People’s words and actions can actually shape your brain — a neuroscientist explains how
Words are powerful keys due to the wiring of our brain. A word can heal us from a great distance. If a loved one sends us a beautiful message from across the world, it will change our heart rate, breathing and metabolism.
Ancient texts like The Geeta or The Bible can comfort us now even though they are centuries old. Books and podcasts have words that penetrate us and tweak our nervous systems.
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Humans believe they are separate from the environment, which is a wrong presumption.
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The brain loves to identify, tag, or label all the feelings and emotions that are being experienced.
New studies show that changing the name of the emotion can change the feeling that is produced by hearing that emotion, and the brain may be able to create or make up emotions that don't have a label yet.