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Unconscious Decision Making

by Stephen Mills January 5, 2010
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One of the most amazing and at the same time unsettling ideas emerging from research in the neurological and psychological sciences in recent decades, is the power and the pervasive nature of automatic unconscious (or nonconscious) thinking. It’s amazing because we have an incredible thinking and problem solving machine operating beneath the conscious level of our awareness. It’s unsettling because it is becoming apparent that some, and probably many, of our decisions are made by unconscious processing before we become consciously aware of them.

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Your Brain on Food and Supplements – Serotonin

by Stephen Mills May 20, 2009
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Serotonin natures are happy, sensory, and live in the moment. Despite being calm they can be very impulsive and like to seek a wide variety of exciting new activities.

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Your Brain on Food and Supplements – GABA

by Stephen Mills May 18, 2009
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GABA calms and stabilizes the brain. It is the primary inhibitory neurotransmitter of the brain. It smoothes you out and gives you a more constant mood and performance. According to Eric Braverman, 50% of the population are GABA dominant natures. GABA natures are sociable and remain calm amongst the chaos. They love organization and are dependable. GABA natures don’t have wild mood swings and love team or group activities.

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Your Brain on Food and Supplements – Acetylcholine

by Stephen Mills May 17, 2009
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Acetylcholine is important for memory and learning and is a neurotransmitter used throughout the body. It controls muscle contraction for example. Acetylcholine may be extremely important for long term memory. It determines your brain speed. If you have too little, your brain is going to slow down. The most extreme case of this is Alzheimer’s. You can think of acetylcholine as a lubricant for your brain and body. Acetylcholine along with dopamine are the neurotransmitters that turn your brain on. They allow it to work hard and fast. A lack of either one can lead to memory and attention problems.

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Your Brain on Food and Supplements – Dopamine

by Stephen Mills May 16, 2009
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Most people have some kind of dominate nature that centers around one of the four major neurotransmitters types. Dopamine is the thinking neurotransmitter. It creates energy and allows you to focus and concentrate. Dopamine driven natures are interested in activities related to their intellect. Chess players, crossword puzzle players, doctors, scientists, and engineers are probably mostly dopamine dominant individuals. Dopamine natures are dominated more by rational thought than by feelings and they tend to dominate others around them. Dopamine makes you alert and quick witted.

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How To Remember Better

by Stephen Mills May 5, 2009
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Here are some tips on how to remember what you read and learn better. These are based upon current brain science.

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Harness the Power of Your Subconscious Mind by Changing Your Inner State

by Stephen Mills April 25, 2009
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The technique described in this article is intended to be used for habit change. You can use the power of your non-conscious brain to make behavioral changes that you are otherwise finding difficult to make by conscious willpower alone. This is an extremely powerful technique for these types of changes, but please note that it is not a technique for achieving your big dreams. It is not the way you will achieve your ultimate future. That will be covered in another article.

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What You Need to Know About Your Amazing Brain – Part II

by Stephen Mills April 21, 2009
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This continues the article that started with What You Need to Know About Your Amazing Brain.  Please read that article first and come back to this one.  Below you will find eight more amazing things you need to know about your brain.  Knowing your brain will give you the keys to ultimate success in every […]

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What You Need to Know About Your Amazing Brain – Part I

by Stephen Mills April 19, 2009
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We are on the threshold of something truly great. I’m so excited and optimistic about the possibilities of human potential. Part of this is driven by the incredible progress being made in our understanding of the human brain. Despite only beginning to understand the brain, the practical impact of these findings are going to be enormous. The scientists have switched their focus from studying diseased brains to studying healthy brains.

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25 Ways To Enrich Your Brain Experience

by Stephen Mills April 16, 2009
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One of the best things you can do for your brain is to provide it with new experiences and new things to learn. If you do the same thing in the same way every time then you are not stimulating new growth. Even those things you most love to do should be done with variety. Variety is the spice of life and a fertilizer for the brain. Make sure you include physical activities because much of your brain is dedicated to control of your body. Here are my top 25 ways to enrich your brain experience.

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