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How to break bad habits using neuroscience

How to break bad habits using neuroscience

Your brain is fundamentally lazy. When it can, it wires thoughts, emotions, or behaviors into circuits deep below the surface where they become automated. Automated thoughts, feelings or behaviours ARE habits. And habits allow your brain to work on autopilot. During the course of a day, hundreds of habits—automated chunks of thought, emotion, or behavior—come online… Continue Reading

Using neuroplasticity to overcome your hardwired genetic code

Using neuroplasticity to overcome your hardwired genetic code

The following piece was written for The Conversation by Tony Hannan, one of the neuroscientists I’ve profiled in Meet the Neuroscientists. In this article you’ll learn more about: the relationship between brain plasticity, brain wiring, neurogenesis and memory formation why the brain can’t repair itself when affected with Alzheimer’s, Huntington’s, Parkinson’s and dementia how neuroplasticity may be… Continue Reading

Nurture over nature? Interview with neuroplasticity researcher Tony Hannan

Nurture over nature? Interview with neuroplasticity researcher Tony Hannan

Neuroplasticity research shows we have the ability to slow the onset of even fatal inherited disorders such as Huntington’s disease. Professor Anthony Hannan is head of the Neural Plasticity Laboratory at The Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health, University of Melbourne. We first met in the Physiology Department of Oxford University where we were both delving… Continue Reading

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