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Researchers are finding a connection between the brain and the gut for the aging process.....
The brain and the gut do communicate with each other. The research in the past has focused on the gut to brain communication system, this research focused on the brain to gut system. Some of the latest research from the University of Michigan found that cell and tissues use information from the environment-and each other- to actively coordinate the aging process. Researchers used roundworms to find what is called the "axis of aging". They introduced the worms to cold and warm environments in order to find out if this would effect the aging process. They identified two different neurons that detect the warmth or coolness of the environment. The cool environment activates the serotonin in the system and increases the longevity of the worm. The warm environment sends insulin to the intestine, this decreases the worms longevity. This is all regulated by a protein called DAF-16. These signals are then sent off to the rest of the body to regulate the aging process.
If the brain is operating at an optimal level then the rest of the system will be running smoothly. Try LENS neurofeedback, it will help with the whole system.
The Brain's zones...
The brain has a vertical organization. The upper most region is called the cerebral cortex. This area is involved in conscious sensations, abstract thought processes, reasoning, and planning. The next level is the limbic system. It wraps around the brain stem and involves emotions, instinctive behaviors and reactions. It also is the center for long term memory (This is the area that becomes stuck with a trauma). The midbrain or the thalmus job is preprocessing and relaying information from the lower areas in the brainstem. This information will travel to the upper regions. The brainstem and down into the medulla works with the vegetative states, which sustain life even if the person has lost consciousness.
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Feed the brain....
Glucose is the fuel of the brain. The brain is a hungry guy with only 2 percent of the weight of the body it takes in 20% of the glucose supply. This is taken in as dietary carbohydrate which is transported to the brain by the bloodstream. The brain requires 4oz. of glucose a day. If the supply of oxygen and glucose is cut off then it can only survive for 10 minutes. This is why it is important to get help if there is cardiac arrest.
There is a structure in the bottom half of the brain called the circle of willis. It is located at the bottom of the brain and routes the oxygen and glucose to different areas of the brain. If one of the routes becomes blocked then one of the other routes takes care of the circulation.
I am constantly amazed by the ability of the body to function at the rate that it does. I hope that you can join me to witness the beauty of LENS neurofeedback and how it can help to create a smooth working environment. Call soon!
The brain has 5 basic functions.
The first functions is processing information. We have 2 different ways of processing information. Consciousness is one level, it can be reported on a subjective level. Consciousness has been filtered for information from the unconscious. At times the unconscious can take control. A good example would be when we are skilled verses unskilled drivers (at times I think that some people are driving on a very unconscious level).
The second function is sending signals. We have 100 billion cells in our brains. About 10% are called neurons. These cells use electrical signals but use chemicals in between the cells called neurotransmitters.
The third function uses what are called modules, different parts of the brain have different functions. (More on that later) And all of these modules are interconnected and work together.
The forth function is individuality. We all have different genes and these are expressed in a unique way. We are also influenced by the environment that we are in.
The fifth function of the brain is plasticity. The brain can strengthen different areas with use, much like a muscle. It can also become more efficient and can process information with this added muscle.
LENS neurofeedback can work with all of these areas of functionality. It is good at helping the brain to heal itself. It uses the plasticity of the brain to bring the damaged areas relief.
Researchers at Aalto University are looking into the brain with fMRI (functional magnetic imaging) to see what happens when they create different emotions in their subjects. They are finding a more global response in the neural activity, than what they previously thought was being orchestrated by the brain. The researchers found similar brain activity in the brains of all 109 subjects. The images of the emotions were tracked and set into a pattern.
Positive emotions such as happiness, love, gratitude and pride were similar at the level of brain activity, these emotions tend to group themselves in the prefrontal cortex (the higher thinking area). They found that the negative emotions group together in the brain, around the sensory and motor cortex (the mid part of the brain).
However, the images of the brain were found to activate in a wide range of overlapping neural networks.
LENS neurofeedback creates a smooth balance in the brain. It helps to smooth the connections so the behavioral outcome is calmer and easier to handle.
Researchers from Brown University have been studying the effects of 2 different learning systems. One of the systems is called reinforcement learning. This system works on the neural level and is related to reward and punishment. The second system is called working memory. This system works with the previous learned ability to keep actions and the outcomes in mind to more rapidly and flexibly improve performance.
These researchers are finding that these 2 systems work together, when the previous thought was that they worked independently.
The researchers set up a process of reward and watched the brain as it worked through different problems. They watched the results on a EEG. They found that the 2 different systems worked together to get the task done with out competition or dulling each other. (What our brains do on a basic level we should learn to do within our relationships.)
What drives this experiment is learning about the 2 different learning systems and how they interact to understand learning. We can learn to have a greater impact on learning defects.
LENS neurofeedback can help the brain to work in greater synchronicity. It can help all of the systems to do the beautiful dance that it was created to do.
What is NORMAL???
We all want to fit in... We are social... So what is Normal behavior? What is Abnormal behavior? Freud described madness, craziness as doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different outcome. Drink a whole lot every night, it will be hard to get up in the morning and get to work. Do this a long time and....
Avram Holmes (any relation to Sherlock?) of Yale University has been studying the variability of behavior. What Holmes is saying is that there is no fixed normal, and that we should allow a certain amount of variability with our behavior. This does not mean that it is O.K. to go out and commit a crime. It just means that it is O.K. to give ourselves a little leeway with our behaviors. Healthy variation is good. Depending on the context your placed in, there should be a variable of what is considered good or bad behavior.
A good example would be if your impulsive and sensation seeking. In a fast paced environment this could be an asset. These extroverts might exercise more and have more friends. Or if you have anxiety and need to present a paper at work or school, anxiety can be a motivator to get things done. So what the research finds is that a specific biological marker for a certain trait is difficult to analyze. This is being worked on so that a disorder can be recognized.
LENS neurofeedback can help to soothe the brain. It can create an environment of a smooth functioning and better acceptance of the self in all situations.
Some of the latest research about sleep has been conducted by Chiara Cirelli and Giulio Tononi of Wisconsin Center for Sleep and Consciousness. These psychiatrists proposed a concept called "synaptic homeostasis hypothesis" or SHY. This hypothesis holds that sleep is the way for the brain to reset during the night (called plasticity). This is to enable us to keep learning new things.
The synaptic junctions, between neurons, grow strong and large during the day, and then shrink up to 20% while we sleep. This creates room for more growth and learning the next day.
This process can help us to keep from getting sick and die. It is well known that people and animals will have problems if there is no sleep.
The researchers were able to "break the code" when they used an electron microscope to look at the brains of mice. They were in separate teams. They did not know if the tissue that they were examining were from the sleep deprived mice or the rested ones.
The research is continuing, these scientists are trying to find how how different brain areas are involved and also how the sleep plays into brain development.
LENS neurofeedback can help the quality of sleep to improve. It is a good idea to keep those synaptic connections happy.
At the development of the brain starts just 3 weeks after conception and at 8 weeks the basic brain structures are all ready in place. During infancy we have an incredible amount of development in the brain. We have 250,000 brain cells forming per minute and 1.8 million connections are formed per second. (Hold on to your seats, this amount of activity could get us to the moon and back in a quick minute That amount of activity will not be recreated through the rest of our lives. However, through the rest of our lives we do keep forming myelin sheaths, this helps with neuron connectivity, also called white matter.
In infants and children the majority of the myelin is formed in the sensory and motor cortex. The myelin has then completed it's work by the time that the child is 4 years old. Some of this myelin growth continues in the language, thinking and reasoning areas.
A researcher by the name of Fred Gage found that the adult human brain can regenerate neurons in the hippocampus (where we store memories). Some other research has found that we can also grow neurons in the cerebellum. This is called neurogenesis.
LENS neurofeedback can improve the brain connectivity. It helps to restore the brain and clears out the areas that are compromised.
Much of the literature about autism states how a person with autism interacts with the world.. Often they will be very intelligent, especially with ausbergers or ASD. Many have a difficult time with social interactions. They can be repetitive with their behaviors or speech. Some can have a hard time with keeping eye contact. Their bodies can be rigid and clumsy. They have a difficult time with understanding emotions, but can be very emotional. At times their emotions can be out of control, they have a hard time soothing themselves. They can find it hard to be touched.
Researchers are looking into how this effects the brain. There is a belief that the neurons have a inflammation problem. Also the problems can be related to a seizure disorder, up to 40% of the population. There can also be a heavy metal burden on the system. This is a complicated problem and can lead to multiple behaviors.
LENS neurofeedback can help the brain to heal and calm down. LENS works as an anti-inflammatory in the brain tissue. Working with children that have this problem is one of my goals. LENS can work effectively and quickly with the development of the child's brain.
Hello, my name is Dana Lee Collins M.A.,L.P.C. I am a psychotherapist that has been trained in the art of neurofeedback. This science helps to heal the brain of trauma. I am dedicated to helping people heal.