THE MECHANICAL BRAIN
Minimum to read for now (return later and finish the whole section)
go to deeper levels...or not.
The key in depth piece:
Brain 101 (3 pages) - Your "executive function" must, absolutely rule!
Simplifies the structure (CEO, Monkey, Lizard brains), the organization,
and how the subconscious mind is actually not the master.
More about the mechanics
The System One, System Two Analogy - System One, automatic, highly efficient, 'unintelligent', not to be fought with as it controls the body/emotions etc.; System Two, how to put the higher brain into gear, to manage one's life for maximum effectiveness and happiness. The Structure Of The Brain - Know the pieces (9 pages) - A table of each part of the brain, its functions, with comments. Neurons, synapses, neurotransmitters (serotonin, dopamine, etc.) and what they do(!). Must know this to "manage the mind"; unbelievable capacity, the decision not to let lower brains rule, and then a commitment form for you to decide whether to manage your brain. Learn how to manage the chemicals of the mind to affect your mood and functioning:. (See also: Chemicals In The Body, below.)
of functions, together with a listing of what is key to understand, with links.
Understand, manage, create...
HOW TO USE THE BRAIN MORE EFFECTIVELY FOR HAPPINESS, ETC.
occurring, as well as better health. Definitely reduces stress.
Intuition - Useful But Not Accurate! - We can misuse this ability of the brain to put together seemingly unrelated or "unknown" information. Using it to our advantage takes understanding what it is first. It is not mystical, despite what humans make up about it!. Chemicals In The Body - Balancing And Using For Functioning Better - Run your chemical factory for a better life, the players, when you are...do this chemically, short term plays and long term plays. This determines the emotions that run you (if you let them) and the discomfort feelings that you spend so much time handling (or avoiding). Manage them instead of them running you.
to more workability.
The Physics Of The Mind - A perspective piece, the mind and the emotions, pathways, the "key addiction" in life; learning and managing, choosing, committing. Written after seeing the movie What The Bleep Do We Know.