Channeling the Energy in Our Brains

19 August 2007 at 2:34 pm 2 comments

I have written about this topic before, and I perhaps need to start a new category–“psychoenergonomics”? Sounds like a new field of study…. The latest on this comes in a book called The Naked Brain: How the Emerging Neurosociety is Changing How We Live, Work, and Love by Richard Restak, M.D. In the chapter on “The Power of the Frontal Lobes,” he writes about how “thinking makes it so,” and he summarizes findings that suggest we have the ability to control where the blood flows in our brain–that is, the energy flow:

“With the maturing of the prefrontal cortex, we humans have the capacity to consciously and voluntarily modulate the electrical and chemical functioning of our brains by voluntarily changing the nature of our mind processes” (Restak, quoting Mario Beauregard, a neuroscientist at the University of Montreal, p. 124).

This reminds me of my post on the Dalai Lama, about the book Daniel Goleman writes called Destructive Emotions. I think there are powerful implications to this new work that’s being done and now being presented to the public (I have a different book in the pile here titled Train Your Mind, Change Your Brain: How a New Science Reveals Our Extraordinary Potential to Transform Ourselves by Sharon Begley, another book about the 2004 conference with the Dalai Lama in Dharamsala, India. From the bookflap:

These breakthroughs show that it is possible to reset our happiness meter . . . [and] train the mind to break cycles of depression and OCD. . . .”

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Entry filed under: books, energonomics, psychoenergonomics, science.

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  • 1. Eudaimonics « Scholaris Erratus  |  19 January 2008 at 7:14 pm

    […] my study of energonomics and echoes previous posts on “positive psychology” and “psychoenergonomics.”  Energonomics attempts to have us focus on managing energy flows that come into our bodies […]

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  • […] This reminds me of a previous post in which I discuss “mind control” as a form of controlling the energy flowing through our brains.  It demonstrates another source that focuses on this same issue of “psychoenergonomics” and channeling the energy within our brains. […]

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