good at those games but have no evidence to show improved brain function overall.
Neurofeedback has been shown to be able to increase IQ by up to 10%.
According to Einstein your imagination is more important than knowledge.
Your brain is so powerful it can create you a new reality.