2 Weeks To a Younger Brain
Misplacing your keys, forgetting someone's name at a party, or coming home from the market without the most important item — these are just some of the many common memory slips we all experience from time to time.

The Memory Bible
The international bestseller that provides pioneering brain-enhancement strategies, memory exercises, a healthy brain diet, and stress reduction tps for enhancing cognitive function and halting memory loss.

Dr. Gary Small, author of The Mind Health Report newsletter, is a professor of psychiatry and aging and director of the UCLA Longevity Center at the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior. Dr. Small, one the nations top brain health experts, frequently appears on The Today Show, Good Morning America, and The Dr. Oz Show. He is co-author with his wife Gigi Vorgan of many popular books, including The New York Times best-seller, The Memory Bible, and The Alzheimer’s Prevention Program.

Let's face it — without a decent mind, you have no quality of life. With Dr. Gary Small's Mind Health Report, you'll gain greater health, happiness, and fulfillment in your relationships, personal life, work life or retirement, and more. Dr. Small fills every issue with the latest advancements in brain research from the far-reaching frontiers of neuroscience and psychiatry. You'll not only read about breakthrough techniques for rejuvenating your brain health, but also see actual case studies from Dr. Small, one of the nation's leading brain and aging experts and director of the UCLA Longevity Center.

Each month, you'll embark on a new journey into the world of your brain. You'll discover the latest on topics such as Alzheimer's disease and memory loss, anxiety and depression, diet advice for a healthy brain, natural supplements and drugs that aid mental functioning and lessen pain and fatigue, and much more.

Tags: psychotherapy | self-regulation | prefrontal cortex

Make Your Mind Make Better Choices

By Wednesday, 18 September 2019 04:27 PM Current | Bio | Archive

When a person decides to make a change and follows through with action, that process alters the brain’s neural circuitry, which defines how neurons communicate.

Neuroscientists have studied what happens in our brains when we are engaged in an internal struggle over whether to indulge, for instance, in a tempting piece of cake or to resist that temptation and choose a healthy snack such as fresh fruit instead.

Such choices are controlled in the prefrontal cortex — the front part of the brain that regulates most decision making.

In one study, Cendri Hutcherson and her colleagues at the California Institute of Technology used MRI scanning to track the neural circuits that control self-regulation, as well as those that work to sabotage attempts to adopt healthier behaviors.

When a research volunteer chooses the tempting sugar-laden cake, the prefrontal ventromedial region (in the middle of the forehead just above the eyes) takes charge.

But when the volunteer places more value on health than on taste and resists the sugary temptation, the dorsolateral area (near the temples) takes control.

This same process occurs whether the behavior involves smoking, alcohol binges, drug use, or avoiding exercise. Many people have difficulty changing unhealthy habits and resisting the influence of the ventromedial cortex.

Thankfully, self-help strategies, psychotherapy, support groups, and other approaches can heighten people’s awareness of their problems and allow them to break long-term habits.

Doing so actually adjusts the brain’s neural circuitry, making it easier to stick with new healthy choices.

That means changing your behavior literally changes your brain.

© 2020 NewsmaxWorld. All rights reserved.

1Like our page
When a person decides to make a change and follows through with action, that process alters the brain’s neural circuitry, which defines how neurons communicate.
psychotherapy, self-regulation, prefrontal cortex
Wednesday, 18 September 2019 04:27 PM
Newsmax Media, Inc.
Newsmax TV Live

The information presented on this website is not intended as specific medical advice and is not a substitute for professional medical treatment or diagnosis. Read Newsmax Terms and Conditions of Service.

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

© Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved