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ABOUT THIS BOOK Leadership is the most crucial choice one can make—it is the decision to step out of darkness into the light.      Bestselling author and spiritual guide Deepak Chopra invites...

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“God is an empty term except through the revelations of all the saints, prophets, and mystics of history. They exist to plant the seeds of spirituality as a direct experience rather than a...

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Learn about Deepak Chopra and the Chopra Center's Super Brain dietary supplement - Ayurvedic Brain Support NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Super Brain by Deepak Chopra, MD & Rudy...

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January 23 2013

The Best Way to a Happy, Healthy `Super Brain`

New research shows that the brain can be rewired to benefit our lives and stave off memory loss.

Published byhttp://www.everydayhealth.com

For centuries, scientists generally accepted that the brain we had by the time we reached adulthood was pretty much the one we were stuck with. A penchant for feeling blue, memory loss, or being bad at math was set in stone — an aging mind was inevitable and immutable.

But in the last several years, there's mounting evidence to show that the brain is the most malleable of organs, responding to everything from a hurricane to a handshake.

 

“Your brain…is constantly remodeling, reshaping itself,” says Rudolph Tanzi, PhD, a neuroscientist at Harvard Medical School who has written a book with eastern philosopher Deepak Chopra called Super Brain.

 

Find out more about Super Brain.

 

Dr. Tanzi says that the power to physically rewire our brains for our own betterment lies within all of us, and it begins with a simple mind trick — self-awareness.

 

When you detach from your emotions by telling yourself, I’m not sad right now, my brain is making me sad, for example, “your brain will re-wire to make you a happier person, a healthier person,” Tanzi says.

 

He says there is also research showing that exercise can actually prompt growth of new nerve cells in an area of the brain called the hippocampus responsible for short-term memory. Because this area is also where Alzheimer’s disease originates, Tanzi theorizes that many people can stave off Alzheimer’s by increasing their level of exercise.

 

Another way to save your brain is to keep curiosity alive as you age, viewing learning the way a child does.

 

“When you attach passion and emotion to learning you remember everything. That’s why kids remember everything,” Tanzi says. “You get older, you get apathetic. Instead of ‘wow’ moments, you have ‘so-what’ moments, and that’s why you don’t learn as well.”

 

Even brushing your teeth with your non-dominant hand or watching an educational program can stimulate the brain to make new connections.

 

The "best brain" is one that is constantly striking the balance between emotions, intuition, instinct, and intellect. The more you practice the techniques of mindfulness, exercise, and novelty, the more automatically your brain responds with positive changes, Tanzi believes.

 

"You can use your mind to bring you the world you want to live in," he says.

 

It does take some effort, but the rewards could be limitless.

 

Watch the Super Brain video interview with Prof. Tanzi.

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  • Yes, it does it it call neuroplasticity, the neurons make new connections!

    WE are all Sandy Hook // 2013-01-27 05:41:17 // //
  • If someone has been on a relatively low dose of neuroleptics for 19 years can they still recover neuro pasticity?

    musicalmag // 2013-01-24 12:30:14 // //
  • Cleaning your hard disc

    Romio Shrestha // 2013-01-24 11:05:27 // //
  • I'm reading Super Brain right now and as a struggling stroke survivor it gave me great insights. I didn't know that the reptilian brain can overrule the cortex and prevent neuroplasticity. I'm feeling very anxious and because of that I have painful spasms. I can only get rid of those when I get rid of my anxiety, so I'm doing my best now to stay calm and not focus on the future too much.

    Tamara Pots // 2013-01-24 04:44:14 // //
  • That what I believe about ASD, autism. They r incredible beings.

    Suzy Lea Juarez // 2013-01-23 23:19:34 // //
  • Super Brain is a great book! Luv it!

    Dwayne Shepherd // 2013-01-23 22:31:05 // //
  • Estara en Espanol pronto

    Malaica Valiente // 2013-01-23 22:20:48 // //
  • The book: the brain that changes itself, aslo talks about this neuroplasticity aproach that is fairly new...it is all interesting. will read this book as well..8)

    Adrianna Mora // 2013-01-23 19:54:35 // //
  • Saludos,lástima que no está en español...Namasté.

    Aurora Gómez Quesada // 2013-01-23 19:48:24 // //
  • Hi Deepak

    Shambhu Nath Mishra // 2013-01-23 19:38:24 // //
  • Do you have a video or audio of this book? It sounds amazing. What about someone who has fibromyalgia and memory loss due to the illness and meds taken from it?

    Mary Haas // 2013-01-23 19:28:02 // //
  • Ok Deepak ... Did you find the fountain of youth?

    Daphne McWilliams // 2013-01-23 19:24:48 // //
  • Violeta Violett // 2013-01-23 19:24:41 // //
  • Where was this taken, Deepak?

    Gregory Reading // 2013-01-23 19:24:19 // //
  • Thank you Dr Deepak ... YES it can, I have, & thank goodness I didn't listen to all the MD's (back in 1998-2003) who said I'd never see or feel well again! <3 Zeeva

    Zeeva the Art of Wellness // 2013-01-23 19:13:44 // //
  • I agree, thank you Deepak for posting this Super Brain video.

    Ann Ashenfelter // 2013-01-23 19:13:02 // //
  • Yes!

    Bonnie Chandler // 2013-01-23 19:12:09 // //
  • THIS WAS GOOD POWERFUL INFORMATION THANK U

    Lovely Angel Barlow // 2013-01-23 19:10:29 // //
  • :)

    Herbert Buetow // 2013-01-23 19:10:01 // //
  • thank you

    Nensi Pembe // 2013-01-23 19:08:06 // //
  • thank you :)

    Krasi Caban // 2013-01-23 19:06:47 // //
  • Amazing. Thank you for being you, my friend.

    Carol Bowman // 2013-01-23 19:05:56 // //
  • reading super brain rite now WOW<3

    Moe Marceau // 2013-01-23 19:05:49 // //
  • It's the heart that matters :)

    Mary Elizabeth Fitzgerald // 2013-01-23 19:05:07 // //
  • SUch valuable communications

    Debbie Theodore // 2013-01-23 19:03:53 // //
  • nice photo

    Babsi Mouton // 2013-01-23 19:03:07 // //