Neuroplasticity is the brain’s ability to rewire (strengthen signaling pathways between neurons) when exercising and weaken connections (cellular signaling pathways that are not used) when called up. This involves reformulating and re-evaluating experiences, events, and relationships to observe and experience different outcomes. By rewiring our experiential brain circuits, we can change the way synapses and connections fire and change perceptions and behaviors.
Negatives can remain in brain states and become neuronal features that are hardwired into our circuits. Cognitive function depends on parts of the brain functioning properly, and if these parts are disturbed, thinking can be impaired.
While some scientists have used reductionist theories to predict that thoughts are physical entities that can be explained by chemical changes in the brain, philosophers and other theorists have argued for a dualistic theory in which the mind is separated from the body and that the thoughts are not physical parts of the brain.
The claim that a thought is a separate entity from a body and can be described by its physical influences is absurd.
If we want to think about what happens to our bodies and our brains when we think, we must at least acknowledge that our thoughts affect our bodies.
When you change your attention to your thoughts, what you think, how you feel and what you feel, how your body reacts and body reactions affect how you behave and behave to define who you are and how you experience life.
Now that we know that thoughts affect both our brains and bodies, let’s take a look at how these thoughts affect what happens under the hood of your head.
Although we may not be aware of the influence of our feelings and behaviors on other relationships, behavioral changes can have a major impact on our emotions.
The only thing we have control over in life are our thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. To achieve this level of control, we need to learn the science-based patterns of our emotions and thoughts and deal with them.
Now that we know how our mind works, we can more consciously influence our thought and emotional patterns.
Mind means Feelings
The brain regulates the basic functions of your body and enables you to interpret and react to what you have experienced and to shape your behavior. The brain consists of many parts and interconnected circuits that function as a team.
When a neuron receives enough signals from other neurons to which it is connected, it fires and sends its own signals to other neurons in the circuit.
Different circuits of the brain are responsible for the coordination and execution of certain functions. In the animal brain, each layer of the brain’s basic structure resembles the main structures of the human brain.
The brainstem is designed to control the basic functions of life, including breathing, attention, and motor reactions, located in the thalamus. It starts in the spinal cord and enters the skull to form the marrow area where it controls heart rate and breathing. The brainstem is involved in the processing of behavior and emotions with other parts of the older brain.
Thoughts change Behaviors
The thalamus is an egg-shaped structure above the brainstem that filters sensory information from the spinal cord and retinal formation and transmits it to higher brain levels (Guillery and Sherman, 2002). It receives the responses of the higher brain and transmits them to the cerebellum and cerebellum.
In fact, this offers an interesting opportunity to study the lateralization of the brain, the idea that the left and right hemispheres are specialized in performing different functions. These events in turn make brain mapping such as mapping, mapping stationary landmasses, meteorology, mapping weather changes, and brainstorming.
Many neuroscientists have pointed out that humans are not born with genetic material that provides a sufficient blueprint for the synaptic complexity characterizing our brains. Let me make it clear that it is not a raw fact that the brain contains neurons that produce mental states and cause behavior, and that these neurons occur independently of human experience and measurement.
It is also not a raw fact that neurons can be classified as automatic processing, control processing, or islands of the brain: some learn cognition, others learn emotions, self-discoveries, and memories and all live in specific parts of the brain, local, distributed and specific, immutable networks.
Helpfull Automatic thinking
Automatic thinking helps us to make decisions, recognize patterns, fill information gaps and conduct well-rehearsed behaviors. Psychologists have found that automatic thoughts directly and immediately influence our feelings, emotions, and behavior. For example, living thoughts and attitudes are developed when thoughts are repeated and amplified. Automatic thinking means thinking about what is supposed to get us through life, usually without much effort.
Try to think about situations where you provoke feelings of anger or fear. Disasters and spiraling thinking can lead to uncomfortable emotions such as fear, worry, sadness, anger, fear, and frustration, to name just a few. When we experience these emotions, we play into our negative thoughts and amplify them, for example, by avoiding approaching our friends, making plans, or worrying about what we will say or do in their presence.
Behavioral activation, for example, involves recognizing the connection between getting out of bed and doing what is important to us and our thoughts and feelings that prevent us from doing so. For example, people struggling with depression or low mood tend to lie in bed, which can contribute to thoughts of hopelessness and emotions such as sadness.