Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Mind, brain, and energy work together.

This quote is inspired by an interview in the London Guardian newspaper with Norman Doidge, who is one of the leading proponents of neuroplasticity: The man teaching us to change our minds. Here is an excerpt:
The thing is, there are no lights, colours, smells or sounds inside the brain. There are patterns of electrical information and our sense receptors, our retinas, the cochlea in the ear are, in energy terms, transducers. Meaning that what they do is translate one form of energy – sound, light, heat – into another. It is the latter – electrical patterns of energy in the brain – that in one way or another help or cause the brain to sculpt itself, neuroplastically. Somehow or other, thought itself can do that work. It became apparent that this link between mind, brain and energy really is central to who we are and what we do.

Mind, brain, and energy work together.

The beautiful cat is Mrs. Bean as photographed by Brad Esau; this one is from the album Bean in Hope (used here by permission). Brad's blog is where I have learned a lot about neuroplasticity, and he writes in this post about how important Doidge's work was for him: Credentials and Sources. And here are some more Mrs. Bean memes.

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